Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Obama, McCain and Abortion

After years working in the Pro-Life movement, and admitting that I have sometimes become a bit "numb" to the issue, this current news topic once again brings the horror of abortion to the forefront of my mind. Talk about a slippery slope... the same legislation that allows one person to "eliminate a pregnancy" eventually leads to killing babies that have been BORN ALIVE.

In Obama's interview on Saturday night (while the rest of us were watching Phelphs swim into history) he was asked “When do babies get human rights?”

The senator from Illinois responded:

“I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade”

Fr. Jonathan Morris (my favorite priestly correspondant) wrote:

What I find disturbing is that while Senator Obama says he doesn’t know when babies get rights, he has always felt comfortable voting to refuse the right to life to all pre-born babies, even ones who are aborted outside of the womb, through partial birth abortion or, shockingly, even after a botched abortion.

Senator Obama doesn’t know if these babies have human rights, and still he is willing to vote in favor of letting them die?

You don’t have to be a theologian or a scientist to know that kind of moral thinking is deeply flawed. Ask a hunter. When a deer hunter sees something moving in the bushes, and he isn’t absolutely sure it is a deer, and not a fellow hunter, he cannot shoot. He must clear up his doubt before acting. Anyone, of any pay grade, knows when it comes to defending human life it is only just to err on the side of caution.

You go, Father!

While all this is going on, McCain ponders a Pro-Choice VP. Helllllooooo? You've got to be kidding me! That would be a really BAD idea, Senator McCain. (because I know he is among the 5 people that read this blog!)

Just a little reminder (at least to myself) that we are dealing to real little people here. Not concepts, talking points or positions. PEOPLE. They at least deserve for us to really discuss this issue before the presidential election.

1 comment:

veronica said...

Amen!
"above my pay grade"...???
I just don't get that answer, especially as the Leader of our Country.
I love what Fr. Jonathan Morris wrote.