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Priests for Life praises bill to protect babies from dismemberment abortion

Priests for Life

April 04, 2019
Contact:  Leslie Palma, 917-697-7039
TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Janet Morana, Executive Director, released the following statements today following the introduction of the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2019.
“I’m grateful to Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) for introducing a bill aimed at protecting babies in the later stages of pregnancy from the anguish of a dismemberment abortion,” Father Pavone said. “We at Priests for Life have been advocating for this type of legislation for two decades. And I was proud to stand by then-Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas as he signed the first such measure on the state level. It is time for the U.S. Congress to ensure the same kind of protection for babies nationwide.”
Mrs. Morana, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, said: “There are women involved in Silent No More who have had late-term abortions and the guilt they feel afterward is crippling. They are unassailable advocates for the passage of a dismemberment ban. Also, most of the women who have died after abortion in the last several years did so after second-trimester abortions. The later an abortion, the more dangerous it is for mothers.”
Father Pavone continued: “Abortion advocates hate this bill. In fact, we have seen instances where, in speaking against it in debates or press releases, they cannot even say the name of the bill they are opposing, lest the term ‘dismemberment’ pass their lips and they thereby shed a bad light on abortion.
“But you need look no further than the abortionists themselves to find the term. In the well-known medical textbook Abortion Practice, abortionist Warren Hern uses the word ‘dismember’ on page 154 to describe the abortion procedure.
“I challenge every Democrat in the Senate who opposes this bill to simply describe, in a public speech, the kind of procedure the bill prohibits. That alone will win the debate for us. On the other hand, if Democrat senators cannot even bring themselves to describe these procedures, why should they be tolerating them?”
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