Catholic Relief Services Reportedly Helping Biden Use Aid Program to Promote Abortion

Senate staffers have told CatholicVote that Catholic Relief Services recently attempted to mislead senators by falsely telling them African bishops were not opposed to the Biden administration’s push to use an AIDS relief program to promote abortions.

The House is moving quickly towards a reauthorization of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As it currently stands, the measure would allow organizations to use grants from the program to promote abortions and gender ideology abroad.

Six African bishops joined a number of other African leaders in signing a group letter protesting America’s use of AIDS relief funds to promote abortion in their countries. The letter was organized by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative American advocacy institution.

“We now know that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) told some Senate offices that the bishops denied signing such a letter,” said CatholicVote President Brian Burch. CRS’s “story shifted” quickly, however. Next, CRS claimed the African bishops had signed the protest letter, but didn’t know what they were signing.

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