Panama City, Panama, Feb 22, 2021 / 15:07 pm
The Archdiocese of Panama warned the country’s faithful that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” (CDD in Spanish), which is trying to establish a presence in the country, is actually a partner organization of Catholics for Choice, a U.S. organization that promotes abortion.
In a statement issued February 20, the archdiocese stated that the “main objective” of Catholics for the Right to Decide “is to eliminate the world's greatest opponent against abortion: the Catholic Church.”
“This anti-life organization is trying to have a presence in Panama. Its purpose is to convince Catholics and non-Catholics that abortion is an ethically valid alternative for Catholic women, despising and ridiculing the fundamental teachings of the Church, and aggressively promoting contraception and abortion,” the archdiocese warned.
“By demanding or legally recognizing the right to kill, the basis of human rights is subverted and the right to life is denied,” the archdiocese said.
The feminist organization takes its inspiration from its long-serving president Frances Kissling, who briefly joined the Sisters of Saint Joseph in the United States, before leaving the convent and directing an abortion clinic in New York.