|Washington, DC —
American Life League president Judie Brown issued a statement in response to reports of anti-life appointments by the Vatican to the reconstituted Pontifical Academy for Life. Most troubling among the appointments is Nigel Biggar, and Anglican professor from Oxford University who supports aborting children up to and including 18 weeks gestational age. Also concerning is Kathleen Foley, MD, who headed the Open Society Institute’s Project on Death in America.
Brown states: “We had hoped the Pontifical Academy for Life would continue voicing the truth as taught by so many saints and doctors of the Church. Yet today it seems to have lost its way. Pope Francis has created a revised version of the sainted Pope John Paul II’s vision that is not only scary, but also in many ways ugly to behold.”
Brown calls for Catholics to pray as well as write to Pope Francis to “lovingly express your concern about the Pontifical Academy for Life and remind him that he is in your prayers.”
Judie Brown’s full statement can be found on the American Life League website.
|American Life League was co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown, a three-time appointee to the Pontifical Academy for Life. ALL is the oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States. For more information, please visit www.ALL.org or call 540-659-4171.|