Abortion Advocacy 'incompatible' with Public
COX NEWS SERVICE
September 26, 2004
Supporting abortion is a stand that should
exclude a person from public office, said Father Frank Pavone, reported Cox News
Service. Father Pavone, national director of Priests for Life and president of
National Pro-Life Religious Council,
spoke at a
Christian Coalition workshop in Washington,
D.C., "Road to Victory 2004."
The conference, held Sept. 23-25, brought
together more than 50 representatives from various religious denominations - and
even atheists - and pro-life groups. Father Pavone compared politicians who
support abortion rights to individuals that support terrorism.
"By gathering a group of people that is very
diverse politically, philosophically, ethnically and religiously, we are aiming
to destroy the stereotypes under which many labor, namely, that opposition to
abortion must come only from one's religious or political affiliation," Father
Pavone said, according to LifeSite News.
"Because abortion is an act of violence that
destroys an entire segment of the public," Father Pavone said," no one who
ignores the victims of abortion is worthy to hold public office."
Father Pavone also announced a pro-life voter
education campaign that Priests for Life was set to launch a month before
Election Day. The campaign will target Christians who attend church and favor
pro-life candidates, the story said.