By Dr. Dwight Longenecker, Blog, January 30th, 2018
I’m absolutely shocked this morning to learn that the bill to outlaw abortions past twenty weeks has been defeated in the US Senate.
Even more shocking is the fact that fourteen senators who identify as Catholics voted against the bill–in effect giving the nod to late term abortions. Even worse is the realization that if these men and women had voted for the bill it would have passed. Therefore, these fourteen have ensured that this barbaric procedure is still legal in America.
In case anyone is under any misapprehension what a late term abortion looks like let’s review the information:
So fourteen Catholic senators voted for this barbaric, inhumane practice to still be legal in the United States and thereby assured its continuation.
Today is the day for the fourteen men and women to be named. They need to be named, and those who are active in Catholic media must publish their names. This needs to be a nationwide, total Catholic publicity effort. It doesn’t matter if you are a “liberal” or a “conservative”.
If you have any voice, publish their names and publish the horror that they have enabled by their vote.
Their names are:
Maria Cantwell – Washington
Susan Collins -Maine
Dick Durbin – Illinois
Kirsten Gillibrand – New York
Heidi Heitkamp – North Dakota
Tim Kaine – Virginia
Patrick Leahy – Vermont
Ed Markey – Massachussetts
Catherine Cortez Masto – Nevada
Claire McCaskill – Missouri
Bob Menendez – New Jersey
Lisa Murkowski – Alaska
Patty Murray – Washington
Jack Reed – Rhode Island
That these fourteen identify publicly as Catholic go here. To see how they voted go here.
Every Catholic college, university, institute of learning, newspaper and website should publish the names of the Catholic senators who voted for late term abortion, and circulate their names as widely as possible.
Here is a list of the fourteen with their dioceses and names of their bishops
Today is the day for their bishops to issue a formal statement acknowledging that these men and women have publicly denied their Catholic faith and through their vote excommunicated themselves.
Since their offense is public it should be acknowledged publicly and their pastors should publicly rebuke them and deny them access to the sacraments.
If the bishops and priests do not do this, the faithful in their parishes and dioceses should rise up and blizzard them with letters, emails and the one thing that will really make them sit up and take notice: with holding their contributions.
This hideous crime against humanity, this hidden holocaust will not stop until those in authority stand against it publicly and vehemently.
Consider for a moment the case of Rudolph Hoess, the commandant of Auschwitz. He was a Catholic.
At the time, if you knew what was happening and you had a voice would you speak out against Hoess?
If you knew at the time and you were his bishop or his pastor what would you have done?
I know it is a cliche to scream “Nazi!” at anybody you disagree with, but in this case, are not the crimes of abortion our own hidden holocaust, and are not the politically and financially motivated eugenicists in our day just as evil, and are not the politicians who back them under the flimsy excuse of “women’s right to choose” not guilty of aiding and abetting these crimes?