Yesterdays vote on a conscience protection law proposed by Senator Tom Colburn that would protect health care workers who object to abortions from participating in the procedure.
Catholic Senators still voted against the protection of these “human rights” including: Begich (D-AK), Dodd (D-CT), Kaufman (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Harkin (D-IA), Landrieu (D- LA), Collins (R-ME), Mikulski (D-MD), Kerry (D-MA), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Gillibrand (D-NY), Reed (D-RI), Leahy (D-VT), Cantwell (D-WA), Murray (D-WA).
The nine Catholic Senators that voted for the amendment were; Murkowski (R-AK), Martinez (R-FL), Risch (R-ID), Brownback (R-KS), Bunning (R-KY), Vitter (R-LA), Johanns(R-NE), Voinovich (R-OH), and Casey (D-PA).[reference]
This proposal was taken in advance of the Obama administration rolling back conscience protection that was put in place towards the end of the Bush administration. So if it comes to military service in the time of a draft a conscientious objector is to be protected, but somebody in the medical industry who does not want to be involved in killing which is never licit – well that is another story.
Well we can expect Obama supporting Catholics who often talk about following conscience to respond to this – oh yeah cue the crickets.
It’s over! The America we grew up in during and at the end of WWII with pride of accomplishment in saving the world from Hitler and Communism at such a great sacrifice and price in the lives of our service men and women to bring freedom to millions around the world is gone. The one thing which brought us through all of it was the nation’s faith in God and his laws that we willingly wove into the fabric of our society. As the last of those brave men and women are disappearing so also is the faith that sustained them.
God Help Us.
How far will we allow this madness to take us? What next, can we expect someone to begin the process for Nancy Pelosi to be canonized?
We really should just excommunicate them and wash our hands of the scandal.
Harkin is as much a real Catholic as he is a real Iowan.
His actual home is in the Bahamas, he just maintains an Iowa address so he can make it appear he is an Iowan. Unfortunately, he still fools way to many of my fellow Iowans into thinking he really is 1 of us.
I am sure that most of the readers can gather how much of a real Catholic I know he isn’t from the above.