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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Catholic Pro-Life Politics

BY Daniel Kuebler
January 18-24, 2009 Issue
Posted 1/12/09 at 9:48 AM

With the election of Barack Obama, Jan. 20 will witness the installation of the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. It has been widely noted that his inauguration comes, significantly, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the civil rights leader who marched on Washington. But less noted is the fact that two days after his inauguration we will see the anniversary of abortion’s legalization and the enormous annual March for Life in Washington.

Obama’s position on abortion and life issues has been clearly articulated in these pages (“Obama’s Abortion Extremism” by Robert George, Oct. 26) and consists of support for partial-birth abortion, the repeal of any restrictions on abortion and full funding of embryo-killing research. All of these positions stand in stark contrast with those of the Catholic Church, which continues to stand as a tireless defender of life from conception to natural death. Unfortunately, one would be hard-pressed to ascertain the Church’s stance from the manner in which Catholics voted. (continued...)

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