A recent correspondent proclaims herself a Catholic, and after much thought, I'm sure, announces her decision to vote for — Hillary Clinton? What's wrong with this picture? Does loyalty to a political party trump one's obedience to the Fifth Commandment (Thou shall not kill) and the Church's Magisterium?

Hillary Rodham Clinton voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. She has consistently supported tax funding of Planned Parenthood, and recently proclaimed, "I will defend Planned Parenthood," an organization responsible for millions of abortions and trafficking in fetal body parts. Along with fellow Democrats on the current ballot, she supports "a woman's right to choose" death for her unborn baby. (Yes, let's finish the sentence.)

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Mrs. Clinton cannot bring herself to say that a baby about to be born has any rights at all. And about all this she is not lying!

I would like to remind the writer of the aforementioned letter of what St. John Paul II said on his visit to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 7, 1979: " And so, we will stand up every time that human life is threatened. When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, we will stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life. When a child is described as a burden or is looked upon only as a means to satisfy an emotional need, we will stand up and insist that every child is a unique and unrepeatable gift of God ... ."

So a Catholic is planning on voting for a woman who supports the choice of death for innocent, voiceless, pre-born human beings at any stage of their development. Please, before you vote, check you Catholicism at the door.

Maria DeCesare

Westminster

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