Pro-Life Group Challenges Pro-Abortion Politicians With Video of Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 15, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 15
, 2008

Staten Island, NY ( — A leading pro-life Catholic group is challenging pro-abortion politicians with new YouTube videos illustrating the two most common types of abortion methods. The videos are part of a campaign Priests for Life has started, called “Is This What You Mean?”

Father Frank Pavone, the head of the pro-life group, talked with about the new initiative.

“Our campaign is based on a simple challenge: We quote the words of the doctors who perform abortions, and then we ask supporters of legal abortion, ‘Is this what you mean when you say the word abortion?,’" Father Pavone explained.

“People worldwide can use this approach with those who hold or seek public office and say they support the legality of abortion," he added.

Pavone said no particular political party, politicians or candidates are targeted in the new campaign and that it’s useful to challenge elected officials of any party or any country.

Though, in the United States, pro-abortion Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are competing to take on eventual Republican nominee John McCain, who opposes abortion, “This is definitely a bipartisan effort,” he said.

Father Pavone said the initiative is important to show people how abortion destroys the lives of babies before birth and injures women.

“The word abortion has lost its meaning,” Pavone explained, “and therefore many politicians get away with making themselves sound appealing to voters when they say they support the legality of abortion."

"But when people hear abortion doctors themselves describe how they tear the arms and legs off of babies and crush their heads, then ‘a woman’s right to choose’ takes on a different feel," he said.

In the You Tube videos, Fr. Pavone shows how suction and dismemberment abortions are performed. He uses fetal models and abortion instruments.

At the conclusion of the video, Father Pavone removes his collar to show he’s presenting the information as a average person without any religious bias.

Pavone said his group would provide information, including quotes, illustrations and other facts from medical textbooks validating his descriptions of abortions in the video.

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