Monday, October 20, 2008

Archbishop says Obama is the most pro-abortion major party candidate since Roe v. Wade

Archbishop Chaput of Denver called Barack Obama the most pro-abortion candidate from a major party since Roe v. Wade was decided 35 years. He also criticised Catholic law professor Doug Kmiec for arguing it's not a problem for prolifers to vote for Obama.

The Archbishop got is right on both counts. Obama is extremely liberal on abortion if not the most liberal since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Regarding Kmiec's comment, Chaput said:
"To suggest—as some Catholics do—that Senator Obama is this year's 'real' pro-life candidate requires a peculiar kind of self-hypnosis, or moral confusion, or worse," Chaput said according to his prepared remarks, titled "Little Murders."

While applauding Kmiec's past record, Chaput said: "I think his activism for Senator Barack Obama, and the work of Democratic-friendly groups like Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, have done a disservice to the church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, undermined the progress pro-lifers have made, and provided an excuse for some Catholics to abandon the abortion issue instead of fighting within their parties and at the ballot box to protect the unborn."

It's great the Archbishop is speaking with moral clarity to not only Senator Obama's position on abortion, but also prominent Catholics like Kmiec who as the archbishop says is deceived, confused or worse.

1 comment:

mom said...

Obama, is very moderate, he is personally, and socially, conservative within his party. The republicans that served at the honor of strong consersatives such as regan and bush are supporting Obama.

Faith based politics lead to war, murder, death, poverty.

Faith based politics = FEAR.

Its time for change, for honor, passion, well economics, and global peace.

Its time for OBAMA.

I am a personally conservative person, I would never have an abortion. I will not stand in judgment. I am not God.

I will vote for OBAMA.