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On Capitol Hill, Mixing Faith and Politics

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On Capitol Hill, Mixing Faith and Politics

On Capitol Hill, Mixing Faith and Politics

On Capitol Hill, Mixing Faith and Politics

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How much of a role will religion play in the new Congress? In a special live broadcast from Capitol Hill, congressmen talk about how their religion factors into their thinking and voting.

Guests:

Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN), introduced the Pregnant Woman Support Act in last Congress, to reduce number of abortions performed, Baptist, pro-life

William D'antonio, fellow at the Life Cycle Institute at Catholic University; the Institute studies the interaction of religion and public policy; conducted a study in 2004 that looked at congressional voting patterns since 1972

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) , member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, co-sponsored legislation in last Congress (109th) to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, Catholic, pro-life