In a recent column on National Review, Leonard Leo allows the reader to see a piece from the "Wisconsin Catholics for Kerry" that is paid for by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. This piece says that "John Kerry will promote the common good:" and in the last bullet says, "Work, across our differences, to make abortion as rare as possible (their italics)."
Really. That's why he said in 1994 on the Senate floor that "The right thing to do is to treat abortions as exactly what they are -- a medical procedure that any doctor is free to provide and any pregnant woman free to obtain. Consequently, abortions should not have to be performed in tightly guarded clinics on the edge of town; they should be performed and obtained in the same locations as any other medical procedure.... [A]bortions need to be moved out of the fringes of medicine and into the mainstream of medical practice."
Not to mention calling the prolife Catholics he's now courting "forces of intolerance" at a NARAL dinner. What will this campaign not say to have John Kerry elected? Is anything beyond the reach of their deception?
The piece also contains the misleading bullet (previously debunked here) that "New state statistics suggest that abortion rates have increased under President Bush's watch after reaching a 25-year low in 2000."
The Wisconsin Dems show their opinion of the importance of the abortion in the minds of Wisconsin's Catholic voters by putting both of these bullets at bottom of their respective columns.
One of the co-signers is also Daniel C. Maguire. For those unfamiliar with Dr. Daniel C. Maguire he is a complete abortion proponent. He isn't personally opposed to abortion at all. Nor is he what must people would consider a practicing Catholic. He's written a book, Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions, that attempts to show how abortion is really a "right" in various religions. He also has numerous other pro-choice books and a pro-choice website