Skip to comments.The Non-Negotiable Principles of the Moral Law and The Moral Theology Tradition on Voting [Benedict]
Posted on 10/19/2012 7:10:15 PM PDT by Steelfish
The Three Non-Negotiable Principles of the Moral Law according to Pope Benedict XVI1
1. Life. The protection and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. The framework within and against which every other issue must be measured.
2012 Democratic Platform 2. "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right." (p. 18)
"President Obama and Democrats will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers. The Affordable Care Act ensures that women have access to contraception in their health insurance plans" (p. 18)
2012 Republican Platform 3. "Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children." (p. 13-14)
"We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage." (p. 13-14)
Republican leadership has led the effort to prohibit the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion and permitted States to extend health care coverage to children before birth. We urge Congress to strengthen the Born Alive Infant Protection Act by enacting appropriate civil and criminal penalties on healthcare providers who fail to provide treatment and care to an infant who survives an abortion, including early induction delivery where the death of the infant is intended.
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* 2012 Republican Platform 3. “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.
* Unless the baby was conceived by rape or the mother’s health may be compromised by having the baby.
hopefully, BHusseinO will soon discover (as Jos. Stalin or his successors eventually discovered) just how many divisions the Pope really does have
** A mothers health may be compromised by anything, including stress, apprehension of raising a child, or mere inconvenience.
voting involved the virtue of Prudence ... sound judgment, various goods have to be weighed against each other
requires Circumspection ability to take all relevant circumstances into account, risk mitigation
The alternative to prudence is to have a small number of axioms and then use them to have knee-jerk reactions to every situation.
I grew up in the Ctholic Church (now attend non-denominational) and we learned that if there was a choice between saving an adult and saving a child, it was best to save the adult even though it meant the child’s death. The rationale was that a child was assured a place in Heaven and there may be a chance that the adult, having come of age to be able to choose salvation, may not have made the decision yet. Saving the adult assured one soul’s salvation and left the opportunity for two.