Wednesday, May 07, 2008
A Pro Lifer for Obama
Andrew Sullivan directs us to this blogpost by Doug Kmiec. No short quotation can do justice to the sheer foggy unintelligibility of Kmiec's musings, but here at least is a start:
Thus, as I see it, it is a choice between two less than sufficient courses:
(a) the continuation of an effort to appoint men and women to the Court who are thought willing to overturn Roe through divisive confirmation proceedings that undermine respect for law and understate the significance of non-abortion issues in a judicial candidate’s evaluation; or
(b) working with a new president who honestly concedes the abortion decision poses serious moral issues which he argues can only be fully and successfully resolved by the mother facing it with the primary obligation of the community seeing to it that she is as well informed as possible in the making of it.
It is a prudential judgment which course is more protective of life.
I trust that's clear!
Here's what's really going on: Doug Kmiec, a former dean at the Catholic University of America, has decided that quitting Iraq is more important to him than stopping abortion. Fine! His call! It's a free country!
But he doesn't have the nerve to say so.
Can we disguise our plain meaning in a great gust of verbal vapor? Yes we can!
05/07 11:46 AM