By Micaiah Bilger
Pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton is a confirmed guest at an annual Catholic Charities fundraising dinner this October in New York.
Clinton holds radical positions on abortion, religious liberty and other issues that go against Catholic Church teachings, and some are frowning on her invitation to the high-profile banquet.
The Church Militant confirmed Clinton’s invitation to the Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner earlier this week. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump also has been invited, according to the report.
The charity dinner is a high profile, $3,000-a-plate event organized by the Catholic archdiocese in New York. The millions of dollars raised at a single dinner is said “to bring hope to the neediest children of the Archdiocese of New York, regardless of race, creed, or color.”
However, Clinton’s invitation is a surprise given her radical stances on abortion and religious liberty. The Democratic presidential candidate recently promised the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, that she would work to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions.
She has defended partial-birth abortions, and told talk show hosts that unborn babies just hours before birth do not have a Constitutional right to life. In a move that could affect the fates of unborn babies for years to come, Clinton also promised to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices who will ensure that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth remain the law of the land.
Clinton also has made some frightening statements signaling her intentions to chip away at religious freedom in America. In a speech last year, Clinton essentially said Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions.
“Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth,” Clinton said at the time, using the euphemism for abortion. “… And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”