This is a group that has said "voting on the basis of only one issue runs afoul of the faith" and that "criminalizing the procedure is less effective in reducing abortions than addressing the social circumstances that lead women to seek them."
Amen to that! I am glad someone else is finally saying it!
Here is a quote from their website:
"Before he was a devoted husband and father, or U.S. Senator.....[he] took a job working as a community organizer for a group of 8 Catholic parishes in [Chicago]. With funding from the U.S. Bishops and working for 3 years out of an office in a Catholic church rectory, he embarked on a campaign to empower the lives of thousands of people who were suffering through economic circumstances...." -- Victoria Reggie KennedyI have said it before, there are things out there in politics that are more important than where you stand on the abortion issue. Not to belittle it. Abortion is a serious matter. But there are things going on in the world today that HAVE to take precedence to things like this.
And the idea that a person can be "pro-life" and still be against decriminalizing it is no surprise to me. I have often said that criminalizing something does not stop something.
Here is a way some of your pro-lifers might understand it. Let's take the gun control issue. You are against gun control laws. You say it does not matter if we outlaw guns, criminals will still have them. Case in point. If you make abortions illegal, people are still going to get abortions. It is that simple.
Chew on that for a while.
Point being, not all religious groups hate Obama.
Keep in mind, I did not vote for the man, nor did I vote for his main opponent. I did not care for either of them. But he is our President-elect now and I am willing for fore go what I did not like about him and give him the benefit of the doubt that he will bring some much needed change to the system. Not too optimistic about it, but it could happen. Only time will tell.
That is it for now. Thanks for reading.