WASHINGTON, D.C., October 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-abortion activist group Catholics for Choice’s absurd tweets in honor of Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary this week trying to claim that the abortion behemoth embodies Catholic social teaching drew not only social media backlash but rebuke from one theologian.
“Planned Parenthood’s work exemplifies the Catholic social justice tradition. #100YearsStrong,” the pro-abortion group tweeted this past Sunday morning.
The tweet’s message met with criticism from Dr. Thomas Williams at Breitbart.com.
“In point of fact, the Catholic social justice tradition condemns abortion in the strongest terms as the brutal murder of an innocent human being,” Williams wrote.
Catholics for Choice had engaged in a number of Tweets using Planned Parenthood’s anniversary to distort Catholic teaching on abortion.
“Because of their faith, Catholics celebrate Planned Parenthood,” another tweet said, while a third contained the claim, “Catholicism taught me about compassion, and I embrace that tradition and Planned Parenthood.”
The abortion giant, still trying to fight its way out of being caught bartering for baby body parts from children aborted at its abortion facilities, reached the 100th anniversary of its founding last weekend, commemorating the first birth control “clinic” opened in 1916 by Planned Parenthood’s eugenicist founder Margaret Sanger.
While other pro-abortion forces such as Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama and Justin Trudeau also praised Planned Parenthood’s 100-year death mark on Twitter, pro-life supporters commemorated the unsavory occasion with vigils and prayer walks nationwide.
The Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion and its relationship to the sanctity of life is clear: All human life is sacred; human life begins at conception; abortion kills an innocent human life; the intentional killing of an innocent human life is a mortal sin; and if you die in a state of mortal sin you will go to hell for all eternity.
Catholics for Choice is “a pro-abortion pressure group that works to legitimize abortion within the Catholic Church,” Williams said.
“Leaders among the U.S. Catholic hierarchy have denounced the faux-Catholic organization,” he continued, “saying that it does not represent Church teaching and has no right to co-opt the term “Catholic.”
The latest round of denunciations of Catholics for Choice had generated from its deceptive “Abortion in Good Faith” newspaper ad claiming that taxpayer funding of abortion was consistent with the Catholic faith, garnering condemnation from New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, and others.
“CFC is not affiliated with the Catholic Church in any way,” Cardinal Dolan stated in response to the group’s illusory ad. “It has no membership, and clearly does not speak for the faithful. It is funded by powerful private foundations to promote abortion as a method of population control.”
Catholics for Choice “rejects and distorts Catholic social teaching — and actually attacks its foundation,” the cardinal continued, and its “extreme ads promote abortion as if it were a social good.”
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued a statement warning the faithful about Catholics for Choice due to the pro-abort group’s endorsement of condom use, and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) stated officially the same year that Catholics for Choice is “not Catholic” and “does not represent the teachings or views of the Catholic Church.”