From The New York Times today, Thursday, October 21, 2004:
WHEN CATHOLICS VOTE
To the Editor:
Re "Vote and Be Damned" (column, Oct. 17):
I agree with Maureen Dowd that for some American bishops to suggest that a vote for someone with John Kerry's policies would be a sin was not a good move. But she need not worry too much about us Catholics. We make up our minds according to our consciences, on voting as well as birth control. This is even in agreement with Catholic teaching.
The value and dignity of a human life starts before birth but lasts through life; therefore, abortion is by no means the only pro-life issue to be considered.
Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct 17, 2004
Original article can be found here.