Now that I am back home, I am catching up on news and mail.
I was aware during my recent travels that Fordham University was planning on giving an award to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. The prize is the Stein Prize in Ethics.
Now as I read more about this, and people continue to send me e-mail, I am left scratching my head even more than I did when I first heard the news a couple weeks ago.
Justice Breyer has been a long-time supporter of abortion rights. Not just abortion, but partial birth abortion. He wrote majority opinion for the 2000 case Stenburg vs. Carhart. This decision overturned state laws restricting partial birth abortion. Justice Breyer also supported the pro-partial birth abortion position in 2007 in Gonzales vs. Carhart.
Fordham University is a Catholic University. They are giving an ethics award to a Justice who has supported something morally and ethically indefensible: partial birth abortion.
I don’t understand this.
Can someone explain to me how this works?
Is there anything that would disqualify someone from being given an award by a Catholic university if this doesn’t?
Could they not have found someone, Catholic or non-Catholic I don’t care, who at least does not actively argue for and enable one of the evilest things that can be done to defenseless human beings?
What am I missing?