Michelle Obama's Speech Could Cost the Democrat's Dear

I am reading a lot of comments on the internet from U.S. Democrat supporters who are shocked and bewildered by Michelle Obama's tacit endorsement for abortion. I am used to hearing, reading and listening to Republican rhetoric with regard to Obama's position on abortion, but it is really difficult to argue that Michelle Obama's speech does anything other than state bare-facedly that "My husband stands for promoting abortion". Her exact words in the context that only worsens the fact of what she said to my mind, were:
"...he [my husband] believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. “That’s what my husband stands for.”

Lifesite News have a report here.

A couple of examples of the comments I've read regarding this:

"My heart bleeds in thinking Obama is for abortion! My family is Democratic and never knew the Democratic's approve abortion. This makes me want to vomit."

"I was raised Catholic and followed my parents in being a Democratic. My parents in a million years would never condone to abortion ! What has this world turn into?All I can say prayer That this will be stopped!"
One has to wonder if this is a bridge too far for Catholic Democrats?

I think most people in the UK struggle to understand staunch American Republicanism, like the 'Tea Party', Sarah Palin, or George Bush. I really struggle to understand the support that still exists for G. W. Bush in the U.S.A., I know he was a 'good ole' boy', but he struck me as reactionary and broadly inept. I am prepared to accept that this may be due to a picture painted for me by the British media, I am also aware that the prevalent ideology throughout the UK education system promotes a neo-Marxist pedagogy. I am even willing to go so far as say the right here in this country needs intellectual renewal.

Perhaps these things go some way to explaining why I was so excited when Obama took over the Presidency, and why I like him, why I thought he would be good for America and why I like Michelle too! I thought it was a key change when America elected an African American to the Presidency. I thought it would make a real difference to the self esteem of young black Americans, I could not see this as being anything other than a positive thing. I also though Obama was intelligent and capable. I have foster a deep disquiet about the slanderous insults levelled at him with regards to his birth, religion, where his loyalties lie, etc.

But I cannot equivocate over such a fundamentally important issue. I understand that we should not base our political decisions on one issue, I understand that as a faithful Catholic, the kind of society I would like to see is virtually unobtainable, but reading a post by a friend today I was reminded that, as Mother Teresa of Calcutta taught us, we are not called to victory, but to faithfulness. If we are faithful, God will deliver the victory in His way. Thus I can no longer support a representative who so ardently condones a practice I find myself fundamentally opposed to for so many intellectual, social, moral and philosophical reasons.


  1. I am puzzled as to HOW captured by a party & completely unaware one would have to be to be ignorant of the US Democratic Party's support for abortion.
    Barack Obama's support for not just abortion but even for the criminalisation of rescuing babies who survived abortion before 2008.
    The Obamacare legislation mandates employers to pay for insurance that MUST cover both contraception & abortion. This is a vicious, deliberate attack on religious freedom designed to exclude Catholic institutions from American life.
    I have many friends in the Tea Party & I can assure you the are NOT the feral beasts portrayed in the leftist captured media in Ireland & Britain but ordinary decent American's of all faiths & creeds deeply concerned at rise of the totalitarian welfare state & the economic irresponsibility of their government. The Catholic Tea Partiers are orthodox Catholics, anti abortion, devout & looking to Rome, people after your own heart. Sadly although they look to Rome they get little in the line of adequate response from a Church within which the lessons of the School of Salamanca are forgotten & stupidity of Marxism pollutes economic thought.

    1. Thank you very much for your response Paddy. My comments with regard to Republicanism were really trying to offer a synopsis of the way it is portrayed/ perceived in the UK. I know many fantastic friends who are strong Republican supporters, but it is only through discussion and friendship I have found a different perspective on the argument. I hope that makes some sense?


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