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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.