The Corner

Uh, Did He Make This Clear, or Did His Aides Tell The Washington Post That He Made It Clear?

The religious divide, not unlike the political one, comes down to siding with liberals in the church over the more orthodox conservatives. Kerry, for example, has broken with some Catholic leaders who say it is a sin for a politician to support abortion rights. In the final debate, the Democratic candidate made it clear he opposes abortion as an “article of his faith,” but would never appoint a Supreme Court justice who favors overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman’s right to an abortion.