Caroline Kennedy wants to be New York's next United States Senator. According to the Wall Street Journal, she is staking her hopes on her ardent, life-long pro-abortion commitment. Indeed, the Journal reports that on the same day Kennedy telephoned the New York governor, David Patterson, to declare interest in the Senate seat, "one of her first calls was to an abortion rights group, indicating she will be strongly pro-choice."
Kennedy, ostensibly a communing Catholic, has already publicly promised to work for same-sex marriage and abortion rights. In responding to a series of questions posed by the New York Times just before Christmas, Kennedy declared that, while she believes "young women facing unwanted pregnancies should have the advice of caring adults," she would oppose legislation that would require minors to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion. Kennedy went on to say that she "supports Roe v. Wade, which prohibits third trimester abortions except when the life or health of the mother is at risk." In other words, she effectively supports an unlimited right to abortion--including horrific late-term infanticide procedures--because the "health of the mother" can now be so broadly defined that it even includes the "psychological distress" that can accompany an "unintended pregnancy."