Despite their pro-life bona fides, a five-member panel at a July 14 Georgetown University forum voiced their hesitancies with the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned the court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling 49 years earlier….
“We were happy to see the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but Dobbs made it worse,” said Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference.
“The response has just been extreme,” she added, “with people trying to almost double down on our promotion of abortion in California,” and she counted 20 pieces of legislation introduced in the past month. “So, we definitely have some mixed emotions….”
The panelists made their comments during a [July 14 online] forum titled “The Consistent Ethic of Life after Dobbs: Directions and Challenges,” sponsored by Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.
….In California, “what the bishops want to do, what the Catholics want to do, is expand assistance to work on the public safety net,” Domingo said, but lawmakers’ current focus on abortion as a right makes that nearly impossible.
“We hear on the ground: Listen, it is really hard to raise families in California. Gas prices are skyrocketing, house prices are through the roof. … The education system in California is terrible. They are looking for help to get by and raise their families well,” she said….
The above comes from a July 15 story in Crux.
Can you imagine the field day that the pro-aborts are having with this. Now they can say, “It’s a good bill. Even the California Catholic Conference does not oppose it.”
If memory serves me, Red Hat McElroy is the President of the conference. I wonder what the red signifies?
I’m so weary of talking eggheads
As if the bishops would get any type of cooperation from California politicians on assisting pregnant women have their children. That is flat contrary to the narrative of the abortion promoters and it might actually demonstrate down the line that there is a better alternative to abortion. California politics on abortion is ‘take no prisoners’. That’s what the bishops policy has to be as well.
Now all future legislators have to do is put language supporting infanticide in future bills, and they know that the Catholic church will work to get the infanticide language removed, after which the remaining part of the bill will not be opposed.
““The response has just been extreme,” she added, “with people trying to almost double down on our promotion of abortion in California,” and she counted 20 pieces of legislation introduced in the past month. “So, we definitely have some mixed emotions….”” I have to ask the panelists: what did you expect from the Democrats? There was no way the Supreme Court could properly weigh on the constitutionality of Roe without this emotional firestorm from the volatile left. I have trouble imagining a forum at Jesuit Georgetown having impeccable anti-abortion credentials, but can envision them using consistent life ethics to draw attention away from abortion and toward immigration, death penalty etc. and thus away from criticism of the left.
It is ridiculous to think that people opposed to Dobbs are also opposed to expanding the social safety net. Quite the contrary. Dems have consistently said that the best way to reduce abortions is to make having. Children more affordable. From efforts to raise minimum wage to expanded family leave policies to greater access to affordable health care including pre and post natal care, Dems have faced nothing but opposition from supposedly pro life republicans. That is why they are given the name “pro-birth” Republicans.
It’s not government’s responsibility to take care of people nor to provide for their comfort. That’s people’s own responsibility. Take responsibility for yourself.
Democrats don’t want to reduce abortions. Clinton’s “safe, legal and rare” motto is anathema in today’s Democrat party. They want abortion anytime, without apology, and federally funded.
The vast majority of abortions are not for economic reasons. They are for convenience. The child is simply unwanted. Women who don’t want babies should not have sex. It’s about self-control and personal responsibility and accepting the consequences of your choices and actions.
Don’t make Democrats out to be virtuous and impeded by hateful Republicans. Democrats are the most vile people in America right now.
Comments like yours are what leads to things like January 6. Democrats are people, with motivations that are often good. By smearing entire classes of people as vile, you degrade them and fail to treat them with the dignity and respect they (we) deserve. Just because you don’t believe that democrats want to care for the children who are born and not just children who are unborn, that doesn’t give you the right to denigrate them. How many times have Republicans blockaded increases in the minimum wage? Have you ever tried to raise a child on the federal minimum wage?
Every time the minimum wage goes up so does everything else. So, what’s the point?
No not true. You know what goes up when wages are stagnant? PROFITS
Are profits bad?
I bet you cheered when Hillary made her “deplorables” remark. Face it: there is an unbridgeable ideological gulf between left and right in America. One side will prevail. The two cannot coexist because they are mutually exclusive. I know which side I’m on, and I’m confident it’s the right side.
YFC please live up to the fact that your religion of democrat politics hates children. Your side is to blame for Roe going to the dustbin, your cult went from safe, legal and rare, (a position many of us on the pro life side could deal with) to abortion up to 9 months for any reason at all. Stupid policies have driven inflation to rates not seen in the Carter administration, and their slavish devotion to the climate change myth has caused them to obey their globalist masters and declare war on fossil fuels.
Lila Rose, of California and the founder of LiveAction, is an excellent speaker, thinker, debater, advocate of Catholic values, wife and mother. The California Catholic Bishops should consider her for this job.
It’s a lot easier to preach to the choir than it is to preach to Democrat legislators.
I agree! Lila Rose is very young, but has outstanding leadership skills, tremendous maturity, and total dedication to Pro Life! And she is a deeply dedicated Catholic! A wonderful, young Catholic wife and mother! She is amazing!
This is just a game for these people. They aren’t serious about their work. Legislative checkers is all they play.
That’s so true! The post-Conciliar Church is likewise, unfortunately. Not serious about religion any more.
I strongly disagree that the Catholic Church is not serious about religion. It is a religion.
You called it the post-Concilliar Church. I am assuming that you mean the Second Vatican Council.
Do not know why you would say something like that, unless it is about the Latin Mass or some other practice that has changed?
I am not referring to the type of Mass. What I am referring to, is the lack of seriousness about catechesis, and lack of proper Cathollc schools and colleges, to educate the young, since Vatican II. The post-Conciliar Church is different, with many big changes. They are not seriously teaching and practicing the Catholic Faith, any more– and things have gotten worse, during the current pontificate. Some kids in today’s era, never return to church, after making First Communions or Confirmations. They have no religious training to live by, and are lost! Many schools that offer a so-called “Catholic education” today, are worthless.
Too bad the Catholic Church doesn’t get real serious about religion, and excommunicate Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Xavier Becerra, Gavin Newsom, and many other “bad Catholic” political leaders! And sternly discipline the bad bishops, such as Cupuch, McElroy, and the dssident, bad German bishops. And sternly discipline bad priests and nuns, too, like Fr. James Martin, S.J., and Sister Jeannie Grammick!
Why does this woman still have this job?