Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has a good compare and contrast post:
Meanwhile, a devout pro-life Catholic apologist reacts:
No big thoughts on it. Sure it’s 100% the GOP’s fault (factually wrong of course, but Mark is about 99% wrong on everything he posts at this point). But the main thing is, no real big thoughts on it. It’s just the legalized murder of babies inches away from birth. Nothing to see here. Let’s move on.
In fairness to Mark, at least he commented. I was going to post some other examples, but damned if I could find any New Prolife Catholics who commented. Mary Pezzulo at Steel Magnificat and Rebecca Bratten Weiss at Suspended in Her Jar were noticeably silent. They did each post pieces reflecting on National Holocaust Remembrance Day, reminding us how horrifyingly evil were those Americans, Christians and Europeans of old. Ms. Pezzulo also posted a mock “apology” in which she laments expecting anything from the Covington students, so she’s sorry she had harsh words to say to kids who obviously should have had the bar of expectations buried low in the dirt.
Other than that? Not a single word – not a jot or tittle – on Patheos about the new law that makes it so much easier to murder a baby with only seconds to spare before it is born. I guess Ms. Pezzulo was exhausted from trying desperately to keep the slanderous and racist attacks on the Covington kids alive, and of course Mark was also spending his energies trying to find Muslim activists, radical Leftists, and anyone else who could heap scorn on those white skin sissies who are all bothered about multiple death threats, bomb threats, threats of expulsion, condemnation from their own church, calls to have their applications to colleges flagged, and celebrities offering favors and even oral sex if someone would just take those boys out and beat them within an inch of their lives.
Such is the New Prolife Catholic movement. Like the Left itself, evil and human suffering matter … insofar as it benefits the Left. Otherwise? Eh.
If those lamenting Holocaust Remembrance Day want to learn from it, it might be worth asking who is burying their heads in the sand, offering to build trees around the new barbed wire fences so nobody can see, or even joining in with the goosestepping parades today? Who is embracing the racism, murder, narcissism, hedonism, bigotry and the sides dedicated to the same? It just might surprise them who really owns the horrors of the past. And they might not like it at all.
BTW, well done Mr. Davi.
Go here to comment. Being an out and proud conservative in Hollywood takes some guts. It helps that Mr. Davi is great at playing villains:
Appropriately in the upcoming movie on Roe v. Wade he portrays the pro-abort Catholic Justice William Brennan. In regard to Mark’s comment about Roe:
The Roe majority consisted of three Democrats and four Republicans.
Thurgood Marshal was appointed by LBJ; Brennan was a Democrat appointed by Eisenhower in an unfortunate attempt at bi-partisanship (Ike considered the appointment of Brennan one of his two biggest mistakes as President); William O. Douglas was appointed by FDR; Warren Burger was appointed by Nixon; Harry Blackmun was appointed by Nixon only because Blackmun was a good friend of Burger, and Burger hoped he would vote in lockstep with him (on the court they would become mortal enemies); Potter Stewart was appointed by Eisenhower; Lewis F. Powell was appointed by Nixon.
Abortion wasn’t on the radar screen when these appointments were made, except for Powell and Rehnquist in 1972, and they voted opposite on Roe. The idea that the Justices represented some sort of pro-abortion Republican sentiment is asinine, especially when one considers the negative reaction of a majority of the GOP to Roe. In later years Chief Justice Burger came to regret his vote in Roe and in his last year on the Court in 1986 called for a re-examination of Roe. The two Justices who voted in dissent against the Roe decision were Byron White, a Democrat appointed by President Kennedy, and William Rehnquist, a Republican appointed by President Nixon. The lead attorney seeking to overturn anti-abortion laws was Sarah Weddington, a life long Democrat activist.