[Ed. – Not often you find Planned Parenthood and the Pope using the same talking point.]
Pope Francis was asked about President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program aboard the papal plane returning from Colombia Sunday. While an official Vatican transcript is still unavailable, CNN reported that the pope called for Trump to re-think the decision because a good pro-lifer “understands that family is the cradle of life and its unity must be protected.”
“The President of the United States presents himself as pro-life and if he is a good pro-lifer, he understands that family is the cradle of life and its unity must be protected,” Pope Francis said.
The pope did acknowledge that he was not familiar with the specifics of the DACA program but said, “I think this law comes not from parliament but from the executive. If that is so, I am hopeful that it will be re-thought.”