Bishop Stowe wrote an opinion piece denouncing pro-life teenagers who attended the 2019 March for Life and were wearing Make America Great Again hats. Stowe said he was “ashamed” of the students and that he was “astonished” they were “wearing apparel sporting the slogans of a president who denigrates the lives of immigrants [and] refugees.” Stowe made no mention of the threats hurled at the boys, students at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, by nearby protestors. “We cannot uncritically ally ourselves with someone with whom we share the policy goal of ending abortion,” he added.