I’m going to tackle abortion in three parts. Part one – dealing specifically with abortion and the vote – is below. As I wrote it, though, I realized that the Church hierarchy’s approach to the abortion problem tells you a great deal about the problems of the Church hierarchy and why we are in for decades more of trouble if they do not change. That’s going to be part two. Part three will deal more philosophically with the challenges of all the new reproductive science – in vitro fertilization and cloning and the like – which, I think, stymies the traditional philosophical approach of the Church for very particular and identifiable reasons. There may be a way to transcend these problems.