Pro-Life Kudos to Michael Sean Winters
(Hat tip: The Catholic Key Blog)
It appears that "progressive" Catholic Michael Sean Winters has already answered the questions I raised at the end of my previous post.
I've certainly been a harsh critic lately of the America Magazine contributor, so I would be remiss if I didn't give kudos to Winters for this recent post at the America blog:
To be clear: I have never voted for a Republican in my life. My mother told me my right hand would wither and fall to the ground if I did. But, if the President or my representatives in Congress support federal funding for abortion in any way, shape or form, I will never vote for them again and I might risk my right hand in the next election by voting for their opponent.My Comments:
So, call your Senators and Representatives. Call the White House. Many of us pro-life Democrats have given the President the benefit of the doubt on the abortion issue because of his repeated commitment to trying to lower the abortion rate, a commitment he reiterated to Pope Benedict XVI last week. All the good will he has earned among Catholic swing voters, and all the arguments on his behalf progressive Catholics have mounted, all could be swept away if abortion is part of a federal option in health care. Politics is the art of compromise, but on this point, there can be none.
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