Trump and abor­tion

Chicago Sun-Times - - OPINION - Send let­ters to let­ters@sun­times.com.

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

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