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Monday, November 01, 2010

Fr. Pavone On Why We Must Vote & Vote Pro-Life

Voting is a Moral Obligation: Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2010 ( - The president of Priests for Life is urging pro-lifers to mobilize immediately as the country heads into a potentially critical election that could put the brakes on the radical agenda of the pro-abortion Obama administration.
With just a day to go before the 2010 elections, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, is urging all pro-life voters to heed their duty to vote in support of the cause of life.
“While voting is always a moral obligation, sometimes that obligation is stronger than at other times. This is especially true when pro-life people have an opportunity to elect, in a close race, someone who is committed to protect the unborn, and remove from office someone else who isn’t,” Father Pavone said. “It is also true when the balance of power in a legislative body can be changed by the election.
"We have a moral obligation to vote in such a way that will do the most to advance the culture of life.”
Voter turnout could play a major role in Tuesday's battle.
A Gallup poll released Tuesday found a vigorous projected turnout among voters favoring the pro-life Republican Party. According to the pollster, likely GOP voters outweigh likely Democrat voters 55 percent to 40 percent, which will likely help tip several close elections towards an even greater Republican majority in the U.S. House and possibly even the Senate.
Pavone also encouraged pro-lifers to visit for more ideas about how to help on Tuesday, including taking the day off to distribute voter guides, volunteer for campaigns and for poll-watching, and taking people to the polls.
“We each have one vote, but we can also influence thousands of other votes,” said Pavone.
The website also features a recent interview by Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura in the Vatican, in which he advised citizens to vote for the most pro-life candidate possible.
“You may in some circumstances where you don’t have any candidate who is proposing to eliminate all abortion, choose the candidate who will most limit this grave evil in our country, but you could never justify voting for a candidate who not only does not want to limit abortion but believes that it should be available to everyone," said Burke.
Click here to hear Priests for Life’s latest national webcast on the importance of voting.


  • At 1/11/10 6:41 PM , Blogger Patrick Button said...

    Father Pavone is awesome! Let's just hope that the Republicans don't forget their duty to the unborn.

  • At 2/11/10 2:18 PM , Blogger Al said...

    Patrick, As I am sure you have figured out by now, there are some Republicans who aren't Pro-life. At this point however, the Republican party as a whole is more welcoming to those who are. Some candidates do use Pro-life to get elected, which is why we must a) elect solid Pro-lifers where we can & b) keep the fire on the feet of those people once they are in office.
    Also, we need to let those who are pro-abort know where we stand & what it will cost them in the next election.

    But above all, as I have said so many times before, we must start, end & undergird all our efforts with prayer.

    Also, from your picture, I assume you aren't 18 yet, but I am assuming you haven't let that stop you from doing what you can.

  • At 2/11/10 10:24 PM , Blogger Patrick Button said...

    That picture was taken last year. I'm 18 now and I got to vote for the first time. Fortunately, I was able to vote for some strong pro-life candidates, including Marco Rubio. I'm hoping that one day he'll become the first real Catholic president.

  • At 3/11/10 3:49 PM , Blogger Al said...

    My 1st election was a city council election.
    Rubio is definitely 1 to watch in the future. I won't say 2012, but if Obama could get president after 2 yrs in the Senate?

    I do have a question for you. Your profile has you living in Kansas & you voted in FL, am I correct in assuming you are a college student these days?

  • At 3/11/10 9:56 PM , Blogger Patrick Button said...

    Indeed. I'm a Freshman at Benedictine College in Kansas and a resident of Tallahassee, FL. Both nice places. Speaking of colleges and of Fr. Pavone, I had the pleasure of hearing him say Mass while on a visit to Ave Maria U. He pointed out that Satan likes abortion not only because it is sinful, but because humans are made in God's image and likeness. Satan tries to fight God by killing babies.


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