I really hesitate to publicise the pro-abortion words of this evil Patriarch. You can do a seach on the Indiana List using Bartholomew and abortion
Seeing as you stated elsewhere that you were a Priest (ROCOR, I believe? Which last I checked was in communion with Moscow which is in communion with Constantinople), I don't think that it would be too much to expect you to refer to our Lord and Patriarch who is ranked First amongst the Bishops of the Christian Church, His All-Holiness Bartholomew the Ecumenical Patriarch, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, by the proper honorific: 'His All-Holiness'. I am certain that you were simply unaware of this and thus decided to call him the 'evil Patriarch', for lack of a better term, but I presume, now that this has been clarified, that in the future His All-Holiness will be refered to by his proper title.
Now on to the public statements of His All-Holiness
, I fear that the only quote I could find was from a different date and on a different page and is as follows:
'"Although the Orthodox Church believes the soul
enters the body at conception and, generally
speaking, respects human life and the continuation
of the pregnancy," Barthlomew said, the church
also "respects the liberty and freedom of all human
persons and all Christian couples. . . .We are not
allowed to enter the bedrooms of the Christian
couples," he also said. “We cannot generalize.
There are many reasons for a couple to go toward
abortion.' (San Francisco Chronicle-7/20/90
Hardly sounds pro-choice to me, sounds more pastoral than anything. He gives the typical pro-life line up front, then basically says that it's a political issue that's none of our business; there are indeed many commonly accepted reasons that one might have an abortion, such as the woman's health, in that instance very few would object and it should come as no surprise that His All-Holiness
would be supportive in such a situation. In any case, doesn't sound pro-choice to me, it seems to be a non-partisan pastoral approach to a pro-life position.