An Era has come to an end with the death of Margaret Thatcher. Conservative bloggers, including Catholics, the world over are praising her for her courage, her tenacity, her eloquence, and are writing encomiums of how she was one of the big three who saved Western Civilization. Many are asking that e pray for the repose of her soul, and it is only right that we do so.
However, there is something I would like to add. It has long been a complaint among right wing bloggers that left leaning Catholics will sacrifice some of their principles- in other words, abortion- to support a politician who advocates both abortion but also some other aspect of social justice near and dear to the Catholic voters' hearts. To those who praise the Iron Lady for saving the West, and her alliance with both Reagan and the Pope, you should look at some of the other things she supported, such as tirelessly voting and working in favour of a woman's right to choose. That whooshing sound you hear right now? That is your credibility being flushed away.