FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Staten Island, NY) - From its inception, Priests for Life, a leading pro-life advocacy organization, has been monitoring the harm done to women by the abortion industry. The organization today ran a full-page ad in USA Today, which followed an ad in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal.
"All over this country women have been severely hurt and many have died from so-called 'safe and legal' abortions, not only because of dangers inherent to the procedure, but also from the unscrupulous practices of abortionists, who have mistreated, maimed, sexually abused, and killed their patients," said Father Frank Pavone. "Abortion is the most frequently performed surgery in the nation and yet it is also the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation. Making it legal has not made it safe."
"Our ads identify only three examples of young women who lost their lives while getting a legal abortion," added Fr. Pavone. "We have lists of many more, but nobody knows the full number, because these deaths are covered up. One thing is certain: the more you search, the more you find.
"Today, we call on NOW, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood to join us in seeking an investigation of the standards by which abortion clinics do or do not protect the health of their patients," Fr. Pavone said. "If these groups are truly concerned about women being harmed and exploited, they will call for an end to abortion malpractice and violence against women. If they don't, they show themselves to be more protective of the abortion industry than of women's lives and health."
Priests for Life will run additional ads to call more attention to this critically important issue. In addition, the organization will publicize, on a regular basis, other research on the abortion industry and the harm it has done to countless women across the nation, highlighting many cases that have gone unreported by the media and pro-abortion movement.
This is part of the $12 million paid media campaign which Priests for Life announced earlier this year. The ad campaign will include radio and television advertising.