Pro-abortion no bar for Barack

Why is the Pope warmer towards Obama than many US Catholic bishops who deplore his pro-choice and pro-stem cells approach? An interesting New York Times discussion.

In most European nations, meanwhile, the abortion debate is basically closed

Not quite all.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London