There is an issue at stake this election that should be of importance to every Catholic and Christian voter, and that is abortion.
Hillary Clinton stands for abortion at any stage of pregnancy, promising to end restrictions on taxpayer funding for abortion. Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine, claims to be a devout Catholic privately, while defending abortion rights publicly. This misleads and confuses some people of faith.
What a contrast with Trump’s vice-presidential pick, Mike Pence. He recognizes and is not afraid to state that the right to life is the first and foremost human right, without which no other rights matter.
Those who claim to want peace in the world must begin with the mother and child. St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is ‘abortion,’ because it is a war against the child. ... How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love ...”
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Winnie Zeamer, Richland