From Mrs Cathy Donovan
Sir, Gregory Clovis should not perhaps be surprised that an article in the National Board of Catholic Women's newspaper, Catholic Woman, (soon to be re-launched as Catholic Omnibus) appeared to muddy the waters on what constitutes a pro-life issue, when it has been revealed in some articles recently published in a Catholic journal that the NBCW newspaper is currently being edited by listed members and known supporters of the controversial Catholic Women's Network, a group that regularly promotes the work of Frances Kissling's pro-abortion movement Catholics for a Free Choice.
It is even more worrying to learn that Dr Mary McHugh, who was recently made President of the NBCW, has hosted a CWN Annual Gathering at her home — a fact revealed in the Autumn 2001 issue of CWN's journal Network.
Some see a direct correlation between such things and the apparent desire to shift the emphasis of pro-life action away from abortion and onto other, less controversial, social issues.
Yours faithfully, CATHY DONOVAN, Leeds