Catholics have been at the forefront of the war against abortion for almost 50 years. But the bishops have been largely ineffectual. Church Militant’s Kristine Christlieb tells us about a new pro-life statement that really just promotes “social justice.”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is claiming, in a statement released Tuesday, to “stand with moms in need.” But it’s little more than a continuation of the bishops’ effort to emphasize leftist social justice issues instead of ending abortion.
The letter pledges bishops will “join together in prayer and expectant hope that states will again be able to protect women and children from the injustice of abortion.” It makes only one passing mention of advocating for “laws that ensure the right to life for unborn children,” but it goes on to call for laws ensuring “no mother or family lacks the basic resources needed to care for their children, regardless of race, age, immigration status or any other factor.” …