Opposition to abortion is not an exclusively “Catholic” position. Many other Christians, Jews, Islamics and other religionists also oppose abortion. The perhaps unique thing about Catholics and the abortion issue, however, is that opposition to abortion is the official, formal teaching of the Church to which they belong. How then can the “Catholic” vote in the recent presidential election be explained? President Clinton is unarguably the most consistently pro-abortion president in our nation’s history.
Raymond B. Marcin, Abortion, Issue Balancing, and the 'Catholic’ Vote, 1 NAT’L LAW. ASS’N REV. 25 (Spring 1997).