The draft resolution, scheduled for a European Parliament vote June 23, could mark a breaking point in the European conception of abortion the right to life, according to a pro-life legal expert.
Koch, a practicing Catholic, left the Democrat party in 2018 in response to comments by Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez that all Democrats should support abortion rights. Koch is now a registered independent.
Bishop Zanchetta, the 57-year-old former bishop of Orán, Argentina, has been accused of “aggravated continuous sexual abuse” of two adult-aged seminarians, as well as fraud and mismanagement of funds. He denies the charges.
The White House press secretary would not directly answer the question about an unborn child, and the White House on Monday also would not comment specifically on President Joe Biden and reception of Communion.
The U.S. bishops’ Religious Freedom Week runs June 22-29.
Rep. Ted Lieu, one of the signers of a statement by Catholic Democrats who support abortion, issued tweets from his personal Twitter account that criticized the U.S. bishops.