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Abortion stance

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When I read Ms. Magni’s letter of 6-23 about Congressman Matt Cartwright voting ‘NO’ to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, I realized that he, along with our Senator (Senator Casey), always profess to be proud of their Catholic Faith. They both must know that claiming to be Catholic carries a great responsibility.

As Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia states in the foreword to the booklet “Catholics in the Public Square”: “We get the elected officials we deserve. Their virtue, or their lack of it, is a judgment not only on them, but also on us. Every political choice we make also affects the persons we are. Private conviction is not a separate universe, distinct from public life.

“If we really believe in Jesus Christ, if we really mean it when we say we’re Catholic, then that’s the soil from which all our public actions should flower, including our political choices. When we claim to believe in one thing, but act in the opposite political manner, we choose a kind of schizophrenia. We contradict ourselves. And the result is the sort of moral confusion we find in so many elements of our public life today.”

I do feel that there is only one word that can truly describe Congressman Cartwright’s ‘NO’ vote to a bill that would have stopped late term abortions – it’s reprehensible!

Barbara Yanchek


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