Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin: “Never Vote for Any Candidate of Any Party Who Supports Abortion”

Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin: “Never Vote for Any Candidate of Any Party Who Supports Abortion”

BY STEVEN ERTELT   APR 25, 2016   |   1:28PM    WASHINGTON, DC

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Rhode Island has a message for Catholic voters: never ever vote for any candidate who supports abortion. With Hillary Clinton as the likely presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, Bishop Tobin’s words make it clear that Catholic voters can’t vote for her for president.

Bishop Tobin made the remarks in an April 21 post on Facebook:

Catholics: Vote Pro-Life

As the primary election draws near in Rhode Island, I encourage faithful Catholics to vote pro-life – and never to vote for any candidate, of any party, who supports abortion.

And don’t be fooled by those who say they “aren’t pro-abortion, but are just pro-choice.” It’s a smoke screen for what they really believe, but are afraid to admit. After all, what kind of choice are they promoting? They’re not talking about choosing a favorite ice cream flavor, are they? And it’s not about so-called “reproductive freedom or women’s health care” either. Clearly, politicians who support abortion are encouraging a choice that ends the life of an innocent human being and ultimately harms the mother, personally and spiritually!

As Pope Francis has reminded us: “It is not progressive to try to resolve problems by eliminating human life.” (EG #214)

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During an interview on The View recently Hillary Clinton said an unborn child just hours before delivery should have no Constitutional rights. Her comments came just days afterClinton said unborn children simply do not have any Constitutional rights, which would include the right to life.

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In February, Clinton defended partial-birth abortions: “My husband vetoed a very restrictive legislation on late-term abortions, and he vetoed it at an event in the White House where we invited a lot of women who had faced this very difficult decision, that ought to be made based on their own conscience, their family, their faith, in consultation with doctors. Those stories left a searing impression on me,” she continued.

Clinton has said more taxpayer money needs to go to the Planned Parenthood abortion business and Clinton demonstrated her unyielding commitment to abortion and the Planned Parenthood abortion business, accepting their endorsement during a pro-abortion rally — saying she would be the abortion business’ president.

“I will always defend Planned Parenthood and I will say consistently and proudly, Planned Parenthood should be funded, supported and protected, not undermined, misrepresented and demonized,” Clinton said. “As your president, I will always have your back.”

At a speech to the Women in the World Conference in April 2015, Hillary Clinton argued, “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care (aka. abortion) and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” In order to expand worldwide access to abortion, she suggested that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

In May 2015, the U.S. House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn babies 20 weeks and older from excruciating late abortions. In addition to a statement slamming House lawmakers for advancing the bill, Clinton tweeted, “When it comes to women’s health, there are two kinds of experts: women and their doctors. True 40+ years ago, true today.”

At a presidential forum at Drake University, Clinton called ending the life of another human being a “fundamental human right.”

The first order of business for Clinton and her friends at the abortion company is to force Americans to pay for abortions with their tax dollars by attempting to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which has protected Americans from funding most all abortions since the late 1970s. Upheld by the Supreme Court, the Hyde Amendment is now a target of abortion advocates who have moved from pro-choice to pro-abortion — forcing Americans not only to accept unlimited abortions before birth but to pay for them.

Read the source and comments: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/04/25/catholic-bishop-never-vote-for-any-candidate-of-any-party-who-supports-abortion/

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Claire Chretien By Claire Chretien, Apr 25, 2016 – 11:37 am EST

Catholic bishop: Never vote ‘for any candidate, of any party, who supports abortion’

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, April 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)—Bishop Thomas J. Tobin encouraged faithful Catholics to vote pro-life in Rhode Island’s primary election on Tuesday and “never to vote for any candidate, of any party, who supports abortion.”

In a post on his Facebook page last week, Tobin warned Catholics not to “be fooled by those who say they ‘aren’t pro-abortion, but are just pro-choice.’”

“After all, what kind of choice are they promoting? They’re not talking about choosing a favorite ice cream flavor, are they?” he wrote.

“Clearly, politicians who support abortion are encouraging a choice that ends the life of an innocent human being and ultimately harms the mother, personally and spiritually!” Tobin wrote.

Last week, Tobin also posted on Facebook that abortion giant Planned Parenthood is “the most dangerous place in our nation.”

“So many innocent lives are lost there every year; so many moms are harmed personally and spiritually when they enter that building,” Tobin’s post, which featured photos from his recent visit to a pro-life vigil site outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, said.

Tobin expressed his “admiration and thanks to all the pro-lifers for their peaceful and prayerful commitment to human life” and encouraged Catholics to pray for unborn children, the forgiveness and conversion of those who work at or support abortion facilities, and for an end to abortion funding in the U.S.

Tobin has previously encouraged Catholics to write in Blessed Mother Teresa on their ballots when faced with only pro-abortion candidates.  He also refused to attend the Catholic governor of Rhode Island’s inauguration over her pro-abortion stance, which is at odds with Church teaching.  Tobin has also blasted the notion that a Catholic politician who publicly defies Church teaching can be considered a Catholic in good standing.

Read the source and comments: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-bishop-never-vote-for-any-candidate-of-any-party-who-supports-abor

Bishop Tobin: Don’t Be Fooled

Catholics: Vote Pro-Life

By Bishop Thomas Tobin: As the primary election draws near in Rhode Island, I encourage faithful Catholics to vote pro-life – and never to vote for any candidate, of any party, who supports abortion.

And don’t be fooled by those who say they “aren’t pro-abortion, but are just pro-choice.” It’s a smoke screen for what they really believe, but are afraid to admit. After all, what kind of choice are they promoting? They’re not talking about choosing a favorite ice cream flavor, are they? And it’s not about so-called “reproductive freedom or women’s health care” either. Clearly, politicians who support abortion are encouraging a choice that ends the life of an innocent human being and ultimately harms the mother, personally and spiritually!

As Pope Francis has reminded us: “It is not progressive to try to resolve problems by eliminating human life.” (EG #214)

Read the source and comments: http://www.courageouspriest.com/bishop-tobin-fooled

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