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Doug Kmiec Reaffirms Endorsing Sen. Barack Obama Comments

"To some of my fellow Catholics, Senator Obama's answers on abortion make him categorically unacceptable. I understand that view, respect it, but find it prudentially the second-best answer in 2008." Continue Reading

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  1. Kathleen Ley Bruinsma
    6 years ago

    As a graduate of Notre Dame Law School, I am a former student of Douglas Kmiec and know him, from that experience, to be an incredibly thoughtful, bright, and genuine steward of Christ. This endorsement and his writing about it only furthers that impression of him. His faith and courage to articulate Jesus' teachings when not popular with his party are inspirational.

  2. D Lucas
    6 years ago

    Mr. Kmiec has apparently drunk deeply of the Obama Kool-Aid, the "Change! Hope! Yes-We-Can" mantra has addled his thinking. We can only hope that sufficient reflection and full consent of the will are not part of Mr. Kmiec's endorsement of a politician whose VOTING RECORD, as opposed to his unctuous statements, reveal him to be one of the most viciously, virulently pro-abortion senators of all time.

  3. Kim Hunt
    6 years ago

    Kmiec is supporting someone who not only thinks abortion is correct policy but thinks it is justifiable to kill a baby who is born alive. His support for Obama makes him complicit in this view that it is ok to kill babies born alive.

  4. James Mosley
    6 years ago

    You torture me Kmiec with your logic. Yes indeed, I guess the sun really is red if you pretend that it is - Obama is pro-life if you pretend he is.

  5. Dylan
    6 years ago

    Magpie-
    The Born Alive Infants act was signed into law by W in 2002 after unanimous senate approval. So no Senator voted against it. Also, Obama assumed his US Senate seat in 2005.

  6. Molly
    6 years ago

    St Paul warned us about the Doug Kmiec's of this world in Acts 20:20-38 " And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truth to draw the disciples away after them."

  7. ann
    6 years ago

    Obama is the classically non-Catholic. A man of words but few deeds. He steadfastly ducked voting in ways he may be quoted on during elections. Comparing McCain to Obama is a clear test of works over words.

  8. Momma5
    6 years ago

    The only place Senator Obama's emphasis on personal responsibilty moves this issue, is off his shoulders. I think it is a cop-out and his unwillingness to have an opinon sounds more like cowardliness then humility. Good luck trying to pin him down to clarity on the issue.

    Many mothers are pressured to have abortions, and seeking to change laws IS seeking to help the mothers. And it's rediculous to say "hypothetical legal limit" because that's not what people are trying to set....obviously they're trying to set Actual legal limits. If the author can't see how this has and would save lives, I am dumbfounded.

    It does not matter what Senator Obama's stances are on lesser issues, if on this one he fails (so drastically, I might add). If a Senator supported terrorism or racisism we would not support them no matter what their position on other issues. So too with murder of little babies in AND, in Obama's case, out of the womb.

  9. CB
    6 years ago

    Honestly, I don't know much about this author...very credentialed to be sure...however...

    Only the evil one could come up with the idea of promoting the 'new way' to fight abortion...through personal responsibility, instead of legislation and law of the land.

    Seriously, only the spiritually blind cannot see through that smokescreen.

    Personal responsibility is important to be sure...but think of it this way...

    Lesser demons work on individuals and tempt them to sin... satan tempts the Supreme Court.

    Piece it together folks...

  10. magpie
    6 years ago

    Mr. Kmiec, how can you support Obama who voted AGAINST THE BORN-ALIVE INFANTS ACT? Are you Catholic if you do so.


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