Rudy, the proabort
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"After months of conflicting signals on abortion, Rudolph W. Giuliani is planning to offer a forthright affirmation of his support for abortion rights . . . ."
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable . . . . *
(1) If you are a Catholic, you cannot, in good conscience, vote for Rudy Giuliani in the Republican presidential primary; certainly not when there are other staunch pro-life candidates like Senator Sam Brownback. Now, if you want to delude yourself into to believing that there are "proportionate reasons" for supporting Rudy notwithstanding his proabortion stance, then have at it. But please understand that you are either flirting with or committing a grave sin in doing so.
(2) For my non-Catholic prolife friends, who admire but understandably do not feel bound by the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion, I would simply ask you to consider whether you believe it is truly in the long-term interests of the Republican Party to nominate a man who is so openly hostile to the weakest and most vulnerable members of society.
Let me be blunt: If Rudy becomes the Republican Party's presidential candidate, it will destroy the party for the foreseeable future (and let's face it, we're already not doing that hot as things stand). In a closely-divided electorate, the Republican Party simply cannot afford to have a significant portion of its base stay at home or vote for a third-party candidate. It's that simple. And even if you think that I am mistaken in this regard, are you really willing to take that risk? For Rudy? He is not worth it, folks. Yes, Rudy's leadership in the wake of 9/11 was nothing short of Churchillian. He was the right man, in the right place, at the right time. But that hardly qualifies him to be president of the United States (especially when one considers that his personal history is nothing short of despicable).
And I am, quite frankly, disgusted by those who, all of the sudden, don't believe a president's personal character matters anymore. It matters greatly. After all, this is a man who has publicly stated that he would pay to have his own grandchild aborted. In what sick, twisted world could a man like that ever be nominated by the Republican Party to serve this noble country as its president? Let us pray that such a thing never happens.
*I've edited the Catechism quote above to better reflect/support the substance of the post.