NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding the Senate health-care bill released last week:
“The bill crafted by the Senate keeps its promises to pro-lifers. It cuts off federal funds to Planned Parenthood that come from Medicaid and other grants, and prohibits tax dollars from funding insurance plans that cover abortion.
“Many voters who elected this Congress and President were largely motivated by the pro-life provisions of health-care reform, and bills produced by the House and Senate include those provisions.”
Father Pavone this morning sent out an action alert to his supporters, asking them to call their senators to express their gratitude and their support for the bill. Priests for Life action alerts can be viewed at www.StopAbortionNow.org.
“We need the Senate to keep the momentum moving on the health-care bill,” Father Pavone said. “The lives of the unborn depend on it.”