Today, in a press release (click on this post's title) about his meeting with Judge Sotomayor, Senator DeMint said the following:
“When I asked [Judge Sotomayor] if an unborn child has any rights whatsoever, I was surprised that she said she had never thought about it. This is not just a question about abortion, but about the respect due to human life at all stages, and I hope this is cleared up in her hearings.
“Those who serve on the highest court in America must have an unwavering commitment to the Constitution and equal justice for all Americans. I will continue to review Judge Sotomayor’s decisions and public statements and will watch her hearings closely.”
You have heard me say here in the past that preborn babies are not on the radar screen of liberal Catholics at all. It is fair to call Sonia Sotomayor a liberal Catholic.
If taken at face value, Sonia Sotomayor's claim that she has never thought about unborn babies' rights is an admission of an astounding callousness and lack of critical thinking.
Yet many liberal Catholics have an attitude like hers: They never think of preborn babies and certainly never do anything to save them.
Our nation's Catholic bishops, Cardinal Mahony included, should publicly oppose someone as callous and unthinking as Sonia Sotomayor. So should everybody.