What conservative pro-life Catholics need to know about
CATHOLICS FOR OBAMA (CFO)
Profile update from Discover The Networks. Excerpts:
Though Obama has been an unwavering backer of abortion rights throughout his years in politics—he opposed even the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act as a state senator—CFO says that by the standards of “Catholic Social Teaching,” Obama is technically “pro-life” because he “has spent his entire career striving for the common good.” Specifically, CFO praises the President for supporting “health care programs that will cover all Americans, a living wage for working families, and solutions that allow distressed families to stay in their homes.” Moreover, CFO reasons that Obama’s presidency will ultimately reduce the number of abortions “by promoting health care for pregnant women and better infant care, day care and job training.”
This is the ideology of CATHOLICS FOR OBAMA who have posted the following on their website:
Is Barack Obama Really Pro-Life?
The answer is “yes.” Looking through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching, Senator Obama has spent his entire career striving for the common good. He supports health care programs that will cover all Americans, a living wage for working families, and solutions that allow distressed families to stay in their homes. And rather than trying to overturn Roe v. Wade, an ineffective strategy for 40 years, Senator Obama will reduce abortions. How? By promoting health care for pregnant women and better infant care, day care and job training. In fact, data has shown that social and education programs actually reduce abortions.
FULL PROFILE at Discover The Networks
Related: “Respect Life Advocacy Energized in Social Teaching Context” - Catholic Sentinel.
We at Pro-Life Action of Oregon wonder: Is Matt Cato a Catholic For Obama? (Cato is the Director of the Portland Archdiocesan Life, Peace, and Justice Office; he manages CCHD grants.)
In last week’s Sentinel article, Cato was paraphrased as follows:
“In addition to the many Catholic programs . . . the church has an obligation to advocate for government aid.
“If society can remove financial pressures, that will end the reason cited for 7 in 10 abortions.”
This is Obama’s “abortion reduction distortion” in Obamacare.