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

Monday, June 09, 2008

Kmiec Still Irrationally Supporting Obama

Here is Professor Kmiec's latest argument in favor of Obama. (HT: Fidelis blog)

To summarize his argument:
-Obama thinks abortion is a constitutional right.
-McCain thinks abortion should be left up to the states to decide.
-Therefore, the political positions of both candidates are equally pro-abortion.
-So we have to look for what is the most effective manner to reduce abortion, and Obama's "emphasis on personal responsibility (conveying especially to young people the need to understand the maturity and commitment needed for sexual intimacy) is the course most likely to make a difference."
-Lobbying both political parties to change their pro-abortion views is necessary, and Obama would be more open to this pro-life lobbying because "he is more dedicated toward reducing the partisanship of the past, has very responsibly and very consistently called upon our better natures, and has articulated -- long before he sought the presidency -- a genuine appreciation for the importance of faith in the public square."
-Finally, it would be great if the Supreme Court directly outlawed all abortion entirely, finding an unalienable right to life from the moment of conception. But that is never going to happen. Therefore, it doesn't really matter which judge gets appointed. A Ruth Bader Ginsburg is just the same as a Clarence Thomas. So, it is pointless to talk about judicial appointments.

There are so many logical fallacies in this argument that my head is spinning. How did Kmiec ever become known as a smart guy?