After the Barack Obama campaign appeared to have dissolved its internal group to build support among Catholics, a new voter-driven group has been created to support the pro-abortion candidate. The organization, 10,000 Catholics for Obama, hopes to build a grassroots efforts to lure Catholics.
As LifeNews.com reported last month, following significant national criticism it appeared the Obama campaign dissolved the first Catholic outreach effort.
Catholic League President Bill Donahue had called on Obama to disestablish his National Advisory Council because of evidence showing the majority of the members of the council had received 100 percent voting marks from extreme pro-abortion group NARAL.
Now, the 10,000 Catholics group has been created and, according to a CBN news report, it is operating independent of the Obama campaign although it has consulted with campaign staff.
Peter James Kralovec, one of the creators of the group's web site, talked with CBN News correspondent David Brody about the organization. He said the Catholics who are backing Obama want the abortion issue de-emphasized even though the Catholic Church has said no political issue is more important.
"We take the abortion issue very seriously but at the same time abortion has been used as a wedge issue to divide voters," he said. There is nothing more important than defending life. There is no way a Catholic should support a pro-abort.