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Editor, The News:
Presidential election season is exciting. The rhetoric (on both sides) can be very entertaining.
In fact, much of it might even be laughable, if the future of the country were not at stake. But I take it personally when people condemn Catholics who vote for Democratic candidates.
As I have indicated before, I am Catholic and a Democrat, and quite proud to be both. I vote Democrat because the Democratic Party’s ideology is based on tolerance and acceptance, compassion and aid.
Democrats and Catholics encourage the acceptance of cultures, religions and peoples different from us. Democratic policies have a history of promoting compassion and providing assistance to those in need and those less fortunate than ourselves.
I am no religious expert, but I do know that these are fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ.
While I may be personally opposed to abortion, I am a male. The point is that no group of men, certainly no government, ought to dictate what a woman should do with her body.
This is, and should remain, a very personal and private health care issue between a woman and her physician. Surely my right-leaning friends can understand this, since they typically oppose government intrusion into private lives.
Are those who define themselves as pro-life also against war, the possession of assault weapons, and the death penalty? If not, they should be.
Is there any doubt where Jesus would stand on these issues? If He were alive today, Jesus may have a word or two for us on the abortion issue, but it seems to me, He would likely be a pro-life Democrat.
John A. DeSanti
NEW CASTLE —
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