Blog Template Theology of the Body: Pandering

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Is *one* anti murder presidential candidate too much to ask for?

The top Democratic presidential candidates claim they want to appeal to voters with faith-based values. But such appeals are inconsistent with their continued pandering to anti life activists. Last night, they bid for the support of the Planned Parenthood Political Action Fund.

Elizabeth Edwards, speaking for her husband, promised a "universal health-care" plan that would include coverage for "pregnancy termination." Yet 74% of the public opposes federal financing of abortion.

Sen. Hillary Clinton spoke of her concern for American servicewomen--not that they be given the tools to succeed in their military mission, but that they should be provided with "emergency contraception."

Sen. Barack Obama recently lambasted the U.S. Supreme Court for its recent ruling upholding a ban on partial-birth abortion, even though 72% of Americans agree this gruesome procedure should be illegal. Obama backs "the Oprah test" for Supreme Court nominees, saying, "we need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom" or "poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old." But what we dont need are nominees who've got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a very small and innocent, defenseless, and voiceless human being in utero, who needs to be loved and protected...?

Obama went on to dismiss the "culture wars" as "just so '90s"--oh really, Senator?

HT: Focus on the Family