Obama offers strange ‘thanks’

Whether you call it sarcasm or simply facing facts, President Barack Obama is offering a strange “thanks” to Catholics for the support they provided his election. Persons who represented themselves at exit polls as “Catholic” and as having voted for him, did so at a higher rate than any other notable segment of voters.

As his “thanks,” he has quickly implemented a series of initiatives against Catholic interests, including: rescinding the ban on paying international organizations for support of abortion and other family planning initiatives; proposing to rescind a Bush administration regulation that clarified the protections afforded to health workers and institutions whose consciences direct them to not participate in abortions and sterilizations; and opening the door to expansion of government funding of research using human embryos.

Seems to me these Catholics have already paid a high price for “hope,” and the president has only been in office for a few weeks. Not to worry, he has the balance of his term to show further “thanks.”

Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.