DAILY CATHOLIC     THURSDAY     October 29, 1998     vol. 9, no. 212

from a CATHOLIC perspective

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          NEW YORK (CWNews.com) - A pro-abortion activist group on Tuesday released a new report that blames Christians for trying to rewrite the US Constitution and limiting "women's reproductive rights."

          The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy pointed out the 12 pro-life lobbying groups have raised more than $40 million annually in recent years, giving them "disproportionate clout in the public sphere." The center also claimed that all of the groups have a hidden agenda. "Every one (of these groups), when you really scratch the surface ... they have an agenda that's Christian-based, their goal is to change the constitution to become a Christian constitution," said Janet Benshoof, the report's editor.

          The report singled out broadcaster Pat Robertson and his Regent University, Christian Broadcasting Network, and American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) as trying to destroy the concept of the separation of church and state. Benshoof called ACLJ "one of the biggest and best-funded of the new crop of public interest law firms formed by the Christian right, and arguably the most influential."

          The center's report also highlighted the National Right to Life Committee and a dozen other pro-life groups, citing their connections to religious organizations and warning of the attempt to creat a virtual theocracy in the US.

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October 29, 1998       volume 9, no. 212


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