Perhaps, One Day ...
I have reposted below an update to my original post about the President's decision to overturn the Mexico City Policy:
UPDATE #4 (24 January)
It's now a done deal.
Perhaps, one day, certain bloggers at certain blogs that purport to support a consistent ethic of life will find it in them to castigate President Obama for actually doing this heinous thing with as much vigor as they castigate his opponents for pointing out what the President has done (or for such trifling matters as being off by one or two days as to when the policy reversal would actually happen).
Perhaps, one day, certain bloggers at certain blogs that purport to support a consistent ethic of life will not seek to minimize the importance or gravity of such acts, but will instead criticize the President's anti-life policies with something a little more forceful than the mild scolding inherent in "While Obama is certainly wrong here, just look at how much more wrong his opponents are there." Oooh, that tu quoque deflection will really do the trick of bringing the President around to an ethic of life.
I suppose it might be giving certain bloggers too much credit to hope that they might react the same way I did when my presidential candidate of choice, Sen. Brownback, didn't respond as forcefully against the use of torture as I thought he should have. Mind you, I didn't (and don't) believe for one minute that Brownback actually supports torture, but I was angry that I hadn't heard an unequivocal denunciation of waterboarding and other so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques". I would appreciate the same level of outrage and indignation from Obama's Catholic supporters when he engages in policy-making that ought to shock our consciences.
Perhaps, one day. We can always hope.
UPDATE (25 January)
But don't mind me ... I'm just a "baby-worshipping weirdo".