Face to Face ‘Planned Parenthood & Sisters of the Road’

Correction to earlier version of this post. Due to the title of this cable program, your editor mistakenly assumed that the interviewer, Pam Carsten, was associated with Sisters of the Road.  She is not.  Therefore, there is no association with Planned Parenthood and Sisters of the Road.

Two Interviews are on this video.

Episode 35 ‘Face To Face’:

Interview #1:

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette’s Marketing Director, Liz Delapoer, is interviewed by Portland Community Media producer and community organizer Pam Carsten.

Interview #2.  Sisters of the Road is interviewed.

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Portland Archdiocese and Sisters of the Road

NOVEMBER 15, 2008 (Portland, Ore)  The Portland Archdiocese’s CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN for HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (CCHD) held the annual TOBIN LECTURE at ALL SAINTS CHURCH.  The National Director of CCHD, Ralph McCloud, gave the keynote speech on poverty, ‘Hear the Cry of the Poor: Standing in Solidarity with the Poor in Our Community.’

THE UNBORN

Director McCloud said to listen to the voice of the unborn in his lecture.  He mentioned the unborn two or three times.

ELIMINATE POVERTY

Director McCloud says we are called to eliminate poverty. Sounds like Utopian Communism.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Among the facilitators and panelists at today’s event was SISTERS of the ROAD.

WHO IS “SISTERS OF THE ROAD?”

A social justice community organizing project influenced by, if not part of, the Catholic Worker Movement.

See also Sisters of the Road CAFE.

See also Catholic Worker Publication.

Obama’s “Abortion Reduction” Distortion Manipulates Catholics

Sen. Barack Obama’s “faith outreach” manipulates Catholic voters

National Review Online

Unholy Messaging

Obama’s faith-based try vs. his positions

By Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director, National Right To Life Committee

Selected Excerpts:

The Barack Obama “messaging machine” is now in full overdrive mode, seeking to mislead religiously committed Americans into thinking that Obama has a middle-of-the-road position on abortion policy and will promote “abortion reduction.”

One important part of the “faith outreach” sales pitch has been to insist that Obama would promote “abortion reduction” policies — that is to say, policies that would have the practical effect of reducing the number of abortions performed, without actually restricting abortion directly. This spiel was really a public relations strategy cooked up at a liberal think tank called third way, where veteran pro-abortion activists develop “messaging” strategies to help pro-abortion politicians camouflage their positions. The third way “Culture Program” (responsible for the “abortion reduction” strategy, among other projects) is directed by Rachel Laser, whose previous job was with the Health and Reproductive Rights group at the National Women’s Law Center, and who before that worked for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, a major abortion provider.

But despite such efforts, more and more Americans are learning that the real Barack Obama is firmly committed to an agenda of sweeping pro-abortion policy changes that, if implemented, could be expected to drastically increase the numbers of abortions performed.

One component of the Obama abortion agenda, the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA S. 1173), is coming under increased scrutiny from many quarters. The FOCA is the most sweeping piece of pro-abortion legislation ever proposed in Congress. It is a bill that would establish a federal “abortion right” broader than Roe v. Wade and, in the words of the National Organization for Women, “sweep away hundreds of anti-abortion laws [and] policies.”

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Pro-Abortion Catholics for Obama used scare tactics

Churches Can Ignore Catholics United, Pro-Life Literature Distribution Not Illegal

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 2
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life attorney who is the dean of a law school says Catholic and Protestant churches and pastors need not worry about pro-life literature distribution occurring this weekend. Matt Staver of the Liberty Counsel tells LifeNews.com the dissemination of pro-life information is perfectly legal.

The reassurances from Staver, founder of the pro-life law firm known as Liberty Counsel and the dean of the law school at Liberty University in Virginia, come after groups made threats this week.

Catholics United, a front group for Barack Obama that has misled some Catholic voters into thinking he is pro-life on abortion, urged its supporters to confront pro-life advocates this weekend.

The Obama backers were told to ask Catholic priests and church leaders to block the distribution of the pro-life voting information and suggested the pro-life fliers be removed from vehicles.

Father Frank Pavone, the founder and director of Priests for Life, emailed CU officials and told them he would consider legal action if pro-life advocates are prevented from exercising their First Amendment rights to educate voters on pro-life issues.  [ ‘Fr. Frank Pavone Warns Catholics United of Possible Lawsuits’ ]

Barry Lynn, the head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has also scared pastors, priests and other church leaders with a letter saying they could face the loss of their nonprofit status for allowing the information.

Staver tells LifeNews.com that pro-life people distributing voter information are within their legal grounds and Constitutional rights.

“Barry Lynn’s attempt to scare pastors is as hollow as a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern,” Staver said.

He said Lynn’s group has “once again have cluttered mailboxes and jammed fax machines with the same worn out, toothless letter that attempts to scare pastors about politics, in an attempt to trick them into being silent until after the election.”

“The truth is that pastors and church leaders do not need to violate IRS regulations on political activity in order to impact the 2008 election. There are a wide variety of permissible activities to activate voters and encourage them to vote their values,” Staver said.

FULL STORY:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat4530.html