January 22, 1997
STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life stated today:
"Priests for Life is a national effort to assist the clergy to mobilize their
people to oppose abortion. We call on all Americans to do so peacefully.
Abortion destroys an innocent human life. It is never acceptable to destroy an
innocent life for any purpose, including the purpose of ending abortion. We
advocate only peaceful means to end this tragedy.
Those who say it is justified to kill abortion providers
are actually pro-choice. The pro-choice movement has been telling us that
sometimes it is justified to end a life to solve a problem. We disagree, whether
the life that is ended is born or pre-born."