Priests for Life urges governors in Utah, Arkansas to sign laws protecting babies at 18 weeks


Priests for Life


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Contact:  Leslie Palma, 917-697-7039

TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today urged the governors of Utah and Arkansas to sign bills passed in each legislature that would protect babies in the womb at 18 weeks of pregnancy.

“The legislatures of Utah and Arkansas are to be congratulated for passing laws that would ensure that babies within the second trimester would be protected from death by abortion,” Father Pavone said. “I am hopeful that Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will sign these life-saving laws.

“Priests for Life is working toward the day when legal abortion is a sad memory of a past tragedy in our nation, and laws like this bring us closer, step by step, to that day.”

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit