By Jonquil Frankham

October 28, 2008 ( – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued an open letter yesterday to all pro-abortion politicians, urging them to face the reality of abortion and to end the “holocaust.”

“Are you willing to publicly describe what you think should be legal?” he asks in the letter. He then quotes abortionist Dr. Martin Haskell who describes an abortion procedure, saying, “Typically the skull is brought out in fragments rather than as a unified piece.” Another abortionist, Dr. Hylan Raymond Giles, when asked, “Can the heart of a fetus or embryo still be beating during a suction curettage abortion as the fetus or embryo comes down the cannula?” answered, “For a few seconds to a minute, yes.”

“When you say the word ‘abortion,’ is this what you mean?” queries Fr. Pavone. “When you say it should be legal, are you willing to quote those who explain what it is?”

Father Pavone writes, “We have not yet heard a ‘pro-choice’ candidate answer any of these questions.”

“When you ask someone for your vote, you are actually asking them to share in your failure to protect these children … [and] in the deception by which you justify that failure,” he writes.

“We in the pro-life movement do not need any reminders about the plight of young mothers. We serve them every day, providing real alternatives to abortion.
“Nor do we accept the accusation that we are narrowly focused on a ‘single issue.’ We are not ashamed of the fact that we recognize a holocaust when we see one, and that we understand the foundation, heart, and core of our concern for all the other issues – life itself.
“We’re not a vote for you to court or an interest group for you to appease. Rather, our movement represents the heart and core of every movement for justice.”

Fr. Pavone closes his letter: “We will neither cease to remind you, nor will we wait for you to remember. Our cause is as great as America itself, and it will prevail. May you have the wisdom to join us.”