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  •  He believes in the dignity of human life (4+ / 0-)

    until it is born. Then a child with no means of support is to fend for herself. How can he call himself a Catholic if he goes against all of the teachings of his religion to take care of those in need.

    •  The Church created a lot of this. (2+ / 0-)
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      By pounding so hard on abortion for years and years, they've put Catholics in a no-win situation.  Neither party represents all of the teachings on social justice (that includes the economic things that are viewed separately in this diary).  

      The bishops' statement from 2008 (I think) on Faithful Citizenship lays out everything and then pretty much says that Catholics must use a well-formed conscience to choose a candidate.  We have to weigh ALL of the issues and decide.  Personally, there are just too many negatives on the GOP side for me to concentrate solely on abortion.  It would be great if every child was healthy, wanted, and loved, and there are ways to work toward that outside of politics.  No law will end abortion.  I remember too well how it was before Roe...

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 05:02:26 PM PDT

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