Letter to the Editor
Published: October 2, 2008
To the Editor:
The socially liberal attitude of the CNS writers appearing in the Georgia Bulletin, a Catholic newspaper, has always been a curiosity to me. In this past issue, Sept. 25, Nancy Frazier O’Brien’s article, “Candidates’ Stands on Life Cover More Than Abortion,” appears to be an attempt to paint the Democrat candidate as not too unpalatable for Catholic voters because of the other issues of life—stem cell research and the death penalty. The writer glosses over the abortion issue after a brief mention in the first paragraph that the two major candidates “diverge sharply” on abortion. Then she found a professor to muddy the waters with his statement that life issues “may be murky at best given that neither candidate has been known nationally as a leader in either direction on those issues.”
Their positions are quite clear to me. Has the writer or professor not heard of Sen. Obama’s involvement in preventing the legislation in the Illinois legislature to protect born-alive infants after abortion? Has she not heard Sen. McCain’s impassioned statements on protecting life at every stage?
I am beginning to believe some of the most pro-life people in government are not Catholic at all. The list would begin with President Bush, and continue with Sen. McCain, Gov. Huckabee, Gov. Romney and Gov. Palin. Prominent Catholics supporting abortion, however, would start with Sen. Joe Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Kerry.
Something is wrong with these two lists. Therefore, as a Catholic voter in 2008, I have no confusion on where these candidates stand on the issue of life.
Susan Schmidt, Woodstock