The issue of abortion is one that many devout Catholics fight throughout the year, not just every four years at election time.
Throughout the year, we are providing assistance to pregnancy aid centers, writing letters to state and federal politicians, participating in marches for life (and for many of us, the annual March for Life in January in Washington, DC, or in our state capitals).
The Knights of Columbus recently launched a new program to help pregnancy aid centers acquire the latest and greatest in ultrasound equipment. Folks have found that 80% - 90% of women who see a sonogram of their baby do not then procure the killing of their baby. To promote the acquisition of ultrasound equipment, the Supreme Council (that's the Knights of Columbus governing body) will match dollar-for-dollar funds raised by local Councils, Assemblies and Districts to buy the equipment.
We Catholics (at least actual, devout Catholics who accept Catholic Faith without compromise) are pro-life, and we're pro-life every day of the year, not just on Election Day.
But we are especially pro-life on Election Day.
That Mr. Kmiec would defect from the pro-life cause by endorsing the most pro-death presidential candidate to ever run is an indication of defection from the Catholic Church.
He is an apostate.
Sorry. I believe you missed the point that abortions only become an election issue during presidential elections and not other elections. All you pointed out is true but still there are still more efforts to help the poor rather than in pro-life projects in Churches that I have attended. Abortion is not the only issue now that Catholics consider in their candidate choice.
The public abortion battle seems to have been lost by the preachers just as the battle on shacking up. And depending on politicians to ‘fix’ something will be disappointing. If the public can be persuaded that ‘choice’ is not acceptable, then the politicians will follow. The horse is before the cart.