Women have right to say no - Catholic Courier

Women have right to say no

To the editor:
 

Regarding “USCCB explores Communion issue” in the Catholic Courier dated December 2004: Does this apply to U.S. Supreme Court members who are Catholic, Republican/Conservative and have upheld prior abortion rulings? Or is this an in-bed political related task force to hand over votes to conservative causes?
 

Please remember abortion is now a very political issue, an issue that comes to light whenever it is politically convenient.
 

Where is the spirituality, where is the Christ thinking in this?
 

No Republican or Conservative is every really approached about their pro-choice stance by the Catholic Church or the conservative movement.
 

A woman has the right to say NO to an abortion also. Being for choice means that a woman must take responsibility for her decisions in life, which includes the responsibility to say no to an abortion.
 

If Jesus Christ was a physical part of this word today, no doubt he would support life in its fullest, but he would do so, I dare say, in a spiritual way, not in a political arena. I don’t think he would lend his name to any political group, as if God or he were politicians.
 

Am I wrong? The more the Catholic Church becomes involved with politics, secret or open, the more our Catholic Churches are emptying out, merging with other Catholic Churches or just closing.
 

Whatever happened to our actions being between ourselves and God, and our religious confessions?
 

Elaine Rossi
 

Ovid Street
 

Seneca Falls

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