John Locke thought that not everything born of woman was truly human--that those with sub-normal intelligence were unworthy of life. It should come as no surprise that "Lockean America" is comfortable with abortion.
I just read a ridiculous quote where someone said the "problem" with Benedict XVI is that he is a faithful Christian first and an intellectual second. Well, you know what? Most religious leaders aren't even an intellectual second. Nor would you describe most "journalists" (and I use that term advisedly, given what Time and Newsweek have degraded into)as intellectuals. No one has a problem with the fact that our president, who we are all told is an intellectual, has botched the response to the Gulf oil disaster. And Oh Blah Blah isn't a Catholic priest, so what is his excuse for incompetance, oh liberal media pundits?