The day Pope Francis arrived in the U.S., Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted to have unborn babies put to death, ripped apart. Of course, we have learned of Planned Parenthood's efforts to profit from late-term abortions in its aborted baby organ and tissue trafficking operation. So, ripping apart is not the optimal approach.
Anyway, Democrats again are on the record as radically pro-abortion.
From the Washington Post:
The Senate failed on Tuesday to advance a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a high-profile messaging vote held by Republican leaders ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to the Capitol.I hope Pope Francis makes it very clear to Democrats, and Republicans like Susan Collins and Mark Kirk, that life in the womb is sacred, that these souls must be valued and protected.
The result was expected. Democrats pledged to filibuster the bill, which passed the House earlier this year, and Republicans could not garner the 60 votes necessary to block it.
The vote was 54 to 42. Two Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois — voted against proceeding with the bill. Three Democrats — Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted in favor. Four senators — Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) — did not vote.
If Pope Francis chooses to avoid the topic, if he chooses to ignore the 57 million U.S. deaths due to abortion since Roe v. Wade, I will question whether he is fit to serve as the Vicar of Christ.
"The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies...If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory."
---Saint Pope John Paul II
"That is the dignity of America, the reason she exists, the condition of her survival, yes, the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weak and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn."
--Saint Pope John Paul II