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It’s hard to notice how poorly run the Hillary Clinton campaign is run when we have a Trumpster fire on the other side, but they really keep screwing up. In this case, the Clinton camp went out and re-assured their bloodthirsty abortion-loving crowd that Kaine would deny his Catholic faith and bow before the organ-strewn altar of abortion. At issue is the Hyde Amendment about publicly funded abortion.
And he disagrees with Clinton after her camp said he did
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine seemingly contradicted the assertion, made by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and his own spokesperson, that he would work with the nominee on restoring Medicaid funding for abortion.
Clinton has come out strongly in favor of repealing the Hyde Amendment, which bans public funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and life endangerment. The current Democratic platform contains the strongest language yet against Hyde.
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine drew a sharp line between his Catholic faith and his pro-choice political stance, as he defended himself against criticism from the party’s left that he is too conservative. The Virginia Democrat said that he has “always supported Roe v. Wade,” the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion based on privacy rights. “I think the last thing we need is a government that intrudes upon the decision-making of women — and men, too — when it comes to matters of whether it’s abortion rights [or] contraception,” Mr. Kaine said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
originally posted by: Sillyolme
Kaine is a Catholic and therefore his personal choice is pro life.
His faith also expresses the idea to render unto Caesar what is Caesars.
He is required to uphold the laws as outlined by his own religion.
There is no more to it than that.
The same thing that allows his son to carry a rifle and kill for his country.
There is nothing in the Catholic religion that forces people to obey laws that are sinful.
The abortion decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court must be reversed. For it is impossible, as our Holy Father reminds us, to further the common good "without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop" (The Gospel of Life, no. 101).
Our own commitment will not waver. Our efforts will not cease. We will speak out on behalf of the sanctity of life wherever and whenever it is threatened.
We hold in high esteem all who proclaim and serve the Gospel of life. Through their peaceful activism, education, prayer, and service, they witness to God's truth and embody our Lord's command to love one another as he loves us. We assure them of our continuing prayers. And we renew our appeal to all in the Catholic community to join with them and with us in building a "culture of life."
May the "people of life" constantly grow in number and may a new culture of love and solidarity develop for the true good of the whole of human society.
– Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, no. 101
The Catholic Church has always condemned abortion as a grave evil. Christian writers from the first-century author of the Didache to Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life") have maintained that the Bible forbids abortion, just as it forbids murder. This tract will provide some examples of this consistent witness from the writings of the Fathers of the Church.
Thus, in 1995 Pope John Paul II declared that the Church’s teaching on abortion "is unchanged and unchangeable. Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his successors . . . I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being. This doctrine is based upon the natural law and upon the written word of God, is transmitted by the Church’s tradition and taught by the ordinary and universal magisterium. No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church" (Evangelium Vitae 62).
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: BlueAjah
He's not condoning it. It amounts to the same as paying taxes or obeying the law. It is required that Catholics obey the laws of man. He is not condoning but he must support the law. He is not required to have a child aborted to do that. He only had to allow a woman to make her choice. Kind of like God does with free will.
Do not vilify this very good man .
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
etc., including many quotes from the Bible condemning murder of the unborn.
May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries." "'Then the woman is to say, "Amen. So be it."