The National Pro-life
PO Box 535
Elverson, PA 19520
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2000
Contact: The Reverend David Adams, Ph.D.
SUPREME COURT FILES OPINION ON NEBRASKA LAW
RESTRICTING LATE-TERM ABORTIONS -- NATIONAL PRO-LIFE RELIGIOUS
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES TO HOLD JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE WITH
THE NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL
NATIONAL PRO-LIFE RELIGIOUS COUNCIL ISSUES
STATEMENT ON PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION RULING
Washington, DC, -- "The National Pro-Life Religious Council,
a coalition of pro-life organizations from several major Protestant
denominations as well as Roman Catholics, deeply regrets and
deplores the failure of the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Nebraska's
reasonable and sensible ban on partial birth abortions. We
view this as a tragic step taking us further down the road
toward easy acceptance of infanticide and destroying the dignity
and value of human life at virtually any stage of life or
development." --A joint statement from the NPRC members
Individual Representatives from the NPRC:
"National Lutherans For Life is saddened by the US Supreme
Court's decision in Stenberg vs. Carhart declaring
unconstitutional the Nebraska ban on partial-birth abortion.
The very things the court itself referred to as "gruesome"--
tearing off the limbs of children, crushing children's skulls,
suctioning out children's brains -- they now have sanctioned
as a protected right. This ruling makes it official; weare
no longer a civilized society. May God have mercy." -- Rev.
Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director, National Lutherans
"The Supreme Court has erred today in its failure to allow
a ban on the partial-birthabortion procedure. The
decision today no more settles the abortion dispute than did
Roe v. Wade in 1973."
-- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
"Today the Supreme Court had rendered a decision that is
neither intellectually defensible nor morally acceptable.
The Conservative Congregational Christian Conference joins
the NPRC and all Americans who value life and societal sanity
in reproving them. We pray to God for His mercy."
-- Rev. J Kirk van der Swaagh, Conservative Congregational
Christian Conference (CCCC)
NPRC Vice President, Rev. Rob Schenck, is available for further
Further information on Partial-birth abortion can be found
Right to Life and Priests
for Life. Please also check the websites of other member