Richard Doerflinger, who worked for 36 years in the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, writes the "A More Human Society" column for Catholic News Service. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Richard Doerflinger, who worked for 36 years in the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, writes the "A More Human Society" column for Catholic News Service. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Regarding “Are there still unalienable rights?” Nov. 1, Page 22:

I was struck by what appears to Richard Doerflinger’s inaccurate accusation against Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and Catholics for Choice. He contends that these groups are “upset” by the United Nations declaration that “the family is the natural and fundamental group of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”

But these organizations are united in opposition to our own government’s inhumane separation policy that has torn children from their parents, placed them in detention camps, and failed to keep adequate records that would facilitate reuniting them with their families. What is happening at our border violates human dignity, yet the pro-life movement consistently withholds any criticism of the evil being wrought by its political allies. 

Thomas Coffin

Creswell