Life begins at… what?

Lots of Newt Fanciers nowadays.....

One day I might write a post about the US Presidential election as seen from a European. It might be a bit off topic, though.

For the moment, I will be content with commenting about some rather strange remarks from Newt Gingrich: the man who, after a rather sleepy start – and one which let me and others think he was not really serious about the race – has now risen to become the most serious contender of Adolf Hussein Obama, The Nazi Menace.

Well, our (rather) newly converted candidate had surprised pretty much everyone by saying that he thinks life begins at… implantation. “Are we in front of a mini-Pelosi?” I was already thinking. In the end, Gingrich looks like he is peloso (=hairy) enough as it is…

Thankfully, the Catholic candidate has now issued a clarification and unambiguously made clear that life begins at conception.  No ifs, no buts, no hairy things.

The statements of the candidate are a joy to read:

As I have stated many times throughout the course of my public life, I believe that human life begins at conception

I believe that every unborn life is precious, no matter how conceived. I also believe that we should work for the day when there will be no abortions for any reason, and that every unborn child will be welcomed into life and protected by law.

That is why I have supported, and will continue to support, pro-life legislation that not only limits, but also reduces, the total number of abortions, with a view to the eventual legal protection of all unborn human life.

This is very, very good news and I think it very wise from Gingrich not to be cowed by his advisers and strategist into a “mainstream” position and water down not only what he believes, but what clearly mobilises a growing number of – often, young – American voters.

Always from LifeSite news, I notice that Gingrich has signed the Pro-Life Pledge, and Mitt Romney hasn’t. Shall I, now, add a passing remark about Mormons and Christians? Or shall I leave it at that?

One of the many beauties of Catholicism is that, if properly intended, it doesn’t leave much room for self-made theology. A Protestant can immerse himself in the Bible until he finds something vaguely resembling what he wants to find, and chances are the “church” with the corresponding creed is not so very far away. A Catholic will know what is right, and will not have anywhere to hide. Unless of course he is, how should I put it….. hairy.

Kudos to Newt Gingrich for his clear positioning in matter of abortion, then.


Posted on December 5, 2011, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Only US citizens will vote for the leader of the West. Rest on us gotta watch n pray.Only what’s eternal is really important, but it’d be nice to have some good guys to root for on the public square in one’s allotted span
    Newt’s history is ….well .. checkered.? Curate’s eggy? Well, whose isn’t, one might say.. ..but ……There’s buts aplenty….

    Cloud of unknowing: “Of no man’s soul may ye judge, but of men’s acts, whether they be for good or ill” Hmmm.

    Lookie here, .in two years as a.Catholic Newts’s coming along….

    He’s NOW put himself firmly in the reliably prolife camp, after an initial wobble.Good.Good sign.Can one imagine this from any top yuropean Pol?

    THEY have won socially, in the courts, media, schools, universities, they have infiltrated the catholic church’s very institutions, won many elections even, in the States as this side of the pond – but a good thing about the cousins, the “good guys” havent admitted defeat, from the grass roots to the Fr pavones to the politicians, they still got fight in them: Ive felt with Palin, very much over the evil malicious flack over herDown’s syndrome child, . with Bachman, with Cain, .that there’s someone who’s more like my idea of a Catholic politician than their “Catholic” politicians
    Let alone Ours.

    “Thy will be done”
    We shall see… .If the Lord can do a touch of turning a sow’s ear in a silkpurse direction…..,

    • Yes Pepe,
      one can easily notice the USA have a Christian bite Europe sorely lacks.

      As for the man, I am not the one to waste time with his past mistakes. I am more worried about his future ones..


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