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Thread #77771   Message #1392441
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jan-05 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Larry K asks:I think Larry's right. You find very few Catholics who believe abortion is a good thing, although many of us don't buy the right-wing hysteria about it being genocide or the like. Many Catholics believe that it is not up to us to make the choice for or against abortion - that choice must be made by the woman who is most directly involved. This is not a choice that can or should be controlled by law or other means of coersion.
Still, if we believe abortion is wrong, then we must do what we can to help women find alternatives to abortion (like birth control and adoption, for example....).
The current doctrine of the U.S. Democratic party seems to demand that the legitimacy of abortion be accepted without question. That makes some of us Catholic Democrats very uncomfortable. We sure as hell don't want to join the Republicans, though.

-Joe Offer, pro-choice pro-life anti-abortion Catholic-