NY Times article suggested that many pro-choice Democratic politicians are “afraid to be seen in church”

In a November 27 New York Times article, reporter Timothy Egan claimed: “In the Rocky Mountain West, where Democrats made their only real gains in last year's general election, the governors favor abortion rights, but are not afraid to be seen in church.”

In fact, many Democratic politicians who “favor abortion rights” but do not represent Western states are also “not afraid to be seen” in houses of worship. Some examples include former President Bill Clinton (here and here), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Virginia Gov.-elect Timothy M. Kaine, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-CT), Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), and Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD).