View from the choir

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.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Palin hits Obama on abortion

"In both parties, Americans have many concerns to be weighed in the votes they cast on Nov. 4th. In times like these, with wars and a financial crisis, it’s easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right to life. And it seems our opponent hopes that you will forget. Like so much else in his agenda, he hopes you won’t notice how radical his ideas and record are until it’s too late. But let there be no misunderstanding about the stakes.

A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for activist courts that will continue to smother the open and democratic debate we need on this issue, at both the state and federal level.

A vote for Barack Obama would give the ultimate power over the issue of life to a politician who has never once done anything to protect the unborn.

As Sen. Obama told Pastor Rick Warren, it’s above his pay grade. For a candidate who talks so often about “hope,” he offers no hope at all in meeting this great challenge to the conscience of America.

There is a growing consensus in our country that we can overcome narrow partisanship on this issue, and bring all the resources of a generous country to the aid of both women in need and the child waiting to be born. We need more of the compassion and idealism that our opponent’s own party, at its best, once stood for. We need the clarity and conviction of leaders like the late Gov. Bob Casey. He represented a humanity that speaks to all of us — no matter what our party, our background, our faith, or our gender.

And no matter your position on this sensitive subject, I hope that spirit will guide you on Election Day. I ask you to vote for McCain-Palin on the Nov. 4th, and help us to bring this country together in the rational discussion of compassion and life.” - Governor Sarah Palin

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Obama is an extremist on the abortion issue - one reason why no Catholic should vote for him.


My advice is if you can't vote for McCain for other reasons, so be it. Find a third party candidate you can support. Write in a candidate. But do not vote for Obama.


1 Comments:

Blogger Frank said...

What's next for the left - mandatory abortion?

http://www.sanpadrepio.com/piolife.htm

St. Padre Pio, Humanae Vitae, and Mandatory Abortion

St. Pio defended the controversial encyclical, praising its “lofty teachings” and “eternal truths.”

An aspect of the document often overlooked today is its grim warning that governments might “impose” contraceptive methods on citizens.

In the light of the Humanae Vitae’s other accurate predictions,
are mandatory birth control and abortion on the horizon for America?



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