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Father Pavone Responds to UN Committee’s Attack on Holy See

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 9, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

NEW YORK, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding the publication of the Concluding Observations by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) following review of the report submitted by the Holy See. The observations were highly critical of the Church’s moral teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality.

Father Pavone said: “It’s outrageous that a UN committee that is supposed to safeguard the rights of children is instructing the Holy See that it must change Canon Law in order to determine the circumstances under which the lives of preborn children can be destroyed in abortion.

“Abortion is a death sentence to children and can never be condoned.”

He continued: “The arrogance displayed by those who crafted this document is equal only to their ignorance and failure to understand that the Holy See is unwavering as it upholds the dignity of all life from conception to natural death.

“The comments issued by this UN committee on abortion, contraception for youth and the promotion of homosexuality reveal the growing radicalization of UN treaty bodies. This assault on the basic principles of the Holy See and the Catholic Church will hopefully serve as a wake-up call to faithful Catholics around the world who have not yet realized the great struggles for life and family taking place at the United Nations.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Priests for Life to Co-Sponsor Screening of Documentary on Sex-Selection Abortion

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 4, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

“It’s a Girl” will be shown during U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK, NY — As part of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Priests for Life will co-sponsor a screening of “It’s A Girl,” a documentary that takes an unflinching look at gendercide and forced abortion in China and India. The screening will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, 1 East 42nd St., Manhattan. The screening is open to the public.

The documentary focuses on 200 million “missing” women and girls who were killed in sex-selection abortions, or murdered or abandoned as newborns. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Andrew Brown, producer; Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, and Michael Platzer of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Priests for Life is a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. In a statement submitted as part of CSW, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said “violence against women and girls must be eliminated and prevented throughout the life cycle.

“Elimination of violence against women and girls must begin where the violence begins—in the womb,” Father Pavone said in the statement. “Sex-selection abortion is the ultimate act of discrimination against girls — a baby girl is identified in utero and her life ended simply because she is a baby girl. This violence based solely on the fact that she is a girl marks the beginning of gendercide or femicide. It is not surprising that the three most dangerous words in the world are ‘It’s a girl.’

“Violence against girls must not be allowed by anyone for any reason, including by the mother who wants to give birth to a son but is pregnant with a girl.”

“It’s a Girl” was an official selection in Amnesty International’s 2012 REEL Awareness Film Festival and was shown at the European Parliament in Brussels and the British Parliament in London. For information about the film, go it ItsaGirlmovie.com

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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