Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Christopher Blosser Counters the "GOP / Bush 'Duped' Pro-Lifers" Meme ...

... at Catholics in the Public Square.

I have certainly called the GOP out on taking pro-lifers for granted, and for not doing enough to promote the pro-life agenda. (And I'm afraid it's only going to get worse now that John McCain - who favors ESCR, has a passive record on promoting the cause of the unborn, and will likely be weak on judges - seems to be the presumptive nominee.)

But Christopher does a very good job of putting to lie the smear that Bush and the GOP have done NOTHING to further the pro-life cause over the years.

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4 Comments:

At 1/30/2008 9:16 AM, Blogger Jeff Miller said...

I think the argument can be easily made that he is the most pro-life president we have had regarding his actions.

While his decision towards Federal funding of ESCR was not perfect it was much better than what a lot of Republicans would have given us and invoked the use of his veto pen (which people thought he must have surely misplaced) not only once but twice.

With Pres. Bush it is obvious that he was not just providing lip-service to pro-lifers, though I wish he could have made it to the March for Life at least once without phoning it in and forcing the media to cover the event for a change.

 
At 1/30/2008 9:26 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

I think the argument can be easily made that he is the most pro-life president we have had regarding his actions."

I agree, Jeff. I've said before that I think that, in many ways, Bush has been even more pro-life than Reagan.

Of course, for his legacy, the key will be how Roberts and Alito turn out (and I know Bush has no more control over that than Reagan had over Kennedy's last-minute switch to the pro-abort side - but there were indications that O'Connor would turn out the way she did, so I lay the blame for her at Reagan's feet).

 
At 1/30/2008 9:44 AM, Anonymous paul zummo said...

and I know Bush has no more control over that than Reagan had over Kennedy's last-minute switch to the pro-abort side

And don't forget Reagan's initial pick for that seat, Bork, would most certainly have voted to overturn Roe. But I agree with Chris and Jeff. We rally have no cause to complain about Bush on this topic. I think what seems to bother some is that he's not very vocal and hasn't really used the bully pulpit to advance the pro-life cause. But actions have spoken just as loud as words.

 
At 1/30/2008 4:36 PM, Blogger Tito said...

I agree with the round of statements. If Alito & Roberts continue to look like the real deal, Bush's presidancy will look favorably to historians in 50 years time.

Though I really did wish that Bush showed up at the Pro-Life event as well.

 

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