Despite communications with the California Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, it must be reported that pro-abortion Congresswoman Judy Chu is scheduled to speak at the Archdiocese Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Plaza this Wednesday. How sad that someone with 100% pro-abortion ratings from Planned Parenthood and NARAL would be given a platform on Cathedral property.
In June, Planned Parenthood executives were similarly scheduled to speak at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cathedral Plaza of Our Lady of Angels, but when pro-life advocates brought this to the attention of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the pro-abortion event was moved to another location.
We were assured that allowing pro-abortion speakers on the Cathedral property was an oversight and that policies would be enforced to prevent such an egregious mis-use of the Cathedral Plaza from happening again. But, here we are again, just a few short weeks later.
Prior to removing the Planned Parenthood speakers from the Cathedral Plaza in June, an Archdiocesan representative issued this statement:
“The topic for the event, as well as the occupations of both speakers listed in the promotional material, stands in direct contradiction to Catholic moral doctrine and violates our policy for the use of our facilities in the ADLA handbook, which states, ‘speakers should not contradict the mission and principles of the Catholic Church, especially in the area of objective Catholic moral teaching.’ ”
Congresswoman Chu’s 100% pro-abortion voting record, endorsed by both Planned Parenthood and NARAL, surely stands in “direct contradiction to Catholic moral doctrine” and contradicts the “mission and principles of the Catholic Church”, clearly violating the ADLA policy. Yet, very sadly, there seems to be no moral will on the part of the Archdiocese to relocate this event.
What can be done in such a serious situation?
Here are three Action Items:
• Today, please contact Archbishop Gomez at 213-637-7534 and respectfully ask that this pro-abortion speaker not be given platform on Cathedral property this Wednesday.
• Also, please contact Congresswoman Judy Chu’s office in Pasadena at 626-304-0110 and let her know that Californians do not support her extreme pro-abortion policies, which include the Congresswoman’s promotion of Fetal Harvesting, done by Dr. Mary Gatter, Medical Director at the Pasadena Planned Parenthood, who was caught haggling over the price of fetal body parts, “joking” about wanting to buy a Lamborghini.
• If you are within driving distance, please come pray for life at the Sidewalk in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, starting at 8:00 am through 11:00 am during the event this Wednesday, August 23rd. Pray from home if you live beyond Los Angeles.
From Californians for Life newsletter.