Voting Pro-Life?

Catholics (and Christians generally) have a duty to inform themselves about where their political candidates stand on the issue.

  • This evaluation starts, of course, with where they stand on violence against human beings, because if public servants cannot tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public, they do not belong in public office.
  • What if a candidate supported terrorism? Would a God-fearing Catholic say, “Well, I disagree with you on terrorism, but what’s your health care plan? Maybe we can work together on some social programs. After all, terrorism is not the only issue.”
  • The parallel, of course, is abortion. “Typically, the skull is brought out in fragments rather than as a unified piece” (Abortionist Martin Haskell, in 1999 Court testimony in Wisconsin, regarding legal abortion).
  • How can anyone make the case that this skull-cracking, which is still legal, is less violent than terrorism--particularly as this occurs 3,500 times every day in the U.S? How can anyone make the case that we can tolerate it while we work with the candidate on “social” programs?
  • The heart of what is “social” is that it respects the other person —- and that means not cracking their skull. We fight terrorism, and rightly so! But when we allow abortion and vote for pro-abortion politicians at the same time, the evil we fight becomes merely a reflection of the evil we do!!!
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