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Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life on Justice Stevens' Retirement

Contact: Margaret Sciarrino, Priests for Life, 888-735-3448 ext 251

WASHINGTON, April 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

    "The opening of a Supreme Court seat will again open the ongoing debate in our nation over abortion -- and it well should, not because Justices are supposed to shape public policy, but because the very purpose of government is the protection of human rights, starting with life. Anyone who fails to affirm that does not belong in any public office, much less the US Supreme Court."

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.