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Latest A.L.L. Report Reveals Catholic Campaign for Human Development's Pro-Abortion Connections

Contact: Katie Walker, American Life League, 540-659-4942

WASHINGTON, March 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- American Life League's latest video report, "The CCHD's Pro-Abortion Friends" details the scandalous relationship between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and groups advocating for abortion and same-sex marriage.

Though American Life League and the Reform CCHD Now coalition have documented and profiled at least 15 organizations actively promoting abortion and same-sex marriage, and another 31 who are members of the Center for Community Change, the CCHD has yet to address the facts.

Among the unanswered charges detailed in the video:

* CCHD grantee San Francisco Organizing Project (SFOP) was defended by the CCHD and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, even though a January report proved that SFOP helped create and pass abortion-funding health care legislation.

* Two CCHD executives served as board members (at separate times) for the Center for Community Change from 1996-2008. The Center for Community Change has a record of pro-abortion and pro-same sex advocacy going back to at least 2004.

* While the CCHD continued to adamantly deny the charges, the USCCB-sponsored "Social Justice Ministry Gathering" featured several individuals who advocate for abortion and same-sex marriage.

"Catholics will be horrified to learn that donations meant to fulfill Christ's call to support our impoverished brothers and sisters are instead supporting groups that agitate for abortion and same-sex marriage," said Michael Hichborn, host of the ALL Report. "We are asking bishops around the country to follow the lead of seven of their brothers and suspend collections for the CCHD until a full investigation and overhaul of the organization is conducted."

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

American Life League: ALL Report: The CCHD's Pro-Abortion Friends (05 March 2010)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTaW60MNb_g

Reform CCHD Now: http://reformcchdnow.com/