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Bishop Suggests Writing in Mother Teresa on Nov. 4

He said the candidates in Rhode Island aren't "terribly promising on the abortion issue



    Clear the Air
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
    Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

    The leader of Rhode Island's Catholics suggests voters could write in Mother Teresa's name or sit out the Nov. 4 election because the candidates aren't "terribly promising" on the abortion issue.

    Bishop Thomas Tobin says in The Rhode Island Catholic diocesan newspaper that writing in Mother Teresa would send a signal that voters want anti-abortion candidates.

    Tobin recently took aim at Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh), who is Catholic. She has won the endorsement of Planned Parenthood and has spoken in favor of reproductive rights. Republican nominee Allan Fung also supports abortion rights.

    Tobin says it's a "pathetic spectacle" when Catholic candidates "choose" Planned Parenthood over the church.

    He says voters don't necessarily need to vote for every office or at all.

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