WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (LSN) – On Friday, U.S. pro-life groups reacted to the unsuccessful U.S. Senate vote to override Clinton’s veto of a law banning partial-birth abortion with condemnation. Judie Brown, head of American Life League, the nation’s largest pro-life educational organization, used the occasion to call the U.S. pro-life movement to “turn its attention away from so-called ‘partial-birth’ abortion and refocus on the genuine pro-life goal a constitutional amendment that protects all human beings from fertilization on.”  Joe Scheidler of the Pro-life Action League said in a press release that “It is disgusting and abhorrent that our two Illinois senators, who claim to be Catholics, have again voted against an override of President Clinton’s veto, ignoring the advice and counsel of all the Bishops of Illinois.” Pro-Life Action League has asked Cardinal Francis George to excommunicate Carol Moseley-Braun and Richard Durbin.  Priests for Life, a key player in initiating the fight to end partial-birth abortion, said that “building on the momentum of the present controversy, we are preparing educational efforts to awaken the public to the realities of another abortion procedure, the D&E (dilation and evacuation), in which a child is dismembered and decapitated, and her head crushed, while in the womb.”


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