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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Liberal Commentator with a Sensible Post on Abortion Politics

I do not generally utilize "liberal" and "sensible" in the same sentence, and accordingly, I think this post is worth passing along. Many of the comments are also very interesting and informative. (Hat Tip: Southern Appeal)

Here's a sample:

Let's try to exercise a bit of empathy and consider that question, "What does Kansas think is the matter with us?"

The answer, frankly, is that we're baby killers.

I'm not trying to play devil's advocate. I'm not trying to articulate or to engage their argument. I'm not concerned here with the merits or demerits of that argument, and I'm not concerned here with trying either to refute or defend it.


What I'm getting at here is that this is how we are perceived.

For American evangelicals and many Catholics, abortion is the trump card. Everything I have just said or quoted from The Editors about torture parallels exactly how these folks think -- and, more importantly, feel -- about abortion.