Some Catholic Bishops have said that it is a sin to vote for a candidate that is pro-abortion. The logic being that abortion is a sin and an extension of that is helping another to obtain an abortion is a sin. By voting for a pro-abortion canidate that will help to fund abortions and help to make it easier to obtain an abortion, we are in effect helping someone obtain an abortion. The Bishops do not come out and say, "It is a sin to vote for candidate so and so.", rather they frame the disscussion in the context of the obligation of Christians to form a mature conscience. That would include taking a look at the natural consequence of our actions. The natural consequence of voting for someone who promotes abortion is that by that vote one is promoting abortion oneself. The arguement is further developed that one does not look at one issue only, such as abortion. Other issues of morality such as war, poverty, health care, the death penalty, and so on, are also to be considered. Proportionality being the key. For example, one must weigh the moral gravity of abortion against the moral gravity of failing to assist those in poverty in deciding on which candidate to cast your vote. The Catholic Church has clearly stated that abortion is far and away the more grave moral matter and thus must be considered above all else. The logical and, in my estimation, correct conclusion is that voting for a pro-abortion candidate is a sin. What do you think?