Hello! I just saw the thread about voting for pro-choice candidates and it brought to mind something that has been bothering me for some time.
My father is a wonderful man who is very involved with our church. He has been a sponser for RCIA students for several years, helps out with church functions whenever needed, prays daily including his daily (possibly more than once daily) rosary, goes to mass faithfully on every holy day and Sunday’s and was a HUGE influence in my husband and I’s return to the Church. All around he’s a great example of what a Catholic should be except for in the case of abortion. He believes:
- That it’s not our responsibility or a politicians responsibility to tell a woman that she can or can’t have an abortion if she so chooses.
- That if abortion would be made illegal, women would be having them done illegally or would be doing them themselves which would be a greater problem.
He and I have talked in depth about it and I can’t seem to sway him. My mother and I can’t seem to make any sense of it!
It all started when I was telling him that I would NEVER knowingly vote for a candidate that was pro-choice. His response was that you need to look at all that the candidate has to offer, not just one aspect.
Any advice, articles, etc. that could be of help would be greatly appreciated, along with some prayers too! Thanks so much for your time and God Bless!!