"I think in the earliest days of the abortion debate in the United States, if people had to guess which party would’ve embraced abortion and which one wouldn’t have, people would’ve thought the Republicans would’ve easily embraced that and the Democrats never would."
"Many of the Democrats have [taken] Democrat Catholic votes for granted
because they’ll go with them no matter what the Party position might be
on abortion. That’s why the position of the Democrat Party has gotten
worse, and worse, and worse as time goes on because Catholics haven’t
abandoned them as they’ve moved in that direction. So we just have to be
insistent on that Catholic identity takes precedence over everything.”