NOW, the National Organization of Women, has been struggling to remain relevant for some years now. Mention NOW and most women will say “Who?”
NOW is having a spittle-flecked nutty about the fact that the Catholic Church is resisting Pres. Obama’s latest move in the kulturkampf.
NOW prez, catholic, Terry O’Neill has so flipped out that she is now howling that resistance by the bishops and, of course Republicans, is going to KILL women.
Sounds rather like catholic Nancy Pelosi, doesn’t it? “Kill” women?
This isn’t the lunatic raving of an unhinged ideologue. This is just standard leftist boilerplate.
In October 2011 Pelosi said that Republicans want women to die on the floor.
There there is Rep. Louise Slaughter (nomen omen -D-NY 28):
Now for NOW on the USCCB and the GOP, between which she draws a laughable moral equivalence:
The collusion of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has led to an open declaration of war on the women of this country. The bishops have long sought to enshrine into law those policies of the Catholic Church that subordinate women. And they don’t care how badly women get hurt in the process.
In the last election, the bishops helped to elect legislators that would do their bidding, which includes enacting dangerous and discriminatory bills denying women safe, accessible and affordable abortion care and family planning, even encouraging hospitals to let women die in the name of ‘life.’
A recent poll shows abortion ‘barely registers’ among voter priorities, and yet Speaker Boehner has declared barring federal funding for abortion care a ‘highest priority’ — responding not to the call of his constituents but to the demands of the bishops. And it turns out abortion isn’t the only target, as evidenced by their stunningly dangerous efforts that, if enacted, can and will result in the preventable deaths of women:
[…]Not only are these assaults on women’s rights at odds with generally accepted medical practice and flatly unethical, there is little doubt that they will kill women.
Do they all have the same writer or is this just the fruit of a liberal education?
How much do catholics such as Pelosi and O’Neill have to do before can. 915 is applied?
Were can. 915 applied properly a few times, priests and the general public would start to get a sense of how it is properly applied, instead of just assuming that it may be applied to anyone at all even for well-intentioned motives.
If I were Bishop of Black Duck, I would advise Terry O’Neill privately, that without her issuing a public statement retracting her mendacious accusation, can. 915 would necessarily have to apply in her case. If she then did not come around, I would then issue a press-release that she has been advised. I would thereafter send a memo to all priests of the diocese and to the local newspapers that Terry O’Neill may no longer present herself for Holy Communion within the Diocese of Black Duck and that no priest or minister of Communion should administer the Eucharist to her except in the case of danger of death, presumably after her confession and anointing.