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Pro-Life Liberal Sargent Shriver Dies; Democratic Challenger to Obama Emerges Comments

Eunice and Sargent Shriver were Pro-Life Democrats. There was another interesting news story on the same day of the sad news of the passing of Sargent Shriver which has implications for the Democratic Primaries for President. Because I would still like to see Pro-Life people in both parties, I believe it is time to shake them both up.The first challenger to President Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination has ... Continue Reading

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  1. Bulbajer
    4 years ago

    Thank you so much for this article, Deacon Keith! R.I.P. Sargent and Eunice Shriver. We pro-life liberals need to be strong in our beliefs. It's tempting to just drop the pro-life stance if fellow liberals are shunning you for it... but not only is that an example of the weakness of ideals so common in politics, it is very wrong. I voted for Obama, and I don't think I should have. Troy and Rob, I completely agree.

  2. Paul
    4 years ago

    Thanks to the Voters in the November elections - - - - Late today, 100% of the GOP House members plus 3 Dems voted to repeal (pro-abortion, anti-conscience) - OBAMACARE as written; 25 States have joined with FL suit against the Federal Government due to unconstiutionality, and 3 other States have filed suits independently. GOP will be introducing a bill to stop taxpayer funding of all abortions on Thursday. It would be ideal if all CATHOLIC politicians regardless of Party would be on the front lines. Of course Nancy Polosi continues to give SCANDAL and scoff at Church teachings while receiving Communion in Washington DC. We voters can make a difference - a little at a time. Don't give up. Keep working and praying. Thou shall not kill.

  3. Diane
    4 years ago

    To Caroline Andrews- If, like you, we had to have a perfect world before we let go of the" necessity " of abortion, none of us would be here. The world will never be perfect and abortion is never needed. Those are simple facts.

  4. Rob
    4 years ago

    Deacon, we all know what you say is correct. But the problem is that for whatever reason this message isn't sinking into the minds and hearts of those who do it. And while there is never any acceptable reason to pursue an abortion, we can't continue to ignore those elements of our society that are driving people to consider them. To Troy's point, we have got to stop using labels (conservative and liberal) as a means of pointing the finger at one another. It only serves to pitt one group against the other and in all the anger the truth about our human dignity is lost. The labels makes this life or death issue a "political" one instead of a human one.

  5. Troy
    4 years ago

    Caroline Andrew: You wrote, "to these poor excuses called humans". That does not show the dignity of the human person. Everyone, even those who support abortion, have dignity and are not a poor excuse. God created them and so we are to love them. I do not love all that people do, but I do love all people.

    All Pro-Lifers: We must remember that anger will get us nowhere. Anger does not come from God. Love comes from God and Jesus asked that we share this Love with everyone. He did not ask us to share it with those that love Him, but everyone. We have a long way to go towards ridding the world of needless killing, but anger against those doing or supporting the needless killing does not get us any closer.

    Also, pro-choice (pro-abortion) supporters believe, at least at the beginning, that abortion for women would prevent some from falling into or further into poverty. Their heart might have been in the right place, but they were totally confused to think that abortion was the answer. This reminds me that the ends NEVER, NEVER justify the means.

  6. Deacon Keith Fournier
    4 years ago

    To Caroline Andrew: There is NEVER a "need for Abortions". Every procured abortion is the taking of innoecent human life. A human person is killed, treated as property to be disposed of by one who has more power, every time a child is dismembered or burned to death by chemicals in what was once the safest place on earth, their mothers womb. There is no moral distinction between a child in the womb and a child outside of the womb; he or she is still a child, one of us, a human person and member of the human family. To intentionally kill them for any reason is immoral, and intrinsically evil. While I share some of your understandable disdain for a culture corrupted by greed and selfishness, at the root of every lack of concern for our fellow human persons who are in need is the evil idea that any human person, or any group of human persons, is without human dignity. Abortion is the great sin against human solidarity and its embrace by the liberal community has undermined its moral claim to care about the poor.

  7. Caroline Andrew
    4 years ago

    I find it very frustrating to acknowlege that ALL the ills and pitfalls in this gift - The World - that God has given to us mere mortals, is all down to greed, corruption and disrespect - to name just three of many more deadly sins, that our elected selfish politicans suffer from. And these bankers that have thrown the World into turmoil have a lot to answer for. And to add salt to the wounds, to accept the disgraceful bonuses that have been given to these poor excuses called humans, while those who have lost all their life savings and homes, not to mention the millions who "exist" below the poverty line, will continue to live in despair, desperation and depression.

    The answer is so easy - that these jerks who "govern" learn to walk in the Footsteps of Christ and to treat each and every other person on this Earth - then things wil fall into place and there will be no more need for Abortions!!!

  8. Barb
    4 years ago

    Ahh! Those were the days. God was in His heaven, mom was in the kitchen, dad was at work and the kids were all in school. Simple Americans helping one another, living modestly and attending church every Sunday. Perhaps liberalism has overstepped its boundary. Back in the 60's liberal politicians were true crusaders.
    Now I'm not sure what they are.

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