WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-13-13) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest welcomes Pope Francis I on his election as the Bishop of Rome and said that the prayers and hopes of many “are extended to him as a world leader whom I have no doubt will be a passionate advocate for all people, born and unborn.”

Dr. Yoest observed, “The pro-life movement owes a debt of gratitude to the Catholic Church for its leadership and on-going commitment to building a world in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. Americans United for Life extends our sincere congratulations to our Catholic friends as they prepare to welcome Pope Francis I as their new leader.”

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