I voted for pro-choice candidates for President of the United States for most of my 65 years only because I am a registered Democrat.
I told myself that the more important issues were those of health care, the poor, etc. Inside I was fighting guilt. After all, I was killing the most poor — the ones most in need of medical care (if only they survived)!
I now look back am ashamed of my voting behavior.
I urge all of the young people attending Notre Dame and who are about to receive their degrees from that school to avoid the public graduation, avoid having your presence and that of freinds and family add legitimacy to the president’s way of thinking toward the preciousness of life.
When you are my age you will look back with so much pride in standing up for what you believe!!
Good luck and congratulations!
Jim (last name withheld)