Friday, July 3, 2009

President Obama "would disagree" with Episcopal abortion advocates

Meeting with Roman Catholic journalists this week, President Obama said,

“I would be surprised if those who believe abortion should be legal would object to language that says we should try to reduce the circumstances in which women feel compelled to obtain an abortion. If they took that position, I would disagree with them. I don’t know any circumstances in which abortion is a happy circumstance or decision, and to the extent that we can help women avoid being confronted with a circumstance in which that’s even a consideration, I think that’s a good thing.”

For an indisputably pro-choice President to say such a thing points up the depraved madness that is guiding the Episcopal Church. (Read the article and also the two comments by "Edward L" that follow it to get a picture of both leaders and followers in Episcopalianism. Also, you can read the full text of the Ragsdale speech here; when blogs first picked it up, she tried to take it off the web).

h/t Transfigurations


Nikolaus said...

I'm sorry but I DO NOT trust this president. Of course he said this, he was talking to a Catholic audience. If he is so intent on reducing abortion, why is he restricting the rights of medical professionals who object for religious or ethical reasons.

TLF+ said...

Hi, Nikolaus - he's taking the position set out by a number of Dems, including our State Rep. here. They believe that social programs will ameliorate the need for abortions, and "we all agree that reducing the number of abortions is good."

It is pretty much a social liberal position on most stuff - all that we do is the product of "social forces."

I don't agree, although they do offer a few good things like facilitating adoption to sweeten the position.

So I don't think the President is being dishonest... I still disagree with his diagnosis of why abortions happen and his solution. But his wrong-headed approach is morally superior to the demonic stuff sputtered by Ragsdale, et. al.

Anonymous said...

"...we should try to reduce the circumstances in which women feel compelled to obtain an abortion."

Does he really believe that? Let's see him act on it then! Until he does, he is being a liar.