Catholics for Choice is a pro-abortion group that has been twice condemned by the U.S. bishops for being a fraud.  They continue to mislead about the Church’s teachings on abortion.  In a recent letter to the editor of the New York Times, president Jon O’Brien wrote:

“Catholic tradition requires Catholics to follow their own well-formed consciences even if it conflicts with church teaching.  As the Catechism notes, ‘a human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience.’

Mr. O’Brien, in selectively quoting from the Catholic Catechism, ignores the statement that followed the section he quoted which undermines his assertion:

“Ignorance of Christ and his Gospel, bad example given by others, enslavement to one’s passions, assertion of a mistaken notion of autonomy of conscience, rejection of the Church’s authority and her teaching, lack of conversion and of charity: these can be at the source of errors in judgment in moral conduct.”

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