Daily Archives: May 29, 2008

Bill Donohue on the Intellectual Dishonesty of the Catholic Left

In particular, he makes an interesting point about the Clintonian “Safe, Legal and Rare” argument:

Their problem is that they have never figured out a way to explain why
abortion should be rare. By contrast, consider our First Amendment rights:
freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of
assembly. Americans who treasure these rights don’t want to make them rare —
they want them to be robustly exercised every day of the year and by as many
adults as possible. Moreover, when they are exercised, everyone cheers.

So why is it different when it comes to abortion? Why does the
Catholic Left want to safeguard a right it prefers no one will exercise? And why
does no one cheer when the right is exercised? This is the central question that
continues to haunt them. It also explains their undoing.