Statement of Fr. Frank Pavone on Nebraska Court Decision on Partial-birth
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, made the following
statement in the light of the decision this week by a federal district court in
Nebraska to strike down the ban on partial-birth abortion:
"Even Americans who describe themselves as "pro-choice" continue to oppose
partial-birth abortion. Ultimately, this procedure will be put to an end in
America, and Priests for Life applauds the Bush administration for its steadfast
determination to continue defending the ban through the appeal process, all the
way to the Supreme Court.
"While the defense of this ban continues, the American people will go to the
polls. The November 2 elections will determine what kind of Federal judges are
nominated and confirmed in the next four years, as we choose our President and
Senators, whose responsibility it is to select these judges. Our best response
to Court decisions like the one from Nebraska this week is to get politically
active and to activate others.
"Moreover, pro-life people should remind themselves that although they have
heard so much about partial-birth abortion over the years, most Americans still
have no idea what it is. The task of person-to-person education, particularly
through the graphic images of the procedure, must continue full-force. In the
end, we will prevail."
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