Christophers distribute new pamphlet on abortion

NEW YORK – A new brochure distributed by the Christophers addresses abortion not as a religious issue but as one of human rights.

The Christopher News Note – titled “Abortion: Stand Up for Life!” – says euphemisms have masked abortion’s reality, but “it is truly life itself that is at issue when a child is waiting to be born.”

Public opinion on the issue, which once showed a majority in favor of keeping abortion legal, has now changed so that most voice support for a pro-life position, the brochure says.

“That means a total pro-life effort that’s more than preventing abortion,” it adds. “It’s about our responsibility as individuals and as a community to nurture and support all human life – the unborn and newborn child, the mother and the family.”

The Christophers, founded in 1945 by Maryknoll Father James Keller, has been publishing popular pamphlet-style News Notes since its earliest days to address timely topics in a way that reflects hope, encouragement and responsibility.

“Abortion: Stand Up for Life!” is available free of charge by calling (888) 298-4050 or e-mailing Bulk quantities are available for $8 per 100 or $50 per 1,000, plus shipping and handling.

Issued 10 times a year, Christopher News Notes have a circulation of approximately 100,000, with copies distributed to individuals as well as groups and made available to prisons and other institutions.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.