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Pope tweets support for pro-life rally


TRACI G. LEE

Source:
MSNBC
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
1/21/2014

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ABSTRACTPope tweets support for pro-life rally | MSNBC Jump to Navigation msnbc msn facebook twitter google plus rss tumblr instagram Explore All {{issue.issue.title}} Latest {{topic.topic.title}} Watch Featured Shows Weekday Weekend Top Playlists Search Video TV Schedule Join In Speak Out Hardball with Chris Matthews / Equality / Health / Society Pro-life activists protest in front of the White House, Jan. 21, 2014. JEWEL SAMAD/Getty Images Pope tweets support for pro-life rally 01/22/14 12:53 PM facebook twitter like save share group discuss By Traci G. Lee Pope Francis is lending his voice to the abortion rights debate in America. In a tweet, Francis sent his prayers to those participating in Wednesday morning’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.: I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 22, 2014 The annual march marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, and also coincides with the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in D.C. Despite the labels of “progressive” and “liberal” the pope have been given by some, his tweet reflects his past position on abortion, and is in line with the teachings of the Catholic church. Last year, the pope criticized those who saw abortion as “progressive” .......