Skip to comments.Controversial Ad Campaign Promotes Abortion as Catholic Social Justice Issue
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 OBrien 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.
Whos more disadvantaged than the voiceless child in the womb?, she asked.
Abortion advocacy for the poor is unjust, said McQuade. Its 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 Choices tactic to target and oppose a longstanding bipartisan agreement to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion not only goes....
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You cannot be for abortion and Catholic, any more than you can say Jesus is God and Lord and be a Muslim.
Poor women have the same obligation as every other woman not to murder their unborn children.
That is what you have to believe when you are trying to hold on to straight ticket voters who identify as Catholics.
Bergoglio might have a different opinion on that contention.
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