Saturday, October 2, 2004

John Edwards tangles with Catholics at Steubenville

One would think that with all the trouble Senator Kerry had at Steubenville, Edwards would learn to stear clear and avoid potential entanglements with Catholics. , , , Guess again:

The day's most prickly moment surrounded one of this election year's hottest issues, and encapsulated the risky nature of an unscreened, unscripted town hall meeting. Franciscan University of Steubenville student Gabriel Hahn took his chance with the microphone to speak of the value of life, especially unborn life: "I'm asking you, Mr. Edwards--will you please stand up and fight for life? For everyone?" was all Gabriel got in before the microphone was yanked away from him. Senator Edwards said he respects Hahn for his view: "This is one of those issues on which good people have different views. And personally, I don't think it's the job of government to tell women what to do." Hahn was unmoved, "It's very kind of him to say he's respectful of my point of view, but I cannot respect the view of someone who would allow innocent children to be murdered."

WTOV9 News, on a recent encounter between Scott Hahn's son Gabriel and John Edwards. Sept. 29, 2004.

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