I see that while I was trying to open the door to an informed Christian vote for a pro-abortion candidate, I didn't properly respect the third party protest vote. The bishops stated clearly: "We recognize that the responsibility to make choices in political life rests with each individual in light of a properly formed conscience, and that participation goes well beyond casting a vote in a particular election." I think there was some confusion on this point of individual responsibility in the last election.
I personally can't see casting a protest vote, but that's because I subscribe to the idea that politics is the art of the possible, as was taught me by a smart Basque priest when I was young and still impressionable. (I realize he stole the quote.) I have some skepticism about an immediate political solution to the prolife crisis, as I elaborated in my post "Reclaiming Life the Hard Way."