Staten Island, NY – Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today following the debate among candidates for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.
“It’s encouraging to hear all the candidates for the RNC leadership say they are proud to be pro-life and would be ready to work in coalition with pro-life activists across the country. All the candidates agreed that Planned Parenthood should be defunded, and that was also welcome news.”
Father Pavone continued, “The candidates recognize that a majority of Americans favor at least some restrictions on abortion and that it is vital to ensure that every pro-life American is registered to vote, and energized to take part in the political process.
“Despite suggestions from some top GOP lawmakers to put social issues like abortion aside while concentrating on the economy, there can be no truce on abortion and it’s more important than ever for the RNC chairman to promote that message.”