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Priests for Life, Abortion Free New Mexico Release Second Undercover Call of Appointment for Third Trimester Abortion

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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May 8, 2017

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NEW YORK – Priests for Life and Abortion Free New Mexico have released a new undercover phone call as part of an effort to educate Americans about the reality of third-trimester abortion.

In a call to Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, commissioned by Priests for Life, New Mexico pro-life activist Tara Shaver said she was a health mother carrying a healthy baby at 30 weeks into her pregnancy. She explained that this was originally a wanted child, but that once her husband lost his job, they felt they could no longer take care of the new baby and the two other children they have.

The clinic scheduled the abortion — a procedure of several days — to begin on Tuesday, May 9th. The abortion seller said Medicaid would cover the abortion.

“Even people who call themselves ‘pro-choice’ are outraged that children can be aborted this late – and even later – in a pregnancy,” said Father Frank Pavone. “It is time for us to make sure that there isn’t a citizen in America who is unaware of this child-killing that is taking place throughout pregnancy.”

Tara and Bud Shaver, the founders of Abortion Free New Mexico, point out that New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the country and is consistently ranked lowest in education and child well being while also having one of the highest crime rates in the nation. The state is currently facing a budget crisis and is struggling to keep the government running.

According to a recent article by the Associated Press: “Cash reserves are dwindling, which will soon leave state finance officials unable to cut checks. The governor warned that will affect the state’s ability to make payroll and pay contracts.”

“However, if you need a late-term abortion, New Mexico is the go-to place,” Bud Shaver said. “New Mexico may not be able to pay its state workers, but New Mexico Medicaid will pay over $15,000 to local abortionists to kill a child in the womb.”

Tara Shaver said: “The myth that late-term abortions only occur when a woman’s life is at risk or when the baby has been diagnosed with an anomaly could not be farther from the truth. Our latest call dispels this myth with proof that in New Mexico late-term abortions are easy to come by.

“New Mexicans deserve to hear the truth about the evil that is occurring in our state and our leaders must work to change the fact that New Mexico is the late-term abortion capital of the country.”

In a previous undercover call, Ms. Shaver told Southwestern Women’s Options that she was 33 weeks pregnant with a Down syndrome baby. The woman who answered the phone assured her that she would be able to abort her child and have Medicaid pick up the tab.

Father Pavone noted that the majority of Americans do not support late-term abortion and do not want taxpayer money funding used to kill fully developed, well past viability children.

“Every abortion is an outrage, and we need to protect every baby. To educate our fellow citizens, let’s start with the most obvious and outrageous part of the story: Taxpayer-funded third-trimester abortions of healthy babies carried by healthy mothers.”

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Priests for Life Begins Public Awareness Campaign on Third Trimester Abortion

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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April 18, 2017

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Father Imbarrato to Speak at New Mexico press conference Wednesday

This week Priests for Life launches a public education and advocacy campaign focused on late term abortion, consistent with the message we have always conveyed that we educate people by starting with what is most obvious and leading to what is less obvious — and to those confused about where they stand on abortion, the most obvious place to start is with third-trimester abortions.
Priests for Life associate Father Stephen Imbarrato will talk about the reality of third-trimester abortion at a press conference set for 9:30 a.m. MST Wednesday, April 19 at the University of New Mexico’s Hodgins Hall in Albuquerque.

The press conference was organized by Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) to urge New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to follow up on possible criminal activity at the University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options, an abortion business.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) also will address the media at the press conference. Ms. Blackburn chaired the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, whose report raised serious ethical and legal questions about the relationship between the university and the abortion business.

The panel sent two criminal referrals to Balderas but his office has taken no action yet.

“The fact that babies’ bodies are being dissected and their parts sold is horrific and needs to be discussed out loud and criminally prosecuted,” Father Imbarrato said. “But my purpose at this press conference is simply to make sure everyone knows that third-trimester abortions are taking place in New Mexico and they are not being done to save the life of the mother or because of serious illness in the babies, as the abortion lobby would have us believe.

“Healthy mothers are aborting fully viable healthy babies, and this must stop.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, noted, “Most people do not even know that third-trimester abortions are permitted in America, and that the effort to stop them mobilizes not only pro-life people, but also those who identify themselves as pro-choice. The United States is one of only a handful of countries that allow babies to be killed through all nine months of pregnancy.”

Two recent cases illustrate the problem.

In January 2015, the mother and uncle of a young woman in Great Britain contacted Priests for Life to ask for help in dissuading the woman from aborting her 30-week baby at Southwestern Women’s Options. Despite the intervention of Father Imbarrato and other pro-lifers, the baby was killed by a shot of digoxin to the heart and delivered stillborn days later.

In March 2016, a 16-year-old girl made arrangements to travel from her home in Waco, Texas, to Albuquerque to abort her twin daughters, who were 34-36 weeks in gestational age. She met with Southwestern abortionist Susan Robinson on April 5 and was assured the $21,000 abortion was her best option and would begin that day. But pro-lifers in Waco kept in touch with her and she decided to delay for a day. By the next day, she had changed her mind and went home to Texas. Her healthy baby girls were born April 9, 2016.

In an undercover phone call commissioned by Priests for Life and made a few days ago to Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion mill owned and operated by Curtis Boyd and located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was clear that Boyd was willing to kill a Down Syndrome baby at 33 weeks of pregnancy.

“Even people who consider themselves pro-choice should be outraged at the crimes against humanity taking place in our state,” Father Imbarrato said. “Certainly we can sympathize with the plight of a pregnant teenager but there is always a better option than an appointment at Southwest Women’s Options or any other abortion business.”

To arrange an interview with Father Imbarrato or Father Pavone, call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or email her at leslie@priestsforlife.org For more info, including the undercover phone call, the 30-week abortion, and the Select Panel report, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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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Reconciliation Begins in the Womb

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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“Where peripherals collide, convergence is imminent.” Evangelist Alveda C. King

In the ongoing Movement to promote racial healing in America, there are unified nationwide efforts growing among spiritual, community and civil rights activists; most recently with some activities converging around the Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is the upcoming April 3, 2017 kickoff of a Year-Long Campaign beginning on the Eve of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Anniversary with a goal of creating “National Awareness of a Government Apology for Slavery and Institutional Discrimination” to culminate by the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s death next year.

Also, on March 19, 2017, yours truly joined a “Celebration of Unity” live streaming racial reconciliation rally hosted by The Free Church in Atlanta, GA. The response was positively overwhelming to say the least. It would appear that we are on the road to true Acts 17:26 racial reconciliation.

“In 2008, Congress made history by officially apologizing for chattel slavery in the United States and the subsequent Jim Crowism that plagued black people after emancipation. Everyone knew about the poor treatment, but few know about the rare act of contrition by our government and its intention to heal our nation,” said community activist Ted Hayes, a key organizer of the Day of Love and Reconciliation for Healing. “In my own experience, people knowing that this apology happened goes a long way in changing the minds of people holding negative opinions about America because of its treatment of the black community.”

The initial “Day of Love and Reconciliation for Healing” will be promoted by talk radio hosts of all political leanings drawing attention to H.R. 194 (110th); a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 29, 2008 that “apologize[d] to African Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow” and “express[ed] its commitment to rectify the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African Americans under slavery and Jim Crow and to stop the occurrence of human rights violations in the future.” A similar resolution was passed by the U.S. Senate almost a year later.

This congressional apology for slavery and Jim Crowism constitutes one of only a handful of times the U.S. government formally apologized for past actions.

A goal of the 3/3 project is that talk radio hosts and their audiences will read on the air and discuss the content and the meaning of the congressional apology for slavery.

Talk radio hosts interested in participating in the April 3 Day of Love and Reconciliation For Healing, or participating at a later date, are encouraged to contact Ted Hayes via apologyforgiven@gmail.com.

“We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish together as fools.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On an endnote, speaking as Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn with Priests for Life, my co-host Emmanuel Boose of Changing Your Community Radio Show and I will be participating in the reconciliation effort.

We also affirm that one can only long for the day Congress will acknowledge the “One Blood, One Human Race” of Acts 17:26 and apologize for the atrocities suffered society from the ongoing scourge of abortion and its by products. Our shared hope is that someday there will be more legislation, museums and memorials dedicated to the weakest unseen victims of legal oppression: the 60 million victims of legal abortion, and their mothers and families. No more auction blocks, no more instruments used to dismember and decapitate innocent unborn children; no more shackles, no more bags marked “medical waste” where babies are thrown after being terminated.

Let’s pray for a brighter day for all life, for liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Pray for America.

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In March, Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion Focuses on Grandparents

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

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Date: March 3, 2017

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Losing a grandchild to abortion can be a painful and traumatic experience. In March, Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion focuses on this group of older adults who can play a variety of roles in an abortion but end up with the same sense of loss.

Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion
is an international educational and pastoral effort, launched in January 2015 by the Silent No More Awareness Campaign with the aim of raising awareness about and ministering to a wide variety of groups of people who are impacted when a child is killed by abortion. These groups include mothers, father, grandparents, siblings, survivors, friends, pro-life advocates and those who perform or advocate abortion.

Many grandparents don’t find out for years that a daughter or son has lost a child to abortion. Others may have encouraged or even insisted on an abortion. And still others may have found themselves relegated to the sidelines, unable to save their grandchild.

When the enormity of the loss strikes them – even if it’s years later – it can impact their lives, health and family relationships. Through Shockwaves, grandparents of aborted children will learn about healing programs like Rachel’s Vineyard, where they can grieve and be healed of the loss.

Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, has lost grandchildren to abortion.

“When I spend time with my three grandchildren, the two I lost are always there, in the shadows and in my heart,” Mrs. Morana said. “I know that a healing program was very important for my emotional health.”

Georgette Forney, President of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More, said “Helping grandparents acknowledge unresolved pain, whether it is guilt or grief can prevent generations to come from repeating the cycle of silence that often destroys the critical connections we need in families. While abortion tears family bonds, healing, forgiveness and reconciliation between a grandparent, a parent and an aborted baby can restore them.”

Visitors to www.AbortionShockwaves.com can click on “March” and then “Healing Resources” to find programs nearby that can help. Those who have been healed are invited to join the Silent No More Awareness Campaign at any level they feel comfortable, even if it just registering their regret for the role they played in the abortion.

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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Evangelist Alveda King: Pro-abortion Race Baiters, Bible Baiters and Sexists Must Cease and Desist

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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February 13, 2017

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Atlanta, GA — In an effort to address current “hot topics” during Black History Month, Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn released the following opinion:

“The matter of Senator Elizabeth Warren invoking the persona of a civil rights icon to make a point is just the most recently noticed form of tricky political ploys. It’s bad enough that Senator Warren’s voice was silenced while her male counterparts were allowed to speak; apparently by a collaborative approach across the isles.

“That sexist moment in and of itself is questionable, invoking shades of duplicity over the ongoing battle to define women’s rights. Then there’s the nasty sting of both Bible baiting and race baiting.

“Race baiting according to Merriam-Webster, is “the unfair use of statements about race to try to influence the actions or attitudes of a particular group of people.” Race bating, using the vantage point of skin color or ethnicity as an emotional trigger to stir up the public and distract people from reasonably understanding and responding to pertinent issues at hand is a deceptive and counterproductive political practice.

“Another equally dangerous distraction that is used to distract the American people is “Bible baiting.” Similar to race baiting, Bible bating takes scriptural context and twists it around to fit a particular political message. Both are deadly traps, enemies to civil rights and human rights.

“In the meantime, it’s important to resist shutting down honest conversations about racism, sexism and religion while confronting the problem of using such conversations for manipulation of questionable agendas. At the end of the day, we want to use nonviolent conflict resolution strategies to combat the triple evils, not feed them.

“For at least the last four decades or so, race baiting, Bible baiting and sexism have been used to distract the American people from the plague that has had the greatest negative impact on human life – abortion. Below are race related quotes from several politicians. Those quoted below espouse either pro-abortion or prolife platforms. Each has intentionally or unintentionally played “the race card” in using their chosen emotionally charged words to make a point in the conversations below.

“Some of these quotes are from Democrats, some are from Republicans. Most of these cited have apologized for their words once they were published. The quotes are cited simply as examples from just a handful among thousands of political remarks that have resulted in racial tension and disharmony.

“They’re going to put y’all back in chains.” – Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) to a largely African American audience during a campaign stop in 2012

“…so it’s been obvious that they’re doing everything they can to make him fail. And I hope, I hope and I say this seriously I hope that’s based on substance and not the fact that he is an African-American.” – Former Senator Harry Reid (D) in 2013 on Congressional Republicans’ opposition to President Obama’s agenda

“Loretta Lynch is asked to sit at the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar.” – Senator Dick Durbin (D) speaking in 2015 on the delay of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation to be Attorney General

“There isn’t enough racism in America to Justify the Voting Rights Act.” – Chief Justice John Roberts speaking from SCOTUS chair in 2013

“I used to own – my father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes.” – U.S. Representative Don Young (R) in a 2013 radio interview

“In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.” – Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) in 2007

“[Obama has a] light skinned appearance and speaking patters with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” – Senator Harry Reid (D) 2010 comments

“Each of these quotes, in their own way, caused political firestorms. Enough is enough! Today we are calling on a “cease fire” of using race, sexism and religion as emotional fodder to adversely stir the hearts and distract the minds of the people of America from the issues at hand.

“Across the congressional isles, race baiting, Bible baiting and sexism have clouded one of the major civil rights issues of our times – the right to be born. People become so distracted by the racial, gender and religious posturing that they forget just how many Americans are dying from abortion, sickness, poverty, violence and other forms of genocide and eugenics in our nation.

“For years liberals and progressives have skillfully appealed to the Black communities, vying for the African American vote while maintaining that abortion is good for blacks and, conversely, that those who are pro-life are somehow anti-African American. They have alleged that the Hyde Amendment, for instance, is inherently racist and that those who support it must be the same. It’s one of those race baiting charges that makes no sense.

“For example: When Congress held a hearing last year on the Hyde Amendment and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen couldn’t resist playing the race card. He started by saying, “Controlling women’s reproductive processes has been something that men have done for years, or tried to do,” then moved on to add, ”And women since the days of slavery were very much encouraged to have children, because that was good, because you needed lots of more property to bring the crops to make the money.”

“So, as the Congressman not so subtly inferred, if you don’t want your tax dollars to pay for the dismemberment of low-income mothers’ unborn children – or any unborn children for that matter – you must be like 19th century slave owners. In short, you must be a racist. Really? Twisted attempt to pervert justice.

“Think about it. Why would Congressman Cohen’s imagined “racist” want more people of color to be born? Wouldn’t a racist want there to be fewer African Americans and Latinos?

“Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, certainly would want fewer poor people around. Sanger, who happily spoke to a women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan and received invitations to speak to a dozen more, said, “Birth control… means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks – those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.” Clearly a big government fan, she proposed, “No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit….”

“Mrs. Sanger was a progressive in her era and she would be a progressive today, supporting the race baiters and calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment. She wanted fewer of those she called “unfit.” She wanted what she called “a cleaner race.”

“However, God’s Word teaches us that there is no “cleaner” or more “fit” race, only one human race. “He made from one blood every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth…. (Acts 17:26)”

“It’s time that we stop allowing ourselves to be divided. Those who use ethnicity, skin color, political preference, religion, income, gender, physical ability or lack of such, or any other classification to divide our communities for their own political gain ultimately do not care for us. They care for themselves and their power.

“The next time a self-proclaimed progressive from any political party uses sexism, Bible baiting or race baiting to say that abortion benefits the African American community ask how the termination of 17 million black babies since 1973 helps anyone. You might be called a devil and a racist for asking, but those 17 million saints in heaven will call you friend.

“Finally, this precautionary warning regarding Bible baiting, race baiting and sexism should by no means preclude healthy discussions that would bring an end to these triple evils. Let’s not shut the conversation down. Instead let’s dig deeper.

“In doing so, Let us each pray; then continue to purpose within our own heart to examine our motives and act for the highest good.”

“Examine your motives, test your heart, come to this meal in holy awe.” – 1 Corinthians 11:28 MSG

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Fr. Pavone Applauds President Trump’s Comments, New Legislation on Johnson Amendment

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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Religious leaders who are Democratic loyalists will have to find a new excuse

NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s remarks on religious liberty during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

“President Trump is a man of his word, as we have seen in recent days, so I have no doubt he will keep his promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment. His vow at the National Prayer Breakfast to ‘totally destroy the Johnson Amendment’ was both welcomed and expected.

“President Trump understands that this ill-conceived law has muzzled clergy for too long. It’s time for priests, pastors and other clergy to be able, as the president said, ‘to speak freely without fear of retribution.’

“As I point out in my book Abolishing Abortion, the Catholic Church’s teaching is likewise that we need to be free ‘to pass moral judgment even in matters relating to politics’ (Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, 76). Many religious leaders who are loyalists to the Democratic party of death don’t like the fact that by clearly articulating the Church’s teachings on matters like abortion, we make the Democratic party look bad and cause them to lose elections. And so they hide behind the Johnson Amendment as an excuse for not speaking about these things during elections. Now, these cowardly leaders are going to have to find a new excuse.”

The Free Speech Fairness Act, which does away with the Johnson Amendment, has now been introduced by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) in the House of Representatives and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) in the Senate. Priests for Life will work vigorously with Congress and with the Trump Administration to make this law a reality.

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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#CovertheMarch

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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As we get used to expecting the unexpected, President Trump shines the spotlight on tomorrow’s March for Life in DC. At the top of his first 100 days, the “man of the hour” points out that the crowd may be bigger than reported because the media doesn’t give much air time to the annual event.

Every year for the last 43 years pro-life activists have convened on Washington to march for life in protest for all the babies being aborted in America and around the world. This yearly March for Life gathering occurs each January on or about the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, January 22, 1973. Ironically, I was born on January 22, 1951. So this “for such a time as this” Kairos Moment is personal for me in many ways, including my post abortive testimony.

During previous years, the March coverage has been sparse to say the least. Historically the coverage has been unfavorable, casting the participants in a less than significant light. Added to the slights is the tendency to underestimate the crowd size, the tens of thousands often gathering in inclement weather.

However, there is a dramatic shift of events this year. In a recent interview with ABC’s David Muir President Donald Trump was asked about last week’s Women’s March (which received a lot of media coverage). It’s important to note that participation of prolife women were shunned at that event.

It’s actually refreshing to have a president in office who supports the sanctity of life and is willing to speak the truth and call the media out for not doing the same.

From our vantage point, the pro-life movement is not asking the media to choose our side over another. We just want fair and balanced coverage, coverage of the truth.

I’m in DC for prayer services tonight and in the morning. Please join us, and you can also March actually, and virtually on live stream on EWTN! Finally, if you can’t be there, please pray for all who will be marching for LIFE!

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Fr. Pavone: Passage of No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act will be major pro-life victory

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the House of Representatives scheduled to vote tomorrow to end all taxpayer funding of abortion, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement.

“The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act – H.R. 7 — is vital in three ways. It will write the Hyde Amendment into permanent law. It will extend the Hyde Amendment so that it covers all federal spending. And it will end taxpayer funding of abortion through Obamacare.

“Currently, the Hyde Amendment, which has saved an estimated 2 million lives by restricting abortion funding for programs such as Medicaid, must be approved every year by Congress. H.R. 7 will make it permanent, so that it isn’t necessary to have this annual budget battle.

“By extending the Amendment so that it covers all federal spending, not just programs funded through the Health and Human Services spending bill, it will no longer be necessary for Congress to have multiple votes on multiple measures each year regarding abortion funding from various government funding sources.

“Our pro-life victories at the ballot box last November can now be translated into pro-life victories in Congress!

“And let us thank God and continue to rejoice that we have a President who is going to sign this and other pro-life measures. We do not have to ‘wait and see’ about what President Trump will do. We already know, and he has already accomplished a major victory by preventing Hillary Clinton from becoming president. Under her, the amount of money flowing into the abortion industry would have increased exponentially.”

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Evangelist Alveda King: “With Mexico City Policy, President Trump begins first 100 days with prayers and executive actions that promise healing for America”

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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Atlanta, GA – “The die is cast and the path is clear for America to learn that abortion is not health care. Abortion kills babies and all too often harms the wombs, health, psyche and souls of mothers. By reinstating the ‘Mexico City Policy’ which saves the lives of thousands of babies and women, President Trump is raising the bar for genuine concern for the lives and health of mothers and our children,” says Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life. The Christian Evangelist is a voice for life, women’s equity, and civil rights.

King, along with Bishop Harry Jackson, Pastor Darrell Scott and many other diverse presenters, was a featured speaker at the 58th Inaugural Prayer Service at The National Cathedral in Washington, D. C. She has long noted her confidence in God and not humans, and said: “It was just awesome to attend the worship service with President Trump, Vice President Pence, their wives and families. God will use not only President Trump, but all who are willing to heal America.”

“Thank you President Trump, for caring enough about the lives of women, mothers and children, by reinstating the ‘Mexico City Policy’ during your first 100 days in office.” President Donald Trump signed an executive action on today reinstating the ‘Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding. The policy was enacted by the Reagan administration, only to be rescinded by the Obama administration in 2009, allowing during that time, for NGOs that performed abortion procedures to receive US tax payer funding for other programs, including those related to contraception access and post-abortion care.

Referencing data from the popular book RECALL ABORTION by Priests for Life colleague Janet Morana, Evangelist King reminds America that “abortion kills babies, and often injures and kills mothers. The wombs of the women of America have been under siege for far too long. Abortion and harmful contraceptives are not health care.”

Evangelist King also joins Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life in urging Congress to pass “The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act – H.R. 7.” According to Father Pavone, H.R. 7 will write the Hyde Amendment into permanent law; extending the measures covering all federal spending, as well as ending taxpayer funding of abortion providers through Obamacare.

“Currently, the Hyde Amendment, which has saved an estimated 2 million lives by restricting abortion funding for programs such as Medicaid, must be approved every year by Congress. H.R. 7 will make it permanent, so that it isn’t necessary to have this annual budget battle.

“By extending the Amendment so that it covers all federal spending, not just programs funded through the Health and Human Services spending bill, it will no longer be necessary for Congress to have multiple votes on multiple measures each year regarding abortion funding from various government funding sources,” explains Father Pavone.

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Fr. Pavone Praises President Trump’s Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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Date: January 23, 2017

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone today praised President Donald Trump’s action to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, which prevents taxpayer funds from being given to groups that promote or perform abortions abroad.

“Just as he and we have promised, so now we see pro-life fruits of the election unfolding as President Trump has taken immediate action to reinstitute President Reagan’s ‘Mexico City Policy,’” said Fr. Pavone. “Poll after poll shows that Americans do not want their tax money to pay for abortions. Stopping funding to foreign pro-abortion groups is a powerful first step toward doing the same domestically.”

The Mexico City Policy was first adopted by President Ronald Reagan and is named after a United Nations population conference held in Mexico’s capital in 1984. The policy, which has been in effect during Republican administrations and revoked in Democratic ones, bars the U.S. Agency for International Development from giving funds to organizations that promote or perform abortions in foreign countries.

“Thanks to President Trump’s action today, the International Planned Parenthood Federation will no longer be subsidized by taxpayers,” added Fr. Pavone. “And thanks to the president’s commitment to the unborn, we can soon say the same for Planned Parenthood in the U.S.”

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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