By Tom Quiner
“Tom, if you don’t like abortion, don’t have one.”
This was the insincere advice I received from a liberal Catholic friend who votes Democrat. Always.
Then I heard from another liberal Catholic:
“Although I’m personally opposed to abortion, I can’t tell another woman what she can do with her own body.”
There are two implications in these statements:
- We need to show tolerance for women’s reproductive choices.
- Besides, it doesn’t affect you anyway.
The Catholic Church disagrees. The teachings of the Church make it clear that we’re made in God’s image, and that personhood and dignity is bestowed at the instant of conception. For any Catholic to turn away from this reality makes them complicit in evil.
But now it gets worse. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have made it clear that they view human abortion as a fundamental right for all women.
Their platform wants to crack down on sidewalk counselors who advise abortion-minded women of the consequences of aborting their child. Democrats want to end the practice to…
“combat any acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation of reproductive health providers, patients, and staff.”
In other words, they view these pro life humanitarians as terrorists-in-training rather than the living saints that they are.
Their platform calls for taxpayers to pay for human abortion:
“We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.”
In other words, if Hillary Clinton is elected, there is a good chance that Catholics and other Americans of good conscience will be forced to be complicit in the killing of their fellow Americans through taxpayer-funded abortion.
Hillary and Democrats want to go farther. They also want to repeal the Helms Amendment and use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions in other countries, as stated in their platform:
“Safe abortion must be part of comprehensive maternal and women’s health care and included as part of America’s global health programming.”
Hillary has made it clear that any judges she appoints must pass a pro abortion litmus test. Abortion rights are foundational to this candidate and her party.
Democratic Party pressure groups like the ACLU are waging a campaign to force Catholic doctors and hospitals to perform human abortion and sterilizations in conflict with their religious beliefs.
The threat looms, if Democrats retain the White House and regain control of Congress, to force dissenting Catholic hospitals to comply, or close; for Catholic doctors to comply, or go away.
Let us return to the two assertions made by Democrats above. While they insist on tolerance towards those who want abortions, they demonstrate intolerance for those who view it as the killing of an innocent human being.
While they once said abortion doesn’t affect us anyway, now they want us to pay for it. Hillary Clinton and her party want to make Catholics complicit in intrinsic evil. A vote for these candidates puts our very soul at risk.
They stand for evil without apology or compromise.
No Catholic can vote for a single candidate who supports these policies.