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Is it a sin to vote for Hillary Clinton?

2 Sundays ago was General Conference so there was no church.  I decided to go to Catholic Mass with my mom (who is still Catholic).  The priest said during his homily that Christians are obligated to vote for pro-life candidates.  When deciding who to vote for, he said, we should examine our conscious.

This makes me wonder if it is a sin to vote for Hillary Clinton.  I wanted to vote for her but I happen to know she is an anti-life, pro-choice extremist.  I really liked Bill Clinton because he said abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.”  But Hillary believes in abortion on demand for any reason.  She argues that minors should have their privacy protected by not obliging parental notification of an abortion.  She agreed with Obama that fetuses who survive an abortion should not be given medical attention.  Her vice-president, Kaine, voted against a bill that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks pregnancy.  Hillary Clinton is not like Bill Clinton when it comes to abortion.

Not that I’m Catholic.  I’m very much Mormon.  But our church is against abortion too!

Anyway, I don’t know if I can vote for Donald Trump because he wants to defund Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood offers non-abortion services like mammograms and cervical cancer screenings that should not be defunded.  But I do think they should make it illegal for someone who works for Planned Parenthood to even mention an abortion to a patient who is just coming in for information that will help them in their state of pregnancy.  The patient should have to ask specifically for abortion information.  And tax money should never fund an abortion.

Hillary Clinton is for repealing the Hyde Amendment which makes it illegal to fund an abortion with taxpayer money.  Medicaid can’t pay for an abortion.  Medical can’t pay for an abortion.  AHCCCS cannot pay for an abortion.  But Hillary Clinton wants to change that.  That is why I simply cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, sin or not.  She wants ME to pay for an abortion!

Donald Trump is not exactly pro-life either.  He believes in exceptions for cases of rape and incest.  But a Catholic who examines their conscious should probably vote for Donald Trump.  I don’t know if I can vote for him because he’s said some offensive things about Mexicans (I’m Mexican).  But I have heard him in his rallies saying that he loves Mexicans — the legal ones.  I’m one of the legal ones so I try not to get offended when he says things about Mexicans that are illegal and slips up and refers to them simply as Mexicans.

It would take great humility on my part for me to vote for Donald Trump.  But I think that’s what I have to do after hearing this pro-life homily at Catholic Mass.  I wish the LDS Church would talk about abortion more.  I was pro-life when I was Catholic and I’m still pro-life now that I’m Mormon.  I think the Catholic teachings on life and abortion are truth that the LDS Church should adopt.

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