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Opinion: Robert P. George on 'Obama's Abortion Extremism' Comments

Sen.Obama's views on life issues ranging from abortion to embryonic stem cell research mark him as not merely a pro-choice politician, but rather as the most extreme pro-abortion candidate to have ever run on a major party ticket. Continue Reading

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  1. angela peters
    6 years ago

    Would Obama ever walk into a room with a crying infant meant for abortion and stand there as it slowly dies? What is the definition of Evil? PLEASE!GOD BLESS AMERICA and give every heart and soul the faith to do what is right and believe that choosing a candidate with the decency to not harm an innocent child will fight for all of us

  2. Patrick
    6 years ago

    Hope you all can look the 40 million murdered babies in the face on judgement day and say you voted so that we could get out of Iraq and redeploy to Afganistan. 4000 babies per day is a small price in order to redistribute wealth and promote "social justice".

  3. CatholicFirst
    6 years ago

    Steve, you said, "The simple fact is that a larger percentage of women in countries which have outlawed abortion get abortions than women in countries where abortion has not been criminalized."

    I suppose you have facts to back this up.

  4. steve
    6 years ago

    It is tragic how conservative politicians have destroyed any possibility of a rational discussion of the best way to end abortion in their desire for power. It is condemnable how many clergy have facilitated those efforts.

    The simple fact is that a larger percentage of women in countries which have outlawed abortion get abortions than women in countries where abortion has not been criminalized.

    One possible reason for this is that those countries where abortion has been criminalized are the same countries where human rights and social justice are most violated.

    Why can't we even have a discussion on what is the best way of ending abortion?

  5. CatholicFirst
    6 years ago

    ConcernedCatholic, you said "because we believe he will have a better track record on social justice issues."

    Looks like your buying a pig in a poke. The only thing you know about what is in the poke is that Obama voted 3 time against saving children of botched abortions while the pig in the pen (McCain) has a solid anti-abortion record. Give us some examples about how you "believe" Obama will be better on social justice issues or is it just a hunch?

  6. ConcernedCatholic
    6 years ago

    The problem with the argument that there is no comparison between abortion and a just war, KC, is that you fail to prove the Iraq war is a just war in your own statements. So that parallel cannot be drawn. It fails all litmus tests.

    Also, for you to call someone "sinful" for voting for a Democratic candidate is way off base. A number of Catholics are voting for Obama, because we believe he will have a better track record on social justice issues, which I'm sure you would consider to fall under the realm of "government dependency." You should read about Catholic Social Teachings (I think it would enlighten you.)

  7. KC
    6 years ago

    Abortion = War?

    It really is Abortion = Murder and Saving life = Just War.

    There is clearly no comparison between Abortion and Just War.

    Be honest, you people vested in equating the Iraq war with abortion do so to try and justify and rationalize your blind and sinful support for the Democrat Party which has clearly become the party of death and slavery to government dependancy.

    You know that abortion is the pre-meditated intentional killing of an innocent person...murder.

    A Just War is for the defense of a country against a military foe. No one honestly say that the Iraq war was the intentional killing of innocent human life, despite BO's disgusting statement that our brave military was "...air-raiding villages and killing civilians."

    But what does the Pope say about the Iraq war?.

    Then Cardinal Ratzinger gave his opinion which did NOT declare the Iraq war as "unjust" but instead stated, " is still licit to allow that a “just war” might exist." (see entire statement below).

    So, please do not equate abortion and supporters of abortion like BO and the Democrat Party that want to murder innocent human life with Bush and his supporters who were defending this country and our allies against Sadam's regime.

    Then Cardinal Ratzinger's statement in an interview:

    Your Eminence, a question about current events, in some way connected to the Catechism. Does the coalition war on the Iraq come within the canons of the “just war”?

    RATZINGER: The Pope has very clearly expressed his thoughts, not only as the thoughts of an individual, but as the thoughts of a man of conscience occupying the highest functions in the Catholic Church. Of course, he has not imposed this position as a doctrine of the Church, but as the appeal of a conscience enlightened by the faith. This judgment of the Holy Father is convincing from a rational point of view also: reasons sufficient for unleashing a war against Iraq did not exist. First of all it was clear from the very beginning that proportion between the possible positive consequences and the sure negative effect of the conflict was not guaranteed. On the contrary, it seems clear that the negative consequences will be greater than anything positive that might be obtained. Without considering then that we must begin asking ourselves whether as things stand, with new weapons that cause destruction that goes well beyond the groups involved in the fight, it is still licit to allow that a “just war” might exist.

  8. amos ejuwa
    6 years ago

    Leave Obama alone.He is a goodman and he will win the election wheather you like it or not Thanks.

  9. Eileen Thorstad
    6 years ago

    I had heard some of the information in this article in regards to Obama's views on abortion. I was appalled by his stand on embryonic stem cell research,his plan to use tax dollars to fund abortion, and many other stands he has taken on these issues regarding the rights of the unborn. I feel that more then ever, Catholic's and Christian's will need to work together to let our voices be heard if Obama is elected, and I want to make sure that I am one of those voices.

  10. ConcernedCatholic
    6 years ago

    To Mr. or Miss "Ahem": I most certainly am a "Concerned Catholic." I have been baptized Catholic, made my first Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church, attended Catholic schools, got married in the Catholic Church, and have baptized both of my sons in the Catholic Church.

    How dare you presume to know me ... and how dare you level a personal attack on me based on the opinions that I express.

    Listen, folks, I have never argued that it is not valid for anyone to make a particular vote based on the abortion issue. I can certainly respect how people feel about this.

    What I do have a problem with, is that so many people seem to just give this administration and the GOP candidate a "free pass" on the war ... as though it deserves no questioning.

    Also, it's not right to use an "end justifies the means" argument with Saddam, because there are a number of despicable leaders around the world whose countries we haven't invaded.

    We haven't invaded North Korea (recently), or Myanmar, or Syria, or Iran, or Cuba (recently)... yet we could compare any of those governments with the former Iraq. And we also haven't invaded Saudi Arabia, where it is illegal for residents to practice Christianity.

    Finally, ask yourself, what have we, as Americans, really "gained" from this war. Nothing. What have we lost? Plenty.

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