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Alexandria, VA; March 7, 2005. The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) applauds State Rep. Brian Duprey of Maine for his introduction of a bill that will prohibit abortion on unborn children who are gay. "We recognize that at this time the gay gene has not been isolated, but with all the advances of genetics we believe that it may just be a matter of time," says Jackie Malone, Executive Vice President of PLAGAL.

PLAGAL maintains that if the theory of a gay gene is proven and isolated, then the day will not be far off when a test for the predisposition of homosexuality will be developed. Once medical science achieves that ability, it will be possible to do by a legal, surgical procedure what all homophobes and gay bashers throughout history have tried and failed to do -- to eliminate gays and lesbians once and for all.

"Abortion tries to get rid of real human beings who are threatening or undesirable. All the unborn should be respected just because they are human," states Cecilia Brown, President of PLAGAL. She adds "Children are routinely aborted now because of gender or disability, it is not inconceivable to see people aborting because of a possible gay gene."

State Rep. Brian Duprey has an excellent record of supporting legislation that protects the unborn. PLAGAL is glad to see that he will continue the fight for the unborn even in the case of sexual orientation. PLAGAL would like to point out that "gay rights" has nothing to do with so–called "abortion rights." PLAGAL doesn't base the value of human beings on the results of a genetic test. Such tests do not define or undermine each individual's humanity. Gay, straight, male, female, or physically challenged -- all are human beings that deserve every chance for life.

The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) was organized in 1990 to advance the pro-life message within the lesbian and gay community. PLAGAL is a 501(c) (3) Massachusetts-based corporation with nation-wide membership and active groups in several major cities in the United States.