Fordham University

Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism.

Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S. — the National Right to Life Committee and the Susan B. Anthony List — said their focus on abortion is so intense that they avoid wading into other issues.

"We refrain from public comment on immigration and many other topics, including other policies that impact families," said the SBA List's president, Marjorie...

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