Supreme Knight Carl Anderson: "Real Change" Entails Getting Rid of Roe
The Cranky Conservative links to a piece by Carl Anderson on Catholics voting their values:
... Imagine for a moment the largest 25 cities in the United States and Canada including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Vancouver suddenly empty of people. This is what the loss of 40 million human beings would look like. In fact, 40 million is greater than the entire population of Canada.(emphasis added)
What political issue could possibly outweigh this human devastation? The answer, of course, is that there is none.
It is time to put away the arguments of political spin masters that only serve to justify abortion rights. We have all heard a great deal this year about the need for change. But we are told that one thing cannot change — namely, the abortion rights regime of Roe v. Wade.
“How should Catholics exercise their responsibilities as citizens?” The most important way is to build a culture of life. And to do this requires a new politics.
Building a culture of life and a civilization of love means truly transforming our politics. In this process, dealing with the abortion rights issue is fundamental. While there are certainly many issues that are important to Catholic voters, none has caused more damage to our society than this taking of innocent human life.
It is time that Catholics demand real change — and real change means the end of Roe v. Wade. Real change is possible, but it is difficult. First, the political manipulation of Catholic voters by abortion-rights advocates needs to end. It is time to stop creating excuses for voting for pro-abortion-rights politicians. It is time that Catholics shine a bright line of separation between themselves and all those politicians who defend the abortion-rights regime of Roe v. Wade.
Well, it's refreshing to read some straightforward sense from my Supreme Knight after having earlier subjected myself to the disingenuous sophistry of a certain sycophantic law professor.