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Catholic Voters Get Some Leeway on Pro-Abortion Candidates

In a memorandum, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, an influential Vatican official on Catholic doctrine, suggests that Catholic voters might be able to support an abortion rights candidate and still stay within the bounds of church teaching. Hear NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty.

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the religion correspondent for NPR, reporting on the intersection of faith and politics, law, science and culture. Her New York Times best-selling book, "Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality," was published by Riverhead/Penguin Group in May 2009. Among others, Barb has received the American Women in Radio and Television Award, the Headliners Award and the Religion Newswriters Association Award for radio reporting.