we often hear the phrase, “I wouldn’t do it but I can’t stop others from doing it” from fellow Catholics and they go ahead and vote for politicians who they know vote pro abortion. Their vote, in effect insuring abortion.
I would suggest, one who thinks like that and votes like that breaks both of the following Divine laws on charity
Mt 22: 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.”
I would suggest, objectively speaking, one who votes for a politician who supports abortion isn’t remaining in love of neighbor OR God. They break both commandments. A Catholic in particular knows or should know what the Church teaches on abortion2272 . How can a Catholic then, when given a choice between a pro life and a pro abortion canditate, think they are okay voting for a politician who supports abortion?
By their vote, they commit a grave sin against charity both against God and neighbor. And the CCC says the following about one not maintaining charity. While they might in body be in the Church, their heart is outside, and if they persevere in that, heaven won’t be in their future 837