So people should know this up front…
I disagree with the President on abortion and the need to provide contraception. I believe the Bishops of our church have the right to press the administration on those issues to protect the rights of the unborn.
OK? I want that to be clearly understood.
Now here’s a quote from last night’s debate:
“Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives.” – Mitt Romney.
Now I’ve heard a lot from our Bishops and plenty of others say that the President is wrong about his position on life. But according to the teaching of our church, Governor Romney is as well.
Doesn’t this muddy the waters for Catholics who were voting for Gov. Romney solely because of his position on life? Makes the lesser of two evils a whole lot harder to discern in my mind. Gov. Romney also said that “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”
Seems like pandering to me, but since his company benefited from abortions for years I’m inclined to think he’s far from pro-life. And we know the President’s stance on these issues, which isn’t good either.
But my main concern is after watching another bar fight last night where a Presidential Debate broke out is simply this: Is this really the best we can do for candidates? Isn’t there someone somewhere who can rise above all the hateful rhetoric?