Friends, great news! Very recently Fr. Frank emailed our Priests for Life family to ask them to encourage the Governor of North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple, to sign the strongest pro-life legislation in the country. Many of you responded, and today the Governor did what we encouraged him to do!
When the People of God speak up, results happen! Please see the good news about North Dakota below, and please help us gain similar victories with our other action alerts at www.priestsforlife.org/alert.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 26, 2013
Contact: Leslie Palma
STATEN ISLAND, NY — Priests for Life has strongly supported the three measures that Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota signed into law today. Abortionists should be required have hospital admitting privileges, just as they should be required to observe other measures that they routinely resist, but that fulfill what Roe vs. Wade itself said, namely, that “The State has a legitimate interest in seeing to it that abortion, like any other medical procedure, is performed under circumstances that insure maximum safety for the patient.” [410 U.S. 113, 150]
Furthermore, abortions carried out for sex-selection and genetic defects embody and advance deep and destructive prejudices, and should be prohibited, as this new law does.
Finally, as for the heartbeat legislation, the Governor should be applauded for his courage in signing a bill that so dramatically challenges the Supreme Court’s ignorant prejudice against the unborn that continues to deny them equal protection under law. This legislation can begin to reverse that prejudice. I’ve never heard a good reason why the law should permit a baby’s beating heart to be stopped.
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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