Christian organizations are among nonprofits that support the abortion industry, especially since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, according to a “watchlist” that monitors such connections.
“Unfortunately, our research showed that many of these organizations responded to Dobbs by funding abortion,” Hugh Brown, executive vice president of the American Life League, told The Daily Signal.
“In many cases, it was organizations who had never supported abortion before,” Brown said.
He was referring to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the 2022 case in which the Supreme Court overruled Roe and abortion on demand and sent the issue of abortion back to the states to decide.
Christian organizations that support abortion are flagged by Charity Watchlist, an online tool created by the American Life League. Founded in 1979, ALL calls itself the oldest Catholic grassroots pro-life organization.
In a press release, American Life League President Judie Brown said the watchlist was “designed to hold nonprofit organizations to account for the positions they take, especially when it comes to their positions on respect for life, fertility, the nuclear family and the aging.”
ALL categorizes each organization by assigning one of three colors: green, yellow, or red. It has rated about 60 nonprofits so far.
Green means an organization opposes abortion, cloning, and research using aborted fetal body parts. Yellow indicates an organization is “questionable.” Red means an organization supports advocacy, lobbying, and research that ALL doesn’t consider pro-life.
“The ideology of death is one these organizations have no business being involved in. A country that houses organizations that support a culture of death has no future,” Hugh Brown, who is Judie Brown’s son, told The Daily Signal.
Charity Watchlist placed The Salvation Army, a Christian organization, in the red category because it “does not fully condemn abortion” and because it supports birth control and “transgender housing” in Las Vegas.
The watchlist also put the YMCA in the red for promoting a “pro-abortion advocate” and for “two separate instances where minor girls were exposed to men in the Y’s locker rooms” because of the YMCA’s transgender policies, according to the website.
Others that the American Life League put in the red are UNICEF, Girl Scouts of the USA, and Catholic Relief Services.
Charities categorized as green include the American Heart Association, Food for the Poor, and Water.org.
Brown said he believes that Charity Watchlist will make nonprofits, Christian or not, more hesitant to support the abortion industry.
“Some of these organizations support things that oftentimes the public is unaware of,” Brown told The Daily Signal. “These organizations don’t want these things exposed for what they really are, because the ugly truth is that these programs fund death and people don’t want to place their money behind that.”
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