A new poll released today by the Susan B. Anthony List once again demonstrates a majority of Americans – 54 percent – oppose giving tax dollars for family planning services to organizations that perform abortions. The poll, conducted by the polling company,inc/WomanTrend, also shows the intensity of this position. 43 percent “strongly” oppose any federal funds going to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, while just 20 percent “strongly” support federal funds going to abortion providers. (more…)
Monthly Archives: April 2011
A new report released today by The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) reveals a troubling relationship between Planned Parenthood and several Catholic colleges and universities.
The report titled “A Scandalous Relationship: Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood” unearths more than 150 current and past connections of Catholic colleges and universities to the national abortion provider, as documented on the Internet. In the report, CNS urges Catholic colleges and universities to “embrace a no-tolerance position for any relationship with Planned Parenthood,” which CNS asserts is “a leading contributor to what Pope John Paul II labeled a ‘culture of death’.” (more…)
Recently Deal Hudson and I joined Catholic League President Bill Donohue for dinner in New York City. During our conversation, Bill spoke passionately about his plans to take out a full page ad in the New York Times to address the recent state of sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Church and the attention it is receiving.
At the time of our meal, Bill was not sure when the advertisement would run and fortunately it was published today. We are providing a link here to the text of the ad and encourage everyone to read it. We believe this is important as well to the overall treatment of Catholics in the public square.
By Matt Smith, Vice President of Catholic Advocate
Achieving spending cuts is always a challenge in Washington. The American people recognize the United States must achieve fiscal responsibility for our economy to get back on track and putting people back to work.
Throughout this process, Catholic Advocate has been among a group of key pro-life organizations calling for the de-funding of Planned Parenthood. Our view has been that in order to be serious about spending cuts – the largest abortion provider in our country should not have access to tax dollars as long as they perform abortions. (more…)
Doug Kmiec was the leading Obama Catholic in the last presidential campaign. As a former dean of the Catholic University of America Law School and a Reagan appointee to the Justice Department, when Kmiec repeatedly called Obama “pro-life” in the 2008 presidential campaign he provided much needed Catholic cover for an infanticide supporter.
I found Kmiec’s support for Obama so outlandish I suggested publicly that he must be looking for an appointment. When Kmiec objected to my speculation, I had to admit I had no proof of his motivation. However, I once again expressed my wonderment that Kmiec could be putting his Catholic credibility on the line for the most pro-abortion presidential candidate of all time. (more…)