Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cardinal George on Obama and Abortion

Roman Catholic Cardinal Francis George has some strong things to say about the election of the first black president relating to the abortion debate.

We have spent the last week celebrating that we have overcome our history of treating certain people as less than human, but we achieved this by electing someone who believes in treating other people as less than human.

This is a moral but also philosophical problem. Americans today look at things differently than they might have in the past or in other parts of the world. We want to know what will make me happier, what will be easier, what will be more pleasant, or what will help me get out of my hardship. Once people wondered what was best, what was right, what will honor my God/family or earn the respect of my community, and sought ways to get through hardship. This is a shift in thinking that would not be easy to correct, but it will probably be a necessary step in learning to treat unborn humans with the dignity and respect the born desire and believe they deserve.

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