Rebuking the abortion lobby group ‘Catholics for Choice,’ the U.S. bishops and lay leaders say Catholic social justice requires Catholics to love both mother and unborn child.
A full-page ad blitz with the words “Public funding of abortion is a Catholic social-justice value” has made a splash in major newspapers across the United States.
But Catholic bishops and lay leaders have seized on the campaign as an opportunity to rebuke the abortion lobby group that is sponsoring the campaign for falsely characterizing itself as Catholic — and to unequivocally state that “social justice” and “pro-life” values are inseparably united in Catholic social teaching.
The “social justice” tagline is part of the new multiyear “Abortion in Good Faith” campaign conducted by Catholics for Choice, a Washington-based group funded by wealthy donors and million-dollar investments that dissents from Catholic teaching on the inherent dignity of human life. The campaign made its Sept. 12 debut in 20 national and local newspapers, both in English and Spanish.