While frankly I have greater respect for a man who identifies himself when he asks a question, the questions our "Anonymous" troll inquisitor asks in the comment boxes below my colleague Jeff Miller's recent report are common enough to merit public response. Q: "I wonder if the pro-abortion governor of California should be denied Communion." A: Of course, pro-abortion Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should be denied Communion. Q: "I wonder if the pro-abortion Catholic Mr. Pataki should be denied Communion." A: Of course, the pro-abortion governor of New York, George Pataki, should be denied Communion. Q: I wonder if the pro-abortion Catholic Mr. Santorum should be denied Communion. A: While I have publicly deplored—here on Catholic Kerry Watch—Sen. Rick Santorum's campaigning for his pro-abort colleague Sen. Specter in the Republican primary, a betrayal of the unborn that ensured Specter's win over his pro-life challenger, Sen. Santorum's pro-life voting record scarcely merits the description "pro-abortion Catholic." I'm afraid your letting your mask slip with this dishonest query, Mr. A. Do "pro-life" individuals—Catholics and non-Catholic alike—ever act in ways that are anti-life? Alas, this is not a rare event by any means. Indeed, it happens every time they compromise Catholic doctrine and the Life Principles. Q: Thanks for your double standard. A: What double standard? But thanks for making it clear that is you, dear "Anonymous," who has two faces, just like CINO Senator Kerry. Come to think of it, I suspect you two have a lot in common. Oh, and for the record, my name is Earl E. Appleby, Jr.
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Sen. John Kerry stands with Kate Michelman (right) President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Since 1995, Michelman's group has given Kerry a 100% rating for his voting record to defend abortion.