One of the current television ads promoting Hillary Clinton for President has her saying that she will make sure every child “has a chance to live up to his or her God-given potential.”
But, can she really expect us to believe that when she also proclaimed on January, 10, 2016:
“First of all, I will always defend Planned Parenthood, and I will say consistently and proudly, Planned Parenthood should be funded, supported, and appreciated, not undermined, misrepresented, and demonized. I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice.”2
We can start by recognizing the absurdity of her claim that abortions can be “safe” when 50% of the patients end up dead. To Hillary: How can a child realize his/ her potential if killed before birth? Another thing, you mention is “God-given potential.” At least you seem to understand the origins of life. However, how can you rationalize the taking of an innocent life when only the creator of life, God, has the authority to do so?
The right to life is paramount. “The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation… ”3
Hillary Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump, is far from ideal in proposals and character. His ungentlemanly comments about women must be rejected outright. (Although, it is surprising that the culture which accepts contraception and its resulting dehumanizing of women should be so holier-than-thou on this subject. See footnote #4). Fortunately, despite his overly assertive personality, he has enough humility to defend human life in addition to freedom of religion and other key positions which Clinton abandons.
Without this foundational attitude toward life, all other policy proposals are mere attempts to win votes and cannot be taken seriously. Therefore, despite what data may come out of tomorrow’s election, we can be sure that few who support Hillary Clinton are practicing Catholics.
2 – “3 Things You Need to Know About Hillary Clinton’s Record on Abortion,” by Frank Camp, http://www.dailywire.com/news/10024/3-things-you-need-know-about-hillary-clintons-frank-cam
3 – Excerpt from paragraph 2273 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 25th printing, November 2013.