The Fundamental Right: Vote and Pray For Life on November 2

 

Maria Elena Kennedy

  San Diego News Notes-San Diego, CA
  11/1/2004
 

Tuesday, Nov. 2, is election day in California, and Catholics are being urged to vote in accordance with the teachings of the Church, especially on the most fundamental issue of all: human life.

"An honest look at what an abortion is, and at how many victims it claims, is enough to reveal that nothing outweighs its gravity among the many 'life issues,'" explains Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. "Multiple Church documents have confirmed this insight, repeating over and over that the abortion tragedy demands urgent attention and priority."

Fr. Pavone continues, "Yet the truth is even deeper than the statement, 'Being wrong on abortion outweighs being right on other issues.' The full truth is, if you are wrong on abortion you can't be right on other issues. To permit abortion, but then to cry out for the right to work, housing, education, health care, and so forth, is to say that these other rights belong to some people but not to all."