Doing It Again: Aspin Center to Honor Pro-Abortion Politician Dick Durbin
Gentlemen -- I received a Save the Date card today for Thursday, Oct. 6, when the Aspin Center will present the Democracy Award to US Senator Dick Durbin at the National Press Club here in DC. Alas, apparently the Aspin Center is unaware of the Catholic Bishops’ policy against giving leadership awards and other honors to pro-abortion politicians.Marquette’s Aspin Center, run by Fr. Tim O’Brien, has a history of honoring pro-abortion politicians. For example, Gwen Moore (see here and here), and John Lewis (see here and here).
Why would the Aspin Center do things like this?
Partly because it is run by liberals. But partly because it wants to be an important “player” in DC affairs, and pandering to pro-abortion liberals is one way of seeking that status.