To: Jim Noble
"a pro-choice Catholic who personally opposes abortion"
How can you be for something but against it at the same time? I know I'm simplifying the issue, and I've heard this type of claim many times, but it's hogwash. What does it mean to "personally oppose" something? That you wouldn't do it yourself? Then say that. Maybe they're afraid someone might have the cojones to publicly ask why the "personal opposition" if it's an okay thing to do, or "define what you mean by personally oppose". Could they be cornered into saying that they wouldn't "personally" kill their baby but a woman should be ABLE to do so if she wants?
posted on 01/10/2004 8:43:32 AM PST
(Wesley Clark thinks abortion should be legal until birth. Pass it on.)
What does it mean to "personally oppose" something?
I think to personally oppose something, but publicly favor it, is to reveal an innate contempt for your fellow man. One who would not participate in something they deemed immoral, yet allow others, encourage others, make it as easy as possible for others to commit the deed is the epitome of selfishness. They acknowlege that said act is damaging to their own soul, but don't care enough about their fellow man's soul to publicly act in accordance to their own conscience's dictates. That glaring flaw in an aspiring public servant's personality should prohibit their ever attaining office. Fact is that they care nothing for the public.
posted on 01/10/2004 10:19:47 AM PST
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