A Nevada Democrat who is running for governor has been touting himself both as a Catholic and an abortion supporter.
But Catholics and other pro-lifers are calling him out.
Steve Sisolak chairs the Clark County Commission and hopes to win the gubernatorial race against pro-life Republican Adam Laxalt, who also is Catholic.
The Church Militant reports the Las Vegas press has described Sisolak as a “devout Catholic,” and he claims to be. He said he attends Mass regularly and prays Fridays at the city cathedral.
“But outside the sanctuary, when campaigning, Sisolak is an unapologetic abortion activist,” according to the Catholic blog.
The Catholic Church teaches that every human life is valuable from the moment of conception to natural death, and abortion is a “moral evil” that destroys unborn babies’ lives. However, a number of high-level politicians claim to be Catholic while supporting abortion, including House Minority Leader Nanci Pelosi. Sisolak hopes to join their ranks.
The radical pro-abortion group NARAL recently endorsed Sisolak. The candidate also has been a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood during his campaign.
In February, Sisolak stirred up negative publicity when he slammed pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women choices other than abortion.
He criticized First Choice Pregnancy Services in Las Vegas as a “shameful group” after his pro-life opponent, Laxalt, visited the organization.
“If his outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood isn’t enough, his embrace of this shameful group is enough to demonstrate where he stands,” Sisolak said at the time. “As governor, I would protect access to women’s health care and a woman’s right to choose.”
Even one of Nevada’s biggest news outlets, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, aptly criticized Sisolak for pushing just one “choice” – abortion.
Speaking to the Church Militant recently, Kathleen Miller, pro-life director for the diocese of Las Vegas, said Sisolak’s abortion views directly contradict the faith that he claims to practice.
“I pray for Commissioner Sisolak,” Miller said. “You truly can’t be a devout Catholic and think it’s OK to kill human babies.”