Deal Hudson on "How Obama's Catholics Will Dodge the Infanticide Question"
(Hat tip: Custos Fidei)
Deal Hudson writes today at InsideCatholic on the Obama Catholic (or "Obamatholic"?) approach to abortion:
When Obama's Catholic supporters attacked Catholic League president Bill Donohue for his criticism of their candidate, they did not mention Obama's support for infanticide.My Comments:
The question will inevitably arise for the distinguished group of Catholics supporting Obama as to how they can defend his preference for infanticide in cases where a child survives a botched abortion. The fury Obama's Catholics vented toward Donohue will only force them to face that question sooner than they may have expected.
It's clear to me how it will be answered: It won't. Obama's Catholics are already attempting to reframe the abortion issue in their favor. They will do everything they can to divert attention from the fact that their candidate is actually the most extreme pro-abortion advocate ever to be nominated by a political party for president of the United States.
The letter to Donohue reveals the arguments Obama's Catholics will use to evade the question of infanticide ...
[Read the whole thing]
In other words, as I noted last week, the approach by the Obamatholics, as evidenced by folks like Douglas Kmiec, Gerald Campbell, "Catholic Democrats", et al, is NOT to say they support Obama IN SPITE OF his abortion position (as Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship seems to require), but is to "BAPTIZE" Obama's abortion position: (1) so that "pro-choice" is suddenly an acceptable position for Catholics to support (rather than acknowledging it for what it really is: political support for legalized abortion-on-demand); and (2) to give the impression that supporting Obama will actually FURTHER the pro-life cause.
(See also Christopher Blosser's coverage of this issue.)
However, those Catholics who support Obama and want to remain faithful to the teachings of their Church would be much better served if they all thought like this blogger.
Obamatholics in search of their moral compass need to call M.Z. Forrest.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Obama Catholics Blast Bill Donohue, Blame Conservatives for Failing to End Abortion
Kmiec's Dishonesty [UPDATED]
The Curt Jester: "Shameless Garment" [UPDATED]