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Father Pavone to Newsmax: Abortion Backers Taking Battle to State Constitutions

(Newsmax/"Greg Kelly Reports")

By    |   Saturday, 25 June 2022 12:48 PM EDT

Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning the Roe v. Wade decision was a huge win, but Father Frank Pavone, the national director of Priests for Life, told Newsmax that the battle to stop abortion will now be on the state level and that abortion proponents are already trying to find constitutional protections in their states' constitutions. 

"As the Supreme Court today said there is no constitutional right to abortion in the federal constitution," Pavone said on Newsmax's "Greg Kelly Reports" Friday night. "What they're already trying to do is to find the right to abortion in the state constitutions. So in Kansas and Michigan right now, for example, there are big battles; and people need to get involved in those states in preserving their constitutions not to have a so-called right to abortion."

However, the pro-abortion backers are showing the weakness of their strategy when they gather at the Supreme Court and outside the houses of the justices who voted in the Dobbs v. Jackson case that ended the Roe v. Wade protections, said Pavone. 

"They've got to be going through their state houses, of course, peacefully. But they've got to grow up and take part in the American process of legislating and lobbying and persuading the voters and the legislators," Pavone said.

The court also did not take away the right to abortion, but returned the legal decision to the state level, he said. 

"If these people believed their own rhetoric that the American people are on their side, they wouldn't be behaving like lunatics," he added. 

Pavone was once quoted as saying former President Donald Trump was the most pro-life president in history, and he said Friday night the court's decision was "the fruit of his presidency."

"This is the fruit of workers who not only voted for him — and you remember how much of a large percentage of voters said it's the Supreme Court that was motivating them — but also voting in the Republican senators who stood firm in the confirmation processes of his justices," Pavone said. 

Pavone also urged viewers to read the court's decision, "because one of the reasons again that they give for reversing Roe is the damage that it has done, not only to the babies and the families but to our judicial process and our American life.

"I mean, look today, for example, why is it that people are saying a man is not a man and a woman is not a woman?" he asked. "Maybe it's because for 50 years, thanks to Roe, we've been saying a baby is not a baby. That's when we divorced from reality, and that's when a lot of things began to collapse. And now we have turned a major corner."

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Father Frank Pavone, the national director of Priests for Life, told Newsmax that the battle to stop abortion will now be on the state level and that abortion proponents are already trying to find constitutional protections in their states' constitutions.
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