There are crystal-clear differences between the two major presidential candidates on the issue of life in its earliest stages-differences that give Catholics reason to avoid a vote for John Kerry. Senator Kerry takes the strongest possible prochoice position. President George W. Bush articulates a strong prolife message and has signed into law a partial-birth abortion ban. The candidates are equally divided on other life issues:...
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Clarke E. Cochran is professor of political science at Texas Tech University. His most recent book (with David Carroll Cochran) is Catholics, Politics, and Public Policy: Beyond Left and Right (Orbis).