Or should we infer otherwise from the silence in the news accounts?
But it’s always good for the kids to see the prolife Church and pro-abortion politicians in warm embraces.
It shows we’re not as stodgy an institution as all that after all!
And if worse comes to worst, these two bishops might be able to employ the jurisprudential wisdom of Marquette University’s newest Law School star!
After all, who can argue with the incisively catholic argumentation from the recently retired senator’s Howitzer-like mind? Indeed, nowhere was the good senator’s bristling cerebellum more actively engaged in progressing the world beyond its current medieval scope than it was on the Senate floor, Sept. 26, 1996:
Sen. Santorum: Will the Senator from Wisconsin yield for a question?
Sen. Feingold: I will.
Sen. Santorum: The Senator from Wisconsin says that this decision [abortion] should be left up to the mother and the doctor, as if there is absolutely no limit that could be placed on what decision that they make with respect to that. And the Senator from California [Sen. Barbara Boxer] is going up to advise you of what my question is going to be, and I will ask it anyway. And my question is this: that if that baby were delivered breech style and everything was delivered except for the head, and for some reason that that babys head would slip out that the baby was completely delivered would it then still be up to the doctor and the mother to decide whether to kill that baby?
Sen. Feingold: I would simply answer your question by saying under the Boxer amendment, the standard of saying it has to be a determination, by a doctor, of health of the mother, is a sufficient standard that would apply to that situation. And that would be an adequate standard.
Sen. Santorum: That doesnt answer the question. Lets assume that this procedure is being performed for the reason that youve stated, and the head is accidentally delivered.Would you allow the doctor to kill the baby?
Sen. Feingold: I am not the person to be answering that question. That is a question that should be answered by a doctor, and by the woman who receives advice from the doctor. And neither I, nor is the Senator from Pennsylvania, truly competent to answer those questions. That is why we should not be making those decisions here on the floor of the Senate.
Well, maybe the next generation can make sense of it all…