Washington DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement in response to the President’s anticipated announcement today of his choice for a Supreme Court nominee:
“Supreme Court Justices are not supposed to shape public policy, and their nomination and confirmation should be based on their qualifications, not their views on specific issues.
“But there are certain issues so central to the very nature and purpose of government that one’s position on those issues is tantamount to a qualification for the job. The very purpose of government is the protection of human rights, starting with life. No court can legitimize an act of violence, such as abortion, or take away human rights. Anyone who fails to affirm that does not belong in any public office, much less the US Supreme Court.”
Priests for Life has begun a Facebook page for people who hold the same view; see www.priestsforlife.org/facebook for details.
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.