A few years ago, this writer attended an event called Proud2BCatholic, a music fest and Mass for Catholic youth. A guest entertainer at the event was Scott Brown's daughter, Ayla. I think Scott was there as well. What a sad thing that there can't be a Catholic pro-life role model for the young people.
His website reads as follows:
"While this decision should ultimately be made by the woman in consultation with her doctor, I believe we need to reduce the number of abortions in America. I believe government has the responsibility to regulate in this area and I support parental consent and notification requirements and I oppose partial birth abortion. I also believe there are people of good will on both sides of the issue and we ought to work together to support and promote adoption as an alternative to abortion."
This is really no different than the stated position of most pro-abortion politicians. Equally puzzling to his position on abortion is his position on marriage. He says:
"I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. States should be free to make their own laws in this area, so long as they reflect the people's will as expressed through them directly, or as expressed through their elected representatives."
But of course in Massachusetts, neither the elected representatives nor the legislature decided the issue. Since marriage and a strong family are proven to be the foundation for a strong nation and are in the public interest, a Constitutional amendment at the federal level should make sense to any conservative with the public interest at heart.
But the reason Brown must be elected is that his election is immediate and has a chance to disrupt, slow and even thwart the extreme left wing agenda of the Democrats. Those who have placed their faith in so-called "moderate" Democrats should realize by now there aren't any, at least in the Senate. And those who take solace in the closeness of the vote in the House also should know that the final count was arranged to give cover to the 40 most vulnerable Democrats and that any one of them could be called upon to reverse their votes if needed.
So Brown represents the best hope for forcing at least some amount of compromise and bipartisanship in the big votes ahead on healthcare, cap and trade, stimulus and jobs. For that reason I endorse him but with a heavy heart. I look forward to the day that the GOP comes up with candidates who value life over death, family over special interests, and God over expediency.