The hot-button issue of abortion and the “disrespect for human life” it represents will be a key issue in the upcoming presidential race, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., tells Newsmax TV.
“It remains the fundamental basic issue,” the influential Roman Catholic leader said Monday on Newsmax Prime.
“One reason it strikes me, one reason why we are so casual in our country with violence, we see violence exercised with such ease, such disrespect for human life.”
Wuerl, who is archbishop of Washington, DC, said that a generation growing up in the wake of the notorious Roe vs. Wade decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion, has been “taught since they were infants, that it’s alright to kill.”
“It’s all right to kill as long as the person is inconvenient to you and fits into a certain category. This category is nine months or less,” he told Newsmax Chief Political Correspondent John Gizzi.