I have been saying for a while now that the liberal catholic left’s spittle-flecked interest in stricter control has little or nothing to do with a true pro-life agenda. Fishwrap (aka National catholic Reporter) and their ilk have hijacked the language of the actual pro-life movement. Thus, we find at the aforementioned Fishwrap today an article entitled
Catholics to Catholic politicians: Gun control is pro-life
The basic notion is that some liberals signed a letter against scary-looking guns. Keep in mind always that these catholics could care less about the guns. Their real target is the people who uphold the 2nd (and 22nd) Amendment and who also believe that the right to be born is the foundational pro-life issue. If you go to the Fishwrap piece and follow the link you’ll find the letter and can read the oh-so-predictable names.
See my post:
What the National Catholic Reporter is really doing by calling for an “assault weapons” ban. (Hint: It ain’t about guns!)
For the Fishwrap, abortion and/or the right to be born are not really pro-life issues. They are women’s rights issues.
For the LCWR and the Nuns on the Bus types, high taxes and entitlements are the paramount pro-life issues. The unborn are sacrificed for their higher causes.
When you start hearing or reading about the “seamless garment”, friends, the old thing promoted by the late Cardinal Bernardin, alarm bells should go off in your heads. Start reading carefully and between the lines. It will usually happen that, at some point, the writers will mention how awful abortion is. They will proclaim that we must work to reduce the number of abortions. What they are really after, however, is a list of other “social justice” or even “green” goals.
The unborn are not even sent to the back of the bus… they aren’t permitted to board.
QUAERITUR: Will the Fishwrap be represented at the March for Life or its equivalent rally in Kansas City? Will they have banners proclaiming their desire to overturn Roe v Wade or to defend the lives of the unborn?