Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mr. Obama is right

Did anyone watch the debate last night?

And it is true that this is going to be, I think, one of the most consequential decisions of the next president. It is very likely that one of us will be making at least one and probably more than one appointments and Roe versus Wade probably hangs in the balance.

Now I would not provide a litmus test. But I am somebody who believes that Roe versus Wade was rightly decided.

Obama understands the importance of the issue of legalized abortion. So should we.

The intrinsically evil act of abortion has no proportionate issue. No greater issue with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree of importance. Not our 401K's. Not the war. Not the buyout. Not education. Not health care. Not trade. Nothing.

We as Catholics with well formed consciousness should know each and every abortion is a murder of an innocent human life. Yet Obama disagrees. There is no room to agree to disagree when only one position is guided by the light of Truth.

I love Obama's help pay for collage plan. $4,000 for tuition earned by service to our country. That is a great idea in my opinion - but it doesn't matter. It like all the other issues is secondary to life. The good of Obama's economic ideas etc. are not proportionate to the intrinsic evil of his active support of abortion.

There is a reason that life is listed before liberty in the Declaration of Idependence. It's because life comes first. Not first among many but first before all that is given us.


Anonymous said...

As if Obama's pro-abortion policies aren't bad enough, there are downstream consequences that aren't even being considered. For example, his opposition to a healthcare workers right to conscientiously object to participate in practices that are immoral and have nothing to do with treating disease, such as administering an abortifacient. This also extends to hospitals that don't wish to provide access to abortion on moral grounds. Catholic hospitals are already taking heat in this regard, and it is important to note that the Catholic Church is the largest nongovernmental provider of healthcare. What will happen when they are forced to either act against their own conscience or close their doors? And all this at time when healthcare needs are already outweighing health providers, and the trend is expected to continue and get worse. There is no health insurance policy that will be to fix this problem. It is irrelevant for Obama to even talk about health insurance when this will be the consequence of his other policies. And all of this starts with a fundamental lack of respect and understanding of the human person. When we are not first grounded in that understanding...we're doomed.

Anonymous said...

As a follow-up:

Not only has Obama shown deplorable judgment on this issue, he is also flat out lying about it. This all speaks to my inablility to trust him on ANY issue, not just this one.

Steve said...

If you haven't already...