Tuesday, January 25, 2011

March for Life: Hundreds of thousands marched in Washington yesterday.



Ignoring the facts.
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Yesterday afternoon the only thing I came across on line regarding the March for Life in Washington DC was a piece from the Washington post.  Last night I believe there was a passing reference to the event on network news.  I dare say all Catholic bloggers knew about the march - as do most Mass-going Catholics.  The Church gets the message out.  Although some people say there is a secular news media black out of sorts, determined to bury the story.  But hundreds of thousands marching on Washington is a hard one to ignore.
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President Obama leads the way of course, in the arrogant affirmation of Roe v. Wade:
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President Obama, however, praised the Roe v. Wade decision on its anniversary, Jan. 22, stating that he is “committed to protecting this constitutional right.” The decision held that a right to abortion was implicit in the 14th amendment, a provision originally intended to ensure that no person or group would be unjustly deprived of “life, liberty, or property” after the abolition of slavery.

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The president, whose 2009 “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” allocated a total of $4.1 billion for government-funded or state-run child-care programs, nonetheless said that the Roe decision “affirms the fundamental principle” that “government should not intrude on private family matters.” - CNA
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"Hundreds of thousands" - imagine that.  The tide is against him.  The President will offer his State of the Union tonight - but he won't get it right.
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H/T Pewsitters

3 comments:

  1. I was at the Verizon Center con-celebrating at the Mass but skip the march because I was not feeling well.

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  2. At what point does it cease to be news? It's been done every year for almost 40 years.

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  3. Thom, good point except that the media did cover the President's comments in favor of Roe v Wade. Impartiality would require that if the media wants to report on what the President thinks, they should also report that there is a large contingent disagreeing with him.

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