Priests for Life Statement on FDA Approval
(Staten Island, NY)… In response to the Food and Drug
Administration’s (FDA) approval of the abortion pill (RU-486), Father Frank
Pavone, national director of Priests for Life issued the following statement:
"The availability of the RU-486 drug technique is further evidence of the
total lack of regard for the health and well-being of women and their children
on the part of those who promote abortion.
"The first generation of users of this chemical time-bomb will be the "guinea
pigs" whose future experience will provide the real test of the safety of this
"We will diligently watch for the cases that will inevitably arise of
children who are born deformed because of failed abortions attempts using this
technique. The pro-life movement will not fail to attend to the implications of
medical malpractice, which such cases contain.
"Contrary to the predictions of some pro-choice groups, this drug technique
leaves unchanged the mission of the pro-life movement and its ability to carry
out that mission; namely, to provide life-giving alternatives to abortion, to
provide healing after abortion, to advance the equality of unborn children, and
to vigorously protest the abuse of medicine and law which abortion represents.
"Nor will the current attention being given to early chemical abortions
succeed in distracting us from the fact that "pro-choice" claims to include the
right to partial birth abortion, even in the latest stages of pregnancies on
babies that are fully viable and mostly delivered."
For more information, or to interview Father Frank Pavone, please
contact Adam Bromberg at (703) 683-5004 x102.
RU-486 and Excommunication