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Pro-Life Priests Don't Mince Words on Who You Should Vote For


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WASHINGTON -- A group of Catholic leaders gathered in the nation's capital Thursday to say Americans have a duty to vote. And they insisted pro-life voters must vote for candidates who'll fight abortion.

Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club, these priests and pastors didn't actually endorse any candidates by name. But they said the final presidential debate showed a stark difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton when it comes to abortion. 

"The Republican Party overall and Mr. Trump in particular should challenge the Democrats on the extremism of their position, which as he articulated last night means abortion throughout pregnancy.  That's been the policy for a long time," Father Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life, said.

The Catholic leaders at Thursday's gathering also said pastors and priests need to know it's completely legal for them to preach about the abortion issue.

"I see pastors wanting to stand up and say, 'The Church stands for the unborn. The protection of life is the first duty of government. We have to elect public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public,'" Pavone told CBN News.

One of the leaders at the news conference attacked Clinton's defense of late-term abortion and Planned Parenthood during the final debate as "reprehensible."

The priests are offering a voters' guide highlighting huge differences between the Democratic and Republican platforms this year. It can be found at

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Como corresponsal del buró de noticias de CBN en Washington DC, Paul Strand ha cubierto una variedad de temas políticos y sociales, con énfasis en defensa, justicia y el Congreso. Strand comenzó su labor en CBN News en 1985 como editor de asignaciones nocturnas en Washington, DC. Después de un año, trabajó con CBN Radio News por tres años, volviendo a la sala de redacción de televisión para aceptar un puesto como editor en 1990. Después de cinco años en Virginia Beach, Strand se trasladó de regreso a la capital del país, donde ha sido corresponsal desde 1995. Antes de unirse a CBN News, Strand