The nation's Roman
Catholic bishops have released a voter guide for the 2012 election that
repeatedly calls abortion "evil" without making revisions that some
conservatives had demanded for an even tighter focus on the issue.
The document, called
"Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," is nearly identical to
the bishops' guide published four years ago. It gives high priority to
fighting abortion while also highlighting social concerns such as ending
poverty and war. Catholics make up about one-quarter of the electorate
nationwide but do not vote as a bloc. Most don't base their choice on a
politician's stand on abortion.
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