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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today thanked the people and lawmakers of West Virginia for passing a law to protect babies born alive after abortion.
“Legislators in West Virginia had the compassion and caring that Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives couldn’t muster when it comes to saving these tiny newborns,” Father Pavone said. “I thank them for seeing the importance of passing this humane bill.”
Father Pavone was alluding to two votes in Congress last week that failed to get the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the floor of the Senate and House for votes.
“The people in West Virginia understand that life is precious,” he said. “Now we just have to get that message heard in Washington.”
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice this week signed his state’s version of the bill, commenting: “It unbelievable, to tell you the truth, that we have to do such a thing. So today we're going to put a stake in the sand that says for us, for us at least we stand for life and we stand for the right stuff.”
Priests for Life (EndAbortion.US) is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. Pro-life efforts are working. The abortion rate in America is the lowest it has been since Roe v. Wade and in recent years states have passed more than 400 laws to protect the unborn. The number of freestanding abortion clinics in the U.S. has dropped from 2179 in 1991 down to 710 today, and President Trump has placed 187 (and counting) pro-life judges on the federal bench.