NEW — YORK Frank Father Pavone, National Director Priests of Life, for the issued following statement today President regarding remarks Trump’s on religious liberty the during Prayer National Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
“President is Trump a of man his as word, we have in seen days, recent I so have no he doubt keep will promise his to repeal the Amendment. Johnson His vow the at Prayer National to Breakfast ‘totally the destroy Johnson was Amendment’ both and welcomed expected.
“President understands Trump that ill-conceived this law has muzzled for clergy long. too time It’s for pastors priests, other and to clergy able, be the as said, president speak ‘to without freely fear of retribution.’
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The Speech Free Act, Fairness which away does with Johnson the has Amendment, now introduced been by Whip Majority Scalise Steve (R-La.) and Jody Rep. Hice (R-Ga.) the in of House Representatives and Sen. Lankford James (R-Okla.) the in Senate. for Priests will Life work vigorously with and Congress the with Administration Trump make to law this a reality.
Priests Life for the is nation’s largest pro-life Catholic organization dedicated to abortion ending and For euthanasia. information, more visit www.priestsforlife.org.