Feingold goes to school
…And Marquette University becomes less Catholic every time we turn around.
Marquette University Law School is allowing former Senator Russ Feingold to teach a class, Current Legal Issues: The U.S. Senate, rather than let him go on foodstamps. I suppose Feingold had to end up somewhere, and a university is as good as any place. But we are talking about the same Senator Russ Feingold who, on the floor of the Senate, defended killing a child after it was born?
Sen. Santorum: Will the Senator from Wisconsin yield for a question?
Sen. Feingold: I will.
Sen. Santorum: The Senator from Wisconsin says that this decision should be left up to the mother and the doctor, as if there is absolutely no limit that could be placed on what decision that they make with respect to that. And the Senator from California [Sen. Barbara Boxer] is going up to advise you of what my question is going to be, and I will ask it anyway. And my question is this: that if that baby were delivered breech style and everything was delivered except for the head, and for some reason that that baby’s head would slip out — that the baby was completely delivered — would it then still be up to the doctor and the mother to decide whether to kill that baby?
Sen. Feingold: I would simply answer your question by saying under the Boxer amendment, the standard of saying it has to be a determination, by a doctor, of health of the mother, is a sufficient standard that would apply to that situation. And that would be an adequate standard.
Sen. Santorum: That doesn’t answer the question. Let’s assume that this procedure is being performed for the reason that you’ve stated, and the head is accidentally delivered. Would you allow the doctor to kill the baby?
Sen. Feingold: I am not the person to be answering that question. That is a question that should be answered by a doctor, and by the woman who receives advice from the doctor. And neither I, nor is the Senator from Pennsylvania, truly competent to answer those questions. That is why we should not be making those decisions here on the floor of the Senate.
Forget for a moment that we would hope that the university would have some standards. Does Feingold believe that his career of having the most extreme position on abortion is in any way compatible with Marquette’s supposed Catholic mission?
I guess my question to Marquette’s leadership would be, do you really consider Feingold teaching at the law school as some sort of benefit to the students? Really? Why?
What would it take to become Dean of Marquette’s law school? Endorse China’s One Child policy?