Sunday, August 2, 2015

Your dad, Dorothy Day, and S 1881

The Honorable Robert Casey
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Casey,

As per your web site, "Bob Casey graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982 and spent the following year teaching fifth grade and coaching eighth grade basketball in inner city Philadelphia for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps....Throughout his public career, Bob Casey has been guided by the legacy of his father, and the principle that: 'All public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor.'"  In 1982, the young woman who became my wife was also a full time volunteer in Philadelphia, working for Mercy Corps.

In Philly's small circle of full time Catholic volunteers in the early 1980s, it's highly likely that you and we crossed paths.  While all of us greatly admired Dorothy Day of Catholic Worker fame as a champion of impoverished people, most of us would have been shocked to learn of Dorothy's absolute disapproval of abortion, contraception, and Planned Parenthood (cf, Dorothy Day's Pro Life Memories)!  Dorothy had a disdain for manipulative, wrongheaded efforts that disregarded the sanctity of human life and human dignity.


Recalling your dad's noble fight in Casey v. Planned Parenthood and Dorothy Day's recognition of the wrong headedness of Planned Parenthood, I am praying that you will reconsider your reported position and vote in favor of S 1881.


Sincerely,

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