One of the reasons that President Obama won the 2008 election is because Catholics overwhelmingly voted for him. A prominent pro-life Catholic who told other pro-life Catholics it was acceptable to vote for Obama was Douglas Kmiec.
Kmiec announced his support for Obama on Easter Sunday 2008, no less. Kmiec didn’t just endorse Obama on the most important Christian day of the year. He also lured more Catholics to Obama’s cause by eroding their moral instincts against an avowed long-time pro-abortion politician. He told them it was fine for a pro-life Catholic to vote for Obama.
For this transgression, Kmiec (as far as I know) has never atoned. From Deacon Keith Fournier, an ex-friend of Kmiec’s at Catholic Online:
He did much more; he became the leading “apologist” of sorts, attempting to convince other Catholics to support the candidate. He did so in the face of candidate Obama’s expressed opposition to defending the Rights of our first neighbors in the womb.
Doug wrote a book entitled “Can a Catholic Support Him?” In the afterward of the book he wrote: “Barack Obama has my vote. Your only duty is to cast your own in good conscience. As a Catholic and as an American, you may do so in perfect freedom. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise”.
For fooling the flock about Obama’s sinister approach to the unborn, Kmiec was awarded the ambassadorship to Malta. After an unconventional tenure as ambassador, Kmiec resigned in 2011 and is now a law professor at Pepperdine.
This week, Obama addressed Planned Parenthood, going so far to close his address by saying “God bless you.” This is an organization responsible for hundreds of thousands abortions a year. Obama’s attendance was timed to coincide with the Kermit Gosnell trial — a wicked saga so gruesome that I can barely contemplate the facts.