'Ambiguous' on abortion

Catholic News Service    |    04.06.2004


To the editor:
 
I am writing in reference to your front page lead article of Feb. 12, “Mixing religion with politics.” Your article was ambiguous on the important issue of our time, “abortion.” I believe you needed to, but did not, state upfront, for the benefit of the readers and unborn children, that ALL Democratic candidates are Pro-Choice.
 
It is important to be clear on this issue because your article left readers with the thought that it may be moral and in line with the Church’s teachings to vote for one of the Democratic candidates, when it is neither.
 
Again ALL Democratic candidates are Pro-Death candidates, and I believe it is the obligation of the Church and all who represent the Church, or appear to in any manner, to educate the people at every opportunity as to the facts, and thus help to put an end to the killing of unborn children!
 
I do understand that you made reference to the Web site “belief.net” that does condemn abortion in stating the Church’s position, also stating the pro-choice position of John Kerry etc., but all readers of the Courier do not have computers and some others will not take the time to go to this Web site and/or read other non-front page articles to learn the facts.
 
I believe that this lead article failed at an opportunity to state the truth on the Democratic candidates and their unanimous Pro-Death positions!
 
Bob Zimmerman
Oakwood Road
Rochester

 
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Catholic News Service story in question simply focused on the apparent realization among then-Democratic hopefuls that religion is important to voters. It did not attempt to report their positions on specific issues. As we approach the November election, Courier articles will report the major-party candidates' positions on all relevant issues.

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