Pope and Democrats Part Ways
(April 15, 2015) Bill Donohue comments on remarks made yesterday by Pope Francis and Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
Killing a 7-pound baby is not only okay, it is an expression of “personal liberty.” That is what the head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, told Wolf Blitzer. The CNN host asked if “it’s okay, from your perspective, to kill a 7-pound baby in uterus?” The question arose because Republican Senator Rand Paul is asking the media to press Schultz on this issue. She responded to Blitzer saying, “We have very different definitions of personal liberty.”
Later in the day, Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked Schultz to define when life begins. She dodged the question several times.
Pope Francis knows when life begins, and he most definitely does not believe it is morally licit to kill a 7-pound baby, inside or outside the mother’s womb. All life begins at conception: this not a religious belief—it is Biology 101.
In his remarks yesterday to the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the pope stressed the “difference and complementarity” of men and women. The sexual differences are ordered to procreation, he said. The Holy Father also rejected the “so-called theory of gender,” the post-modern denial of fundamental differences between men and women.
By denying the biological origins of life, and dismissing nature-based differences between the sexes, the Democratic Party, as represented by its spokesperson, is marginalizing itself from biology, common sense, and the American public.
The pope, of course, parts ways with Republicans on many issues as well, but on these critical moral issues, the chasm is between the head of the Catholic Church and the head of the Democratic National Committee.
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