Pro-choice is not pro-abortion?
Senator Kerry shared some thoughts about abortion with Larry King the other night. Here is the pertinent exchange:
KING: Is abortion a great moral issue to you?
KERRY: Sure it is. Absolutely. And I think it's far more complicated than public life allows the discussion for. I mean, being for choice does not mean you are for abortion. Neither Teresa nor I are for abortion. Abortion should be rare, but safe and legal, as President Clinton said so often, and I think appropriately.
I think that it's really a question of who should make this decision, and how [to] arrive at it. But there is morality. Of course there's morality involved. And we should be talking to people in America about responsibility, about adoption, about other choices. And I want to have a better conversation than I think we've had on it. But it doesn't change my position on who chooses. And I will protect that right of choice.
If being pro-choice does not mean you are neccesarily pro-abortion, then why do pro-choicers have such a difficult time accepting crisis pregnancy centers being setup right next door to abortion mills? Why do they attempt to squash sidewalk counselors from helping women, who are seeking abortions, consider "other choices"? The Senator agrees this is a "great moral issue". But he only speaks of the morality of the alternatives and ignores the obvious immorality, to so many Catholics and other people of faith in thus country, of abortion itself. How sad.
And a moment before his comments on abortion he had this to say about his Catholic faith:
KING: OK, what part does your faith play in your governance?
KERRY: It guides you. It's your rock. It's the bedrock of your sense of place, of where it all fits.
"It guides you"? Let's look at how his Catholic faith "guides" Sen Kerry in his "governance" of the abortion issue? He has voted six times against the partial-birth abortion ban, voted at least 25 times in favor of using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions in the United States, voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, received a 100% ranking for 2003 votes from Planned Parenthood, received a 100% ranking for 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 votes from NARAL, promises to appoint federal judges who will "expand [abortion] rights and opportunities--not reduce them", and promises to appoint only Supreme Court justices who will uphold Roe v. Wade.
Sure, his faith guides him, it is just not the Catholic faith.
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