Fr. Pavone and Priests for Life Applaud Born-Alive Act
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President Bush upon signing this legislation.
August 5, 2002
Priests for Life applauds the signing into law of the Born-Alive Infants
Protection Act (H.R. 2175) by President George W. Bush today. The law
establishes that a baby who is "completely expelled or extracted" alive from
his or her mother at any stage of gestation, and whether viable or not, is a
person worthy of protection.
Fr. Frank Pavone, Founding Director of Priests for Life, stated, "This law
makes it clear that the legal status of a child does not depend on whether
anyone happens to want him or her. Rather, that child possesses the right to be
protected simply because he or she is human, period."
Priests for Life has followed the development of this legislation from the
beginning, and over recent years has been promoting -- on television and through
full-page ads in USA Today and elsewhere --
the testimony of Jill Stanek,
the nurse who blew the whistle on one hospital's practice of killing premature
infants as an abortion technique.
"The signing of this Act into law is a significant step; even more
significant will be drawing out its implications about the relationship between
life and choice. We are committed to carrying that conversation forward with
vigor," Fr. Pavone concluded.
More information: www.priestsforlife.org
Since 1991, Priests for Life has taken a leading role in galvanizing
the clergy and laity in the Catholic Church to defend human life.
Pro-abortion leaders have called Priests for Life a new danger to abortion
rights. Contact Priests for Life at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314.