By Stephen J. Lee Herald Staff Writer
The Rev. Frank Pavone carries a textbook on abortion in his travels as
national director of Priests for Life.
The idea is, he said, that if more people understood the medical details of
abortion, they would join him in opposing it.
"It's the most common medical procedure done," Pavone said Thursday before he
spoke at the annual Rose Dinner of the Grand Forks Right To Life Association.
"Let's take a look at it."
Despite the fact that he is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, Pavone
said he would be against abortion even if he were an atheist, on scientific and
His message in Grand Forks is that people must get involved in challenging
their political and government leaders on abortion.
Being against abortion is only part of the pro-life movement, which also aims
to protect people from assisted suicide and capital punishment, he said.
"To be pro-life means to be pro-woman," Pavone said. "The bulk of the
pro-life movement is devoted to finding alternatives to abortion for women in
Legal abortion threatens everyone, he said. "If women can have the choice to
kill their child, the child can have the choice to kill its mother or father,"
The Rev. Frank Pavone will be on a panel at 9 a.m. today at the Townhouse
Motel in Grand Forks, moderated by the Rev. Roger Schelinder.
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