Thursday, January 29, 2009

Only 6 of 24 Catholic Senators Vote to Restore Mexico City Policy

Deal Hudson reports:

Only 6 of the 24 Catholic Senators voted “yea” yesterday to restore the Mexico City Policy. Last week President Obama rescinded the policy of President Bush, and first instituted by Reagan, not to provide federal funds to organizations doing abortions overseas.

Six of the eight Catholic Republican senators voted "YEA," to restore the policy: Martinez (FL); Brownback (KS); Bunning (KY); Vitter (LA); and two newly elected senators: Johanns (NE) and Risch (ID).

Two Republican Catholic senators who frequently vote anti-life with Democrats on life issues voted against restoring the policy, thus allowing federal funds to be given to groups providing abortions overseas: Murkowski (AK) and Collins (ME).

These two Republians joined 16 Catholic Democrats voting "NAY," including the “pro-life” Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (PA). Not voting was Sen. Kennedy (MA).

(emphasis in original)

My Comments:
The vote of the allegedly "pro-life" Senator Casey should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention. As a general principle, he hasn't voted remotely pro-life since entering the Senate. But specifically, back in September of 2007, Casey voted to rescind the Mexico City Policy while it was still in place under President Bush.

Definitely NOT his father's pro-life Democrat.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
The Mexico City Policy: Getting It Straight

Perhaps, One Day ...

Obama Culture of Death Update™: Among President Obama's First Official Acts is Promoting Abortion Abroad [UPDATED]

Obama Administration to Export Culture of Death

Senate Democrats (Including Allegedly "Pro Life" Bob Casey) Vote to Rescind Mexico City Policy

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At 1/30/2009 3:51 AM, Blogger John70 said...

These politicians are no more Catholic than Martin Luther. I find it very difficult to have faith in the teachings of our Church,when the Bishops responsible for instructing and disciplining these so called Catholics continue to turn a blind eye to their actions when it concerns abortion,even when our Pope condemns it as evil.But then so do the majority of the Bishops.

At 1/30/2009 12:02 PM, Blogger LargeBill said...


Actually, Martin Luther was very Catholic. It was his speaking out over the abuses of his day that caused his excommunication.

At 1/30/2009 6:59 PM, Anonymous Donald R. McClarey said...

" It was his speaking out over the abuses of his day that caused his excommunication."

No, it was because he was a heretic as a perusal of the 41 errors of Martin Luther set forth in Exsurge Domine clearly demonstrate. Luther of course went far deeper in heresy as time went on, denying five of the sacraments, the real presence, etc.


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