Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented today on the case of a 26-year-old woman who held a knife to the throat of a pro-life sidewalk counselor outside a Duluth, Minnesota abortion clinic, then changed her mind and decided not to abort.
“This case illustrates what is true across the board about those seeking abortions and even those performing abortions: they are conflicted and ambivalent. Despite any effort to appear sure of what they are doing, they aren’t. Despite the rhetoric about ‘freedom of choice,’ they resort to abortion because they feel they have no freedom and no choice,” Fr. Pavone asserted.
“And the lesson for pro-life activists is that what often presents itself as anger and upset is often the first stage of conversion. We should not be afraid of these reactions.”
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.