April 15th, 2008 09:30 EST
Priests for Life ask pro-abortion politicians, 'Is this what you mean?'
Staten Island, NY -- New videos illustrating the two most common types of abortion procedures have been released on You Tube by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.
The videos are part of a campaign the organization launched today called, "Is This What You Mean?"
"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?'", Fr. Pavone explained. "People worldwide can use this approach with those who hold or seek public office and say they support the legality of abortion."
Fr. Pavone points out that this campaign applies to politicians of all political parties, at all levels of government, and on every continent. "This is definitely a bipartisan effort," he said.
Priests for Life, an international organization comprised of both priests and lay persons, will provide groups and individuals with quotes drawn from medical textbooks and court testimonies, and then encourage these individuals to use these quotes in editorials, on blogs, at town hall meetings, and in other encounters with "pro-choice" politicians.
"The word abortion has lost its meaning," explained Fr. Pavone, "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."
In the You Tube videos, Fr. Pavone shows how suction and dismemberment abortions are performed. He uses fetal models and abortion instruments. At the end of the videos, he removes his collar to emphasize that these facts about the abortion procedure do not derive from religious beliefs, but rather from the descriptions given by the very doctors who perform the abortions.
For more information on this project, and sample quotes, see the details at www.priestsforlife.org.
Priests for Life is the largest organization devoted exclusively to ending abortion and euthanasia. It is international and consists of both clergy and laity.