Reacting on Laudem Gloriae, to Catholic Kerry Watch's report of the recent FDA ruling against the abortifacient "morning-after" pill, Christine notes that "Kerry is steamed." She then describes the rationale of some seeking to rationalize voting for the anti-life Senator:
I've heard from those who have weighed Kerry against Bush and, despite their dislike of Kerry, have an even stronger aversion for Bush. Some fear that leaving Bush in office will mean certain disaster for the country, as terrorists are likely to continue escalating attacks on America, resulting in more lives lost. I can understand the concern. Their reasoning is to vote Kerry into office, but then vote against any pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-homosexual marriage laws.
Such muddled thinkers would do well to heed Christine's cogent counsel:
Keep this in mind: Kerry is not merely a pro-choice politician (as he claims). He is a pro-abortion politician. When the Unborn Victims of Violence Act was ready for a vote, Kerry flew across the country to vote against it. Now, let me give you a little background on this law. Currently, about half the states have such laws in place, which criminalize the murder of a pregnant woman by counting it as a double homicide—the mother's, and the baby's deaths. Nothing new here. Our country has had such laws from its inception. In fact, this law arises from English common law and is as old as the hills. But since Roe v. Wade, a double standard has been introduced between criminal law (under which a fetus counts as a person as to homicide) and constitutional law (under which a fetus is a non-person as to abortion).
The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA)was merely federalizing state criminal law—in this sense, it was not doing anything particularly sensational. But because abortion has become such an intensely politicized issue, pro-aborts view such a law as a thinly disguised effort at cutting away the right to choose. Now for Kerry. He claimed at a rally before the D.C. March for Women's Lives that he was not "pro-abortion," but rather "pro-choice." He believed in allowing choice for women. But his vote against the UVVA belies this claim. Because the mother who dies at the hand of a murderer dies against her will, and loses her child against her will. There is no choice involved. Thus, Kerry's vote against the UVVA shows that he cares nothing for the woman's "choice," but everything for abortion.
For those who are still considering voting for Kerry, think long and hard about his position. He's not your run-of-the-mill pro-choice Democrat, though he likes to paint himself as such. His actions prove himself to be far more radical. Please think about it, and pray about it, before you vote such a man into office.
Better yet, think about the more than 4,000 babies that will be murdered by abortionists tomorrow thanks to Catholic Judases like JFK and save your prayers for them. One thing is certain, if you can "pray" your way into voting for Kerry, it is Moloch—not God—who has answered your prayers.
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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.