Priests Nationwide Affirm Pro-Life Political
Dateline New York--Priests for Life, the national association
working to galvanize clergy to fight abortion, is receiving thousands of
responses a day from priests nationwide who are signing a statement about
political responsibility. The statement simply reaffirms what the US Catholic
bishops have asserted about the responsibilities of voters and public officials.
It reminds citizens of their obligation to vote, and it identifies abortion as
the key issue among the many interrelated moral issues facing voters. Regarding
public officials, the statement declares that they may not support "direct
attacks on innocent human life."
Fr. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, stated, "This is just the
beginning of a massive effort to mobilize Christians as never before to bring an
end to abortion in this nation, and to declare that those who tolerate abortion
are not worthy of public office."
Priests for Life will continue to gather signers of this statement over the
next two years. The full text of the statement may be viewed at