STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today decried New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan's signing of a bill that bars pro-life sidewalk counselors from being within 25 feet of an abortion clinic.
"This is an unjust law, not only from the perspective of free speech, the regulation of which must be content-neutral in order to be Constitutional, but also from a perspective that is antecedent to the Constitution," said Fr. Pavone. "This law attempts to stop those who are trying to save human lives, and therefore violates natural justice.
"Because of its injustice, and because of the teaching of the Church that calls for conscientious objection to such laws, this law has no claim on conscience and should be directly disobeyed and violated."
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