James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute and managing editor of Zogby Research Services, thinks so.
Here is a taste of his piece at the National Catholic Reporter:
When we hear the “angry” Sanders speak about the gross inequalities in our rigged economy or the horrors of war, we hear echoes of Berrigan. When we heard Sanders ask his supporters to “look around you and find someone you don’t know, maybe someone who doesn’t look like you,” and then ask, “Are you willing to fight for that person who you don’t even know as much as you’re willing to fight for yourself?”, we hear the echoes of the Christian message of D’Silva. And when we hear Sanders call for a revolution that fights for racial, social, political and economic justice, we hear echoes of Martin Luther King.
Let me be clear: I loved Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s “consistent ethic of life.” I abhor the absence of any reasoned discussion on the issue of abortion. The two sides have become so polarized that they can no longer even see the humanity of the other. In this regard, the bishops are, at times, as much at fault as those whom they oppose — and I believe that no good is served in this bitter standoff.
But to be equally clear: I believe that the sanctity of life, which the bishops claim to uphold, continues after birth. And focusing on abortion to the exclusion of all the evils that threaten the quality and sanctity of the lives of the living is, in my mind, a betrayal of our Christian responsibility to be for others.
Read the entire piece here.