Priests for Life Calls for Investigation of Abortion Industry
Pro-Life Group Calls on NOW, NARAL and Planned Parenthood to Join Their
(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
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
For more information, or to interview Father Frank Pavone, please contact
Adam Bromberg or Kristie Meave at 703-683-5004.