Fr. Pavone’s Statement on Kagan Confirmation

Priests for Life

Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on the Senate’s vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“The confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice who will not uphold the right to life of the unborn is an opportunity to repeat a simple truth: Any court decision, like Roe vs. Wade and others that affirm it, which say we have a right to do wrong, lack all juridical validity.  They are null and void in principle, because they call violence a right.  We have no obligation to obey them, and in fact, must resist them by conscientious objection.”


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