Thursday, October 06, 2005

Head of Human Life International Blasts President's Choice

From Catholic News Agency:

Fr. Euteneuer chided Bush, saying that his choice of close friend Miers sends a message of: ''If you are pro-life keep your mouths shut and hide in the closet if you ever hope to advance in your career.'“

'The nomination of Miers”, he said, “is a slap in the face to pro-life lawyers and judges who have not been ashamed of the principles that inform their conscience; evidently courage of conviction disqualifies candidates for the bench.'

'We know very little about Miers, but her nomination revealed a lot about President Bush. It has become clear he is afraid to fight for the values on which he campaigned.'

Fr. Euteneuer recalled that 'Last year Bush asked faithful Catholics to fight for him, campaign for him and vote for him and they did in record numbers; now the President lacks the stomach to fight for the values of those who put him in office.”

He added that Bush “is asking us to trust him in a gamble with the lives of millions of unborn babies, with the health and well being of mothers, with the fate of our nation.”