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Will pro-abortion Catholic senators practice religious bigotry?

American Life League is publishing a full-page ad in this weekend's edition of The Washington Times, asking Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., to instruct pro-abortion Catholic Senators Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) that they must be held accountable to Church teachings and that impeding the Supreme Court nomination process because of their religious bigotry is unacceptable.

"These three pro-abortion Catholic senators must not abuse their roles on the Senate Judiciary Committee to demand that Supreme Courts nominee endorse the merciless killing of innocent preborn babies through abortion," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "Pro-life Americans must do all that we can to make certain that the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee – and eventually, the full U.S. Senate – give Judge John Roberts and all judicial nominees the benefit of fair, honest hearings, clear of any bias against the candidates' religious beliefs."

The three senators featured in the ALL ad have already suggested imposing a litmus test on Roberts because of his Catholic faith – the same faith these men profess as their own.

"As the leader of the Catholic Church in the Washington, D.C. area, it is crucial that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick remind the Senate Judiciary Committee's radical, pro-abortion members that by their support of surgical abortion, they have placed themselves out of communion with the Catholic Church," said Brown. "The Catholic Church clearly teaches that abortion is an evil act. The bottom line: You can't be Catholic and pro-abortion."

The ad will run in this weekend's edition of The Washington Times, as well as the daily edition of The Washington Times on Tuesday, September 6. The ad will also run in other national publications throughout the week.


Release issued: 2 Sept 05