Washington D.C., May 16, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, commended Democrats for Life of America’s “95-10” Initiative, which aims to reduce the number of abortions.
“A pro-life stance is far more consistent with principles Democrats claim to hold than is a pro-abortion stance,” said Fr. Pavone at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. The “95-10” Initiative enjoys the support of a number of pro-life Democrats in Congress.
The pro-life priest said his support does not mean that the initiative is not in need of further modification and debate. But he conceded that the initiative was a good starting point.
He also challenged Democrats and Republicans “to resist the temptation to dodge the abortion issue.