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.