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Remarkable

One usually doesn’t find this sort of thing in the MSM: “The Democrats are likely to lose the Catholic vote in November—and John Kerry could well lose the election as a result. It’s about abortion, stupid. And ‘choice,’ make no mistake, is killing the Democratic Party.” I think the columnist, Melinda Henneberger, misses a few things: It’s not just Catholics who have ditched or are ditching the party over abortion; casting issues such as the environment in moral terms, while perhaps a good idea for other reasons, is not likely to cause many pro-life voters to switch sides (and shouldn’t); the Vatican’s statement on how Catholic voters should weigh abortion is tougher than she allows. But still–remarkable.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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