Nov 3, 2008

A pro-life letter in today's L.A. Times

A much better letter in the L.A. Times today than ex-Mahony official Chabolla's pro-Obama screed was a pro-life one from Rita Needham of Dedham, Mass. (click on this post's title). She writes:

"As election day looms and our nation stands on a precipice, I implore members of the Catholic Church to hear, receive and act on the Church's teaching.

"According to the church, it is morally impermissible to vote for a candidate who supports the intrinsic evil of abortion when there is a morally acceptable alternative. While many passionately argue that issues of prudential judgment, such as the war on terrorism, poverty or immigration reform, must be granted equal weight, the Church does not agree.

"Obama has been touted as a visionary who will bring about great change in this country. I fear this to be true. Obama has publicly stated that as president, he would work to pass the Freedom of Choice Act.

"Undoubtedly there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Catholic Church if this legislation becomes law. What there shouldn't be is sympathy, if its members and its leaders subvert their moral obligation on election day."

Rita Needham has hit the nail on the head, wouldn't you agree, with her phrase, "if its members and leaders subvert their moral obligation on election day."


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