another hope dead in the cradle
By Diogenes (articles) | Sep 04, 2006
Already playing for the wrong team on the gay marriage issue, Senate candidate Bob Casey has now thrown over Catholic teaching on life (and dishonored his father's memory) by taking a dive for Plan B. Rod Dreher reports on Casey's Meet the Press capitulation:
Then the Plan B issue came up. Santorum said flat-out that the pill is sometimes abortifacient, which is certainly true if you believe that life begins at conception; the pill can work by preventing the fertilized egg (that is, a human being) from implanting on the uterine wall. Santorum said he was against Plan B for that reason. Casey, who insists he's pro-life, said he was in favor of Plan B because "the science is clear" that it's contraception. That's a shameful dodge. The science is clear about how Plan B works; whether or not that counts as abortion is a moral question -- and a question that the Catholic Church answers very clearly.
Perhaps his bishop might remind Casey that, even when the effect of Plan B is contraceptive rather than abortifacient, its use is mortally sinful.
So yet another of our next-generation "Catholic" Democrats puts his faith into action in the Georgetown-approved mode. We can be reasonably sure that, if elected, he'll implement the policy of the USCCB on wetlands reclamation.
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Posted by: filioque -
Nov. 09, 2010 1:10 PM ET USA
Back in 2002, when Bishop Wilton Gregory, then president of the USCCB, returned from Rome, he said that protecting the priesthood from homosexuals was a continuing problem. He said it once, but never again. He was then promoted to a nice see in Atlanta. I haven't noticed him demonstrating any national leadership on this point or any other. I guess someone explained the matter to him.