Priests’ group: Why do pro-choice advocates reject legislation to protect women?


Priests for Life



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Washington, DC- Proposed Missouri legislation on abortion regulations (HB 100) would require that doctors performing abortions to have hospital privileges within 30 miles of the clinic or office where an abortion is performed.

Ironically, pro-choice advocates oppose this legislation. "We want (abortion) to remain safe. We want it to remain in the hands of health-care providers who are trained," said Kellie Freeman Rohrbaugh, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Missouri.

"It is clear that the Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice advocates prefer that abortion be ‘accessible’ rather than safe for women," said Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. "They claim abortion must remain legal to be safe. But legality hardly helps if the doctor doing the procedure is not properly qualified. Moreover, Roe vs. Wade said that abortion could be legalized because it had already become safe, not that legalization made it safe. The pro-abortion advocates cannot have it both ways, and they should decide soon what their story will be.’’

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