Abortion & Politics John Langan From October 25, 2004In the October 27 issue the editors weigh  the serious moral issues Catholics face in the 2008 election. In advance of the last presidential contest, John Langan, S.J. offered some "Observations on Abortion & Politics." Read Father Langans article. John Langan, S.J., is the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.