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In US Congress, most Catholic-college graduates support abortion funding

March 19, 2013

Among the 92 members of the US Congress who attended Catholic colleges, a majority have voted for abortion funding, the Cardinal Newman Society has found.

In Congress as a whole, 52 of the lawmakers who attended Catholic colleges—that is, 56%--have supported abortion funding. Support for abortion is most pronounced among the Catholic-college graduates in the Senate, where 11 out of 15 have cast votes for legal abortion.

The Cardinal Newman Society provides a list of the lawmakers from Catholic colleges who support abortion.


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  • Posted by: bnewman - Mar. 20, 2013 10:43 PM ET USA

    Perhaps parents paying for their children to attend Catholic Colleges should make a point of asking the colleges if they regularly poll graduating students for their opinion on abortion, and if not why not? Enquiring minds might like to know how well, or poorly, Catholicism is being presented in their institution.

  • Posted by: Defender - Mar. 20, 2013 12:25 PM ET USA

    Let's face it, by the time they reach college, their mindsets are fairly well set (remember, they know everything and parents just don't know how it is). Their shear lack of Catholic education begins when they're in elementary school and continues from there. Wonder what the entire percentage is of pro-abortion Catholics in Congress? I can only imagine how bad that number will be.

  • Posted by: loumiamo7154 - Mar. 20, 2013 12:20 PM ET USA

    And all 52 should be given the chance to correct their vote for state sanctioned murder, or else be summarily excommunicated.

  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 20, 2013 7:14 AM ET USA

    "Catholic Universities that are Pro-Abortion Rights" Now there's an oxymoron for you! More than likely they are universities "in the _________ (fill in the blank with the name of a religious order) tradition". Or, they could be private schools under the jurisdiction of a bishop who doesn't have the courage to publically demand that they stop calling themselves "Catholic" and misleading the faithful.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Mar. 19, 2013 11:42 PM ET USA

    Wonder how the parents who bankrolled these students feel to know their money was wasted. A Catholic education is not what it should be.