Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the Catholic Church’s largest pro-life ministry, commented today on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statement that because God gives humans free will, women should be able to exercise free will with regard to abortion.
“I would think someone in Speaker Pelosi’s position would realize that women do not get abortions because of freedom of choice; they get them precisely because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. Moreover, I doubt the Speaker would argue that because God grants us free will that the government should allow us to choose whether to pay taxes,” said Fr. Pavone.
“It’s time to listen to the voices of those who have had abortions, like the women in the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. The pro-life movement is not about taking away their freedom. It’s about taking away their despair,” Fr. Pavone concluded.