Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Catholic Charities, St. Vincent DePaul Supporting Abortion-Providing Healthcare

"RENEWING THE AMERICAN Abortion Nightmare"

Washington, DC  – Three of the top lay Catholic
organizations have divorced themselves from Catholic teaching by supporting
the Obama health-care plan, which would foster a culture of mandatory
abortion coverage, contraceptive services, and permissive sex education,
euthanasia and eugenics.

Catholic Charities USA, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the
Catholic Health Association are joining together to push the current
version of the plan through Congress.

"There is no social justice in rationing charity," said Judie Brown,
president of American Life League. "Millions of taxpayers will be forced to
subsidize abortion, contraception, euthanasia and bureaucratic denial of
health care to the poorest of the poor."

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities USA sent out an
action alert asking members to contact their legislators immediately:

We must maintain momentum for health care reform efforts with calls
and emails supporting health care reform immediately. ... Your members of
Congress need to hear from you that you support health care reform, and
that the system needs to be reformed now.

The Catholic Health Association put together a YouTube video showing
people displaying messages such as “I can’t wait for health-care
reform” and “We can’t wait until the signing ceremony.”

"All these organizations claim to be faithful to Catholic social teaching
– which unambiguously and passionately puts respect for human personhood
at the core of all other social and charitable works,” Brown pointed out.
“Yet these same organizations are undermining the very foundation they
exist to protect and foster: the dignity of human persons and the sanctity
of their right to life.”

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the
largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and
is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment
of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries,
please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.


Catholic Health Association: I Can't Wait ... For Health Reform

Catholic Charities USA: Study Sheds Light on Role of Abortion Drug (16
June 2008)

Society of St. Vincet de Paul: Link to Catholic Health Association

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