Latino Priest Questions Sotomayor Nomination
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Date: May 27,
Staten Island, NY – Fr. Victor Salomon, Director of Hispanic Outreach for
Priests for Life, said today that the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor
does not merit automatic support from Latinos; rather, Latinos and all
Americans should carefully scrutinize her views on abortion.
“What would be the value of having a Latina Supreme Court justice who wants
to uphold rulings that have taken the lives of millions of Latino children?”
asked Fr. Salomón. “My fear is that this nomination may be great news to
those who think it’s OK to abort babies at any time for any reason, but not
for those of us who want to share the positive values of Latino culture.”
Fr. Salomon, originally from Venezuela and a priest since 1998, works with
Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries to assist women suffering from the spiritual
and emotional effects of abortion.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, added, “The fact
that we know little of Judge Sotomayor’s positions on abortion means we need
to find out soon. There are enough people in government, including the
President, who are all too willing to let this holocaust continue. It’s time
to put more people in government who will work to see this holocaust end.”
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic
pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more
information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.
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