Did you know that voting for the wrong candidate may be a serious sin? According to the Michigan, and the US Conferences of Bishops, only in very rare instances can you vote for a pro-choice candidate.
If you knowingly vote for a pro-choice candidate, you are probably guilty of a grave sin--one that needs to be confessed before a priest before partaking in the sacraments.
For the Michigan state Governor election next month, there are only two viable candidates. One plainly says he is pro-choice (or as I like to call it "anti-life" or "pro-death"). The other says that he is pro-life, yet he is for embryonic stem-cell research.
Of the fringe parties, the Libertarian candidate will not answer questionnaires, so you can be pretty sure that he is anti-life as most Libertarians are. The Green Party candidate is also anti-life. The Taxpayer Party candidate is the only truly pro-life candidate on the ballot. But she has absolutely no experience. She is a stay-at-home mom who has a running mate who is a member of the Michigan Militia. Her qualifications as stated on her website are that she knows "how to run a household and the importance of individual responsibility, of sacrifice when necessary."
As far as I am concerned, there are only two choices that Catholics may vote for in good conscience, and one of those has virtually no chance of winning, so voting for that person may actually be a pro-choice vote.
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