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Please: hold ‘Catholic’ Senators accountable for votes on late-term abortion

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jan 30, 2018

In the US Senate’s appalling vote, 14 Catholic lawmakers blocked a bid to make late-term abortions illegal. Father Dwight Longenecker asks the right question: “What kind of Catholic Church are we if their pastors and bishops do not stand up publicly and rebuke these fourteen politicians?”

In case one of those Catholic politicians is your representative, and in case you’d like to encourage your pastors and bishops in the right direction, here’s the list:

· Maria Cantwell —Washington

· Susan Collins -Maine

· Dick Durbin —Illinois

· Kirsten Gillibrand —New York

· Heidi Heitkamp —North Dakota

· Tim Kaine —Virginia

· Patrick Leahy —Vermont
· Ed Markey —Massachussetts

· Catherine Cortez Masto —Nevada

· Claire McCaskill —Missouri

· Bob Menendez —New Jersey

· Lisa Murkowski —Alaska

· Patty Murray —Washington

· Jack Reed —Rhode Island

Correction: An earlier version of this post, I wrote that all the above Senators are Democrats. In fact, Senators Collins and Murkowski are Republicans. I apologize for the error.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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