At its core the GOP is all about aiding and abetting the nation's wealthy. That's easy; they just reduce or eliminate taxes on them and their businesses whenever they get the chance. When it comes time to vote, this becomes a tough sell. No problem. They've learned to use real and imagined social wedge issues in order to compete. Abortion has been one of the most successful. In fact, abortion has brought them a new ally.

With little or no regard for "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's." the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has joined the Republicans in their disingenuous efforts to denigrate President Biden for his pro-choice stance on abortion.

The reason I used the word disingenuous is because if the Republicans really cared about abortions, they would be leading the charge to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. That would surely cut the number of abortions. But for a truly dramatic drop, they would push for subsidized day care, and maybe even give women a paid day off to have the baby.

With Trump, nearly everything in the country has become politicized, and if the bishops keep it up we'll be adding the Catholic church to the list.

Tom Osowski, Minto, N.D.