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  • COMMENTARY: Quandry for Catholics At Election Time

    07/06/2008 3:32:45 PM PDT · by tcg · 99 replies · 431+ views
    Catholic online ^ | 6/7/08 | Dr. Robert Stackpole
    The Catholic Bishops make it very clear in “Faithful Citizenship” that not all issues facing Americans today are of equal value. In section 37 of their document they write: “In making decisions, it is essential for Catholics to be guided by a well-formed conscience that recognizes that all issues do not carry the same moral weight,” and they specifically emphasize “the special claim on our consciences and actions” of “the moral obligation to oppose intrinsically evil acts.” Section 42 is particularly striking: As Catholics, we are not single-issue voters. A candidate’s position on a single issue is not sufficient grounds...
  • South Dakota governor seeks technical corrections in abortion ban bill

    03/09/2004 6:28:14 PM PST · by KQQL · 6 replies · 122+ views ^ | 03/09/04 | AP
    Pierre, South Dakota-AP -- The governor of South Dakota may be setting the stage for a challenge of Roe versus Wade. Governor Mike Rounds said today he supports a bill to ban most abortions in his state. But he is seeking technical corrections in a measure approved by legislators before allowing it to become law. He wants to make sure restrictions on abortions aren't eased while courts consider the law. The measure approved last week allows abortions in cases where a woman's health could be substantially and irreversibly harmed by complications of pregnancy, or where the woman's life is in...
  • Governor Davis Signs Women's Health, Reproductive Rights Legislation (What would Arnold Do?)

    10/02/2003 1:42:07 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 56 replies · 218+ views
    Governor Davis Press Release | 10/02/2003
    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR L03: 169FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/02/2003 GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS WOMEN'S HEALTH, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS LEGISLATION 10/02/2003 SACRAMENTO Governor Gray Davis signed a package of women's health care bills that continues California's role as a champion of women's rights."I have signed legislation that increases a woman's protection against hate crimes, allows them the right of free choice and provides them with more rights in domestic violence cases," Gov. Davis said. "I am proud that the legislation I am announcing today keeps California on the forefront of women's rights issue."SB 490 by Senator Dede Alpert (D-San Diego) authorizes a licensed...
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church Requires Civil Penalties for Abortion

    02/21/2003 9:11:54 AM PST · by Maximilian · 55 replies · 324+ views
    American Life League ^ | Feb 21, 2003 | Judy Brown
    ABORTION Catechism of the Catholic Church 2322 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice, gravely contrary to the moral law. The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life. 2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:...