The accolades are rolling in for liberal, and former Governor Mario Cuomo. He was a great speaker. He could convince a swinging door not to swing. Yet, with all his speechability, he never tried to persuade his party to believe like he did on abortion,
“It seems to me that someone who claims to be opposed to abortion, as Cuomo claims he was (see below), would have spent a great deal of time using his speaking gifts to persuade people that abortion is a moral wrong and thus create a moral consensus against it. Here’s what he said in his address:
“As Catholics, my wife and I were enjoined never to use abortion to destroy the life we created, and we never have. We thought Church doctrine was clear on this, and — more than that — both of us felt it in full agreement with what our hearts and our consciences told us. For me life or fetal life in the womb should be protected, even if five of nine Justices of the Supreme Court and my neighbor disagree with me. A fetus is different from an appendix or a set of tonsils. At the very least, even if the argument is made by some scientists or some theologians that in the early stages of fetal development we can’t discern human life, the full potential of human life is indisputably there. That — to my less subtle mind — by itself should demand respect, caution, indeed . . . reverence.
“But not everyone in our society agrees with me and Matilda.”
Was Governor a coward for not trying to use his wonderous ability to persuade his liberal followers that abortion is just out and out wrong. I am not arguing that a woman doesn’t have the right to terminate a pregnancy, but more time should be spent by all arguing about the morality of such an act. Once again over 327,0o0 babies were terminated by Planned Parenthood in 2014. That’s a talent pool that was utterly wasted.