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Fr. Pavone thanks North Dakota for law protecting children from dismemberment; expresses hope for favorable court ruling

Priests for Life

April 15, 2019

TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today expressed hope that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals would rule favorably on a case from Arkansas that could end up protecting babies in several states from the barbarity of dismemberment abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court also might decide to review a similar law in Alabama.

“Last week, North Dakota pro-life activists and legislators celebrated a victory when Gov. Doug Burgum signed a law protecting children in his state from dismemberment abortion. We congratulate the people of North Dakota for their efforts to protect the most vulnerable,” Father Pavone said.

The North Dakota law will not take effect until the Eighth Circuit rules favorably on the Arkansas bill. A favorable ruling also would allow dismemberment bans to take effect in Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Ohio, Louisiana and Texas.

Mississippi and West Virginia already protect babies from the abortion method that allows them to be removed limb by limb from their mothers’ wombs.

“Priests for Life and I have fought for laws like this for decades, and I was proud to stand with then-Governor Sam Brownback when he signed the first such bill in Kansas,” Fr. Pavone said. “There should be no need for debate on these laws, in legislatures or in courts. No human being should be subject to such a terrible death. I hope every person who believes in the sanctity of life will join me in praying that all states are able to enact this needed protection for our youngest brothers and sisters.”

Priests for Life is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. For more information, visit www.EndAbortion.US.

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