From the Pharmacists For Life International*** Press Release (August 29, 2009) below:
*** www.PFLI.org - Exec. Dir., Dr. Bogomir Kuhar, Pharm.D. (pro-life, anti-abortifacient birth control Catholic pharmacist)
[Excerpts, emphasis added, full Press Release below]
Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle stated: “Senator Kennedy supported legal [sic] abortion, partial-birth abortion, the public funding of Medicaid abortions, embryonic stem cell research, birth control, federal family planning [ CCL: including abortifacient birth control ] programs, and so-called emergency contraception [ CCL: abortifacient ]. He defended Roe v. Wade, endorsed the proposed Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), and opposed both the Human Life Amendment and the Hyde Amendment [ CCL: the Hyde Amendment limits but does not prevent all Medicaid abortion funding ] . Kennedy maintained a 100% rating from both NARAL and Planned Parenthood. In 1993, he received the Kenneth Edelin Award from Planned Parenthood, and in 2000 received the Champions of Choice Award from NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts at the hands of the same Dr. Kenneth Edelin, the infamous abortionist.”
During his 1994 reelection campaign, Kennedy said ‘I wear as a badge of honor my opposition to the anti-choicers’. His successful obstruction of the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987 effectively prevented the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Beyond his specific positions on human life issues, Senator Kennedy, along with the late Congressman Robert Drinan [ CCL Note: Catholic Jesuit priest ], provided the cover and the example for two generations of Catholic politicians to defect from Church teaching on the sanctity of innocent human life.”
“No rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when a champion of the Culture of Death, who repeatedly betrayed the Faith of his baptism, is lauded and extolled by priests and prelates in a Marian basilica. This morning's spectacle is evidence of the corruption which pervades the Catholic Church in the United States. The right to life will never be recognized by secular society if it is not first vindicated and consistently upheld within the institutions the Church itself.”
Read and download the entire report here.