Tuesday 15 July 2008

Honour life, not anti-lifers

It has been reported that Christoph Schönborn, the archbishop of Vienna, has given a high papal honour to a pro-abortion politician "for services to the nature of healthcare". Renate Brauner, the deputy mayor of Vienna, received the Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great. In autumn 2005 she is reported as having said: "If we socialist women speak about lasting values, we mean lasting women's values - abortion rights are part of it." Surprisingly, Cardinal Schönborn is reported as saying at Mrs Brauner's investiture: “It’s good if the finance minister in the city council has first been responsible for the health care system because, this way, we can be sure that the state money will be in good hands." I will be writing to Cardinal Schönborn regarding the award to Renate Brauner.