Fr. Pavone praises decision of Appeals court regarding abortion payment


Priests for Life



Washington, DC - Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement praising a decision made by 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ruling that a military woman who had an abortion where her unborn child had physical disabilities did not qualify for coverage by the United States Military.

Said Fr. Pavone, "This is a common sense and morally sound judgment by the court. Taxpayers should not be required to pay for the killing of the handicapped. Nor should the courts be asked to contradict the clear language of a statute."

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