Friday, March 11, 2011

North Dakota bishops: don’t fund groups advocating for abortion, contraception

FARGO, North Dakota, March 11, 2011 ( - Catholics should not offer financial support to groups that promote abortion, contraception, or same-sex “marriage,” including Planned Parenthood supporter Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the North Dakota Catholic Conference said Wednesday.

Bishops Paul A. Zipfel of Bismarck and Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo issued the statement at the start of the Catholic Lenten season, Ash Wednesday, to warn against donating to groups “whose mission or affiliation may be morally objectionable or, at least, questionable.”

“All human life is sacred and must be protected. This is why we should not support or endorse individuals and organizations that provide, promote, or advocate for abortion, contraception, reproductive rights/‘family planning,’ or embryonic stem cell research,” wrote the bishops.

Dear North Dakota Bishops: please have a talk with the Canadian Bishops and Development and Peace.