WASHINGTON - Saying Democrats should be more flexible on hot-button social issues, Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, said Tuesday he will switch his vote on a key abortion bill set for a House vote this week. The measure would make it a crime to help a minor evade a state parental notification law.More.
"I'm going to follow my church leadership and vote in favor of this bill," said Clay, who is Roman Catholic...Clay said he hears "all the time" from his priest on the issue...
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Because of this first step, Rep. Clay should be thanked for doing the right thing. As a fellow Catholic and our brother in Christ, he should be encouraged, in charity and hope, to continue in his journey toward the truth. And, as always, we should keep praying that our Lord will continue to bless him and provide the enlightenment necessary to convert his will and touch his heart regarding life issues.