September 14, 2016
The full page ad in Monday's Chronicle (9/12/16) was very misleading. "Catholics for Choice" is NOT a member organization of Catholics, but a pro-abortion organization pushing its own agenda. The Catholic Church has always and will always speak out for the value and dignity of every human life from the moment of conception until natural death.
To quote the Bishops' statement: " Every person, from the moment of conception to natural death, has inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with that dignity. Catholics, by definition, are in accord with the essential teachings of the Church and embrace the faith that has been handed down to us through Jesus Christ and the apostles. Someone cannot call themselves a Catholic, yet reject the sanctity of life by active support of abortion."
The statement in the ad that “Public funding for abortion is a Catholic social justice value," is absolutely FALSE. Catholic social justice values involve supporting human dignity and life, not abortion. We love both mother and child and want BOTH to avoid the destruction and pain of abortion. Women deserve real help, to help them to have their babies, better help than giving them permission to kill their own child.