STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today following U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley’s decision to block enforcement of a New York City law aimed at pregnancy care centers.
“Once again, the First Amendment has prevailed for pro-lifers,” Father Pavone said. “Moreover, it is again clear that the abortion industry in America is simply afraid of the pro-life movement’s ability to provide effective alternatives.
“Building on today’s decision, we will continue to promote the work of pregnancy centers and their right to speak of their work in the way they choose, not in words imposed on them by the government.”
Local Law 17 was set to take effect tomorrow. The law would have required pregnancy centers to post signs and provide specifically worded information on their services.
The judge’s decision may be read here.
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.