Fr. Frank Pavone on Sen. Sam Brownback

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fr-pavone.jpgFr. Frank Pavone’s column on Sen. Brownback:

Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is a man you want to know if you care about human rights. Whether you’re talking about the poor in Africa or the unborn child scheduled to be killed by abortion, you will find an advocate for them in Senator Sam Brownback.

For us in the pro-life movement, Senator Brownback is a key ally. There are many in Congress who will vote the right way on pro-life bills. Fewer are they who will take initiatives to advance the cause – and not for purposes of political gain, but rather because the cause is right, and they believe the cause can, must, and will prevail. Sam Brownback is that kind of Senator.

In the Summer of 2004, the Human Life Review published an article by Senator Brownback titled, “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation,” Revisited. As you may recall, President Ronald Reagan, one of the most pro-life presidents in our history, wrote an essay called “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation” in 1983. As Senator Brownback writes, “Twenty-one years later, and 31 years after Roe v. Wade, we need to revisit “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation.” We need to reflect on whether we are closer to – or further away from – having a culture of life. “We need to contemplate what personal and legislative steps we must take to draw out the best in the freedom-loving, life-loving American spirit.”

Senator Brownback goes on to examine why the American conscience cannot continue to tolerate abortion any more than it tolerated slavery. He discusses how Mother Teresa of Calcutta influenced his life and thinking. He examines how Roe v. Wade has damaged our society. And he expresses the firm hope that we will win: “I believe that I will live to see the end of the abortion industry, and the sanctity and dignity of every human life affirmed. …Great labors remain before us, but the rights and lives of unborn children are absolutely worth our efforts.”

The Senator makes those efforts, not only by sponsoring legislation like the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, but also by taking the initiative to hold hearings in the Senate on various aspects of abortion. For example, on June 23, 2005, Senator Brownback convened a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee on the topic, “The Consequences of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.” He had Norma McCorvey (former “Jane Roe”) and Sandra Cano (former “Mary Doe”) there to testify, along with various legal experts. The Senator declared, “To put it simply, Roe was a mistake. A very, very costly one.”

On March 3, 2004, Senator Brownback held hearings called “Examining the Impact of Abortion on Women,” and he is a strong supporter of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. On May 25, 2006, he held hearings on “The Consequences of Legalized Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.”

Selected Pro-Life Addresses, Articles, Essays, Remarks, Speeches & Statements from Sen. Brownback.

Brownback for President

3 Comments on “Fr. Frank Pavone on Sen. Sam Brownback”

  1. I was at the Call this weekend and Sen. Sam Brownback was there, not as a Senator but as a man who fears G-d. He made many public apologies and one was to a Grandmother who reprasented all Grandmother’s who will never hold that murdered Grand-child, foregiveness whent out not only across that Stadium, but across the Nation. My family and I, seven of us went in all, have commited to take this foregiveness into our church and across our city. We believe a flame was ignited in each and every one of us, we are going to start a bible study, starting this Friday, The Call. If no one else comes we all seven are going to meet to keep this falme ignited, so we can pass it on. God pursued us and caused us to be there, His light consumed us and we will not let that light go out!
    Keep the articles coming on Sen. Sam Brownback, so the people of Christ are informed.

    Laurie Goodnight

  2. Thanks for sharing your experience with Sam Brownback. I am so grateful to the good God for your desire and commitment to bring the light of Christ to the world!

    Here are a couple of posts I have done on Sen. Brownback that you might enjoy:

    Brownback on Adoption
    Brownback on You Tube
    Brownback on Stem Cells
    Bobby Schindler endorses Brownback

    You can find more by going typing “Brownback” into the search tool at the bottom of the column on the right. I hope to have more in the future! Please continue to stop by and keep an eye out for them!


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