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April 26, 2007

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monkey see

A well thought out analysis, but I don't think comparing the church's stance in the political realm on the death penalty and abortion is an apples to apples comparison. In the United States, at least, the Church hierarchy--at least under the past two popes-- has been much more outspoken and active on the abortion issue than on the death penalty issue.

Of course, not all Catholics subscribe to every teaching of the church (witness the church's anti-condom efforts in parts of Africa hit by the AIDS epidemic)--but when all five Catholics vote in a way that supports the church's views on a controversial issue, and all four non-Catholics vote in a way that oppose those views, commentators are clearly within bounds to point out the connection.

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