Then why does he politely look away when his pro-abort colleagues promote abortion, even "late-term" abortion ("late-term" murder).
Why does he turn away from his boss's own pro-abort beliefs, in the land where babies are mistakes?
In 1984, Mario Cuomo pioneered the argument that one may be personally opposed to abortion while supporting abortion rights.
Ever since, this convenient locution has become a staple for countless Democratic politicians, particularly Catholic ones. It is Vice President Joe Bidens view and was Senator John Kerrys stance when he ran for president in 2004.
Cuomos argument was a mess. For instance, in order to buttress his argument, he touted the (alleged) refusal of American Catholic bishops to forcefully denounce slavery. The bishops werent hypocrites; they were realists, Cuomo explained. They offered a measured attempt to balance moral truths against political realities.
So, ultimately, we have Mario Cuomo to thank, in part, for the rationale many catholics use when they vote for the democrats.