Skip to comments.Catholic Newspaper Tells Anti-Abortion Voters Not to Support Giuliani
Posted on 03/07/2007 1:41:55 PM PST by madprof98
A Catholic newspaper is telling readers that Catholics shouldn't support White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani because of his support for allowing women access to abortions.
The National Catholic Register's editorial urges anti-abortion voters to choose another candidate other than Giuliani.
"A Republican party led by a pro-abortion politician would become a pro-abortion party," according to the editorial that appears on the Web site and is set to appear next week in the newspaper's print edition.
Editors say "they hope that pro-lifers will 'be reasonable,' not let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and go along quietly," but "we won't."
"When they ask us to 'be reasonable' and go along with a pro-abortion leader, they assume that there is something unreasonable about the pro-life position to start with," the editors wrote. "Were sorry, but we dont see what is so unreasonable about the right to life.
"What looks supremely unreasonable to us is that we should trust a leader who not doesnt only reject the right to life but even supports partial-birth abortion, which is more infanticide than abortion," according to the editorial.
"Would a pro-abortion president give us a pro-life Supreme Court justice? Maybe he would in his first term. But weve seen in the Democratic Party how quickly and completely contempt for the right to life corrupts. Even if a President Giuliani did the right thing for a short time, its likely the party that accepted him would do the wrong thing for a long time," the editorial reads.
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You think Obama or Edwards would be any better on life issues?
The Church is not telling you who to vote for. But there are certain positions that are incompatible with being a Catholic, and support for abortion is one of them. It would perhaps be one thing if Rudy would keep his mouth shut and just go along with party platform; but he has always been a big and vocal supporter of abortion (well, since his Donna Hanover days) and I think the point of the editorial is well made. If we Catholics tell the GOP that it doesn't matter and that we don't really care what our church teaches anyway, then I can guarantee you that exactly what the editorial says will come to pass: the GOP will become officially pro-abortion, thanks to folks like you.
As the editorial says, there's nothing unreasonable about the anti-abortion position. Furthermore, it's always gotten us votes. Drop it and what are you left with? Democrat Party lite.
..sounds like the beginning of pro-life mobilization in this campaign
This is an independent newspaper directed at a Catholic audience. They can say whatever they want.
Info like this makes me doubt whether ideology should matter much, if at all, in appointing SCOTUS justices, because we can't predict where they'll end up -- maybe we should just concentrate on qualifications?
Ideology matters because few drift right. The other problem is that leaning left shows an appaling lack of understanding that should automatically disqualify the nominee.
Exactly, and the same thing was said when Kerry ran. However some pro-abortion 'conservatives' seem to have forgotten that.
Show us then where in the editorial it states what you allege.
This Catholic will never vote for Rudy (or Romney, or any similar liberal) in the primary or general election.
Being a Catholic myself, I agree.. wondering if it comes down to Hillary or Rudy will they suggest we go third party or stay home... ;)
Politicians who cannot support the right to life over the right to choose death of another individual have not used their God-given reasoning ability. They are not, as far as I am concerned, eligible to hold political office, especially not that of President of the United States.
Every newspaper should be pointing this out, not just Catholic ones.
Thank you for the clarification.....
. . . and the problem with this is. . . ?
You can cry and whine and declare your right to be a cafeteria Catholic all you want and claim you're being shock-prodded to the polls by a newspaper, but --
the Church's teaching on the matter is clear. There are non-negotiable moral issues by which we must measure political candidates. And we will each have to answer for our votes whether at the confessional or on Judgement Day.
"Would a pro-abortion president give us a pro-life Supreme Court justice? Maybe he would in his first term."
This is what they wrote? Do they even understand the makeup of the Court? Only one more originalist is needed to take down Roe, and the next President will get 2 picks very early in their term.
So they tell me "maybe he would in his first term" - hell, that's all that's needed.
The Church has taken a clear and vocal stand on life issues.
What has your church done?
Good for them!! It's only going to get worse for Rudy.
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