In a letter he wrote a few years ago, Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict) made it clear that we cannot vote for pro-abortion candidates. He says that abortion is a weightier matter than other issues.
But what if all the viable candidates are pro-abortion, and we know that one of them will win? Must we refrain from voting altogether? The answer is no. We can vote in that case for the better of the two — the one who will do the least damage and protect more lives.
This is an example of what the Cardinal means in the footnote of his letter. He does not say, and he does not mean, that we can vote for pro-abortion candidates just because we like their other positions.
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