Mayors don't influence abortions in any country that I know of.
San Francisco PAYS for abortions for municipal employees thanks to liberal politicians. But the FACT is that the abortion supporting MAYOR in the story was running for PRIME MINISTER. Get it Deacon, the BOSS, Prime Ministers DO influence national politics, yes?
Have you ever heard of the United States? Mayor Bloomberg had a HUGE impact on abortion. When Michael Bloomberg became mayor of NYC he made it mandatory that New York medical schools require students to take abortion, which had previously been an electibe. This was very important because most abortionists are older, and enough younger doctors were not learning abortion. The abortion industry was starting to hurt from lack of doctors. 1 in every 7 doctors in the U.S. goes to medical school in New York, and those medical schools are influential. After New York started requiring abortion California and other places followed suit. This was an absolute necessity for the abortion business, which was running out of doctors. So mayors are important.
Sure they do, along with District Attorneys and local Judges. They are the primary problem in fact. Mayors appoint Police Chiefs, who have the power to order the arrest of abortionists for murder. Mayors also control Departments of License and Inspections which have the power to shut down the Abortuary charnel houses. District Attorneys have the power to prosecute them and Judges should be tossing them in jail or sending them to see Old Sparky.
The dereliction of duty by these officials in the face of Roe vs. Wade is the primary reason we have widespread abortion.
The Supreme Court has zero power to enforce its unjust decisions. It has no police and no power of the purse. We suffer abortions because we elect moral cowards and heretics where we should be electing MEN.
That Pope John Paul II gives communion to heretics who support legal abortion is a moral shame and disgrace. He of all people should know better, since it was he who removed all debate on the topic by solemnly dogmatizing the moral teaching against abortion in Evangelium Vitae.
Now that statement is either (a) untrue, (b) obfuscation, (c) a manifestation of invicible ignorance, or (d) what I shall now dub a sinkspurism.
I admit there are other possibilities, but none of them include "truth" as a category.
Mayors have the bully pulpit. The Pope has one also - he just doesn't use it.