Cardinal Dolan Calls Pro-Abortion DNC Pledge Extreme, Disturbing, Intolerant

April 26, 2017 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chairof the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted to the announcement bythe Democratic National Committee's chair pledging support only forpro-abortion candidates. Calling the pledge "very disturbing," Cardinal Dolanurged party members to "challenge their leadership to recant this intolerantposition."

Full statement follows:

"The recent pledge by the DemocraticNational Committee chair to support only candidates who embrace the radicalunrestricted abortion license is very disturbing. The Democratic Party platformalready endorses abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy, evenforcing taxpayers to fund it; and now the DNC says that to be a Democrat—indeedto be an American—requires supporting that extreme agenda.

True solidarity with pregnant women andtheir children transcends all party lines. Abortion doesn't empower women.Indeed, women deserve better than abortion.

In the name of diversity and inclusion,pro-life and pro-'choice' Democrats, alike, should challenge their leadershipto recant this intolerant position."

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Keywords: Cardinal Timothy Dolan,Archbishop of New York, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Committeeon Pro-Life Activities, Democratic National Committee, DNC, pro-life, federalfunding, abortion.

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