Paul Martin today falsely suggesting that the Conservatives would restrict a woman's "right to choose".
He didn't specify what the woman would be choosing; in this day and age it could be a) a lesbian lover, b) procreation without two-parent participation, c) swinging, d) a new career as a "sex-worker", e) a life-snuffing abortion, or f) a life-snuffing assisted-suicide. All of these choices the PM would now presumably view as "rights". (With more being created daily.)
With this false accusation Paul Martin crossed a line. He's gone from being merely a lapsed Catholic, in my view, to a force for moral evil on the national federal scene. It's one thing to "tolerate" the sin of abortion, as Stephen Harper is doing, and forced to do. It's quite another thing to come out and characterize those who oppose it in an evil light -- which is what Mr. Martin is doing.
In earlier posts, I gave Paul Martin the benefit of the doubt, suggesting he probably struggled with these moral issues. I take it back. He's crossed the line, burned his bridges, and gone over to the dark side -- all in a desperate bid to get re-elected.
I would not want to be in this man's shoes. I can hear the sizzle and smell the smoke.
Temporal gain, for long-term pain, Paul.
I cannot imagine how his bishop can, in good conscience, allow the man to remain in good-standing with the Church. To do so harms both the man and the Church.