As Americans, moreover, we acknowledge the Creator as the source of our right to life, a right that the government exists to secure (see the Declaration of Independence). So I have less and less patience for anyone who is going to dispute in any way that the protection of human life is and will always remain the fundamental issue for the political community — and this applies to every election, every year, on every level of government. Again, this flows from what we know as Americans, not just as Catholics.
Then there is the purely human dimension. With all due respect to the Church to which I belong and to which I am loyal, it is from my human nature and the commonsense embedded in it that I come to the conclusion that we have an abortion holocaust on our hands, and that nothing else is taking more life than this act of violence. The alarm going off in the minds of millions (mine included) over abortion was not set off by the Church, nor can it be turned off by the Church. And that alarm, for so many of us, is primarily what impels us to go to the voting booth, both in the primaries and in the general election.
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You are invited to stand up for religious freedom on March 23 by joining one of the nationwide rallies which Priests for Life is helping to organize. Thousands will take a stand to rally on that day to defeat the Obama HHS mandate. For information on a rally near you see www.standupforreligiousfreedom.com . For resources and talking points about the mandate seewww.priestsforlife.org/hhsmandate/index.aspx.