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America’s Independence Should Be For Everyone

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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July 4, 1776 was a great day in American history; Independence Day! So historically July 4th is a day that is celebrated yearly with family get-togethers, cookouts, parades, watermelon, and fireworks. It was a great day but not for all!

While our nation was liberated from British rule in 1776 there was a class of people, slaves that didn’t enjoy independence along with other Americans until the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Slaves weren’t considered to be persons until then.
Actually, slaves only achieved partial personhood in 1787; and then only because slave owners wanted to use them in order to gain a greater voting power and thus they were counted as three-fifths of a person in the Three-Fifths Compromise. The slaves didn’t enjoy true independence until 1863; and finally on June 19, 1885 Juneteenth Independence Day; a day celebrated in some circles with the same hoopla as many enjoy the Fourth of July.

Another class of Americans, the women suffragettes, waged and in some cases still do wage the battle for equality. Unfortunately all too many still confuse women’s rights with human rights, and many pre-born persons are being discriminated against and killed as a result.

Yet, the celebrations for this year’s 4th of July will go on for most Americans. Still, although African-Americans and women will join in the celebrations, there are still segments of Americans who do not enjoy the same freedom as everyone else; they include pre-born persons and victims of human trafficking in America and around the world.

America can never be truly free until the babies in the womb are free to be born, and all victims of abortion and other crimes against humanity are set free.

In America the unborn are not considered “persons” under the law and therefore they don’t enjoy the protection of the Fourteenth Amendment assuring ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness;” a right the babies could expect prior to the Supreme Court decision made in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973. Since that date over 60 million babies have not celebrated an Independence Day, have not joined in family celebrations, watched fireworks or a parade.

I dream and pray for a day when all Americans, born and unborn, can enjoy justice for all and independence for all; an “Independence Day from Roe v. Wade” is in order. Otherwise, how can the dream survive abortion?

One day our babies will be free. Until that day, please enjoy this Independence Day but also say a prayer for those that are unable to celebrate it with us. And please take a moment to say this prayer for Independence Day!

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Fr. Pavone Applauds Ohio Senate for Approving Anti-Dismemberment Bill

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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June 29, 2017

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Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised the Ohio Senate for overwhelmingly passing a bill to protect unborn babies from dismemberment abortions.

“The Ohio Senate has taken action to stop what is nothing less than the brutal torture of babies in the womb,” said Fr. Pavone. “There is no way for the abortion lobby to sugar coat dismemberment abortion – ripping the arms, legs, and head from a living person’s body is unspeakably cruel and sadistic. No civilized society should tolerate it.”

Ohio’s State Senate voted 24 to 9 to approve and send to the State House S.B. 145, a bill that would stop abortions where cutting and grasping tools are used to dismember unborn babies, after which the children’s severed body parts are removed, piece by piece, from their mothers. The House is expected to consider the bill in the fall when the Ohio legislature returns from its summer recess.

“The abortion lobby hates bills like Ohio’s anti-dismemberment legislation because such measures expose what abortion really is,” added Fr. Pavone. “Abortion is not health care. It’s barbarism. And the sooner America hears or sees what abortion entails, the sooner America will reject it.”

Priests for Life is making a major priority out of promoting these protective laws across the nation, and challenging candidates for public office both on the state and federal levels to state clearly their position as to whether the law should allow babies to be dismembered. Fr. Pavone concluded, “All Ohio residents, before casting a vote, should know where candidates stand on this fundamental question.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Baby or Biohazard Waste?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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Date: June 26, 2017

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ALBUQUERQUE — Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life have released another video in their ongoing series to expose late-term abortion in America. This latest undercover recording exposes how the late-term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options arbitrarily differentiates between a baby and biohazard waste when discussing the disposal of the remains of babies terminated at their facility.

Listen to the recording here.

Southwestern Women’s Options tells a woman posing as 33 weeks pregnant that they have a working relationship with Riverside Funeral Home, which will come to the abortion facility and collect the baby remains for cremation after the abortion. Staffers at both the funeral home and the abortion facility refer to the dead unborn children as “babies.”

However, the option to cremate the remains only applies to disabled babies. When another woman, 25 weeks pregnant, inquires about what happens to her healthy baby after her abortion, she is told that the remains are considered biohazard waste and the whole baby is incinerated.

“To think that Southwestern Women’s Options is pitching cremation to women seeking late-term abortions in order to somehow buffer killing disabled babies while the other babies are incinerated as biohazard waste is schizophrenic,” said Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico. “Cremation, by definition, refers to what is done to a dead person’s body. It’s imperative that we, our leaders and every sane person speak out and act on behalf of these human babies who are being brutally killed each day in New Mexico.”

For more than 44 years in America, abortion profiteers and their supporters in politics and the media have insisted that abortion does not kill babies. This has resulted in over 60 million lives being terminated in American abortion businesses.

But as the abortionists themselves at Southwestern Women’s Options admit, they are killing babies even in the latest stages of pregnancy.

“Anyone with a conscience will be horrified by these recordings,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “They speak of fingerprints, toe-prints, baby clothes, photos, and funeral homes. These are things associated with human beings, and children who — once they’re born — we all agree should be protected. What is revealed here is an ongoing prejudice, discrimination, and oppression towards the children in the womb, and it must end.”

Listen to notorious late term abortionist and owner of Southwestern Women’s Options, Curtis Boyd’s, candid admission with reporters here: Abortion doctor: ‘Am I killing? Yes, I am’

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Fr. Pavone Hails Karen Handel Win as Pro-Life Victory

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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Date: June 21, 2017

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today lauded the victory of Congresswoman-elect Karen Handel in Georgia’s special election to fill the seat of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

“Karen Handel’s victory is not only a triumph for the cause of life, it’s yet another well-deserved defeat to the death dealers at Planned Parenthood,” said Fr. Pavone. “Congresswoman-elect Handel knows that a billion-dollar abortion corporation shouldn’t receive money from legitimate charities and certainly shouldn’t be subsidized by taxpayers. Babies in the womb – and all Americans who value them – have another strong voice in Congress in Karen Handel.”

Mrs. Handel, who attempted to redirect money away from Planned Parenthood and toward groups that provide comprehensive cancer screening while at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, defeated a pro-abortion candidate in the special election to fill Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. The race had been considered too close to call, but Mrs. Handel won by a four-point margin.

“Planned Parenthood can buy a lot with its money – it can hire major public relations firms, build fancy offices, and threaten people who dare to oppose it – but it can’t buy legitimacy and it can’t buy votes,” added Fr. Pavone. “The people of Georgia’s Sixth District have spoken and like most Americans, they want their money used for healing, not killing. Congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Handel for standing toe-to-toe with Planned Parenthood and emerging victorious!”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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“Fathers’ Day Looms as Domestic Terror Massacre Rocks America”

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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“And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While many were likely buying Fathers’ Day cards for the weekend, America was rocked by terror – again last Wednesday.

In wake of escalating domestic violence, most recently with the violent attack on the GOP, we must pray and respond with nonviolence not fear; our lives depend on Divine Intervention.

This is a national call to prayer and nonviolence in the ongoing face of domestic and global terror. Let us unite behind President Trump and all compassionate leaders calling for peaceful nonviolent solutions as we pray for Congressman Scalise and all victims and their families.

Scalise and others were injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers as they were practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday. House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was critically injured; as well as aides and Capitol police as targets ran for cover. The assailant reportedly had grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP; and was wounded and killed during the assault.

Reportedly, the FBI has said that the assailant James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from Illinois had several minor run-ins with the law previously; and belonged to a Facebook group called “Terminate the Republican Party.”

In a call for prayer and unity, President Donald Trump has said: “Everyone on that field is a public servant. Their sacrifice makes democracy possible. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape – but he is a real fighter. Pray for Steve!”

Rev. Frank Pavone, National Director Priests for Life posted the following:

“May God awaken his people to [Scalise shooting/Domestic Terroristic Violence] its seriousness, confirm His people in their commitment to nonviolent solutions, and protect and unite all of us as citizens of the greatest nation on earth.

170616 blog imageI remember how my Father Rev. AD King took me to my first peaceful protest. I learned early that prayer and nonviolence are powerful spiritual weapons.

This Fathers’ Day, along with praying for victims of the recent Virginia massacre, some who are likely fathers, I honor the memory of my earthly biological father Rev. AD King; his father and my grandfather Daddy King who rescued me from abortion; my Pastor and Mentor Allen McNair; all of whom live in Heaven now; along with the Greatest Father of all, HEAVENLY FATHER. All praise to GOD, ABBA FATHER, SON JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT.

For the record, from conception, the human personality in the womb has 46 chromosomes; 23 from Dad, 23 from Mom. It takes two to make a baby. “HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!”

In closing, please pray that fear and violence will be answered by Agape Love, compassion and nonviolent solutions. This Fathers’ Day, Pray for America.

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Life and Death in New Mexico: Abortionists Set the Arbitrary Standard

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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Date: June 15, 2017

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Abortion Free New Mexico is working with Priests for Life to raise national awareness about late-term abortion.

ALBUQUERQUE – In part four of a six-part series documenting late-term abortion in New Mexico, Abortion Free New Mexico (AFNM) takes a look at Southwestern Women’s Options, the nation’s largest late-term abortion facility.

Southwestern Women’s Options advertises on its website that elective abortions are available through 28 weeks with “Later Abortion for Maternal and Fetal Indications.”

The latest undercover recording reveals just how arbitrary the standard is for determining if babies live or die at Southwestern Women’s Options.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement regarding the latest call:

“Once again, this undercover call reveals that abortions are taking place legally in our country even in the third trimester of pregnancy. We will continue to expose this evil in the weeks and months to come. We call on all Americans, including those who identify themselves as ‘pro-choice, to communicate to their legislators their opposition to these late-term procedures so that we can begin restoring protection to these children.”

In the first call to Southwestern, a caller posed as a woman who was pregnant with a baby who had been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Without hesitation she was given an abortion appointment, despite being 33 weeks pregnant.

In a second call, an undercover caller posed as a healthy woman pregnant with a 30-week healthy pre-born baby whom she has decided to abort because her husband lost his job.

The third calling, a minor posing as the victim of incest by an older family member is seeking a late-term abortion at 26 weeks of pregnancy. Instead of urging the sexual assault victim to contact the authorities – as required by law — the abortion clinic staff gives the young girl a phone number to the New Mexico Medicaid office so that she can obtain the $7,500 procedure for free.

The fourth call combines two earlier calls and adds new details, including that mothers so far advanced in their pregnancies should not be aborted in stand-alone clinics like Southwestern – although they are – and that the availability of third-trimester abortions depends on the “comfort” level of the abortionist.

“The bottom line is that SWO is willing to terminate a disabled child in spite of their own admission that late- term abortions shouldn’t be done in an outpatient clinic because they pose significant risks to mothers,” Mrs. Shaver said.

“The ‘comfort’ zone of the abortionists at Southwestern Women’s Options, which appear to be based on an arbitrary eugenic standard, have ultimately led them to decide which babies should live or die. Barbaric late- term abortions are rejected by the majority of the American people because viable babies are being killed, and in our latest undercover recording, the abortion workers themselves admit that late-term abortions shouldn’t be performed because they are too dangerous for the women seeking them. New Mexico abortion facilities need oversight and accountability that comes from common-sense regulations,” Mrs. Shaver said.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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To Be Or Not To Be – A Fourteenth Amendment Perspective

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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Ever since the ruling of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973 the debate continues. In the prolife community we remain very appreciative that President Trump is keeping his promise to defend human life in all stages. Thank you Mr. POTUS.

For anti-abortion pro-lifers, it all boils down to some very important question: Is abortion the taking of a human life? Is abortion health care or death care? Is abortion good for women or do abortions kill human mothers and their human babies?

For pro-aborts the issue is whether a woman has the right to abort the life of a preborn human being.

Recently Harvard Law student Joshua Craddock Harvard Law Journal Concludes Unborn Babies Have Constitutional Rights, addresses these issues.

In 1973 the Supreme Court used the theological examination of “when does life begin” suggesting that babies are not protected as persons under the Fourteenth Amendment. Yet, any 8th grade biology book can answer the question definitively. At the moment of conception 23 genes from the mother and 23 genes from the father unite to form a unique, very real human person.

Even pro-aborts have been acknowledging that abortions take the lives of human beings. Their contention remains that the slaughter is legally acceptable.

Justice Harry Blackmun wrote in his majority decision, “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”

Here’s a question for the lawyers, doctors, preachers and laypeople: “The woman has a right to choose what she does with her body; but that baby is not her body. Where is the lawyer for the baby?”

Today science proves that a preborn baby is a human being from the moment of conception. The real question must now be answered: “Should preborn human beings have protection under the Fourteenth Amendment?” Craddock concludes: “They do fall under the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection.”

Acts 17:26: “And God has made from one blood every nation of [humans] to dwell on all the face of the earth…” America, we must agree with God and stop killing our babies. As a repentant post abortive mother, I find encouragement in telling the truth and shaming the devil about the harmful impact of abortion. After all, how can the dream survive abortion?

It’s a blessing to have a President in the White House who is swinging the pendulum back in the direction of dignity for all human life; from the womb to the tomb. Maybe now we can finally stem the abortion scourge, and correct a wrong that cost nearly sixty million babies their lives in America and countless around the globe. America, pray. Return to God.

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