Courtesy of the Pope, communicated to me first by the Codgitator:
[A]s a way of ridiculing the Church’s effort to defend their lives, attempts are made to present her position as ideological, obscurantist and conservative. … Precisely because this involves the internal consistency of our message about the value of the human person, the Church cannot be expected to change her position on this question. I want to be completely honest in this regard. This is not something subject to alleged reforms or “modernizations”. It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.
Behold, the nemesis of the socially liberal Catholic: clear teaching! Andrew Sullivan snarls and recoils, wisps of smoke rising from his frame! Nancy Pelosi's jaw slackens in horror before she melts into a pile of pure liquid RU-486!
Seriously though, I'm not really surprised. Did anyone think an alternative to this was in play?