Q. 1. In the upcoming election, there are 3 Electoral Parties. They all make good promises and some not so good promises. Over and above that, they all support abortions. How does on decide which party to vote for in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church?
A. 1. According to the teachings of the Catholic Church found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: "Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. 'A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae,' [CIC, can. 1398] "by the very commission of the offense," [CIC, can. 1314] and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law. [Cf. CIC, cann. 1323-1324] The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society." (C.C.C. # 2272)
When all three Electoral Parties support abortion, then Catholics should not vote at all in protest and support of the millions of the innocent victims who were murdered. To vote for a murderer of the unborn is to give one's formal stamp of approval and cooperation in the crime that cries out to Heaven. This formal cooperation in the acts of abortion incurs an automatic excommunication. By voting for those who support abortion, you become a party to the crime; you also excommunicate yourself!
When millions of voters will refrain from voting for the murderers, Catholic and non-Catholic politicians, of the unborn, then maybe the Lord God will raise a politician of His own heart who will live in accordance with the Commandments of the Lord. Then Catholics will be free to vote for such a person. In unity and number, Catholics shall prevail to end abortion in any country.