Is it Faith or Conservatism that Matters?

A New York Times article weighs in on the issue of whether religion mattered in last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a ban on “partial-birth” abortion.

All five justices who voted to uphold the law were Roman Catholics, raising debate and even prompting Rosie O’Donnell of ABC’s The View to declare, “How about separation of church and state in America?”

The article points out that Ralph Neas, the president of People for the American Way, is a Catholic. He also has opposed many of the conservative nominees. “My problem with the right wing bloc on the court is their view of the Constitution, not their religion,” he told the Times. has noted the growing controversy over faith in prior posts.

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