Fr. Pavone reacts to Partial Birth Abortion Ban case


Priests for Life



New York City- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today in response to a federal appeals court that has ruled that the national ban on partial-birth abortions is unconstitutional.

"Our elected representatives have passed a law that our president has signed," said Fr. Frank Pavone. "This measure will protect the lives of women and unborn children and end the barbaric procedure of partial birth abortion, a procedure that benefits nobody except the abortion industry. It is the responsibility of the courts to preserve the Constitution from the utter irrationality that would conclude that a procedure like this could ever be Constitutional. It is likewise their responsibility not to insult our intelligence by saying the ban is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court needs to resolve this issue -- with new Justices on the bench who are not activists."

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