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Jeb Bush Exclusive: Catholic Faith Informs Views on Abortion

In an exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, Jeb Bush says his Catholic faith enlightens his views especially when it comes to abortion. ‘It informs me about the questions of the dignity of life more than anything else.  I think life is precious from beginning to end.”

We sat down with Jeb Bush Friday morning at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event in DC. If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he will most likely be considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.

Courtesy: CBN News/The Brody File

David Brody: “How has your faith, your Catholic faith shaped your, if not public policy, how has it informed your views as it relates to things like Medicare and budget cuts, and I know the Democrats love to beat up on Republicans and Paul Ryan and all that.  Tell me about that.”

Jeb Bush: “My faith informs; when I was governor, it gave me strength, it gave me serenity to make really tough decisions in public life.  Sometimes you're confronted with things you never could have imagined.  It guided me in many ways and the power of prayer was hugely important in my life.  And so, it informs me about the questions of the dignity of life more than anything else.  I think life is precious from beginning to end.  One of the great challenges our country is going to face is end of life issues. I worry about casting aside people because they're not productive or they don't fit the criteria of what someone decides outside of a family structure is important.  And I worry about issues where babies are aborted.  I mean, the question of life itself is something that goes way beyond politics to me.  And so, I worry about people that truly need help:  the developmentally disabled.  Those families that struggle with people through no fault of their own, that they need help and assistance for.  Ideally, that comes from family, it comes from church, it comes from community-based organizations, but they should be in the front of the line for government.  Able-bodied people that can take care of themselves should be further back in the line than people that need the help.  And this is all, in many ways, guided by the faith that I have.”

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