Excommunication & RU-486
Statement By Father Frank Pavone, National Director Of Priests For Life
(Staten Island, NY)… In response to the many
inquiries Priests for Life has received regarding the immorality of the use of
RU-486 for abortion, Father Frank Pavone, National Director, released the
"In response to inquiries to our office about where someone who uses RU-486
stands with the Church, Priests for Life reminds Catholics that the Church has
already indicated that the penalty of excommunication which applies to surgical
abortion applies to chemical methods of abortion as well. The Code of Canon Law
specifies the various conditions necessary for excommunication to actually
occur," said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.
"Priests for Life, furthermore, is committed to providing the healing,
counseling, and forgiveness needed after abortion for those who use chemical
methods, just as we continue to do for those that have surgical abortions."
For more information, or to interview Father Frank
Pavone, please contact Adam Bromberg at (703) 683-5004 x102.