The letter was signed by 25 Republican senators and cites specifically the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, which blocks funding to organizations that promote abortions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party expanded its political power in the May 23 elections.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez says he is “deeply disappointed” by the result and insists that strong child protection measures do not require the violation of the sanctity of the sacrament of confession.
The father of the boy has now claimed to authorities that Cardinal Gracias and two of his auxiliaries, Bishops Savio Fernandes and John Rodrigues, had attempted to cover up the abuse and did not properly report the accusation to authorities.
Visitation’s policy change was announced earlier this month in an email sent to the school community by Visitation Sister Mary Birchmans, who is head of the Salesian monastery that runs the school and the past-president of Visitation.
Pelosi, who describes herself as a “practicing and respectful Catholic,” also accused the lawmakers of disrespecting women by failing to pass equal pay or family medical leave policies, and targeting birth control and in-vitro fertilization.
In an op-ed published Tuesday in the New York Times, a Colorado-based late-term abortion doctor argued that because women are more likely to die in childbirth than from complications related to an abortion, “pregnancy is dangerous; abortion can be lifesaving.”
None of the party’s candidates for president have supported even minimal restrictions on the availability of abortion.
The announcement marks the latest evolution in Biden’s views on abortion policy over a 50-year career in politics.
Abortion jurisprudence and unregulated artificial reproduction present a huge challenge for state courts.