"His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoins all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development."
The Vatican released the above statement moments before Nancy Pelosi met privately with Benedict XVI following the Wednesday general audience, 18 February 2009, in Rome.
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