A major, award-winning Catholic newspaper is stating the Mitt Romney, and not Barack Obama, is the anti-life pro-abortion candidate. The National Catholic Reporter, which is known as a more progressive media outlet compared to much of the Christian press, in an op-ed titled “Which presidential candidate is truly pro-life?,” offers a lengthy examination and explanation for the position.

Nicholas P. Cafardi, a civil and canon lawyer and a professor and former dean at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, writes, “it is also a doctrine of the faith that Obama is pro-abortion and Romney is pro-life, and the church and its bishops and cardinals can associate only with the latter and not the former.”