FATHER Kevin Ryan rightly notes the shame of our society in allowing 100,000 abortions every year, and Pat Cannard exposes the agenda for world-wide abortion on demand which is relentlessly pushed by groups like CEDAW (CL 24/8/08).
Pro-abortion lobbies are funded by very powerful and wealthy organisation to the tune of tens of millions of dollars annually, so nothing seems to change and most of us feel powerless to do anything.
Yet living in a democracy, we have at our disposal the means to actually stop most abortions, and with very little effort on our part, if we are truly serious: our vote.
One of the pillars of Catholic thought is this: “Don’t deliberately kill the innocent, and don’t collude in allowing it,” says Denver’s Archbishop, Charles Chaput, a native American who is very clear about our duty regarding abortion.
In his new book, “Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life,” he says this: “We sin if we support pro-choice candidates without a truly proportionate reason for doing so – that is, a reason grave enough to outweigh our obligation to end the killing of the unborn. And what would such a ‘proportionate’ reason look like? It would be a reason we could, with an honest heart, expect the unborn victims of abortion to accept when we meet them and need to explain our actions – as we someday will.”
Before voting for any pro-choice candidate, Catholics need to consider what they will say to those unborn victims of abortion when they meet them face to face.
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