Catholic Professors Cheerleading for Pro-Abortion Obama Pick
The Cardinal Newman Society reports:
Half of the 26 Catholic activists, scholars and theologians who signed a statement publicly supporting President Barack Obama’s selection of pro-abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services are professors employed by Catholic universities, The Cardinal Newman Society revealed today.
“These professors are giving comfort and aid to those whose stated goals are to advance policies directly opposed to Catholic teachings on life issues, and they do it under the guise of fidelity to Jesus Christ,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society.
“Lauding pro-abortion Catholics such as Gov. Sebelius is an entirely individual action that does not necessarily reflect on their Catholic employers, but it does highlight the problem of Catholic universities being used as platforms for pro-abortion politics. Moreover, it speaks to the need for careful faculty hiring that considers the moral judgment and example of professors.”
The pro-Sebelius open statement, organized by the pro-Obama group Catholics United, cites Sebelius’ “successful efforts at reducing abortion.” Sebelius has said that she personally believes abortion is wrong.
However, Kathleen Sebelius vetoed pro-life legislation on four separate occasions as governor of Kansas. After she vetoed the pro-life Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act in April 2008, Bishop Joseph Naumann told the Los Angeles Times that she “should stop receiving Communion until she publicly repudiates her support of abortion.”
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