Alpha News: Pro-Choice Catholics Reject Church Teachings in Star Tribune Ad

(September 13, 2016 – Alpha News – Anders Koskinen) 

An advocacy group claiming to be Catholics in favor of abortion took out a full page ad in the Star Tribune.


Catholics for Choice’s advertisement primarily consists of a picture of a woman alongside her pro-choice pledge. It is part of the group’s new multi-year campaign called In Good Faith.

“I believe in my Catholic faith and I have in others to make the right choices for themselves,” reads the statement, ostensibly from Heather Hirsch, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

The rest of the advertisement’s text reads, “Public funding for abortion is Catholic social justice value. Take the pledge.”

“As far as I know, Catholics for Choice has no on the ground presence here in Minnesota. They’re a national organization based in DC, no infrastructure here locally,” said the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s Communications Director Jonathan Liedl.

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