American Life League has published an ad in today's Washington Times that urges all Catholic bishops to enforce canon law and rebuke those individuals who publicly support the heinous act of abortion. "Surgical abortion in the United States has claimed more than 46 million victims to date. It is up to the shepherds of the Catholic Church to do all they can to prevent this atrocity from taking even more lives," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "As the bishops meet for their fall conference, we pray that they will discuss the enormous scandal caused by pro-abortion Catholics and resolve to put an end to this problem by enforcing the laws of the Church."
Today's Washington Times ad is being run on the opening day of this fall's meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. "The conference agenda includes a statement presenting Catholic teaching on the death penalty; but we are saddened to note the absence of any scheduled discussion of abortion," said Brown. "While the bishops cannot change the laws that permit abortion on demand, they can certainly address the damage done by those Catholics who publicly support the killing of innocent children."
American Life League's Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church continues to actively expose the scandal of pro-abortion Catholic public figures and will continue the campaign until all U.S. bishops uphold Church teachings. "The Catholic bishops are bound, by their vocation, to teach and defend the faith," said Brown. "This campaign is about defending the Catholic faith and saving babies. The bottom line is, you cannot be both Catholic and pro-abortion."
Release issued: 14 Nov 05