WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, this morning will speak at two press conferences to take place in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building.
At 9 a.m. ET, he will be with Allan Parker of the Justice Foundation as a scroll is unveiled containing the signatures of half a million Americans who agree that abortion is a crime against humanity.
At 10 a.m. he will join with the Rev. Pat Mahoney of Stanton Healthcare and the Purple Sash Revolution to discuss the Supreme Court term that opens today and the important abortion case, Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health, the court will hear Dec. 1.
Father Pavone released the following statement:
“Today we stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court at the beginning of its new term, confident the Dobbs case on abortion we will provide the Court the opportunity in the coming months to correct its abortion jurisprudence.
“In particular, we are asking the court to resolve the conflict between, on the one hand, asserting that the states have an interest from the onset of pregnancy in promoting maternal health and the life in the womb, and on the other hand treating as unconstitutional any law which the states, in promoting those interests, pass to protect unborn children prior to viability.
“Laws regarding health and medical procedures belong primarily to the states. Abortion is the only procedure that has been given constitutional status. It is time for that to change.
“Legally, scientifically, and culturally, we are at a very different place today then we were at the time of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We are confident that this court, shaped significantly by President Donald J Trump, will let its abortion rulings catch up with the times.
“Meanwhile, we stand today to pray on behalf of countless pro-life citizens around the country. We will unroll in front of the steps of the court two gigantic scrolls bearing the names of half a million of our fellow citizens calling for an end to abortion, and representing the vast majority of our fellow citizens who do not agree with our nation’s extreme abortion policy.”