There has been significant debate about political issues this election cycle (healthcare and racism, for example) in relation to abortion and which issues may influence our vote. When it comes to comparing politician’s views on the moral principles, all abuses of human dignity are intrinsically evil, but attacks on human life must be viewed as the most egregious violation because the right to life is the most fundamental human right and the source of all other human rights.

Archbishop Naumann has written, “The U.S. bishops have reaffirmed that ‘the threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed.’ While they did warn us not to ‘dismiss or ignore other serious threats to human life and dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty, and the death penalty,’ they did give priority to upholding and defending our brothers’ and sisters’ most basic right—to live.” Read more