Health Care, Politicians
and the Catholic Conscience
A Troubling New Development Appears in American Politics
By Carl Anderson
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, DEC. 7, 2009 (Zenit.org).- For decades, Americans have been subjected to the arguments of certain Catholic politicians who argued that while "personally opposed" to unjust policies like abortion, they were nonetheless unwilling to "impose" that view on the rest of the country.
The argument was disingenuous, premised on the fact that somehow a "Catholic" conscience had to be put to the side in the public square.
Now, the very people who argued that they couldn't bring their private conscience into a secular public square are poised to use the law to impose a particular view on their fellow Catholics.
By working and voting to include abortion coverage in health care legislation, several Catholic politicians stand at the precipice of being the deciding votes in forcing a particular immoral view on their fellow Catholics, by forcing them to fund abortion through their tax dollars.
While professing that they cannot impose their conscience on anyone else, these politicians seem to have little hesitation about imposing a political view -- one they claim to oppose in principle -- on the consciences of their fellow Catholics..More>>
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