Saturday, June 22, 2013

Liberals Sometimes Don't Think Things Through

Justin Credible sent me the link, but I've been looking for the video clip:

New York, NY (CFAM) — From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.”

Chelsea’s grandmother was born of an unintended pregnancy. And new research shows that her family is not alone in treasuring a person who – if Planned Parenthood had been successful – would not have been born.
 It takes a special kind of stupid to lament your ancestor's lack of access to abortion services.

Then there's the President, who:
suggested to a Northern Ireland crowd that gathered for the Group of Eight summit that parochial education leads to a divided community, irking some in the Catholic Church.

“If towns remain divided — if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden — that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” he said, the Scottish Catholic Observer reported.

About 2,000 were in attendance — many of whom were Catholic — and heard the remarks, The Blaze reported.

Catholic World News called the timing of the comments curious, given the recent address of one archbishop who touted the many benefits of religious eduction.
 Obviously the man has watched a PBS special on Northern Ireland and, like most people who watch PBS specials, considers himself an expert because of it.

But he should know that Catholic schools admit anyone and everyone. That is the feature that makes them vulnerable to his birth control mandate. (the Lumberkid actually had a Wahabi classmate in middle school)


Larry Sheldon said...

When I worked for the Jesuit University here, among my duties was connecting any private school to the Internet that would buy the equipment and make it available to us to make the connection, I don't recall that any non-Roman-Catholic schools took us up on it, but I do recall being told that in many of the schools, Roman Catholic children were in the minority. (Indeed at the University, that was said to be the case--if you want you kid to go to college with a lot of Catholics, sign them up for [the local state-operated University].

J WHIT said...

Re: Your comment about the PBS special.
Jimmy Carter abandoned the Shaw of Iran because of a Sixty Minutes program portraying the Shaw as evil incarnate. No balance at all to consider what his replacement might be like.

GregMan said...

I'd like to see Teh Lightbringer say that about a radical islamist madrasa.

(What's that? The IRS is calling for me? Why do they want to audit me all of a sudden?)

markm said...

Planned Parenthood does not just do abortions. It also provides contraceptives, and in many areas was the first place to provide them. And I have to agree with the wish that Chelsea's grandparents had used them...