Missouri's U.S. Senatorial candidate Claire McCaskill is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson City and St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in St. Louis.
I think abortion should be safe, legal and rare. -- Claire McCaskill
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, "by the very commission of the offense," and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law.
-- Catechism of the Catholic Church
Those who are directly involved in lawmaking bodies have a grave and clear obligation to oppose any law that attacks human life. For them, as for every Catholic, it is impossible to promote such laws or to vote for them.
-- Vatican 2003
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The facts speak for themselves. You can't be Catholic and Pro-Abortion -- not even a little. The Church demands extra special responsibility for Catholic politicians to uphold this standard. Claire McCaskill falls miserably short of this.