Catholics, Politics & Abortion

My Argument with Mario Cuomo

Listening to Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry talk about his position on abortion (“We believe that what matters most is...not narrow appeals that divide us, but shared values that unite us...”), I hear loudly in the background the sonorous voice of Mario Cuomo, our foremost “philosopher-politician,” as the Boston Globe has lately crowned him. It is twenty years since Cuomo delivered his...

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About the Author

Kenneth Woodward was for thirty-eight years religion editor of Newsweek.