Democrats for Life Just Couldn’t Help It!

Some time before the last presidential election, a number of us attended a meeting of Democrats for Life (held in Chicago, of all places!)

At that meeting we were encouraged to accept a number of facts about the motives of the Democratic party that seemed much too good to be true.

First, we were encouraged to accept in good faith, that Democrats for Life was actually interested in reducing the number of abortions, and standing up for the rights of the yet to be born.

Then we were told that the Democratic Party was allocating a substantial amount of funding to that particular effort.

Finally, we were encouraged to join DFL in order to help turn around the solidly pro-abortion Democratic Party.

After the presentation, we just sat there, looking around the room and at each other, not knowing quite how to respond.

My first impression was to look for a hidden camera … but as far as I knew, Allen Funt of Candid Camera fame, was long-dead.

The Twilight Zone also came quickly to mind, but absolutely no one was smoking, and Rod Serling was nowhere to be seen.

For a moment, we thought, “Maybe these guys are serious!” But that quickly passed.

“We’ll just wait and see.” we all agreed. And then we went home.

Read this article to see how things ultimately turned out.

Who Are These Fake Catholic Groups?

By Anne Hendershott

Some of the biggest supporters of the current health reform bill—replete with public funding for abortion—are self-described “progressive” Catholic organizations, such as Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Catholics United, and Catholic Democrats. These Catholic organizations, along with the Catholic Health Association have created confusion for Catholics because at the same time the USCCB has strongly opposed the current health care reform bill because of its inclusion of public funding for abortion, these  Catholic organizations are providing “official” Catholic support for the bill.

This duplicity should surprise no one.  In 2008, these so-called Catholic organizations encouraged Catholics to elect Obama because he would reduce the rate of abortion by addressing poverty as the “root cause.” Supporting and publishing a study by a Notre Dame professor which erroneously claimed that the data demonstrate that reducing poverty reduces abortion, they convinced many Catholics to support Obama’s strategy.  Unfortunately, the study was quietly removed from the Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good website after the election when its faulty methodology and erroneous conclusions were pointed out by several social scientists. Professor Bailey, the first author of the initial study, removed his name from the revised report. Joseph Wright remains as the sole author—and is listed as Chairman of the Board of Catholics United on the Form 990 EZ submitted by the organization in 2007.

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