Are You Listening, Democrats For Life?


Chaput the Great has a new book out --Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life--and is on a mad dash through the media outlets promoting it. Excellent round-up of the reviews and interviews here. You'll enjoy this remark:
surrounding a bad social policy or party platform plank—for example, permissive abortion—with religious people doesn’t redeem the bad policy or plank. It merely compromises the religious people who try to excuse it.
And this one:
The right to life is foundational. Every other right depends on it. Efforts to reduce abortions, or to create alternatives to abortion, or to foster an environment where more women will choose to keep their unborn child, can have great merit—but not if they serve to cover over or distract from the brutality and fundamental injustice of abortion itself.