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The pro-life payoff?

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Nov 10, 2004

Oh, good. It's just one week since we read the headlines about the re-election of President Bush, and already:

  • The likely chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has warned that the White House shouldn't expect confirmation of pro-life nominees to the Supreme Court.
  • A staunchly pro-life Attorney General has resigned, and the President has chosen a "pro-choice" replacement.

A week ago, most pro-lifers were jubilant. Now they are-- or should be-- worried.

But here's the point that I tried to make before the election: You can't say that President Bush has betrayed his campaign promises to the pro-life movement, because-- check it out if you don't believe me-- he never made any!

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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