Crossing a line at The New York Times

Friday, March 31, 2017
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundThe last place you'd expect to find someone advocating for a pro-life position is The New York Times but there it was on the opinion page on March 27.

"It certainly took me aback a little bit," observes Matt Philbin of the Media Research Center. "This is The New York Times and that is an article of faith (and) abortion."

The op-ed entitled "To Win Again, Democrats Must Stop Being the Abortion Party," was written by Thomas Groome, a Catholic theology professor at Boston College.

Like many Catholics, Groome advocates for "social justice" issues but, also like many Catholics, he also holds a personal pro-life position about abortion.

His prescription for Democrat success with the Catholic vote, he writes, is to publicly acknowledge that abortion is an issue of profound moral and religious concern.

Philbin agrees it would go a long way to garnering the Vatican vote.

"All it took was for Donald Trump to make the right noises and he ended up winning the pro-life vote," Philbin says of the President, who has held a pro-abortion position for most of his adult life.

Hillary Planned Parenthood Pink (2)But there's no reason for pro-life Republicans to worry, the MRC spokesman adds, because Democrats aren't about to budge.

"You're asking liberals to give up a central tenet of their religion. Abortion is sacred," he says. "It is a sacred plank in the Democratic Party platform. It is sacred to everything the modern progressive mind believes."

Abortion apologist Nancy Pelosi cited her Catholic faith when a CNS News reporter asked her two years ago if an "unborn baby" with a "human heart" is a human being.

Pelosi called that an "ideological question" and refused to answer, then cited her Catholic faith - "I'm a devout practicing Catholic" - and her knowledge as a mother of five children.

"So it's not a human being then?" the reporter pressed.

"I do not intend to respond to your questions, which have no basis in what public policy is that we do here," she responded. 

Philbin and MRC noticed the left-wing backlash against Groome, including profane and crude comments from left-wing journalists.

The shrieking indignation, he says, suggests that many media representatives are competing with the Democrat Party over who is more loyal to abortion.

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