“You can’t pass the right kind of laws without the right lawmakers in office,” Fr. Pavone said.
“America has spoken to its lawmakers about their concerns. The lawmakers have spoken back. Now it’s our move again. This law will be challenged in many ways. And it’s time to prepare for November’s elections, so that the changes the American people see fit to make can be made.”
“Yesterday I was privileged to deliver a homily at a prayer service held in the Capitol for members of Congress,” Fr. Pavone added. “I spoke about the fact that authority and power mean service, and that the people whom the legislators serve are not their people, but God’s people. We govern ourselves; our voices matter. Thank God that when legislators take public policy the wrong way, there are ways to remedy that. Let’s get started.”
This Wednesday night, March 24, Priests for Life and the other groups who are part of the “Vote Pro-life Coalition” will host a national teleconference as a followup to this health care vote. Experts from Focus on the Family and National Right to Life will share their perspectives on what happened, and the November elections will be discussed. Sign up for the teleconference, which you can follow either by phone or computer, at www.priestsforlife.org/conferencecall.
Click here to see what House members voted for the health care bill and which voted against it.