Here is something you wouldn't have necessarily known by listening to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops: It is an absolute rule in the Catholic Church that so-called "pro-choice" politicians should be DENIED Holy Communion (body and blood of Christ) at mass. That is according to Archbishop Raymond Burke:
[["I don't understand the continual debate that goes on about it. There's not a question that a Catholic who publicly, and after admonition, supports pro-abortion legislation is not to receive Holy Communion and is not to be given Holy Communion."
"The Church's law is very clear," said Archbishop Burke, who was appointed last year by Pope Benedict XVI as the head of the Church's highest court, the Apostolic Signatura. "The person who persists publicly in grave sin is to be denied Holy Communion, and it [Canon Law] doesn't say that the bishop shall decide this. It's an absolute."]] (my bold)
See the entire interview and article on Archbishop Burke by clicking HERE.