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Fr. Pavone Condemns Oregon’s Abortion-on-Demand Legislation


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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today condemned the passage of an Oregon bill that will make the state the first in the nation with free abortions for all women, regardless of income or immigration status.

“Oregon is turning the Great Northwest into the Late Northwest,” said Fr. Pavone.  “First, the state establishes a health care system that has denied treatment to a cancer patient, but offered that patient a covered death by assisted suicide. Now it seeks to rein in health care costs even more by killing unborn people who might need treatment down the road. The plan’s being sold as fiscally prudent, but it’s morally bankrupt.”

The Oregon legislature has approved and sent to pro-abortion Governor Kate Brown a bill that requires almost all health insurance plans in the state to cover the full cost of any abortion. For women without abortion coverage or legal immigration status, the legislation establishes a public fund to pay for their abortions. The measure also writes into law abortion on demand, forbidding any state agent or body from depriving any woman of any abortion.

“Clearly, the Oregon legislature, run by Democrats (of course), doesn’t know the difference between serving the public and killing the public,” added Fr. Pavone. “But it follows the maxim that once death is declared a benefit, that ‘benefit’ will be extended to more and more people.”

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