FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jerry Horn, 540-785-4733
Date: March 6, 2006
Fr. Frank Pavone
Commends Georgia Senate For Pro-Life Actions
New York -- National Director of
Priests for Life Fr. Frank Pavone today praised the Georgia State Senate for
approving three bills relating to preborn children.
"The Georgia Senate's votes expanding protection for unborn babies whose mothers
are attacked, for pharmacists who don't want to participate in taking others
lives, and for mothers and children who have never seen each other, speak to the
very purpose of government," declared Fr. Pavone. "The first job of legislators
is to protect the lives of those they represent. The Georgia Senate is to be
applauded for taking its job seriously."
The Unborn Victims of Violence Act passed by the Senate updates and expands
current Georgia law, which now only criminalizes the murder of a late-term
unborn child. Under the bill, the death of any child at any stage of pregnancy
would result in a homicide charge for the mother's attacker.
The second bill would allow pharmacists who file objections in advance not to be
forced to dispense drugs like RU-486 which induce abortions. The third act would
require an abortionist to make a sonogram image of a mother's unborn baby and to
offer to show the image to the woman prior to an abortion.
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life
organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information,