David Cloutier, assistant professor, moral theology, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story examining results of state elections.
... But despite the Democratic Party’s pronounced pro-abortion-rights tilt, an increase in Democratic governors does not necessarily translate into more pro-abortion policies, according to David Cloutier, a moral theologian at The Catholic University of America. The Democrat governors-elect in Minnesota and Kansas — Tim Walz and Laura Kelly — campaigned as moderates and are unlikely to be as hostile to Catholic values as more liberal members of their party, according to Cloutier.
The more liberal wing of the party is represented in governors-elect like Illinois’ J.B. Pritzker, who contributed to Planned Parenthood’s state political action committee, and Jared Polis, the first openly homosexual man elected to a governorship, in Colorado — a state that has already been a key battleground over religious freedom. “That’s going to make life for Catholics in Colorado difficult,” Cloutier said. ...
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