Priests for Life - News
NEWS
News Home

Pro-life News Sources

Priests for Life Press Releases

Priests for Life News Archive

Sources for Local, National, and International Pro-Life News and Commentary
LifeNews.com
ProLifeAmerica.com
LifeSiteNews.com
OperationRescue.org
Pro-Life Action
League News Page

Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM)
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
 
Pro-life Radio News
Life-Talk (Life Dynamics)
Pro-life Perspective (National Right to Life)  
OTHER SECTIONS
America Will Not Reject Abortion Until America
Sees Abortion


Prayer Campaign

Take Action

Social Networking

Rachel's Vineyard,
A Ministry of Priests For Life


Silent No More Awareness Campaign, A Project
of Priests For Life

Clergy Resources
SIGN UP FOR EMAIL


 

Prelate: Planned Parenthood Offends Minorities

Archbishop Says Clinic Destroying Future of Community

 


Zenit News
8/27/2008

   
 

DENVER, Colorado, AUG. 27, 2008 (Zenit.org).- A new Planned Parenthood clinic in a minority neighborhood of Denver should be taken as an offense, affirmed the archbishop of the city.

Archbishop Charles Chaput said this at a prayer vigil and march at the site of Planned Parenthood's new clinic in a primarily Latino and African-American suburb of Denver.

The archbishop was joined by a niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., Alveda King; Reverend Willard Johnson, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church; and Denver's Auxiliary Bishop James Conley.

"Here in America, and especially here tonight, we need to remember two basic truths," Archbishop Chaput said.

"Here's the first truth," he said. "Society has an obligation -- and Christians have a Gospel duty -- to provide adequate and compassionate support for unwed and abandoned mothers; women facing unintended pregnancies; and women struggling with the aftermath of an abortion. It's not enough to talk about 'pro-life politics.' The label 'pro-life' demands that we work to ensure social policies that will protect young woman and families, and help them generously in their need. […]

"Here's the second truth. Killing an unborn child is never the right answer to a woman's or society's problems. Acts of violence create a culture of violence -- and abortion is the most intimate form of violence there is. It wounds the woman, it kills the unborn child and it poisons the roots of justice and charity that bind us all into one human family."

Subtracting lives

The archbishop said the location of the Planned Parenthood clinic should be considered an offense.

"Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of abortion and family suppression services in the United States," he explained. "This facility in this minority neighborhood should offend every African-American and Latino family, and all of us, because every child lost to abortion here subtracts one more life, one more universe of possibilities and talent, from the future of this community. […] The business of Planned Parenthood is the prevention of the future -- and business is good, and very profitable, at the expense of this community."

The vigil and march gathered about 3,000 participants.

When King addressed the group, she affirmed that abortion is not a partisan issue and that she would not vote for the Democratic presidential candidate unless he changes his views on abortion before November.

Meanwhile, the opening ceremonies of the Democratic National Convention were under way in Denver. The draft of the 2008 Democratic National Platform states: "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right."

 

   
  Back



Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
Tel. 321-500-1000, Toll Free 888-735-3448 • Fax 718-980-2542
mail@priestsforlife.org