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O’Malley lauds defeat of doctor-assisted suicide bill

Claims victory in fight to defeat Question 2 on Bay State ballot

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, said Monday that the results of the Nov. 6 election do not reflect increased support for abortion rights in the United States, even though some of the candidates most staunchly opposed to abortion lost.

O’Malley, who will take over as chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Committee this week, said a few prominent abortion opponents may have caused a backlash in their own races by talking about the issue in a way that alienated voters, but the economy and immigration were the main issues driving the outcome.

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