Fr. Pavone Says Confirmation of Judge Gorsuch is “Exhibit A” in Showing Why Social Conservatives Need to Vote


April 7, 2017

Contact: Leslie Palma

Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today hailed the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

“Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation is Exhibit A for the argument that advocates for life and religious liberty need to vote,” said Fr. Pavone. “Without the active participation of social conservatives in last year’s elections, today we would be looking at a Supreme Court dominated by extreme pro-abortion justices. Instead, there’s great hope for the future.”

The Senate has confirmed federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died over a year ago. It’s expected that Judge Gorsuch will be sworn in over the weekend and take his seat on the Supreme Court in time to join his new colleagues in deciding which cases the court will hear in the near future.

“Congratulations to Judge Gorsuch, who this weekend will become Justice Gorsuch,” said Fr. Pavone. “His confirmation is a victory for constitutional rule, for life, for religious liberty, and for all of us who hold them dear.

“And it is just the first step in moving all the courts away from the judicial activism that has mangled the bodies of unborn children, the fabric of our morals, and the rule of law. This confirmation should motivate us to work hard for pro-life candidates in the midterms, and to expand the pro-life majorities in the House and Senate.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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