Trump and abortion
As a Dominican Sister of Peace, who is pro-life in all its aspects (anti-war, anti-death penalty, anti-abortion), I am concerned about the 2020 election.
In a radio interview, Robert P. Jones stated that 60% of Catholics voted for Donald Trump. Add to that number, the many Evangelical Christians who continue to support Trump. Some of these voters are perhaps single-issue voters. That issue is abortion.
While I do not support abortion, I am concerned for the woman who has to make this difficult choice. I would like voters to consider what happens if our votes lead to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.
Abortions would still be performed, as they have been for as long as I can remember. The big difference is that they would now be criminalized. Do you want a woman who has had an abortion to become a criminal? If you answer “Yes,” what is the next step? What punishment will she get?
You need not be pro-abortion, but you need to consider this question as you vote.
Lois McGovern, OP, North Park