AP: Trump works to win over Catholic voters on abortion issue

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    Mar 11, 2012
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump promised Wednesday to sign an executive order that would require health care providers to provide medical care to all babies born alive as he makes an election-year push to appeal to voters who oppose abortion. In a video message Wednesday to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Trump said his “born alive executive order” would ensure that babies born alive no matter the circumstances “receive the medical care that they deserve.” “This is our sacrosanct moral duty,” Trump said. Critics said Trump was trying to “score low-hanging political points.” Trump’s comments come as his campaign and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden work to win over Roman Catholic voters in the Nov. 3 presidential election. For decades, that group has been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. A Pew Research Center poll over the summer found 50 percent of Catholics saying they support Trump in the presidential election, compared with 49 percent backing Biden. A Pew Research Center analysis of voters in 2016 showed 52 percent of Catholics voted for Trump. Among Catholic voters in the midterms, 56 percent said abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 42 percent say it should be illegal in all or most cases, according to AP VoteCast.