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Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics by James Hitchcock

By James Hitchcock

all through its heritage the Catholic Church has taken positions on many matters which are in a single experience political, yet in one other feel are essentially ethical, resembling birth control, homosexuality, and divorce. One such factor, abortion, has break up not just the U.S., yet Catholics in addition. Catholics needed to confront those matters in the framework of a democratic society that had no reputable faith. Abortion, non secular Freedom, and Catholic Politics is a research of opposing American Catholic ways to abortion, specifically by way of legislation and executive regulations. After the ruling of Roe vs. Wade, many pro-life advocates now not felt their sentiments and ethical code aligned with Democrats. For the 1st time, Catholics, as a whole team, grew to become curious about U.S. politics. Abortion grew to become one of many crucial issues of department in American Catholicism: a widening cut up among liberal Catholic Democrats who sought to reduce the difficulty and different Catholics, a lot of them politically liberal, whose pro-life commitments brought on them to aid Republicans. James Hitchcock discusses the 2016 presidential crusade and the way it altered an already replaced political panorama. He additionally examines the cheap Care Act, LGBT rights, and the questions they increase approximately spiritual liberty.

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