|4/23/2013 9:27:00 AM|
Don't deflect primacy of life issues
| Catholic News Service|
Demonstrators make their way toward the Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington Jan. 25. Bitter cold and snow did not stop tens of thousands of people from marching against abortion for the 40th year since the Supreme Court's Roe v . Wade decision legalizing abortion in U.S.
To the Catholic Sentinel:
Rolando Rodriguez has been implying that nobody — including the church — knows when life begins. I suggest Mr. Rodriguez spring 10 bucks for a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and familiarize himself with the Church’s positions. Sometimes it helps to read the owner’s manual.
He takes Michael McDermott to task for focusing moral outrage on issues such as abortion, contraception and euthanasia, while ignoring women’s rights, civil rights, minority rights, climate change and voter suppression. This appears to be a ruse to draw attention away from the actual life issues, by suggesting that non-life issues bear equal weight in any debate.
This deflective divide-and-conquer mentality has long been a staple attack angle successfully employed by the abortion industry — from their foundress Margaret Sanger, to her direct descendants in NARAL and their Planned Parenthood minions. Worse still is Mr. Rodriguez’s declaration that protection of pre-birth and end-of-life rights has vastly improved. Such a claim borders on delusional when one recalls that Oregon led the nation into the realm of assisted suicide. The only vastly improved rights are the false ones afforded to the for-profit executioners.
Jeffrey Tiner, Salem