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Obama, Democrats, Abortion, and the Relentless Kmiec

Now that he’s been completely outed as being more pro-abort than even NARAL, you’d think pro-life Catholic Obama cheerleader Doug Kmiec would … well, you’d think wrong. Today on the Pepperdine law prof has this piece gushing about his best new friends at the Democrat Platform Committee and, of course, the Center of the Universe himself. Here’s a chunk:

Barack Obama is a different type of candidate. As he sees it, Roe is not an endorsement of abortion, so much as an affirmation that abortion is a moral question for which only the potential mother can give answer. To impose either safe or legal or rare is, to him, to have the government displace the woman’s freedom.

From a Catholic perspective, of course, this is a false freedom since, as John Paul II taught so ably, freedom must never be separated from the truth of the human person.

For this reason, the Catholic position is “never” not “rare.” The Democrats are still well short of that, but the impact of Senator Obama’s search for common ground is evident. Obama’s theory of government is to put the human person at the center — to not have the government impose from top-down, but to encourage greater for life by making sure that a woman’s life circumstance is not so cruel that ignorance or economics coerces a choice the mother would otherwise not make.

Except, of course, if that human person is a born-alive intended abortion survivor.


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