2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion.
This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end, or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law:
God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.
Your Eminence, Catholics throughout the country look up to the Church’s leaders for guidance, encouragement and education of how to follow the Church’s teachings. One would think that since you are the head of Pro-Life at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops you would rather make a statement regarding the sanctity of life rather than create a scandal within the Church. With that in mind, I humbly ask you prayerfully reconsider your invitation to Mrs. Clinton, in fact, your invitation to Mr. Trump as well. Make this about the Church, the poor, the unborn and not politics.