As a pro-life Catholic, I’m deeply concerned that people in, or affiliated with, pro-life organizations want to keep unaccounted-for dark money in politics; this being revealed by a recently-made-public phone conversation between prominent conservative groups and a policy adviser to the Senate minority leader.

If our organizations are indeed pro-life and virtuous then what’s there to hide? What does being pro-life have to do with willfully allowing our public officials and elections to be bought and paid for by wealthy donors without transparency? I will personally advocate for our pro-life organizations to also be pro-democracy and act accordingly. Jesus says, “For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light” Luke 8:17.

Nathaniel Praska

Milwaukie