More Proof the Pro-Abortion Lobby is Wrong (Evil) and Just Plain Stupid


NARAL’s “Thank You” Card to Pope Francis, posted on its Facebook Page

Nothing says “We’re morons” like failing to read anything but made up headlines. Epic fail in the due diligence department.

Taking them seriously for a moment (I know, it’s difficult), I wonder why the people at NARAL would send our Holy Father a “thank you” card. Perhaps it’s for this:

Each one of us is called to recognize in the fragile human being the face of the Lord, who in his human flesh experienced indifference and loneliness to which we often condemn the poorest, be it in developing countries, be it in well-off societies. Every unborn child, condemned unjustly to being aborted, has the face of the Lord, who before being born, and then when he was just born, experienced the rejection of the world. And every elderly person, even if he/she is sick or at the end of his/her days, bears in him/herself the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded! – Pope Francis, 20/09/2013 Address to the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and Catholic gynecologists


2 thoughts on “More Proof the Pro-Abortion Lobby is Wrong (Evil) and Just Plain Stupid

  1. It’s an open question (IMO) whether their thanks is actually stupid.

    Despite pro-choice protestations to the contrary, the pro-life movement isn’t an essentially religious one, but a moral campaign which, like the civil rights movement and abolitionism before it, can be advocated via secular arguments about rights and justice or via religious ethics and theology. Also like those earlier campaigns, it’s organizational strength comes mainly from the participation of churches- and in the case of the pro-life movement the Catholic church in particular. To the extent that the Catholic church de-emphasizes abortion, this benefits pro-choice groups, and there’s a belief on the left (which is completely speculative, but not completely unreasonable as speculation) that such a change in the emphases of the church is forthcoming.

    It would be totally stupid to think that the Church’s position on abortion is subject to change, but the hopeful theory of pro-choice liberals isn’t anything so outrageous; it’s that the teaching will remain unchanged, but that a change in priorities concerning public advocacy and public policy will result in major benefits for them. The political reality is that socially conservative positions and economically liberal positions are in competition with one another. There’s generally no option that allows one to vote for both, so one has to prioritize and make a choice between them. If Francis emphasizes economic concerns above the so-called “cultural issues,” then this benefits abortion rights groups who’re politically allied with economic liberals.

    If abortion is seen as a less urgent priority than social justice issues, then that will be a major victory for the pr-choice side.

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