Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Catholic voters in abortion firestorm

More distortions and misrepresentations from the Detroit Free Press:

At the meeting of Catholics for the Common Good, Tony Kosnik, a theologian and former Catholic priest, said Catholics must ask: "Will voting for Bush bring an end to all abortions?" Abortion remains legal, he noted, even though Republicans control Congress and the White House.

Let us not forget, Senator Kerry and his fellow Democrats want much more than just to "support abortion rights". They want,

- to require hospitals, including Catholic hospitals, to make abortion readily available
- require medical students to learn how to perform abortions
- do away with conscience clauses so doctors and nurses, opposed would be forced to perform abortions or face losing their jobs
- require institutions to cover abortifacient contraceptives in health insurance plans
- use federal money to promote and pay for abortions here and around the world

And, they are against,

- parental notification/consent laws
- informed consent laws
- partial birth abortion laws

This is more than just supporting abortion rights. It is advancing and advocating for them far beyond what any serious Catholic should want. The political reality President Bush, the Congress and the Supreme Court work in is not one in which he can just sign an executive order and abortion is automatically legal. It just does not work that way. To suggest otherwise is either naive or purposefully deceptive. The president, Congress and the Supreme Court have done much to prevent the agenda above that pro-abort Democrats are pushing. And they have taken an incremental approach, which though very slow and at times frustrating, has provided pro-lifers victories we should be proud of. We can only expect more in the years to come, but not if Sentor Kerry is elected president. If there is any doubt, just read the senator's own words in the Congressional Record form 1994,

"The right thing to do is to treat abortions as exactly what they are -- a medical procedure that any doctor is free to provide and any pregnant woman free to obtain. Consequently, abortions should not have to be performed in tightly guarded clinics on the edge of town; they should be performed and obtained in the same locations as any other medical procedure... [A]bortions need to be moved out of the fringes of medicine and into the mainstream of medical practice. And by the same token, if our children are to be safe from the danger of fanaticism, tolerance needs to spread out of the mainstream churches, mosques, and synagogues, and into the religious fringes."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Friends, When it comes to Kerry and abortion, or Kerry and any other Catholic issue, this website says it all. Oh, and were you wondering happened to Kerry's Senate record? Well, here it is!


Concerned Catholic

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abortion Numbers:
1.4 Million

Deaths Caused by Smoking:
22 Million

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't smoke then. It gives you a warning right on the package.

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where is the "choice" here? If I'm in the women's health profession I MUST BE THERE to assist at and literaly pick up the pieces? As in the smoking comment - don't work in that field then......leave it to the culture of death groupies?

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't smoke then. It gives you a warning right on the package.

So, does that make it ok to smoke crack if it were legal with a warning on the package? Why is it ok to not kill babies but ok to have 22 million people kill themselves by smoking? Euthanasia is killing people too, which most catholics say is bad as well, but hey they shouldnt do that either. But hey, not 22 million people are euthanized every year. 22 million!!! Don't we all want to save as many people as possible?

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the key words here are "kill themselves." Babies do not choose to abort themselves.

People who buy and smoke cigarettes are legally supposed to be over 18 and therefore legally old enough to make that choice for themselves.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, making something 'legal' makes it ok? Then I guess abortion's ok because it's legal! SO is aborting embryos by using birth control devices, because it's legal.

11:19 PM  

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