In the online magazine Slate – aka The Orthodox bastion of Catholic thought. Douglas W. Kmiec justifies his personal views by placing opinion polls before 2,000 years of Catholic teaching. Not long ago I would have done the same. Doug and his polls are right about one thing - about half of Catholics in the United States are going to vote for the Democratic candidate this November whether that be Obama or Clinton.
“While no papal instruction will ever condone the "right to choose," the church does ask for a consistent and realistic defense of life that actually takes steps to reduce the incidence of the practice, not just condemns it. Catholics will note that McCain and Huckabee's pro-life postures collapse when it comes to the death penalty.”
Before Doug or anyone else for that matter can begin to compare the death penalty in America to abortion we’ll need to afford each unborn baby equal rights before the law as any other accused. Start with an afternoon in court with a sleepy judge, a bad lawyer, and a jury of twelve angry men. Finish by determining the child’s guilt prior to the sentence of execution.
You see abortion is the death penalty without even the chance of justice.
Abortion is unjust war.
Abortion is the single issue.
I wish that Doug would spend less time speaking for the Catholic Church and more time listening to...
Archbishop Chaput of Denver
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Pope John Paul II
Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Nebraska
The Second Vatican Council
Horton the Elephant
Perhaps then he’d be less likely to vote for someone like this.