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A rift has emerged among pro-life leaders over Priests for Life’ director Frank Pavone, who has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Several high-profile pro-life leaders have withdrawn from a leadership group organized by Priests for Life, amid ongoing fallout from allegations that Frank Pavone, the organization’s director, has “groomed,” sexually harassed, and manipulated several young women on his staff.

The Pillar has confirmed that leaders from the Pro-Life Action League, Americans United for Life, Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, and other organizations have resigned from the 115 Forum, a semi-confidential alliance of pro-life strategists and organizers, which includes both periodic meetings and a confidential email listserv.

The 115 Forum is organized by Priests for Life, now at the center of scandal after several women have accused director Frank Pavone, a recently laicized priest, of sexual and personal misconduct. …

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