Saturday, August 23, 2008
BIDEN IS A PRO-CHOICE CATHOLIC
At the Dallas Morning News website, this is the headline:
Biden, the Democrats' vice presidential nominee, is a pro-choice Catholic
A link in the blog leads to a Steven Waldman article at the Huffington Post which claims:
choosing a pro-choice Catholic could backfire because the Bishops and others will attack him or her for being a bad Catholic. Choosing a full-blown pro-life Catholic would alienate pro-choice, independent women and Hillary voters. Biden is pro-choice but got a low rating from abortion rights groups (60% in 2007, 39% in 2003). In other words, he's Catholic enough to appeal to Catholics, pro-life enough to avoid some Church attacks, and pro-choice enough to satisfy Hillary voters.