Political Storm in Texas

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 6, 2018   

Texas bishops align with so-called pro-life group that endorses pro-abortion candidates

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The Texas bishops not only are castigating the oldest and largest pro-life group, Texas Right to Life, but are also aligning themselves with another group that actually endorses pro-abortion Republicans for public office.

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops released a parish advisory February 22 that censured Texas Right to Life, a group that's 100 percent pro-life, and that also approved of Texas Alliance for Life, which has a mixed record of resisting pro-life measures and of supporting pro-choice Republican candidates for state congress. Referring to Texas Right to Life, the bishops' advisory directed: "[We] urge you not to participate in their activities or allow the organization to use parish sites." They added that the pro-life group "is not to be confused with Texas Alliance for Life or Texans for Life Coalition, which are separate organizations and remain consistent with the bishops' positions."

Faithful Catholics are first of all asking why the Texas bishops are censuring Texas Right to Life, which has a proven track record of being consistantly pro-life. They'd secondly like the bishops to explain their claim that Texas Alliance for Life, which resists certain pro-life measures and also supports pro-abortion Republicans somehow "remains consistent with the bishops' positions?"


Watch the panel discuss the bishops' war against pro-life in The Download—Political Storm in Texas.

 

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