December 30, 2010
December 30, 2010
Abortion funding creates charity division
By Faith News Round-up
The Catholic Community Services Board has stopped using United Way as a charity partner and accepting funds because the Lane County United Way gives funds to Planned Parenthood. Some Oregon Planned Parenthood locations have begun distributing the abortion pill RU-486. The 2010 funds from the United Way was $71,000 which made up 4% of their budget. Other Catholic organizations such as PeaceHealth and St. Vincent de Paul are expected to also begin refusing United Way funds.
Portland Archdiocese spokesman Bud Bunce told the Eugene Register Guard “If there was going to be no changes made, his recommendation was they (Catholic Community Services) would need to withdraw from United Way. Planned Parenthood is now offering abortion services in Lane County. Abortions are contrary to Catholic moral teachings.”
The abortion issue comes on the heels of the upcoming Rally for Life on Sunday January 16th at the Capitol Mall in Salem to remember the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973. Archbishop John G. Vlazny will be speaking.
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