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Statement on Health Care Reform

December 19, 2009

This statement may be attributed to Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church.  Joining in this statement is also the National Pro-life Religious Council, of which Fr. Pavone serves as President.

"The provisions regarding abortion in the Senate health care bill are unacceptable to us and the Churches we represent. Passage of this bill in the Senate will therefore require us to vigorously oppose ultimate passage of health care legislation when a reconciled bill is presented to the House and the Senate.

"Throughout the nation, the voices that now will matter most are not those of compromisers on Capitol Hill, but rather the voices of the women and men who regret their involvement in abortion. The health care problems and other wounds they bear as a result of abortion will be the evidence to show our nation that abortion is not the solution to anything. We will see to it that those voices are heard, and that Church congregations throughout America take their pro-life convictions into the voting booths in November."

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