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Randall Terry’s misleading circus

The P.T. Barnum of the pro-life movement is on the road, theatrically promoting his “pull the plug on granny” falsehood and doing baby-killing skits.

Randall Terry is a Catholic convert whom the American Papist called “a bit persona non grata” after Terry set up Archbishop Burke.

The Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke is the Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Louis and Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.

Thus it was the chief justice of the Catholic Church court who called Terry out in March for misleading his staff and for misusing a videotaped interview.

Given that willingness to mislead, Terry is unlikely to suddenly become uncomfortable about misstating the nature and intent of proposed federal legislation.

The various blends of the legislation could potentially fund legal abortions. Abortion is, under some circumstances, a legal procedure in the United States — one to which Terry objects as a matter of faith.

But as FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com, CQ Politics and others have made clear, health reform does not threaten to pull the plug on anyone. Insisting that it does cannot reasonably be confused with an act of faith.

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August 25, 2009 - Posted by | Catholic, Health, Law, Politics, Religion |

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