Amy Welborn: "Back to the Future" on Abortion
(Hat tip: Creative Minority Report)
Something tells me that if "The One" is elected, we'll be hearing more stories like this about not a few Catholic Obama supporters come January of 2009:
... But I do remember a few things with startling specificity - usually, as you might expect, things with particular personal resonance or of great interest to me.My Comments:
Take January 23, 1993. I remember that. Okay, so I didn’t remember the date until I looked it up, but I did remember it was the Saturday after Clinton’s first inauguration. And I was attending a workshop for catechists. In attendance at the workshop was an older religious sister. At one point, we were sitting next to each other and the new administration in Washington came up.
The sister was dismayed. “Did you hear what President Clinton did?”
(If by chance, you have forgotten: Jan. 22: President Clinton reverses years of pro-life progress by issuing five executive orders reversing Title 10 regulations banning abortion referral by federal employees, repealing the Mexico City Policy restricting federal funding of international organizations that work to reverse countries’ abortion laws, negating the ban on funding for fetal tissue transplants, ordering military hospitals to perform abortions, and asking the FDA to “review” the import ban on RU 486.”)
Yes, I’d heard about that.
“I just can’t believe he did that,” Sister continued. “I don’t understand why he would do those things. I supported him.”
I was surprised, but not really. I tried to point out to Sister that President Clinton had run on an abortion rights platform supported in word and funds by abortion-rights groups, and reversal of these policies was a stated and clear goal of these groups.
She just shook her head again. “I still can’t believe it.”
Then again, something tells me that the overwhelming majority of Catholic voters for Obama FULLY EXPECT him to follow through on his pro-abortion agenda, won't be surprised in the least by it, and, in fact, will make excuses for it (just as they're spinning like crazy now trying to explain away his abortion record - and even calling it "pro-life" - in the lead-up to the election).
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
George Weigel on Kmiec's "Flawed Thinking"
Archbishop Chaput: Kmiec Doing a "Disservice to the Church"
Doug Kmiec Claims Democrats Making "Steps Toward Honoring Life" in Platform
Doug Kmiec Again Places Platitudes Above Policy [UPDATED]
Doug Kmiec Soon To Be Sorely Disappointed
Did Doug Kmiec Just Now Catch On That Obama and NARAL Are Politically Conjoined? [UPDATED]
Kmiec's Wishful Thinking on Obama and Abortion