Your endnote last week quotes “Brian”, with your agreement, that a Catholic could never vote for the Clinton/Kaine ticket because of their support for personal choice in the matter of abortion.
I beg to differ.
Even the official, establishment Church would tell you that you are free to vote for these candidates – as long as you are not doing so BECAUSE of their support for personal choice. You may disagree with that position but still vote for those candidates, because, for instance, you recognize what an unmitigated disaster the other candidates would be on any number of social justice, or even national security issues.
And, in my opinion, few people are FOR abortion – they are simply for people (especially the woman whose body we are talking about) being able to make their own choice about a pregnancy – free of any government coercion. The suggestion that there be some public funding is only to insure that even the poor have access – if that is what they choose. It is very hard to understand why so many who want the government “off our backs” or “out of our lives”, think that government should have a role in this most personal of decisions…
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Toner, Mike (MC1972)
[JR: As a little L libertarian, I think the Gooferment should be out of everything. That being said, when does a “citizen” acquire their God given rights — life, liberty, and property? Granted it’s a tough issue. The Gooferment has made a total mess out of it and especially encourage abortion as a eugenic and a way to divide the American voters. Dona Nobis Pacem]
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