The Most Reverend Thomas J Tobin
Bishop of Providence
cc: Mayor Russell Wiseman
City of Arlington, TN
I was very disappointed with your appearance on Hardball a few weeks ago. You kept dodging Mr. Tweety's question about whether you support criminal penalties for women who shirk their duty to carry fetus-Americans to term. Your response seemed disingenuous and undercut your main message that Congressmen owe their allegiance to the Pope, first, and to the nation, second.
You could learn a lot from the Mormons. They aren't afraid to discuss jailing women who abort fetus-Americans. Indeed, one LDS legislator is vowing to rewrite Utah's compelled childbirth law to punish desperate women who attempt to abort their fetuses in secret.
He's angry about a desperately troubled teen who avoided the state's parental reporting requirement by paying a friend to punch her hard in the stomach. The fetus lived and the friend was convicted of attempted murder, but a judge set the teen mom free, ruling that the "Utah abortion law is 'unambiguous' when it states, 'a woman who is seeking to have or obtains an abortion for herself is not criminally liable.'"
Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-Vengeance) disagrees. He sees a lot of ambiguity in the statute and vows to "close that loophole for good."
I trust he'll do more than that. Indeed, I'm hoping he'll come up with a special punishment--perhaps the same one Arlington Tennessee mayor Russell Wiseman wants to institute against those who mock him: boil them alive and render their fat for fuel to light the city.
You might consider a similar punishment when you finally work up the guts to state what you actually want Catholic politicians to do.
Gen. JC Christian, patriot
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