Yet another Catholic politician with a stance contrary to Church teaching (in this case, embryonic stem-cell research) has justified her position by distorting what the Church actually teaches.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm stumped over the weekend for Proposal 2, which would allow scientists to perform stem-cell reserarch on donated human embryos.
"As a Catholic, I can say to be pro-cure is to be pro-life," she said.
Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, Mich., called Granholm's words "shocking." A "well-formed Catholic conscience would never lead a person to support Proposal 2 'as a Catholic,'" he said.
(hat tip to Rocco Palmo)