Why did Abortion Become a “Kennedy Cause”?

August 27, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Politics

From the Wall Street Journal (January, 2009):

How Support for Abortion Became Kennedy Dogma
By ANNE HENDERSHOTT

For faithful Roman Catholics, the thought of yet another pro-choice Kennedy positioned to campaign for the unlimited right to abortion is discouraging. Yet if Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Catholics John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, abortion-rights advocates will have just such a champion.

Ms. Kennedy was so concerned to assure pro-abortion leaders in New York, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Dec. 18, that on the same day Ms. Kennedy telephoned New York Gov. David Patterson to declare interest in the Senate seat, “one of her first calls was to an abortion rights group, indicating she will be strongly pro-choice.”

Read the whole thing from WSJ.

HT: Deacon Greg Kandra

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One Response to “Why did Abortion Become a “Kennedy Cause”?”

  1. Daniel on November 4th, 2009 10:37 pm

    I really liked hearing about Kathy Ireland’s response to the abortion issue on Mike Huckabee’s radio program. The way she put it (and I’m paraphrasing here) was something like:

    If the “thing” in the womb is not a human being, no justification for abortion is necessary. If, however, it IS a human being, no justification is adequate.

    I love how clear and concise that is and how it really keeps the issue on point, away from “Christian rhetoric” and makes people really think about the nature of the fetus and whether or not it is or is not a human being.

    Once the argument starts to focus in that direction rather than on what the Bible says (since not everyone views the Bible as authoritative), it then becomes an issue of science and medicine to show the human nature of the embryo or fetus which then can hopefully lead people to understand that abortion is immoral.

    Just my $.02.

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