Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank
Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, applauded today’s unanimous
Supreme Court decision declaring Massachusetts’s law prohibiting pro-lifers from
coming within 35 feet of an abortion clinic to be unconstitutional.
bubble zone of government imposed silence around abortion clinics has burst,”
Fr. Pavone declared. “Today’s decision is a huge rip in the veil with which the
abortion lobby has tried to cloak the truth about what abortion is and what
abortion does to women. And the truth is that abortion destroys lives –
physically and emotionally.
“The Supreme Court has struck a victory for
free speech, for the Constitution, and for women and their babies.”
Pavone added, "I was happy to speak with Eleanor McCullen the other night in
regard to this case and look forward to continuing to stand with her and so many
other activists around the country who go to these abortion facilities day in
and day out.
Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and
full-time director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, stated,
“It was wrong for governments to protect segregationists who denied the rights
of others and denied the truth of equality. It’s wrong for governments today to
protect abortionists who deny the rights of babies and deny the truth about
abortion to women. The truth will not be ‘bubbled out.’ Let my people
Bryan Kemper, Priests for Life Youth Outreach Director, said of
today’s ruling, "The SCOTUS decision to strike down the Massachusetts bubble
zone is a victory with great impact for pro-life youth. More and more youth are
joining the fight to end abortion every day and outreach to abortion mills is an
important aspect of this battle."
Priests for Life will issue a more
detailed statement about this decision after having analyzed it more fully.
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.