Skip to comments.The Abortion Issue Has Little, if Any, Effect on the Catholic Vote
Posted on 06/28/2004 9:20:04 PM PDT by Coleus
Few are swayed by a candidate's pro-choice policy.
"Will Catholics vote against Gov. Carter, Mr. Mayor, because of his abortion stand?" The mayor of Chicago stared at the reporter with the bemused frown he reserved for silly questions. "They don't vote that way." Twenty-eight years later, they still don't vote that way. Nevertheless, in the run-up to the last seven presidential elections, experts on both sides have predicted that the "Catholic anti-abortion" vote would cause trouble for the Democrats, especially given the drift of Catholics from Democratic alignment. Both these "theories" a Catholic anti-abortion vote and a Catholic realignment are urban folk tales that float around in the collective consciousness of the media with very little basis in fact.
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If the LA Slimes is printing it, we can safely asume its false.
I don't know a many ACTUAL Catholics who would knowingly vote for a pro-abortion politician. If they hated the pro-life candidate so much for other reasons, they would probably just stay home.
Don't get out much, do you?
Catholics are not that loyal to the GOP. The GOP gets a majority, but I don't think it is by much of a margin.
Coleus,Did not read this post bump.
I would say: if this is so, then you have mightily failed your flock, Father, because you have not taught them the truth.
Sounds about right. Catholicism is more of a political organization than it is a spiritual one.
I get out plenty... though most of the Catholics I'm friends with aren't CINOs. (Or maybe I know a lot of CINOs, but I'm just not aware that they have a religious affiliation.)
Thanks for posting. Once again, it shows that Greeley has no idea what he's talking about.
Or at least her enemies, both temporal and eternal, wished it were so...
Take your Catholic bashing bias elsewhere.
Your ignorance is showing.
Westernized first world Catholics, the ones for whom your statement might apply to a minority, only represent about 1/10th of all Roman Catholics in the world. So your statement displays gross ignorance, at best...
|Catholics who attend mass weekly or more often||57%||43%|
|Catholics who attend mass less than weekly||41%||59%|
Source: Third National Survey of Religion and Politics, University of Akron
Now drop and give me 20 Hail Marys.
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