EWTN Catholic Q&A
Which candidate would actually reduce abortions?
Question from Curious George on 10-06-2012:

From the National Catholic Reporter:

"Even though a candidate may be unwilling to push for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, Bretzke said, she or he may support policies that would reduce the number of abortions "in the composite."

I understand the number of abortions decreased under Pres. Clinton but increased under Pres. Bush.

So shouldn't Catholics consider voting for what a candidate can be expected to do rather than merely saying that he is pro-life?

Answer by Judie Brown on 10-06-2012:

Dear George

There is nobody with a crystal ball who can estimate what an elected official will do after he is elected.

However the statement that abortions increased under Bush but decreased under Clinton is patently false. To read the facts see http://www.nrlc.org/news/2005/NRL02/AbortionIncreaseMyth.html

Finally, George, abortion is an act of murder, not a political issue. Until America sees it for what it is, statistics will continue to be skewed and politicians will continue to deceive.

Judie Brown