Wednesday, September 26, 2007

16 Catholic Senators Support Pro-Abortion Bill

Catholic pro-life groups are condemning a major pro-abortion vote cast by more than a dozen Catholic U.S. senators.

From "16 Catholic Senators Support Pro-Abortion Bill" by Jim Brown, posted 9/26/07, at

Sixteen Catholic senators recently voted against an amendment that would have restored the Mexico City Policy. The policy, instituted by President Reagan in 1984, prohibited U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding organizations that perform or promote abortions in foreign countries. Catholic activist Judie Brown, president of American Life League, says she was especially disappointed by the vote of a freshman Democrat from Pennsylvania who claims to be pro-life.

"Other than Robert Casey, who is an enormous disappointment to me, I think we could have expected the pro-abortion vote from the other 15 so-called Catholic senators," says Brown. "It's no surprise to me that those 15 individuals voted against life because they've been doing so consistently for a very long period of time."

A big part of the reason this is happening is because leadership in American Christendom is very weak. These politicians should have been called to account long ago and put out of the church in order to spur repentance for their own sakes and the sake of the church. Instead their sin is allowed to encourage other Christians to sin and confuse the unbelieving world. Shame on our leaders for lacking the courage of their convictions and respect for the positions in which they have been placed.

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