A Vote for a “Pro-Choice” Politician is a Vote for Abortion


It has been a well-known fact that in the Roman Catholic Church, there is no difference with the general population in their pro-abortion views and how they vote.  This is one of the saddest failures of the church today.  In 2008, for example, 54% of Catholics voted for Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion President in United States  history.  “Pro-Choice” advocates subscribe to what can only be categorized as language slight of hand by calling the killing of an unborn “a woman’s right to do with her body as she likes” or ” a woman’s right to choose,” or ” a decision between a woman and her doctor.”

If you analyze this type of language, this would be the equivalent as saying, I have the choice to kill my newborn baby, as long as I do it in private.  Scott Klusendorf, a well-known pro-life apologist, has an example that will hit home:  Suppose you are a young couple with a young child.  You’re doing dishes when your little toddler comes up behind you and asks, “mom/dad can I kill this?”  What do you need to know before you answer?  What is it?  If it’s a cockroach, you immediately say yes; if it’s his little sister your answer is a definite NO.  All of these sayings of the “pro-choice” crowd are the equivalent of justifying murder by changing what you call it.  If we call it “choice”  they say it’s fine.  But, abortion is the killing of a human being in an early stage of development.  Accordingly, if you vote for a politician who agrees with the earlier mentioned sayings such as “my body, my choice,” you are voting for abortion.  The Roman Catholic Church has been very clear on its position on abortion.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls abortion an evil.  Additionally, the Magisterium of the Catholic Church have specifically stated that a vote for a pro-abortion politician is a vote for abortion and is morally reprehensible.  Cardinal Burke has made a video stating just this.  Click here to view it.

As members of a church such as the Catholic church or any Christian church that follows the Bible, we have a responsibility to have politicians who hold our values.  To vote for a politicians who favor abortion rights is the same as voting for someone who, as an example, favors the killing of all babies under the age of two for instance.  By voting for such a person you are cooperating with evil and you will have the same blood on your hands as the abortionist.  The “pro-choice” advocate will say that “there are more issues than just abortion.  Yes there are, but life is the number one issue.  If you do not have life you do not have any other issue.  To those who hold this view I say this:  Let’s say that you like politician X; he/she holds all your philosophy or values, but he believes that a certain ethnic group is not human and can be killed at will, as long as it’s done in private.  Would you vote for this person?  What about all the other issues?  The position that abortion is not the only issue is another self-defeating fallacy – it cannot stand on its own logic.

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