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Oct 17

The Catholic King of Fairness

So people should know this up front…

I disagree with the President on abortion and the need to provide contraception. I believe the Bishops of our church have the right to press the administration on those issues to protect the rights of the unborn.

OK? I want that to be clearly understood.

Now here’s a quote from last night’s debate:

“Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives.” – Mitt Romney.

Now I’ve heard a lot from our Bishops and plenty of others say that the President is wrong about his position on life. But according to the teaching of our church, Governor Romney is as well.

Doesn’t this muddy the waters for Catholics who were voting for Gov. Romney solely because of his position on life? Makes the lesser of two evils a whole lot harder to discern in my mind. Gov. Romney also said that “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”

Seems like pandering to me, but since his company benefited from abortions for years I’m inclined to think he’s far from pro-life. And we know the President’s stance on these issues, which isn’t good either.

But my main concern is after watching another bar fight last night where a Presidential Debate broke out is simply this: Is this really the best we can do for candidates? Isn’t there someone somewhere who can rise above all the hateful rhetoric?

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2 comments

  1. Brandon Vogt

    I won’t argue that Mitt Romney is pro-life, and I’m no unabashed fan, but I think you’re misunderstanding his statement. The President was insinuating that Romney’s rejection of the HHS mandate and Planned Parenthood was a sign that he desires to *outlaw* contraception.

    But this isn’t what Romney argues. All he said in the debate is that women should have *access* to contraceptives–which they currently do. He isn’t suggesting taxpayers provide or pay for contraception, only that woman should be able to choose whether to purchase them on their own.

  2. GodGoogler

    Right and that’s still against Catholic teaching—but you won’t hear anyone say boo about it.

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