Gov. Quinn in Trouble with Catholic Conference

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state’s Catholic bishops say Gov. Pat Quinn is missing the point when he defends his decision to present an award at an abortion-rights function.

Quinn is Catholic and in a statement yesterday, the Catholic Conference of Illinois said a Catholic’s participation in an event hosted by a group dedicated to electing pro-choice candidates is “irreconcilable with any honest profession of the Catholic faith.”

Earlier yesterday, Quinn said taking part is “a proper, Christian thing to do.” Quinn will recognize Jennie Goodman Nov. 17 at the pro-choice Personal PAC luncheon. Goodman was a rape victim and is active in speaking out for other victims.

Goodman also appeared in a campaign ad last fall criticizing Quinn’s opponent for wanting to outlaw abortions with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

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