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Bishops Still Playing Politics on Abortion

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2008-09-04 00:10:12     
Catholics for a Free Choice

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement on the fact sheet on abortion released by the anti-choice lobbying arm of the United States Conference on Catholic Bishops.

"The fact sheet from the bishops' lobbying arm, the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reaffirms the U.S. bishops' desire to place themselves at the center of the political discussion on abortion. However, in doing so, they do not reflect the fullness of Catholic teaching on abortion, nor do they represent what Catholics actually believe.

"It is simply not true that the Roman Catholic Church's position on abortion has remained unchanged for 2,000 years. While members of the Catholic hierarchy have consistently opposed abortion, their reasons for doing so and the teachings they espoused to the faithful have varied continually.

"In fact, in seeking to show a continuity in church teachings, the USCCB has shown the opposite: There is a big difference in 'rejecting abortion' or stating that it is 'gravely wrong,' as leaders in the early church did and the current situation where the bishops regard it as an 'intrinsically evil act that can never be morally right.'

"The reality that the bishops are trying to overcome is that the majority of Catholics do not agree with them on abortion, nor on their role in political life.

"In a recent poll by Belden Russonello and Stewart, 69 percent of Catholics said they were not obligated to vote against candidates who support abortion. Seven in ten (70%) said that the views of Catholic bishops are unimportant to them in deciding for whom to vote and a similarly large proportion (73%) says they believe Catholic politicians are under no religious obligation to vote on issues the way the bishops recommend. These figures reflect a significant rejection of the bishops' desire to play a prominent role in political life, and one that should be heeded by both candidates and voters.

"Rather than seeking to claim continuity in Catholic teachings, the bishops would be better acknowledging the truth: as circumstances changed, so did the Catholic teaching. However, that is not the bishops' way. Catholics are increasingly aware of this and have consequently rejected Catholic teachings on this and many other issues."

Full details about church teachings on abortion and the recent Belden Russonello and Stewart poll are available on our Web site at http://www.CatholicsForChoice.org.

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