How do you tell the difference between a
pro-life Democrat and a pro-abortion one concerning presidential
Well if you have any kind of test let me
know since I can’t find one.
Catholic and “pro-life” Senator Bob Casey
Jr. has come out in support
of Sen. Obama. Funny I thought the support of infanticide or
for someone whose greatest regret was that Terri Schiavo did not die
earlier was not exactly pro-life. You learn something new
As Todd M. Aglialoro noted at
Inside Catholic a major piece of irony.
Casey was quoted as saying he
favored Obama because the Illinois senator “thinks we shouldn’t be deaf
to the voices of the next generation.”
But there is no lack of people
for who party trumps everything else. There were the pro-life
Catholics who thought that Rudy Giuliani was da bomb and of course
Casey’s predecessor Sen. Santorum decided to support Sen Specter over
an actual pro-life candidate.
Now I am sure that Senator Casey would
explain himself using some variation of the seamless garment argument.
Though I think for accuracy sake this should be renamed the
shameless garment argument since many people who use it are
quite shameless in how they justify supporting pro-abortion politician
and measures. Democrats who manage to see infinite shades of
gray for most moral issues see life issues as one solid color and
minimum wage can be of equal value as protecting the unborn.
If hospitals treated people like the shameless garment
argument then people who stubbed their toe would be as likely to get
immediate attention as someone who had already lost near a gallon of
blood. What we need is triage when it comes to the pro-life
cause and the unborn come first.
If I had to decide who was more
pro-abortion, Obama or Clinton, it would be difficult since they each
have a 100% NARAL rating. I guess I would nod toward Obama since he
described his biggest “mistake” in politics voting to allow the parents
of Teri Schiavo to have their daughters case reviewed in court.
I suppose Prof. Doug Kmiec, who also endorsed Obama, will applaud the
decision of Sen. Casey, and offer to join Casey and Obama on their bus
trip across Pennsylvania.
They can write “Pro-Life Catholics for Obama” across the side of the
bus! That might provoke some laughter from even the starchiest of
Well the reality is that they have thrown
the pro-life cause under the bus.
In related news a special “Mass for Democrats”
to be celebrated at San Jose diocesan cathedral for a group called
“Catholic Democrats of California” whose web site specifically supports