To the editor:
Your “life issues” series solidifies the liberal aspects of our Diocese. Equating abortion with war, torture, racism and genocide, etc., gives Catholics justification for supporting pro-abortion candidates.
Bundling torture, the targeting of non-combatants, genocide, racism, etc. along with abortion, you give the impression all life issues are equal. You imply if one candidate is against negative life issues but supports abortion, while the other is anti-abortion, then it is morally acceptable to choose the abortion supporter.
All candidates reject negative life issues but many fully support and endorse abortion, using the misnomer, “right to choose” rather than the more truthful: “murder of innocents”.
Other negative life issues are truly abhorrent. We should fight them tirelessly. But they do not approach the horror of abortion. In sheer numbers, abortion overwhelms them all. The million plus annual killings in America alone exceeds all the others combined, including wars and genocide. There is NO moral equivalence.
Murdering the most innocent, pure, only truly sinless persons on earth can never equal any combination of life issues. Abortion trumps them all. There can be no moral equivalence, certainly not in the eyes of the God I have been taught to believe in.
Ultra liberal columnist/rejecter of Vatican teaching, Father Richard McBrien, tries to justify why Senator Joseph Biden consistently votes pro-abortion. He claims it’s because of its possible criminalization. He knows no candidate has ever supported criminal status for any woman that aborts. All have in fact, exempted mothers from such charges. But, while he protects the abortion mothers, who protects the babies? Who supports the commandment “thou shalt not kill?”
Your article on life issues blatantly supports abortion voters. As a supposed Catholic paper, you should be ashamed.