Obama, are you for or against Partial Birth Abortion? Yes: Comments http://www.brookfieldnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/43479297.html All comments for "Obama, are you for or against Partial Birth Abortion? Yes" - sorted by newest first en-US Nov 03, 2008 11:21 PM Nov 04, 2008 9:25 AM http://www.brookfieldnow.com My Two Cents on "Obama, are you for or against Partial Birth Abortion? Yes" http://www.brookfieldnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/43479297.html?viewAll=1#comment-20073462 Nov 04, 2008 9:25 AM My Two Cents http://www.brookfieldnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/43479297.html?viewAll=1#comment-20073462 My Catholic parish FINALLY distributed a booklet, Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics, copyright 2006 Catholic Answers Action Second Edition on Sunday, stuck under my windshield wiper.

On page 5 it states: "The Five Non-negotiable Issues. These five issues concern actions that are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by the law. Intrinsically evil actions are those that fundamentally conflict with the moral law and can never be performed under any circumstances. It is a serious sin to deliberately endorse or promote any of these actions, and no candidate who really wants to advance the common good will support any action contrary to the non-negotiable principles involved in these issues." The five non-negotiable issues are: Abortion, Euthanasia, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Human Cloning, Homosexual "Marriage."

I cannot understand why the Church waited until nearly one third of votes were cast early before it put out a statement. I had mistakenly presumed that the Catholic vote in this country would protect the unborn. I guess the Church is more concerned with protecting its non-profit status than protecting the unborn. ]]>
My Two Cents on "Obama, are you for or against Partial Birth Abortion? Yes" http://www.brookfieldnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/43479297.html?viewAll=1#comment-20073457 Nov 04, 2008 8:27 AM My Two Cents http://www.brookfieldnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/43479297.html?viewAll=1#comment-20073457 <p>My Catholic Parish FINALLY put out a booklet, "Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics" copyright 2006 Catholic Answers Action on our windshield on Sunday.</p>
<p>On page 5 it states: "The Five Non-Negotiable Issues. These five issues concern actions that are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by the law. &nbsp;Intrinsically evil actions are those that fundamentally conflict with the moral law and can never be performed under any circumstances. &nbsp;It is a serious sin to deliberately endorse or promote any of these actions, and no candidate who really wants to advance the common good will support any action contrary to the non-negotiable principles involved in these issues." &nbsp;The five Non-Negotiable Issues are: &nbsp;Abortion, Euthanasia, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Human Cloning, and Homosexual "Marriage."</p>
<p>Isn't it a shame that Catholics will look for any loophole in order to justify a vote for Obama, a proponent of partial birth abortion and embryonic stem cell research? Apparently the Church is more concerned about protecting its non-profit status than protecting the unborn. &nbsp;I hope Catholics voting today will vote with their conscience.</p>
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Theodore on "Obama, are you for or against Partial Birth Abortion? Yes" http://www.brookfieldnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/43479297.html?viewAll=1#comment-20073452 Nov 04, 2008 12:09 AM Theodore http://www.brookfieldnow.com/blogs/communityblogs/43479297.html?viewAll=1#comment-20073452 <p>I think you would be informed to read the Newsweek article titled "Pro-Life Catholics For Obama Should abortion be the litmus test for political support?" &nbsp;As stated in the write-up, there is an "emergence of Roman Catholic pro-lifers as leading supporters of Sen. Barack Obama."</p>
<p>On point underscored is that Obama has a plan: he "supports government action that would reduce the number of abortions," including an "adequate social safety net for poor women who might otherwise have abortions." &nbsp;The reason for support for Obama by pro-life Catholics is that Republicans have ignored (hid) the other "intrinsic" evils. &nbsp;Abortion is not the only intrinsic evil in the Catholic mindset. &nbsp;So are the administration's policies on interrogation of terrorist suspects, in its failures after Hurricane Katrina and in its detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay, the death of US soldiers and Iraqi citizens for an unjustified (more like misleading war). </p><p>Kyle's reply: It really does not matter what other "intrinsic evil[s] in the Catholic mindset" are. What matters is what God says about life. Abortions have gone down since the rate peaked in 1979. Under President Bush it has fallen nearly to the same level as when it was made legal in 1974.&nbsp; <b><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/22/AR2008092202831.html?nav=rss_nation" mce_href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/22/AR2008092202831.html?nav=rss_nation">Washington Post, Sept. 23, 2008</a></b> If Obama makes passing Freedom of Choice Act, that trend will reverse. <br></p><p>No leader or government is perfect. But you can't seriously equate infanticide to interrogation of terrorist suspects, failures after Katrina, Guantanamo Bay detainees, and war, can you?</p><p>Plus, the issues you mention don't have much to do with John McCain who spoke out against interrogation. Since Obama is going to send troops to Afghanistan, he will be involved with acts of war too.&nbsp;</p>
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