Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

My theory as to why abortion is still legal in the United States.

The pro-life politicians are not really and truly anti-abortion.  Why?  Because deep down they believe only the woman has a right to make that choice.  So yeah - they claim to be against abortion and go on to claim - even vow - to overturn legislation which allows it, nevertheless they lack the will to actually do so.  And millions of Americans are in denial about that - and we have become hostages to the worst crop of politicians ever to campaign for office.  In the meantime, countless innocents continue to be slain, and there isn't a politician or a court to overturn their death sentence. 

I may be wrong of course - although no one can convince me otherwise.


  1. I absolutely, completely and unequivocally agree. The sad reality is that many Republican Party voters continue to believe the lies candidates tell. At least most Democratic politicians don't pretend to be pro-life.

  2. I personally think it's still happening not because the politicians don't necessarily believe it is evil, but that to eliminate it would leave them with precious little to run on. And it would put some professional Catholics out of work.

  3. They fear the backlash from the pro-death crowd (IMO).

  4. Thom has a point. The moment you succeed in you cause is the moment your fight becomes irrelevant. There are likely some politicians who hold off for this very reason.

  5. In any event, repealing Roe v. Wade must be the fist step. To do so would allow the states to make their own laws about abortion ( and many would severely restrict it I not outright ban it). Then is the real challenge - a constitutional amendment to enshrine in law the notion that life begins at conception. That should be the endgame for any politician who calls himself pro-life. The solution would be constitutional, not judicial.

    Of course, repealing Roe v. Wade, or restricting abortion before banning it, are necessary steps towards that goal.


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