For the 20th year in a row, young people are spending their summer walking from the West Coast to the Capitol to promote the pro-life cause.
Making a Difference: Catholic social teaching calls us to especially act and speak out on behalf of the vulnerable and poor. "Only in this direction will you find justice."
Pope Francis reiterated his strong opposition to abortion on April 25, saying it "compounds the grief of many women" already succumbing to what he called the "pressures of secular culture."
The pope's remarks, to a group of bishops from South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland, represented a departure of sorts for Francis, who has kept a relative silence on the issue as he tries to redirect the church's energies toward combating poverty and income inequality.
Pope Francis so far has been mostly mum on the topic of abortion, choosing instead to center the issue around the bigger picture of social justice.