[quote="Domnall, post:1, topic:296312"]
I was listening to Patrick Madrid on EWTN Open Line (yeah, I know, not Catholic answers haha) and he mentioned that as far as the Church is concerned, it is immoral to vote for a candidate that supports abortion.
Now, we know that president Obama supports abortion, so obviously under Madrid's statement, it would be immoral to vote for him.
Likewise Mitt Romney, though stating that he is "pro life" says that abortions should be allowed in the cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother. Now, that isn't totally pro life, that's pro life mostly, though still advocating for abortion in some instances.
So, therefore, is it immoral to vote for either of the two main party candidates because at least in some circumstances, they support abortion?
It is not immoral to vote for Romney
Bishop Gracida's voting guide talks of voting for lesser of the two evils to save some lives
Paul Ryan believes abortion is wrong in all circumstances
A president can not ban abortion, or limit it to only certain circumstances. A president can enact pro life legislation, and there is evidence this reduces abortion at the state level, at the national level it would likely have more impact, or a president can expand abortion funding etc which Obama has done.
Next president could elect supreme court judges. Romney has spoken many times of his wish for roe vs wade to be overturned. Here is his pro life agenda he would take as president. As can be seen from the picks Obama has chosen, he would elect more of the same of what he has elected so far; liberal judges who would not support overturning roe vs wade. Romney would elect judges in line with his view of overturning the law