I suppose if I were very charitable, which I am not, I could almost see a glimmer of an arguement for those Catholic politicians who say they have to uphold the existing laws on abortion. That’s a big maybe.
But I can see no glimmer, no scintilla of justification for a Catholic Senator to vote down the right of people to opt out of performing abortions. The slaughter machine is very effective now and does not need to coerce people into compliance. Over 50 million have already been executed, so what harm does it to to force every health care provider in those specialties to join in the executions?
To my mind this is a far more eggregious offense than anything else I have seen. So why aren’t there excommunications coming from the Bishops? As Catholics we have backed ourselves into a corner of irrelevancy by not adhering to the teachings of the magisterium. Can it really hurt us to lose a few million members, but be left with a minority that really believes? Is not speaking out against these Senators not the equivalent of appeasement? Do our Bishops need a backbone transfusion?