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Controversial Ad Campaign Promotes Abortion as Catholic Social Justice Issue
Crux ^ | 9/30/17 | Christopher White

Posted on 10/04/2017 6:16:27 PM PDT by marshmallow

A new ad campaign from Catholics for Choice is promoting the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and public funding for abortion. Pro-life activists counter that the campaign is an affront to Catholics and risks jeopardizing debates over healthcare

NEW YORK - Catholics for Choice, a group that has been repeatedly described by the U.S. bishops as not representing authentic Catholic teaching, launched a new nationwide advertising campaign earlier this week endorsing public funding for abortion.

The ads are running in papers throughout the country, including The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun Times, The Marion Reader, and the Harrisburg Register and state that “public funding for abortion is a Catholic social justice value.”

“As Catholics, we are called upon to have a preferential option for the poor - and that means ensuring poor women have the same rights as every other woman to make their own moral decisions about when, how and whether to have a family,” Catholics for Choice president Jon O’Brien said in a press release.

“That is why we support public funding for abortion as do the majority of Catholics,” he said.

Their campaign has been met by sharp criticism by pro-life advocates across the country.

“The preferential option for the poor calls us to stand with women and their unborn children alike,” said Deirdre McQuade, assistant director for pro-life communications at the United States Conference for Catholic Bishops.

“Who’s more disadvantaged than the voiceless child in the womb?,” she asked.

“Abortion advocacy ‘for’ the poor is unjust,” said McQuade. “It’s effectively discrimination against a whole class of unborn humans based on the socio-economic status of their parents.”

According to Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life, “Catholics for Choice’s tactic to target and oppose a longstanding bipartisan agreement to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion not only goes....

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1 posted on 10/04/2017 6:16:27 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

You cannot be for abortion and Catholic, any more than you can say Jesus is God and Lord and be a Muslim.


2 posted on 10/04/2017 6:21:26 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: marshmallow
... poor women have the same rights as every other woman to make their own moral decisions...

Poor women have the same obligation as every other woman not to murder their unborn children.

3 posted on 10/04/2017 6:24:28 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: marshmallow
“Catholics For Choice” = Unitarian/Universalists masquerading as Catholics.
4 posted on 10/04/2017 6:27:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
That is what you have to believe when you are trying to hold on to straight ticket voters who identify as Catholics.

5 posted on 10/04/2017 7:30:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: chajin
You cannot be for abortion and Catholic

Bergoglio might have a different opinion on that contention.

6 posted on 10/04/2017 7:35:39 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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