PO Box 535
Elverson, PA 19520
June 28, 2000
For Immediate Release
Contact: The Reverend David Adams, Ph.D. 202-387-8001
SUPREME COURT FILES OPINION ON NEBRASKA LAW RESTRICTING
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
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; we
are no longer a civilized society. May God have mercy." -- Rev. Dr. James 1.
Lamb, Executive Director, National Lutherans for Life
"The Supreme Court has erred today in its failure to allow a ban on the
partial-birth abortion 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
NPRC Vice President, Rev. Rob Schenck, is available for further comment.