ALL or Nothing

Judie Brown, from the press release the American Life League sent me:

The pro-life movement must repudiate the half measures currently being touted as victory in some pro-life circles. Far too many vulnerable human beings’ lives hang in the balance, not to mention the credibility and integrity of the entire pro-life effort.

NRLC and the USCCB have dealt a horrific blow to the pro-life movement.


First, I understand Judie’s dismay that House pro-lifers were not able to squeeze a constitutional amendment overriding the “birth” clause of XIV into the measure. By her reasoning, every piece of legislation that doesn’t protect the unborn is “horrific.”

Second, how about that blow? And all those bishops going toe-to-toe with MoDo and the Kennedys? All for naught, ’cause they’re all traitors. Do you suppose some bishop will have a public to-do with Ms Brown over the language of this statement?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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4 Responses to ALL or Nothing

  1. Liam says:

    Judie is a “the good is the worst and most evil enemy of the best” kind of gal. The only thing that passes muster with her is an amendment to the federal constitution.

  2. Harry says:

    I didn’t think that Judie Brown could possibly marginalize herself any more than she already has.

    I was wrong.

  3. Bill Kurtz says:

    I can’t resist adding that one of the Democrats voting for the Stupak amendment was Rep. David Obey (Wis.), who was denounced years ago by Judie’s pinup boy, Raymond Burke. If Archbishop Limbaugh had had his way, Rep. Obey would not have been in position to assist this pro-life victory.

  4. RP Burke says:


    I believe that ultimately Brown is right – the constitution needs to be amended to get what she wants. But what she doesn’t want to do is the hard work of persuading enough of the public of the rightness of her cause to obtain the supermajorities (2/3 of both houses of Congress, 3/4 of legislatures) that an amendment would require.

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