Statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Cardinal Dolan Calls Pro-Abortion DNC Pledge Extreme, Disturbing, Intolerant

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has released a statement in reaction to an announcement by the Democratic National Committee’s Chair that pledged support only for pro-abortion candidates.
The full text of Cardinal Dolan’s statement can be found below and is being provided at the request of Archbishop Chaput.
Cardinal Dolan Calls Pro-Abortion DNC Pledge Extreme, Disturbing, Intolerant
April 26, 2017
 
“The recent pledge by the Democratic National Committee chair to support only candidates who embrace the radical unrestricted abortion license is very disturbing. The Democratic Party platform already endorses abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy, even forcing taxpayers to fund it; and now the DNC says that to be a Democrat–indeed to be an American–requires supporting that extreme agenda.
 
True solidarity with pregnant women and their 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 leadership to recant this intolerant position.”