Planned Parenthood Executives to Speak at Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Convention Center

Planned Parenthood Executives to Speak at Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Convention Center

UPDATE [from Church Militant], June 20, 2017: Los Angeles archdiocesan spokesman Adrian Marquez Alarcon responded to Church Militant’s inquiries Tuesday afternoon in an email: “The Archdiocese became aware of the matter yesterday evening. The event will not be taking place at the Center on the Cathedral Plaza.”

Original Article

By Andrew Parrish

June 20th, 2017

(LOS ANGELES, California) – On Friday, June 23rd, the Center at Cathedral Plaza in Los Angeles will be hosting a conference at which two representatives of Planned Parenthood will speak. Entitled “Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women’s Health”, the conference is hosting “two of California’s leading women’s health advocates,” Kathy Kneer and Sue Dunlap.

The provided biographies of the two women leave no doubt that by “women’s health” they mean “abortion.” Kathy Kneer has been President and CEO of the California Planned Parenthood network’s public policy office for more than twenty years. According to her bio, she has been responsible for legislation expanding contraceptive access, developing school sex education, and defeating parental notification proposals three separate times. Sue Dunlap, also employed by Planned Parenthood for two decades, is the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, “one of the largest … in the country.”

The center where the conference is to be held is part of the complex of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, seat of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, overseen by Archbishop Gomez. Booking and events at the conference center are managed by a third-party company, Levy Restaurants. However, the center is part of Cathedral property and those who buy tickets to this event will be parking their cars inside Cathedral grounds. The Archdiocese should not be, even indirectly, supporting an event which could potentially be described as a council of war of the Church’s enemies. If you would like to contact the Archdiocese to raise this issue to their awareness, please contact them by any of the following methods:

Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241

213 637 7215

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2 comments on “Planned Parenthood Executives to Speak at Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Convention Center

  1. UPDATE [from Church Militant], June 21, 2017: The [Los Angeles] archdiocese has released a statement on Wednesday regarding the [previously-scheduled pro-abort] event [at the LA Cathedral Plaza Center].

    Dear Friends of Life,

    Thank you for bringing the Uncertain Times: Charting a Path Forward for Women’s Health event to our attention at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The information was acted upon immediately, and the event has been moved.

    The topic for the event, as well as the occupations of both speakers listed in the promotional material, stands in direct contradiction to Catholic moral doctrine and violates our policy for the use of our facilities in the ADLA handbook, which states, “speakers should not contradict the mission and principles of the Catholic Church, especially in the area of objective Catholic moral teaching.”

    The Office of Life, Justice and Peace, under the leadership of Archbishop Gomez, are committed to the dignity of every human life and the protection of the right to life for all. We ask that you join us in prayer today and every day for an end to the tragedy of abortion and a commitment to supporting women and families in need.

    “God is our Father and he calls us to take responsibility for our brothers and sisters, to promote and protect human life, beginning with the most defenseless members of our human family.” Archbishop Gomez, For Greater Things You Were Born

  2. Meanwhile, diocesan “mu-sick” apparatchiks are hard at work in a local taco establishment, spreading the “joy” of Revolutionary inculturation among a handful of out-of-town Dodger fans trying to enjoy a burrito and a frosty Corona, capped with a slice of lime…

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