For Immediate Release
Brown: “What is it that inspires the USCCB to give a criminal facing the death penalty greater status than the innocent baby whose life is being snuffed out by the crime of abortion?”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (8 December 2020) – American Life League president Judie Brown issued a statement today following the call from US bishops for President Trump to suspend federal executions during the season of Advent. The call comes from Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, chair of the US bishops’ domestic justice committee, and Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, chair of the bishops’ pro-life committee. Brown states:
Catholic bishops leading the USCCB’s domestic justice committee and the pro-life committee have called on the Trump administration to suspend executions of criminals during Advent. They tell us that “the Lord comes to love us even though we don’t deserve it.”
So why is it that these committees are not calling for an end to the killing of innocent children who are murdered by abortion? What is it that inspires the USCCB to give a criminal facing the death penalty greater status than the innocent baby whose life is snuffed out by the crime of abortion?
Christ was executed for our sins; innocent babies are being executed by those who reject this truth. In the name of God and His love for every human being, born and preborn, we call on the bishops of this nation to defend the innocent from death by abortion.
American Life League is the nation’s oldest grassroots, Catholic, pro-life organization. Its president, Judie Brown, has led the organization since its 1979 beginning. She has served three terms on the Pontifical Academy for Life—appointed twice by Pope John Paul II and again by Pope Benedict XVI.