Left-leaning journalists who thought he was going to be soft on the issues must have been disappointed when today, the Pope tweeted:
“I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable.”
In late 2013, Pope Francis drew criticism from some conservatives and praise from pro-abortion forces, when he said that the Church should not emphasize its teaching on abortion. At the time NARAL, the pro-abortion organizaiton, published a “thank you” Facebook graphic praising his remarks. This tweet, however, should dispel any confusion regarding the stance of the Vicar of Christ on abortion.
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Snow and cold winds in the nation’s capital have prevented some from attending the March for Life this year, as Washington-bound buses, trains and air flights have been cancelled or delayed. Some events have been sidelined, but the Prayer Vigil for Life Mass Tuesday evening was packed, as usual. Prayer services, including a youth rally Wednesday morning organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, have proceeded as planned.
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The President of the United States, who has a record 52 percent disapproval rating, also issued a statement on this 41st anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. President Obama, who recently explained that he’s unpopular because he’s black, saw the Roe v. Wade anniversary as a chance to “recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.”
Obama also thought that the nation should resolve to protect a woman’s access to health care and her right to privacy, and to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies.