Pro-Abortion "Catholic" Org Promotes Contraception, Attacks Pro-Life Group

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 21, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Abortion "Catholic" Org Promotes Contraception, Attacks Pro-Life Group

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 21
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — An organization claming to be a "Catholic" group for abortion advocates has released a new 25-page document that promotes contraception and attacks a pro-life Catholic group. Catholics for Choice has been a thorn in the side of pro-life advocates for years and is continuing its antics.

The group has taken on the prominent pro-life Catholic League in the report and it trashes the group’s president, Bill Donohue, for his constant presence in the media.

Catholics for Choice president Jon O’Brien complains that media outlets often allow Donohue to speak for the Catholic side of the debate and he urged them to investigate the organization and where it stands on key issues.

O’Brien says that when the media covers the "tempests that Donohue manages to whip up from time to time, few ever stop to examine the most basic premise of his objections — they just cover the dog fight."

The report claims the Catholic League uses, “intimidation, bullying and distortion to suppress critics of the Catholic Church, the Vatican and the church’s many controversial policies.”

Meanwhile, the militant pro-abortion group has launched a new publicity campaign urging Catholics to protest the Church’s teachings on contraception. The group is urging parishioners to complain to their priests about the teachings and to ask them to stand up to the Church.

"It is well known that Catholics, particularly those in the global north, have ignored this ban. It is time for them to speak out and say enough is enough," O’Brien said.

"We need Catholics to pick up the telephone or send an e-mail to their local bishop saying that it is time to change church policy," he said.

"Less-privileged people—who often only have access to health care through Catholic-run facilities or live in countries where the Catholic hierarchy has considerable influence over public policy—are dying as a result of the ban," he claimed.

The Catholic League has not returned a request for comment.



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