Bishop Tobin http://ripr.org en Anti-Abortion Group Defends Bishop Tobin’s Mandela Comment http://ripr.org/post/anti-abortion-group-defends-bishop-tobin-s-mandela-comment <p>Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has taken a lot of heat for criticizing Nelson Mandela. Two days after Mandela died Tobin issued a statement calling his legalization of abortion “shameful.”</p><p>But now Tobin supporters are speaking out. The anti-abortion American Life League has put out a statement thanking Tobin. The statement said Tobin had the courage to point out the “shameful irony” between Mandela’s promotion of abortion and his stance against apartheid.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:29:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 26173 at http://ripr.org Anti-Abortion Group Defends Bishop Tobin’s Mandela Comment RI Bishop Tobin Receives Backlash for Mandela Comment http://ripr.org/post/ri-bishop-tobin-receives-backlash-mandela-comment <p>Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin is receiving criticism over remarks he made on the death of Nelson Mandela.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On Sunday, two days after the South African leader died, Tobin issued a statement calling Mandela’s support of abortion rights “shameful.”&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:27:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 26063 at http://ripr.org RI Bishop Tobin Receives Backlash for Mandela Comment