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TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Janet Morana, Executive Director, issued the following statements tonight following news of the death of Sarah Weddington, the attorney who argued in favor of legal abortion in the Roe v. Wade case.
“Ms. Weddington lost a child of her own to abortion,” said Ms. Morana, who also is the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. “I often wonder what would have happened if she sought healing for that loss rather than arguing in favor of legal abortion for any reason at any point in pregnancy. We might be a different nation today.”
Father Pavone said: “Just 13 days ago (December 13) was the 50th anniversary of the day Sarah Weddington stood before the Supreme Court to argue in the Roe vs. Wade case. Her name will forever be a reminder of the biggest mistake that court ever made. Now, of course, we await the same court’s decision that could potentially reverse Roe.
“Weddington was no hero for women or for freedom, both of which have suffered extensive damage by legal abortion. May her passing be a reminder that Roe is a decision whose time has passed, and that likewise needs to be laid to rest.”
Priests for Life is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. For more information, visit www.EndAbortion.US.