Politicians inconsistent on belief, positions

I’ve noticed that there are some Catholic politicians who will say that they are against the death penalty because it goes against their Catholic beliefs that all life is sacred and that no one should take another person’s life.

Yet when it comes to the subject of abortion, they will say that they cannot let their religious beliefs prevent someone’s “choice.” I’m confused, so which is it?

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