DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     June 4-6, 1999     vol. 10, no. 108

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VAN HALEN LEAD SINGER MAKES PRO-LIFE CALL TO COLLEAGUES

          WASHINGTON, DC (CWNews.com) - The lead singer of the rock band Van Halen has written an open letter to other rock musicians, challenging them to end their support of pro-abortion groups, according to the pro-life group Rock for Life on Wednesday.

          Gary Cherone of Van Halen addressed his open letter to Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam, writing about women's rights and the beginning of life. "Can there be only one true line of demarcation? One finite, measurable point in time that differentiates life from non-life? Womanhood from non-womanhood? Rights from no rights?" Cherone wrote. "Is it the moment of conception -- that point when all of the above is set into motion? That moment when a separate human individual with her own genetic code, needing only food, water and oxygen, comes into existence? Indeed it is that point..."

          Rock for Life said musicians like Cherone are a voice for unborn children. "Many musicians have used their talent, money, and fame to raise money for the abortion industry," said Bryan Kemper, national director of Rock For Life. "Thousands of babies have died, thanks to efforts of bands like Pearl Jam and R.E.M. It's about time someone like Gary stood up for the rights of these babies."


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June 4-6, 1999       volume 10, no. 108
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