Prominent pro-life DA dead at 76
August 26, 2010
Denis Dillon, who served as Nassau County district attorney from 1974 to 2005, was buried from St. Agnes Cathedral on Long Island on August 19. He was 76.
Dillon gained 130,000 votes in 1986 when he ran for governor on the New York State Right to Life Party ticket in opposition Gov. Mario Cuomo, one of the nation’s most prominent pro-abortion Catholics.
The New York Times reported in 1988:
Mr. Dillon, who displays commendations from anti-abortion groups on his office wall and wears the rose that is the emblem of the movement, is proud of his activities. He has joined anti-abortion demonstrations and has picketed clinics. He has refused to prosecute Operation Rescue protestors for blocking clinics, twice having special prosecutors appointed instead. He has used official stationery for letters opposing abortion.
- Former county D.A. remembered (Long Island Herald)
- Denis E. Dillon, Prosecutor on Long Island, Dies at 76 (New York Times)
- Abortion Is Major Issue In L.I. Prosecutor's Race (New York Times, 1988)
- Denis E. Dillon (Wikipedia)