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I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama: An abortion extremist

Highly respected columnist and First Amendment expert Nat Hentoff noted in an April 24 piece (“Infanticide candidate for president”) that he “was once highly motivated to vote for Barack Obama for president.”

He finds much to like about Obama, he says, but he has nevertheless changed his mind after discovering Obama's views on abortion.

“But on abortion, Obama is an extremist,” Hentoff writes. “He has opposed the Supreme Court decision that finally upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act against that form of infanticide. Most startlingly, for a professed humanist, Obama — in the Illinois Senate — also voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. …

He goes on to cite a report that Obama "voted to kill a bill that would have required an abortionist to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state."

Hentoff quotes Obama’s recent campaign statement that if one of his young daughters ever became pregnant ... “I don't want them punished with a baby.”

Hentoff comments: “Among my children and grandchildren are two daughters and three granddaughters; and when I hear anyone, including a presidential candidate, equate having a baby as punishment, I realize with particular force the impact that the millions of legal abortions in this country have had on respect for human life.“

Check out the full column at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/hentoff042408.php3

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessings!!







I blog to you on behalf of Fr. Frank Pavone and Priests for Life. Fr. Pavone recently posted two videos on You Tube in which he describes and demonstrates the two most common abortion techniques, using the actual instruments of abortion and the words found in medical textbooks and court testimony.







You can view these videos at







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us_y9GP_-DA (Dismemberment abortion) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBOAPleF1t0 (Suction abortion).







These videos are part of a new project called, "Is This What You Mean?" It aims to educate the public about the nature of abortion and to challenge public officials and candidates who support the legality of abortion to admit what it is. A full description of the project is at www.priestsforlife.org/action/abortion-procedure-revealed.htm .







We are asking blog moderators to post a link or set-up an area on their blog for easy access to view our two You Tube videos.







As Fr. Pavone has quoted in endless homilies and talks about public servants who are pro-choice, there is a difference between serving the public and killing the public. Abortion has lost its meaning and is just a word to some politicians. In fact, as long as it has been since Jan.22 1973, the public is still not aware of what an abortion is and what it looks like. Again, we urge you to view Fr. Pavone’s demonstrations and forward this to anybody unaware such as parents, pastors, teachers, government officials etc….











In Christ,



David--MEV

dclark@priestsforlife.org

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