Thursday, February 11, 2010

Planned Parenthood Violations 'No Surprise,' States Fr. Pavone

STATEN ISLAND, Ny., Feb. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented today on a Birmingham, Alabama Planned Parenthood clinic being placed on probation by state health authorities for performing abortions on minors without parental consent in clear violation of the law and ignoring cases of possible child abuse. 

"This may be news to many, but it's not news to us," Fr. Pavone said. "This is par for the course and we've been tracking it for years. It's time for the nation to wake up and realize that making abortion legal did not make it safe, and that in hundreds of facilities nationwide, Planned Parenthood is engaged in criminal activity and deserves to be shut down." 

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