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placeholder September 19, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA
Ads distort teaching on sanctity of life

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Catholic Conference declared that a national advertising campaign to restore federal tax funds for abortions "woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic social justice tradition."

The campaign, by Catholics for Choice, "disregards the need to defend vulnerable human life in all its stages — a principle at the core of authentic social justice," said the Sept. 12 statement by the conference, the public policy arm of Minnesota's bishops.

Years ago, the U.S. bishops said the group, formerly called Catholics for a Free Choice, had "no affiliation, formal or otherwise, with the Catholic Church."

The Minnesota Catholic Conference responded to an ad placed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the state's largest daily newspaper. In the ad, a Pennsylvania woman, Linda Pinto — described as a Catholic, mother, grandmother and former nun — said: "It is because of my Catholic faith, not in spite of it, that I support women who make conscience-based decisions to have an abortion."

Catholics for Choice said its "Abortion in Good Faith" campaign was a multiyear effort to overturn the federal Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for virtually all Medicaid abortions.

 
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