I sometimes enjoy reading from Catholic journals online. I grew up in a Catholic dominated city so the church's teachings have always had an impact on my life even though I was never a member of it. Today I came across an editorial on the Catholic Online site by Robert Stackpole entitled "A Plea to Catholic Obama Supporters".
This article is full of specious arguments. Firstly, McCain is NOT anti-abortion according to how the Catholic church defines it. He has gone on record many times and stated this. He has said that he's “come to the conclusion that the exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother are legitimate exceptions”. He also supports fetal tissue research. He doesn't even have a consistent record with regards to so-called "partial birth abortions". In 1999 he voted YES to allow partial birth abortions (Bill S. 1692 ; vote number 1999-340). So, tell me again how this is an issue of either supporting a pro-choice candidate or a pro-life candidate?
Is it less evil if a candidate only supports violating the church's position under those circumstances that seem right in their own eyes? Furthermore, anyone who has stated that he'd gladly support the war in Iraq continuing for the next HUNDRED YEARS has absolutely no pro-life credentials. Perhaps, Robert Stackpole thinks people should gloss over the fact that we can't even begin to count how many of the "unborn" die when their mothers are bombed into oblivion. Should we be supporting McCain's gruesome "two-for-one" deal? That's exactly what it is if we define abortion as the killing of unborn people with all the rights as those who have already been born.