The National Pro-life
Date: November 17, 2009
RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGE SENATE TO
RESIST ABORTION FUNDING
Staten Island, NY - Fr.
Frank Pavone, President of the National Pro-Life Religious
Council, said today that if the Senate wants to pass a health
care bill that respects the will of the American people, it will
need to add restrictions to abortion funding.
of the House of Representatives voted for the Stupak/Pitts
amendment, and that represents the thinking of a majority of
Americans," Fr. Pavone stated. "The Senate should act in a
similar manner. This is a health care bill, not a bill to expand
"Those who argue that abortion is a
private matter in which the government has no business cannot
then insist that federal funds be used to pay for it," added Fr.
Pavone. "Money laundering schemes or shell games will not be
tolerated. Abortion is not health care and taxpayers should not
be forced to subsidize it."