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Arkansas bishop will not attend pro-life event alongside attorney general who favors death penalty

January 19, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock, Arkansas, has announced that he will not attend a local March for Life, because the event will feature an appearance by the state’s attorney general, Leslie Rutledge, who has defended capital punishment. The diocese announced that Rutledge “has good anti-abortion credentials but otherwise is decidedly not an appropriate pro-life speaker.”

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  • Posted by: jeanneg117438 - Jan. 22, 2018 8:52 PM ET USA

    And yet, Bishop Taylor spoke at the anti-capital punishment rally last year that was co-sponsored by that notoriously pro-abortion organization the ACLU. Has he explained that seeming inconsistency?