Archbishop says no Catholic should vote for pro-abortion Democrat
Mary Landrieu has come under heavy scrutiny this week for her pro-abortion track record that is out of touch with Louisiana values. Over the last six years she has received a zero percent rating from the Louisiana Right to Life Federation, voting the wrong all 14 times pro-life legislation has come before the Senate. All this while representing a state regularly identified as the most pro-life state in the nation.
Landrieu’s support for abortion has caused her political problems in the past. In a Throwback Thursday this week we look at Landrieu’s first campaign for the U.S. Senate. In 1996, her troubling pro-abortion stance caused the New Orleans Archbishop to declare it would be a sin for Catholics to vote for Mary Landrieu.
Archbishop Philip Hannan said “no Catholic should vote for” Landrieu and "[if] a person actually believes in Catholic doctrine, I don't see how they can avoid it being a sin" to vote for the pro-abortion Democrat.
Fortunately, Louisiana Catholics have a choice. Instead of voting for a candidate whose actions violate Catholic doctrine, Louisianans can vote for a candidate that truly respects the sanctity of life. While Mary Landrieu has a zero rating on pro-life issues, Dr. Bill Cassidy has 100 percent ratings from the National Right to Life and the Family Research Council.
“Putting aside the fact Senator Landrieu’s support for ObamaCare increased health insurance costs and her inability to wield influence as energy chair, many Catholics like me would have a hard time voting for Senator Landrieu in good conscience because of her pro-abortion positions. Some issues should transcend traditional partisan politics, and faithfully living your Catholic faith should be one of them. Unfortunately, time and time again Senator Landrieu has turned her back on the teachings of the Church and voted to not recognize the sanctity and gift of life.” – Jason Doré, LAGOP executive director