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Pro-Life & For Obama?

10.20.2008


I'm trying to get to the bottom of Obama's stand on abortion. I hear and read that he is okay with making late-term or partial-birth abortions legal and that he doesn't want any restrictions on abortion. Then, I hear he is against partial-birth/late-term abortions. I'm not the only one curious. Pro-Lifers and Catholics are concerned as well.


Opinion: Can Catholics Back Pro-Choice Obama? Newsweek Religion Newsweek.comIn an election cycle filled with its share of quirks, oddities, and surprises, the emergence of Roman Catholic pro-lifers as leading supporters of Sen. Barack Obama—himself a favorite of the National Reproductive Rights Action League—must rank as one of the strangest of twists and turns. Whatever its effect on the election, this unexpected development may also portend a new hardening of the battle lines within the Catholic Church, no matter who is inaugurated president in January.

For Obama but against abortion - Los Angeles Times
Some Republicans are telling Catholics that supporting Obama is a sin. Catholics are instructed not to cast a ballot for an advocate of abortion, but these partisans overstate the church's teaching to make an even broader claim: Namely, that a pro-choice candidate is off-limits too. Were this true, Obama's substantial lead in the polls might be subject to religious preemption among the 25% to 30% of voters who are Catholic in such battleground states as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Florida.
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