A Vatican Newspaper Embarrasses Itself

A columnist for the Vatican’s Osservatore Romano wrote last week that, on the life issues, President Obama has not been so bad in his first 100 days after all. No matter what those pesky American bishops think, Obama has not “shaken the world.” I am not sure if anyone suggested that Obama would institute a forced abortion policy in the United States, certainly not in the first 100 days of his first term. Given that the United States has the most radical abortion policy in the world, outside of China and maybe Canada, it is hard to see how Obama could institute anything that would be more radical than we have already, policies that he has said are quite fine with him. Of course, it was just a straw man that columnist Giuseppe Fiorentino expertly dispatched.