Reaction to Caroline Kennedy's abortion comments
A look at Catholic author's DNC speech
- Duration 4:29
- Date Sep 9, 2012
A look at Catholic author's DNC speech
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That's something -- -- it was a shocker of the Democratic National Convention.
Caroline Kennedy the daughter of the late president John F.
Kennedy invoking her -- then saying this.
As a Catholic woman I'd take reproductive health seriously.
And today it is under attack.
This year alone more than a dozen states have passed more than forty restrictions on women's access to reproductive health care.
That's not the kind of future I want -- my daughters or your daughters.
Now isn't it time to roll -- rights we were winning when my father was president.
Now is the time to move this country forward.
Fox's own bill Riley immediately had this reaction tickle us.
I have to tell you I'm stunned I am stunned right now -- what -- just said as a Catholic woman.
And then she went on to object to forty states implementing restrictions on abortion like a 24 hour waiting period.
-- evoking her Catholic faith which clearly condemns abortion.
And using that as some kind of springboard.
Into criticizing the restrictions on abortion that many states have passed and restrictions aren't you can't have one -- Wait a couple of days and they get older.
So maybe I'm wrong on this but I that made my head snapped back.
Joining us out of way and is fox is religion contributor father Jonathan Moore couldn't see your father think you'll use them -- bill.
That bill is not wrong on that it's it's just basic intellectual honesty.
-- -- -- And to recognize when that belief is not compatible.
With another set of believes that the Catholic faith to -- he should have said more intellectually honest.
That statement would have -- as a Catholic dissident.
And this teaching of my church.
Instead she's -- as a Catholic woman and then she goes on to say.
So that -- supports.
Abortion -- not she said reproductive health and she I'll -- and what does she how did you explain that reflected how she said these states have put restrictions.
On abortion not exactly what -- talking about winning that any other interpretation which could you've been talking up birth control but you've been talking about the personhood.
Amendments that they're changing the definition of things -- -- she didn't say the word abortion they do you think she was budging it is.
Absolutely clear what she's talking about here is restrictions like Bill O'Reilly said restrictions.
Two on demand abortion.
Right making sure that -- parental notification making sure that there's 24 hour waiting periods but.
The point here -- is what she should say is.
I don't agree with my cat with my church that I love.
I don't doubt that she does but she should be honest about that instead of saying as a Catholic woman.
Suggesting that her video camera had a -- the Catholic Church I don't think I don't think she's saying that she represents that.
Which she's bought into this religious relativism that we can -- our own truth we can say as a Catholic woman.
I believe in abortion and my Catholic faith my own Catholic faith somehow supports that.
How do you get to pick and choose -- I mean traditionally Catholics have Vince.
Bin more in the democratic camp we saw those numbers in great detail in 2008 so how do you get to pick and choose those things and come out and say as -- destined to hit it.
Of might state this particular issue and then these other ones -- I'm I'm in -- -- you know there are some fundamental teachings of of every religion.
Right and -- others that are up to prudential judgment.
Abortion is not a question of prudential judgment it's a fundamental teaching of the church and so when you're dealing with different parties you say what is this party.
Going against -- fundamental.
Belief in my faith I cannot support that evil.
I think it's very simple.
But she wasn't the only one to talk about -- to hint about abortion where you at all surprised at how many.
And the Democratic National Convention were celebrating classic it's a recognition that what they want to do in this case is to say we are the party of this and this and it's different than the Republicans so look at us with us you're gonna get this you're gonna get that.
And they're trying to make that clear that clear division and -- and make that clear distinction.
And I I think that that.
Kennedy is probably a wonderful person but I think she should be more intellectually honest and and thanks so much for coming -- all morning about it.