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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

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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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