Fr. Frank A. Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today released a Joint Statement of Commitment, signed by 100 leaders of
the pro-life movement across America, pledging to educate every American about
"The purpose of this statement," said Fr. Pavone, "is to demonstrate our
united conviction that President Clinton's April 10 Veto of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
is a travesty of governance and a threat to all human life everywhere.
"We will shine the spotlight on this gruesome procedure, and educate people, as
never before, about the tragedy of all abortions.
"I want to emphasize," continued Fr. Pavone, "that this is not merely a
joint statement. This is a joint commitment. That means that these pro-life leaders
pledge, to the best of their ability, to educate all the people within their sphere of
influence, so that the reality of what happens in abortion can no longer hide behind the
rhetoric. The signers represent a variety of ages, types of pro-life organizations, and
For a copy of the Joint Statement of Commitment,
and for a list of the pro-life leaders who signed it, please call (718) 980-4400.
Priests for Life is an official non-profit Private Association of the Faithful,
recognized and approved under the Cannon Law of the Catholic Church, and working in
harmony with the goals of the Bishops' Pro-Life Committee and local diocesan respect life
offices. Through bulletins, speaking engagements, and a monthly newsletter to over 40,000
clergy, Priests for Life provides ongoing training, resources and encouragement to
priests, deacons, and laity.