President Obama’s New Pro-Abortion Intl Women’s Ambassador Has Catholic Ties

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 18, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

President Obama’s New Pro-Abortion Intl Women’s Ambassador Has Catholic Ties

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 18
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — Melanne Verveer, the abortion advocate President Barack Obama appointed to the rank of Ambassador-at-Large for Women’s issues has Catholic ties. The information is upsetting to pro-life Catholics who are upset at fake Catholic groups that covered up Obama’s abortion record during the elections.

The Obama administration recently announced the creation of a new foreign policy position to focus on women’s issues.

The president picked Melanne Verveer, who served as chief of staff to former First Lady Hillary Clinton, to occupy the new post. In her position she will promote abortion and lobby nations to overturn their pro-life law.

The Catholic Key blog conducted more research on Verveer’s background and found that she is a longtime proponent of abortion as the former Executive Vice-President of People for the American Way, a leading pro-abortion liberal group.

In that post she helped orchestrate the rejection of pro-life Judge Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination and she testified against the nomination of pro-life Justice William Rehnquist to become Chief Justice.

But Verveer is a well-connected Catholic as well who is flouting the Catholic Church’s pro-life teachings.

The Catholic Key blog indicates Verveer formerly worked for what is now the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and, in 2002, she was appointed to the board of the National Catholic Reporter.

The blog says Verveer has helped other pro-abortion candidates cover up the radical nature of their views and she helped John Kerry craft his message during the 2004 presidential elections.

"She was part of a group of Catholic advisors including dean and chaplain of pro-abort Catholic pols, the late Jesuit Father Robert Drinan, and the eventual Catholics in Alliance chair Elizabeth Frawley Bagley," the Catholic Key indicated.

The failure of the Kerry campaign to mislead Catholics into supporting him resulted in the creation of several new so-called Catholic groups to provide cover for pro-abortion politicians.

Verveer was an original board member of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and she now sits on its advisory council. That’s the group that was repeatedly accused of misleading voters and making it appear Obama was pro-life.

"So why does it matter?" the Catholic Key concludes. "To me, it’s just another sad sign of the times for the Church."

"If, God willing, the abortion regime someday ends and historians looking back in horror on the period make their report, two things will be true," the blog adds. "1. The Catholic Church was the strongest voice in the defense of life. 2. The abortion regime would have been impossible without the active encouragement of many individual Catholics."

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