Hillary Clinton on Abortion:
"Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday that the opposing sides in the divisive debate over abortion should find "common ground" to prevent unwanted pregnancies and ultimately reduce abortions, which she called a "sad, even tragic choice to many, many women."
"...she quickly shifted gears, offering warm words to opponents of legalized abortion and praising the influence of "religious and moral values" on delaying teenage girls from becoming sexually active. "
I know people are thinking this is just politics pure and simple. But Clinton's speech, meant to reach out to pro-lifers, combined with recent comments by John Kerry and a move to have a pro-life Democratic leader should only make pro-lifers happy. This just goes to show that the pro-life, and therefore the active Catholic vote, influenced the election in ways that are breaking the pro-choice grip on the Democratic Party. Historically, the Democratic Party was the party for Catholics so any move to bring it closer to the pro-life cause is a step in the right direction. In the same way, the Republican Party seems to be the choice of Catholics today so any move to get it more in line with Catholic values (in the areas of war, family and business) is a step in the right direction. Although I don't think Catholics will jump on the Clinton bandwagon by hearing this type of talk, overall it seems the pro-life movement is as strong as ever.