There is an exciting new phenomenon this election season: many, many bishops speaking out forcefully on the need to defend and protect the right to life of innocent human beings. It's not just the usual 2 or 3, but has grown to a veritable flood. And they have been amazingly clear that no other issue or combination of issue is an evil proportionate to the the evil of abortion, which has already claimed the lives of close to 50 million innocent children.
I started to compile a list of all the bishops who have spoken on the need to give priority to life issues -- but then found that Deal Hudson over at the Inside Catholic Blog had already done so.
Update: I have updated the links in this post to point to the latest list on Inside Catholic.