Fr. Pavone: Horrific Conditions At Abortion Clinics Are The Norm Not The Exception

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“For us at Priests for Life, this news is not news at all. Since the early 1990s, we have been addressing the utter lack of regulation and oversight of abortion facilities nationwide, particularly through our collaboration in the research and publication of the book Lime 5*, which uncovers the horrific conditions and practices that are the norm, not the exception, in the abortion industry.

“As more of the public becomes aware of the failures of the civil government here in New York to inspect abortion facilities, we will push for all appropriate measures to be taken to address and prevent abuses.”

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*This book contains evidence of how women are physically harmed, sexually abused, and psychologically assaulted in legal abortion clinics. It also has concrete suggestions about what can and should be done about it.

“I have read Lime Five and it changed my life. …Since then I have been able to pray for the abortionist.” — Irene

Chris Wallace Fox News video interview: Fr. Pavone vs Fr. McBrien at Notre Dame

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One family’s account of last weekend’s Notre Dame protest

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Transcript: Fathers McBrien and Pavone on Fox News Sunday

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The following is a rush transcript of the May 17, 2009, edition of “FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace.” This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: Joining us now, two members of the church with sharply different views. Father Richard McBrien, a professor of theology at Notre Dame, supports the decision to honor the president. Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, has been leading protests against Mr. Obama.

Gentlemen, as we said, Notre Dame has a long history of inviting presidents to speak there. Back in 2001, George W. Bush, the new president, spoke. And of course, as governor of Texas, that state had conducted 152 executions, which the church condemns.

Father Pavone, can’t Notre Dame invite a president of the United States to speak without signing on to all of his policies?

FATHER FRANK PAVONE: We’re not here disagreeing with the president because he contradicts Catholic teaching or what it means to be Catholic. The problem is he contradicts what it means to be president.

This is about abortion. And in 2008 there were 37 executions. Just today there will be 37 babies at 21 weeks of gestation or more — the size of a large banana — dismembered, crushed, thrown in the garbage. And the president is not raising his voice, recognizing their right to be protected. That’s the problem.

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Seniors from Notre Dame announce they will not be attending their commencement ceremony

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.- This week, several seniors from the University of Notre Dame announced they will not be attending their commencement ceremony, and called on others to show “one final response” to President Obama’s invitation by not showing up. An alternative vigil representing the “true spirit of Notre Dame,” will take place at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and will be presided over by Fr. Frank Pavone.

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