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Ted Kennedy on Abortion: 34 Years ago today
Catholic League For Religous and Civil Rights ^ | August 3, 2005 | William Donohue

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 recognized—the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old.

“On the question of the individual’s 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 didn’t care enough about human beings to take responsibility for children from the very moment of conception.”

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicleauge.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: commie; drunk; fatboykennedy; loathesthemilitary; tedkennedy

1 posted on 08/03/2005 10:43:51 AM PDT by pblax8
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


2 posted on 08/03/2005 10:46:42 AM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: pblax8

Every thing I ever needed to know about Ted Kennedy I learned from Mary Jo.......'s autopsy.


3 posted on 08/03/2005 10:48:01 AM PDT by kublia khan (absolute war brings total victory)
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To: pblax8

Teddy boy lied! I'm shocked, truly shocked (hands trembling, reaching for the Chivas Regal).


4 posted on 08/03/2005 10:50:01 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (If there was a problem, yo! I'll solve it!!)
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To: pblax8

He was all for retroactive abortion by drowning back then


5 posted on 08/03/2005 10:50:01 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer
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To: pblax8

Classic.


6 posted on 08/03/2005 10:51:46 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: pblax8

Sadly, this is no surprise. Ted Kennedy is a despicable human being. He slivers away from trouble like the snake he is, and will not hesitate to engage in the most outrageous demagoguery to destroy the reputation of another.


7 posted on 08/03/2005 10:52:30 AM PDT by Aetius
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To: pblax8

Remember what old Joe Kennedy said:

"I bought and paid for that Senate seat and as long as there is a Kennedy alive, it will be a Kennedy in it"

Doesn't matter what FatBoy says or when, people of Mass. need to find some matter and get him out....Old Joe is Dead and so is Ted.....


8 posted on 08/03/2005 10:53:36 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (I have a ? for the libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own dope, plant a lib")
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later read


9 posted on 08/03/2005 10:54:38 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: pblax8

Ping for later.


10 posted on 08/03/2005 10:54:58 AM PDT by mnehring (Fourth Estate, Fifth Column Dis-Infomers)
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To: mnehrling
“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 recognized—the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old."....
Teddy now has a more nuanced value.
11 posted on 08/03/2005 10:57:01 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: pblax8
What did you expect from Ted 'Hiccup' Kennedy.

Like most libs, he does not have the GUTS to say what he truly believes. He will say anything to anyone at anytime just for political advantage. The cowards way out.

Of course, the only thing libs truly believe in is class warfare, keeping their power at all costs, and shoving whatever their beliefs are this week down our throats via the courts.

12 posted on 08/03/2005 10:57:42 AM PDT by technomage
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To: pblax8; rhema; BibChr
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.

When history looks back to this era, it'll witness a host of sellouts for political gain, among them Kennedy's, Jesse Jackson's, and Bill Clinton's. All three wrote eloquent defenses for the lives of the unborn before they made their Faustian transaction.

13 posted on 08/03/2005 10:58:32 AM PDT by Caleb1411
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Later Kennedy was quoted:

"I am for abortion rights. Why, if abortion was legal when I was young, I wouldn't have had to kill Mary Jo Kopechne, er I mean . . "


14 posted on 08/03/2005 11:08:08 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: pblax8

Ted Kennedy is a physical and moral wreck.


15 posted on 08/03/2005 11:09:37 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: HarleyLady27

Are the folks in taxachusetts demented that they keep electing a Kennedy? I could see 40-50 years ago that there might have been an Irish-American ethnic pride thing going on-----but that's definitely a thing of the past. My father was primarily Irish Catholic and never voted for a Kennedy. The fact was and is that the whole gang of them were sleezy (although charismatic)---and I'm really not bringing up Old Joe's rum running. (Prohibition was stupid and I would have probably run a speakeasy if I were alive then)


16 posted on 08/03/2005 11:15:49 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (I got rejected from "Mullah Omar's Eye for the Infidel Guy")
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To: pblax8

Hick - up ,,,,, hick - up ,,,,, puke .

Sorry , I was having a Ted Kennedy moment .


17 posted on 08/03/2005 11:18:36 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (( I.S.L.A.M. ; ) Islam's Spiritual Leaders Advocate Murder .. .. .. ))
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To: pblax8
What he meant to say was this...

While the deep concern of a woman bearing a bottle of Scotch merits consideration and anticipation, it is my personal feeling that the easy availability of liquor on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on us when we are sober. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that bottle of Scotch, yummy as it is, has certain rights which must be recognized—the right to be consumed in full by a Kennedy, the right to flood a Kennedy's veins with pure, unadulterated alcohol right after marinating your girlfriend in the waters off of Chappaquiddick, and the right to dodge responsibility the morning after.
18 posted on 08/03/2005 11:20:21 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Islam is war)
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To: brooklyn dave

Well if they weren't would they keep putting old teddy boy in office? There has to be someone that could run against him, or at least I would think there would be....I think his son Patrick Kennedy is running for congressman or something I heard....


19 posted on 08/03/2005 11:22:42 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (I have a ? for the libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own dope, plant a lib")
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To: pblax8
Here's the required drawing:


20 posted on 08/03/2005 11:28:47 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

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.


21 posted on 08/03/2005 11:53:21 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: varyouga
Ted Kennedy runs unopposed or lightly opposed in most elections i.e. (Jack E. Robinson). He does seem to have a cult like following in Boston that can't be easily explained. Mitt Romney gave Ted a run for his money about ten years ago. Ted did bring up the "Mormon" thing in the middle of the race which seemed to help him. All in all Ted Kennedy was appointed Senator for life back in 1962 after a Kennedy family friend named Smith held the spot for Ted for two years. I have never voted for Ted but I would like to point out that Strom Thurmond seemed to be in the senate for a couple of terms too long. Peculiarities aren’t exclusive to the Northeast.
22 posted on 08/03/2005 11:53:21 AM PDT by outpostinmass
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To: kublia khan

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.


23 posted on 08/03/2005 11:57:43 AM PDT by kylaka
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To: heartwood

Probably scared witless and panicked.


24 posted on 08/03/2005 12:02:47 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: kylaka

I should have said "or lack thereof" which is exactly what I meant.


25 posted on 08/03/2005 12:41:22 PM PDT by kublia khan (absolute war brings total victory)
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To: pblax8

Moby Ted

26 posted on 08/03/2005 12:59:36 PM PDT by kennedy ("Why would I listen to losers?")
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To: heartwood

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.


27 posted on 08/03/2005 1:04:13 PM PDT by kennedy ("Why would I listen to losers?")
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To: pblax8
Here is a link to Ted's actual letter in Adobe pdf format.
28 posted on 08/03/2005 1:09:24 PM PDT by kennedy ("Why would I listen to losers?")
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To: Malesherbes
Completely devoid of any redeeming traits.
29 posted on 08/03/2005 5:36:36 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: HarleyLady27

Patrick is already a congressman in Rhode Island.


30 posted on 08/04/2005 9:10:43 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (I got rejected from "Mullah Omar's Eye for the Infidel Guy")
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To: brooklyn dave

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?


31 posted on 08/04/2005 12:30:47 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (I have a ? for the libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own dope, plant a lib")
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To: pblax8

When he dies, Ted Kennedy is going straight to Hell, for eternity.


32 posted on 08/04/2005 12:33:38 PM PDT by Kryptonite
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To: pblax8
“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 recognized—the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old.

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).

33 posted on 08/04/2005 12:34:05 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: kennedy

Beluga Whale beached in Mass.


34 posted on 08/04/2005 12:35:29 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: Kryptonite

I can only hope for the blessed event.


35 posted on 08/04/2005 12:37:15 PM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: varyouga

36 posted on 08/04/2005 12:40:01 PM PDT by Sloth (History's greatest monsters: Hitler, Stalin, Mao & Durbin)
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To: outpostinmass
"Peculiarities aren’t exclusive to the Northeast"

You're calling Teddy the Swimmer a 'peculiararity"?

Sorry, that doesn't cut it by a LONG shot.

See tag line.

37 posted on 08/04/2005 12:58:12 PM PDT by subterfuge (Obama, momama...er Osama-Labamba, uh, bama...bananrama...URP!---Ted Kennedy)
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To: RetiredArmy
He is about as Catholic as I am (I am Southern Baptist by the way).

As a pro-"choice"r, he is considerably less Catholic than you. (Take it from a Catholic.)

38 posted on 08/05/2005 1:12:20 PM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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To: pblax8

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.


39 posted on 08/17/2005 10:29:55 PM PDT by Optic Nerve (Teddy Assault Story)
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