Aug 9, 2016
As it usually is in election years, abortion is now very much a political issue in 2016, and Catholics are playing a key role in how it is discussed.
Last week, speaking to about 2,500 Knights and family members, 100 bishops including a dozen Cardinals, and a worldwide TV audience, Knights of Columbus leader Carl Anderson urged Catholics not to vote for any candidate who was pro-abortion.
Others took the opposite view. Sister Simone Campbell of "Nuns on the Bus," and Planned Parenthood both doubled on support for legalized abortion in this election cycle.
Anderson laid out his case on Aug. 2. He cited words he first spoke in 2008, saying: "We need to end the political manipulation of Catholic voters by abortion advocates. It is time to end the entanglement of Catholic people with abortion killing. It is time to stop creating excuses for voting for pro-abortion politicians."