>> Saturday, March 06, 2010
I actually think Digby is being a little too charitable when she says that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is "willing to deep six the rest of their social justice agenda for political reasons." I don't see any real evidence that the Bishops (an interest group that should, as Digby says, not be conflated with Roman Catholics per se) have a meaningful social justice agenda at all. As far as I can tell, their actual policy agenda is 1)making it as hard as possible for poor women to obtain safe abortions and 2)there is no #2.
...as a number of commenters point out, I forgot about rule #2: no pooftahs.