Skip to comments.Ted Kennedy on Abortion: 34 Years ago today
Posted on 08/03/2005 10:43:51 AM PDT by pblax8
Long-time Catholic League member Tom Dennelly wrote to Senator Edward Kennedy in 1971 expressing his views on abortion (this was a year-and-a-half before Roe v. Wade). In a letter dated August 3, 1971, Senator Kennedy replied; excerpts appear below. To read the full text, click here:
While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognizedthe right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old.
On the question of the individuals freedom of choice there are easily available birth control methods and information which women may employ to prevent or postpone pregnancy. But once life has begun, no matter at what stage of growth, it is my belief that termination should not be decided merely by desire.
When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family, and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception.
Catholic League president William Donohue opined as follows:
The same Ted Kennedy who once championed the rights of the unborn now champions the right of a doctor to jam a scissor into the skull of an infant who is 80-percent born. Sadly for him, history will look back at this era and recognize that he didnt care enough about human beings to take responsibility for children from the very moment of conception.
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If the poor thing was conscious and able to turn in the car, get in the back seat and brace herself into the air pocket, why couldn't she have rolled down a window.
Ted Kennedy should still be charged with negligent manslaughter. At the least.
Mary Jo did not have an autopsy, which was in violation of about a half dozen commonwealth laws. Teddy did not want to know how long she lived.
Probably scared witless and panicked.
I should have said "or lack thereof" which is exactly what I meant.
It is easy to get disoriented if you are trapped in a car underwater, especially if you have been drinking enough to leave a party with Ted. If you are in an air pocket you are not going to want to turn around and swim down away from the pocket.
Patrick is already a congressman in Rhode Island.
So does that mean that he will move to Mass when Fat Boy gets ready to retire and take the seat his grand pappy bought and paid for?
When he dies, Ted Kennedy is going straight to Hell, for eternity.
This was all said of course well before Fat Ted had a complete, alcoholic induced, melt down of brain cells, and fell completely on the communist/leftist/liberal sword of life. Today, this means absolute nothing to him. Nothing. He is about as Catholic as I am (I am Southern Baptist by the way).
Beluga Whale beached in Mass.
I can only hope for the blessed event.
You're calling Teddy the Swimmer a 'peculiararity"?
Sorry, that doesn't cut it by a LONG shot.
See tag line.
As a pro-"choice"r, he is considerably less Catholic than you. (Take it from a Catholic.)
New Ted Kennedy Assault Story on fatboy.cc
I grew up in Vermont and remember an incident that occurred in Stowe when JFK was President. I think it was the winter of 1962. The Kennedy Klan was on a ski holiday and a news photographer was taking pictures of them on the slopes. Teddy grabbed the man's camera, held it by the strap and proceeded to beat the bejesus out of the photographer. The photographer required serious medical attention and, as I recall, was subsequently arrested by Stowe Police on some bogus charge. Teddy was never charged with assault or anything else. The story ran in the Burlington Free Press for several days and included a picture of the photographer after Fatboy got done doing a number on his face with the camera.