Friday, September 24, 2004

It's About Abortion, Stupid

From Newseek.

A recent Zogby poll shows that in key battleground states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, Catholic voters are far more likely than the general public to vote for President George W. Bush over Kerry. In Minnesota, for instance, 60 percent of Catholics say they’ll go for Bush, versus 44 percent of all Minnesotans.

Zogby’s Fritz Wenzel sees these numbers as a reflection of Catholic “concern about the legitimacy of the war in Iraq being overridden by ongoing discomfort with Kerry’s stand on abortion.”

It’s telling that the numbers only started to break that way in midsummer, after heavy news coverage of the debate over whether pro-choice Catholics (John Kerry, for instance. Oh, and John Kerry) were fit to receive communion.

Catholics overwhelmingly disagreed with the idea of turning anyone away from the communion rail. But the whole wafer watch, as one priest I know called it, did serve a purpose. The handful of bishops who raised the issue reminded voters that Kerry is “personally opposed” to abortion, whatever that means, but votes in favor of abortion rights. And that, of course, was the whole point.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most proportional of reasons to ban killing embryos EVER!

Don't the Catholic Church teach that shooting spunk anywhere but in your wife's fertile womb is sin? Should we not nip this in the bud and outlaw condoms, birth control pills, and male/female enhancement drugs? Did you know that countless embryos get killed off by these things? Did you know that 50 Million+ get killed every year by birth control devices? Explain that one, or do you not believe in the Catholic Church's teachings? Hmm...kay?

11:37 AM  
Blogger Tim Huegerich said...

Actually, most Bush voters don't care about abortion;

"Abortion was named as a “very important” priority by 49 percent of Catholics who expect to vote for President George W. Bush, coming behind Iraq, terrorism, moral values and the economy, each of which was named by at least 64 percent in a recent Pew poll. The poll, by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, asked voters nationwide to list their highest priorities this election year. Participants typically named more than one topic, and their accumulated responses were presented according to what percentage of people named them."
- America Magazine, Signs of the Times 9/13/04

Those pesky facts... See the poll for yourself at:
http://pewforum.org/docs/index.php?DocID=55

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim,

You're wrong. Polls don't excuse the fact that 50+ million embryos are being chemically aborted every year. We need to start our campaign to rid the shelves of contraceptive devices that kill human embryos. The Pope tells us killing is wrong.

4:04 PM  

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