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Table of Contents

  1. Is abortion ever morally tolerable?
  2. What does the archbishop say?
  3. What is the intention of this list of candidates?
  4. Who is RFL [Respect-for-Life, Inc.]?
  5. Is each voter responsible for his/her choice?
  6. How often is this web site updated?

1. Is abortion ever morally tolerable? - No,
 ......................   "Thou shalt not kill." is God's command.

"Bringing a respect for human dignity to practical politics can be a daunting task.  There is such a wide spectrum of issues involving the protection of human life and the promotion of human dignity.  Good people frequently disagree on which problems to address, which policies to adopt and how best to apply them.  But for citizens and elected officials alike, the basic principle is simple: We must begin with a commitment never to intentionally kill, or collude with the killing, of any innocent human life, no matter how broken, unformed, disabled, or desperate that life may seem.  In other words, the choice of certain ways of acting is always and radically incompatible with the love of God and the dignity of the human person created in His image.  Direct abortion is never morally tolerable option."  (U.S. Bishops, "Living the Gospel of Life", 1998, n21.)

Because of the above statement about "living the Gospel of Life", and because of our religious convictions, we present information about which candidates are "pro-life", based on available published information.

See also Fr. Corapi's statement about this highest priority issue "protection of human life from the moment of conception"...refer to our page on the presidential candidates, and scroll down to his comments.

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2. What does the archbishop say?

2a.  Archbishop Harry Flynn
[of the St. Paul/Mpls. archdiocese prior to 2008] - a quotation from the Catholic Defense League "The Defender" Oct. 2000--

"Archbishop Harry Flynn in the Catholic Spirit (Oct. 5), outlined the Catholic teaching on abortion quoting pertinent passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He made one especially pertinent point when he quoted 2271 from the Catholic Catechism which says,  ' Since the first century, the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion.  This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.  Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or means is gravely contrary to moral law.' 
 
[And the CCC quotes other sources:] 'You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.' (See reference 74 in Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), under article 2271.)

Let this Church teaching strengthen our wills to vote only for pro-life candidates.

2bArchbishop John Nienstedt -- New [in 2008] archbishop of the archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul --- Browse to the statements by Archbishop Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN as expressed in the Catholic Spirit newspaper.[then click on "Archbishop Nienstedt" selection].
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2c. Learn more about the U.S. bishops' call to faithful citizenship and civic responsibility by visiting the web site of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops: www.usccb.org  Then click on the "Faithful Citizenship" image on the left side of the web page.

Or b
rowse to the website: www.faithfulcitizenship.org for articles to help you vote according to your conscience and hopefully your conscience has been formed in accordance with the true Catholic teachings. 

For more about the incorrectly titled legislation, "Freedom of Choice Act", refer also to the website, www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/FOCA/index.html  which is the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' website for further analysis of  FOCA.

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3. What is the intention of this list of candidates?

This list was compiled with the intent to help those who asked for further information about "which candidates are pro-life" or about those "candidates who have a 'respect-for-life' perspective".  

Only candidates, who have been or are known to express a strong positive opinion about being "pro-life", are listed.  Published resources was used to derive information for this list of pro-life candidates. 
We thank the Minnesota Family Council (MFC) [www.mfc.org] and Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life (MCCL) [www.mccl.org] for granting us permission to use their published information.  

You are encouraged to study each candidate's views by using other resources.  For example, the MN Secretary of State has an information number and a web site. For voting places and times, call (651) 215-1440, or use their toll free number: 1-877-xxx-nnnn [coming soon].
The MN web site has information: 
http://www.sos.state.mn.us

*** Before you vote, I strongly encourage you to listen to a very reasonable set of arguments 'for life',  DrPeterKreeftonVoting.mp3 available by following this link: http://media.podcastingmanager.com/0/7/6/7/1/126067-117670/Media/DrPeterKreeftonVoting.mp3 , or search on "Dr Peter Kreeft on Voting" to find the very enlightening and reasonable talk on the internet.  This talk is presented with reasonable arguments supported by the true knowledge of our human nature and by the Church's teachings on being 'for life'. Even though you may not be Catholic, I encourage you to listen to this talk to obtain greater understanding even from a purely human point of view.
 
Other resources to study candidates include the following.  Research the candidates at www.votesmart.org.

For citizens in Minnesota in Hennepin, Anoka, and Ramsey county, voter in formation and sample ballots are available; browse to one or more of the following websites. www.hennepin.us/elections, www.co.ramsey.mn.us/elections and www.co.anoka.mn.us

If any candidate was not properly classified by the staff here at Respect-for-Life, Inc., please let us know so we can revise and/or correct this list, and give us you reasonable arguments.  Our guide line was, "If he/she was found to be approximately 70% or higher in support of pro-life issues", then we listed them in this list.

If you find you name in this list and want it removed, please email your request to: info@respect-for-life.net 

Remember to study each candidate's view for learning greater details about them.  See Link page.

Items which are blank indicate items which have not yet been filled in, or the candidate has not revealed how he/she stands on the pro-life issues. If they chose not to reveal their stand on pro-life issues, they were not listed here.

Legend: R means Republican, D means Democrat, I means Independence Party,  C means Constitution Party, IND means Independent, L means Libertarian Party, and V means IVOTEMN.net Party.
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4. Who is Respect-for-Life, Inc.?

"Respect-for-Life, Inc.". is a C corporation, incorporated in Minnesota in 1999 for the purpose of encouraging good laws for the health, safety and well being of its citizens.  We organized as a C corporation to allow us to comment more freely [as compared to non-profit entities] about the issues related to "pro-life" and "respect for life".  Therefore we engage in doing web site design through our friends at Resource-Web.Net, Inc [www.Resource-Web.Net ] and in doing product design and development through ElectroSoft Engineering, Inc. [ www.eelectrosoft.net ] to help fund our work and mission. At the same time we accept your generous contributions to help support our work. Click here to browse to our sponsors page

Our work is to encourage people to become more involved in their respective governments, and to promote better laws for our state and nation.  In fulfilling our mission, various works are performed such as informing others about pro-life candidates for elections, and supporting other groups in working toward the goal of creating a culture of life.  The culture of life is defined in the "Gospel of Life" by Pope John Paul II; [Refer to The Leaflet Missal Company, ISBN 1-885845-03-0] -- Check the Links page for further information.

Our mission is to promote respect for life by working with those who want to establish a "culture of life" and who want to promote laws that allow all people to live peacefully under God's laws while respecting the life of all including the unborn, the handicapped, the elderly, the sick and those in poverty.

Our name ... why "Respect-for-Life, Inc."? We find that (1) it is terribly disappointing  that there have now been over 48 million abortions in this country of ours, USA - where all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, (2) it is time to remember, as this year's elections come nearer, that our the US Senate has stalled many pro-life bills,  after these laws have been passed by the US House of Representatives, and there have been new legislation introduced to try to overturn the ban on partil birth abortion, and (3) it is an outrage that not only do the abortion clinics perform killing of nascent children, they also sell baby parts to the highest bidder! Refer to article available from Human Life Alliance [651-484-1040] located in St. Paul, MN.  Refer also to their website: http://www.humanlife.org .

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Funding Information: No candidate for the any elections has provided any funds for this web site project.  This "List of Pro-Life Candidates" set of web pages is a project under the domain of Respect-for-Life, Inc.  Our sponsors provide support and funding for this project; no other organization provides support or funding.


Disclaimer: Respect-for-Life, Inc. is not affiliated with any other organization with a similar sounding name, or similarly spelled corporate name. The hyphens are part of our corporate name. 

Note: Beware of another "same sounding names" -- be sure to check them out thoroughly to ensure that they truly support and promote the 'culture of life' as described by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical, "Gospel of Life".

Editorial Views: The editorial views expressed in this text about whether or not any candidate should be listed as pro-life or not, are views only of the staff here at Respect-for-Life, Inc. These views are based on or derived from publicly available information.  Since Respect-for-Life, Inc. is a "C corporation" established in the state of Minnesota, the rules for expressing editorial views follows rules for C corporations.  Our intent here is to follow the tenets of the Catholic faith, for responsible and faithful citizenship, as taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and as taught by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops; see www.faithfulcitizenship.org .  

Suggestions: If you feel that you have a suggestion for improving our web site, please send us an email at info@respect-for-life.net. Thank you.


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5. Is each voter responsible for his/her own choice?

Each voter is responsible for his or her own choice as to whom to vote for. 
"Am I my brother's keeper" [Gen.4:9]

"From man in regard to his fellow man I will demand an accounting." [Gen. 9:5]


This is a time of mercy; see http://www.thedivinemercy.org

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Call your county auditor for information about voter registration, voting locations and absentee ballots.

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This list is meant to be another source of information that each voter uses prior to an election.   If this list helps you make a better decision when you vote, then we have met our goal. 


If there is information which you feel would be informative to others, and/or if you have corrections to the information posted here, please email your information to us at  info@respect-for-life.net  Thank you! 

Remember to contact your candidate representatives or candidate senators and take an active part in letting them know your positions so they can represent you. See Contact Congress link.

More information about the candidates and the issues can be obtained via your local resources such as library, newspapers, and government sources, and numerous web sites; see the Link page.  In some cases the candidate's web site may be listed so that you can evaluate the candidate with further information.  Refer to Frequently Asked Questions.

This list will be updated periodically or when further information is obtained about the candidates for the November 4th election. 

Items which are blank indicate items which have not yet been filled in due to lack of information.

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6. How often is this list updated?

This list will be updated periodically or when further information is obtained about the candidates, in preparation for the general election on November 4, 2008. 

Most of the information on this web site focuses on candidates from Minnesota except for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates.

Email:  info@respect-for-life.net 

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