TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear a case involving pregnancy resource centers and the First Amendment.
“With free speech – particularly pro-life free speech – being trampled all over the county, it’s great news that Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of a California law that forces pregnancy centers to refer clients for abortion,” Father Pavone said. “Protecting mothers and their children from abortion is the very reason these centers exist. Because this pro-woman/pro-life approach is so successful, and because pregnancy centers vastly outnumber abortion businesses, it’s no wonder that abortion advocates would seek to dilute and even silence their message. Every success in a pregnancy center is a loss of business for the abortion industry.”
“Priests for Life works closely with NIFLA and with other pregnancy center networks. The people volunteering in these centers are among the most caring, self-giving people in the world. They pour out their lives in order to save lives. Trying to force them to cooperate in taking lives is as absurd as it is immoral,” Father Pavone concluded. “I am confident that the Supreme Court will vindicate their rights.”
Fr. Frank Pavone is National Director of Priests for Life, the largest ministry in the Church focused exclusively on ending abortion, and is the President of the interdenominational National Pro-life Religious Council.