According to CNSNews.com today:
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) told CNSNews.com that the Catholic Church is doing nothing but fanning “the flames of dissent and discord” by taking the position that it will oppose the health-care reform bill under consideration in Congress unless it is amended to explicitly prohibit funding of abortion.
“I can’t understand for the life of me how the Catholic Church could be against the biggest social justice issue of our time, where the very dignity of the human person is being respected by the fact that we’re caring and giving health care to the human person – that right now we have 50 million people who are uninsured,” Kennedy told CNSNews.com when asked about a letter the US Conference of Catholic Bishops had sent to members of Congress stating the bishops’ position on abortion funding in the health-care bill….
“You mean to tell me the Catholic Church is going to be denying those people life-saving health care? I thought they were pro-life?” said Kennedy. “If the church is pro-life, then they ought to be for health care reform because it’s going to provide health care that are going to keep people alive. So this is an absolute red herring and I don’t think that it does anything but to fan the flames of dissent and discord and I don’t think it’s productive at all.”
Wow, this guy is crazy irrational.
Opposition to abortion in healthcare is an “absolute red herring”?
And it’s not the murder of preborn children that is the “biggest social justice issue of our time.” It’s nationalized healthcare, which includes coverage for the murder of preborn children, that is the “biggest social justice issue of our time”?
Kudos to Kennedy’s audacity for invoking the “very dignity of the human person” to push healthcare coverage, which includes the wholesale slaughter of human persons.