Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Help Remind Catholics in Congress That They Cannot be Pro-abortion

From Father Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Newly elected and returning members of the 114th Congress took their oaths of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Among them are some who claim to be both Catholic and pro-abortion.

I am asking you to help me remind them that you cannot be both.

Just as tens of thousands of you signed on to our Letter to Nancy Pelosi, I am asking you to sign on to a letter to these lawmakers who are trying to have their cake and eat it too.

We want to express our outrage that these politicians try to have it both ways – appealing to their Catholic constituencies that they are “good Catholics” and appealing to their pro-abortion constituencies that they will uphold legal abortion.

Also  as members of Congress swore to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo was laid to rest. When he was governor, Cuomo said that oath of office and that duty to uphold the Constitution were important to him, too.

But Governor Cuomo was a Catholic who supported abortion publicly, even while saying he was personally opposed.

Cardinal John J. O’Connor was Archbishop of New York for much of Governor Mario Cuomo’s tenure, and the cardinal did not hesitate to point out the flaw in the governor’s public vs. private beliefs on abortion.

The cardinal said human rights – the most fundamental of which is the right to life – do not depend on sectarian belief nor consensus.

Human rights belong to each of us because we are human, from the moment of conception until the moment of our death.

Will you join me in reminding the members of the 114th Congress of that fact?

Click here to to find your Representative and Senator and send them the following message or one similar to this: 

"Please be aware that your Catholic constituents, as well as Catholics and other pro-life voters throughout the country, are watching how you carry out your responsibility to protect the rights of the youngest children.

By hiding behind the excuse that you are personally against abortion but publicly support a woman’s right to choose to take the life of her own child, you make a mockery of the Catholic faith and of the tens of millions of Americans who consider themselves faithful Catholics and who find the killing of children -- whether inside or outside the womb -- reprehensible.

Representing all your constituents begins with protecting them."

This is the type of action that Priests for Life can take nationwide as we mobilize our movement. To help make it possible for Priests for Life to conduct campaigns such as this one, please click here and be as generous as you can.

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