Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Point of Order, Madame Speaker . . .

I'm sorry, Madame Speaker, but your repeated reference to the fact that you have five children -- clearly meant to telegraph to attentive Catholics your fidelity to Church teaching -- is entirely irrelevant to the discussion of the Church's teaching on the sanctity of life.

The question is not about the mothering of five children but about the murdering of fifty million of them. Your role in the former is no justification for your role in the latter.

Thanks, however, for clarifying how woefully and blissfully ignorant you are of the last 2000 years of Catholic moral theology on this matter. It helps the rest of us understand, and it gives a glimmer of hope that, once apprised of this tradition, you might become a champion of all those children who will otherwise suffer the violence of the abortionist's cold instruments.

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