Skip to comments.John Kerry's Catholic problem
Posted on 04/26/2004 11:35:43 PM PDT by kattracks
John Kerry made a familiar statement about abortion last week. Bill Clinton said it before him. Many Democrats who wish to remain in the good graces as well as the political clutches of the abortion-rights lobby say it. Kerry said he wants to keep abortion "safe, legal and rare."
I understand "safe" (though it's never safe for the baby and often not the woman). I understand "legal" (though contemporary jurisprudence is shifting sand). I don't understand "rare." Unless the pre-born child is human and worthy of the law's protection, why care if abortion is rare or common? Is Kerry attempting to satisfy the tug of conscience deep within this professed Roman Catholic that the teachings of his church are true and that he needs a kind of moral cover - genuflecting in the direction of truth but making no effort to slow or stop abortions should he gain the power to do so?
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Contrast that with Catholic Senator Rick Santorum's Press Release from last week BETTNET
Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a practicing Catholic, issued a press release rebuttal to John Kerry's assertion on Friday that religion should not enter the public square and has no place in political policymaking.
I am astonished that Senator Kerry would suggest that religion does not have a role in public life when the very history of the United States is deeply rooted in religion.
The Founding Fathers risked their lives to establish freedom of worship in our country. Religion and moral law motivated the abolitionists to combat slavery. Civil rights principals felt so strongly about their faith that they organized themselves under the banner of the "Southern Christian Leadership Council" in the 1960s.
In view of our countrys Founders and the great moral warriors who fought slavery and racism, religion is much more than a nonissue - it is essential to the success of the American experiment. In fact, religion has inspired, informed and motivated men and women to the benefit of all.
I call on Senator Kerry to clarify or retract his statement and affirm the great tradition of religious pluralism which has been the soul of this countrys strength and one of the great contributions of the American experiment to the world.
We need more senators, like Rick Santorum, to stand up for the rights of the unborn, along with all of the other injustices being served up by the liberals in this country.
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