By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 02, 2007

"Despite their shrill voices, the majority of Catholics support access to safe, legal abortion and family planning services."

That's the new president of Catholics for a Free Choice, Jon O'Brien, urging Amnesty International to shift from a neutral to a pro-abortion stance. It's not much more lucid in context.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 03, 2007 9:17 AM ET USA

    If O'Brien's comments indeed reflect a majority of Catholic voices, and I have no reason to believe otherwise, who should we hold accountable? For years now, in our diocese, I have yet to hear our bishop or any priest speak of these matters. No sermons regarding salvation or the dangers posed to one's soul by endorsing such evil. Only ongoing monetary pleadings and social "tripe" dressed in the guise of sermons. It doesn't take a Thomas Aquinis to understand the root of the problem here.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 8:22 PM ET USA

    I thought maybe I misunderstood the word amnesty so I looked it up. I guess they are using the second definition. Only maybe it should be "a period during which crimes can be committed..." 1. a general pardon, especially for those who have committed political crimes 2. a period during which crimes can be admitted or illegal weapons handed in without prosecution

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 6:54 PM ET USA

    Intentional abortion is never ever safe. The "baby always dies" and sometimes the Mother too. The women that promote abortions are always dead, their hearts and Souls are hard as a rock and black as black.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 3:30 PM ET USA

    Why should Amnesty International even care? From the last numbers I saw, about 50 million babies are surgically aborted around the world each year. Call it a neutral stance if you like, but Amnesty International hasn't helped any of those who are executed through abortion each year without a trial or any kind of due process. At least political prisoners have a chance to be freed.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 2:08 PM ET USA

    "Also compelling is the basic fact that women who do not gain access to safe abortion services can incur serious illness, injury and even death following complications that can result from a lack of legitimate providers and fear of prosecution and incarceration." Huh? Abortion injuries are the result of a fear of prosecution and incarceration? I thought they were the result of low caliber of medical "professional" the business attracts. Most abortionists have no fear of prosecution.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 1:29 PM ET USA

    Why do we not put exclamation marks around CATHOLIC; when we refer to pro abortion "Catholics?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 1:08 PM ET USA

    Ah, now I see! Morality is determined by the popularity of the issue. If a majority should feel that it is moral to slaughter 40,000,000 unborn infants in the U.S. alone in the last thirty years, then who are shrill conservative Catholics to carp? Can we assess the morality, say of the Holocaust, the same way? Or Darfur among Islamic Sudanese forces? Or the tens of millions butchered in gulags by the progressive forces of Soviet communism?