SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug 4 (LSN) – In a July 14 letter requesting funding sent to 15,000 Utah residents,  the pro-abortion group Utahns for Choice stated that, if the group did not receive a response from recipients, “We WILL (sic) add your name to our pro-choice voter list. . . .’’ Moreover, the letter also suggests that the names on the list will be used to “help us recruit ” The issue came to light when the donation letters were received by Utah’s Roman Catholic Bishop George H. Niederauer and two parish priests.  Bishop Niederauer wrote the pro-abortion group saying, “I strongly disagree with your convictions on these matters, I do not support your organization, its goals and its programs, nor do I wish to be associated with it in any way.’’ However, the bishop warned that letters simply discarded would result in the names of the recipients being added to the group’s “confidential” pro-“choice” voters list. Bev Cooper, executive director of Utahns for Choice, apologized that the names of the Catholic clergy were on their list but refused to alter the groups practice of taking action with non-responses. Cooper said anyone interested in removing their names from the list should call, write or fax a request.


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