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Santa Fe church's 'pro-life' banner upsets neighbor

Ryan Laughlin
October 25, 2018 06:30 PM

SANTA FE- A Catholic church in Santa Fe is causing a stir by raising a banner that calls for people to vote for pro-life candidates.

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"I do think this issue is that big,” Father Larry Brito said.

Father Brito said he knows not everyone will support the “Vote Pro-Life” banner on the front of St. Anne Parish in Santa Fe.

"If we feel passionate about this, we believe this, then we need to speak up. Even if somebody doesn't agree with us. We still have the obligation to speak up,” Brito said.

However, neighbors who live across the street from the church see it differently.

"It's telling people what God thinks. How dare they," Andrea Campbell said.

She can see the sign from her front yard.

"You don't see synagogue saying that they are pro-life or pro-choice,” Campbell said.

There is a reason she feels passionately about this issue.

"I was a teenage mother and I had no choice but to be a teenage mother,” Campbell said.

She was a teenager in 1963 when her daughter was born. Abortion was illegal then. She said she remembers a time when women were getting unsafe, illegal abortions. She said she doesn't want to see a time like that again.

"I've seen it in my day. And I just want to protect our rights as human beings and women,” she said.

Father Brito said they aren’t breaking rules because they aren’t endorsing a specific candidate.

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