Dawn Eden reports:
Father James Martin S.J., associate editor of America, has confirmed in an e-mail to me that, as I reported yesterday, the Jesuit magazine sold its mailing list to an abortion-advocacy group, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Here is his statement:
“As a result of an error by our business office staff, the magazine did inadvertently sell its list to that organization, and apologize to subscribers who received their mailing. Our publisher will request that they no longer use our list for their mailings, and we have already put in a tighter system to ensure that we don’t mistakenly sell to any group remotely like this one in the future.”
What is really sad here is that this pro-abortion group sees America Magazine readership as an audience for them and that they are probably right. I do not doubt that Father James Martin S.J. is pro-life himself. Though the America blog seems to see the most pro-abortion presidential candidate not only as a possible choice but is slanted towards him.
Though I guess a story about a mailing list is nowhere near as bad as the legalistic response from Bishop DiLorenzo when he was told Catholic Charity workers would be talking a girl under their charge to get an abortion.