In today’s Cincinnati Enquirer the head of a Washington abortion lobby says that Catholics can support abortion rights because … well, because they just can!:

I can assure your correspondent that Catholics for Choice is a real and thriving organization, one which is much in demand as it represents the views of millions of Catholics in the United States and abroad (“Catholics cannot be ‘pro-choice‘”). Fewer than 15 percent of Catholics agree with the bishops on abortion and 98 percent of sexually experienced Catholic women have used a method of contraception banned by the Vatican. Our faith guarantees us the right to disagree in good conscience with the bishops on these matters, and compels us to speak out for social justice. We and the many Catholics who share our beliefs are indeed Catholics for Choice.

Jon O’Brien

President

Catholics for Choice

1436 U ST NW, Suite 301

Washington, DC 20009

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