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Fr. Pavone Blasts HHS Decision to Allow California to Break Federal Law

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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Date: June 23, 2016

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NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement regarding the federal Department of Health and Human Services decision to overlook federal law and force health insurers in California to cover abortion.

“We have already seen how willing the unelected bureaucrats who run HHS are to disregard Americans’ freedom of religion, and this Weldon Amendment decision demonstrates the behavior of an Administration that seeks to obliterate faith entirely.”

The Weldon Amendment prevents federal funds from going to states that discriminate against health care entities that do not provide or fund abortions.

“We continue to battle the Administration through our own Supreme Court case, Priests for Life vs. HHS, regarding a distinct but similar mandate, and we strongly support a legislative solution to enforce the Weldon amendment, such as the Conscience Protection Act (HR 4828).”

Fr. Pavone continued, “Moreover, all of this again points to the critical importance of religious liberty as an issue in the November elections. We need a president who supports religious liberty and appoints judges who do the same. I urge everyone to keep this in mind as they vote in November.”

“I stand with Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Marsha Blackburn and other pro-life lawmakers in Congress who strongly oppose HHS in this matter,” Father Pavone 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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Celebrating Fathers, Seeking Jubilee on Juneteenth This Weekend

Friday, June 17th, 2016

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The third weekend in June is impacted by two seemingly unrelated holidays; Fathers’ Day and Juneteenth. More people remember Fathers’ Day because every human being has a biological father, regardless of the circumstances of conception.

On the other hand, Juneteenth, AKA Jubilee and Emancipation Day, is a US holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Juneteenth is celebrated during “Fathers’ Day Weekend” in America.

Today, there is still a captive class of human beings. They are “slaves” to choice and are treated as property to be discarded at will. The vulnerable and pre-born babies in the womb don’t have a voice and are dying by abortion.

Thus today the Prolife Civil Rights Movement is the vehicle for their emancipation.

In 2010, Civil Rights for the Unborn (CRU) took Pro-Life Freedom Rides to Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. For eleven years, we’ve been proclaiming Jubilee for unborn babies, mothers, families and America. Of one blood, God created all people. Life is a Civil Right. We proclaim civil rights for the unborn!

Join us on June 17, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 PM EST as we tweet for the unborn. Use the hash tags #FreetheBabiesServetheMothers and #Juneteenth2016 and show your support for Life.

Every born and unborn person deserves human dignity and God’s justice.

Where peripherals collide, convergence is imminent. Let’s connect Juneteenth and Fathers’ Day together with two words, unity and love. We need to unite in praying for love for our fathers, and our children.

There are many mixed emotions surrounding the occasion of Fathers’ Day because sometimes personal circumstances surrounding our relationships with our natural fathers can be complicated, even in the best of times. In remembering my father, grandfather and uncle this season, I believe this blog by Kevin Burke as well as this prayer below from Priests for Life can bring Jubilee to our hearts regarding our natural fathers:

A Prayer for Fathers
By Father Frank Pavone

“Almighty God, you have taught us that you are the Father of us all, And that all fatherhood takes its origin from you.

You protect us from evil
And provide our daily bread.
You are strength and integrity, blessing and the font of life.

We thank you, then, for our fathers.
Though human, they are also a reflection of you, Lord God.
They are your gift to us.

We pray for all fathers today.
May they realize the greatness of their vocation
And have the strength to live it without fear.
Forgive their sins, and keep their eyes raised up to you

To those who still make this earthly journey with us,
Give us the grace to love them as we should;
And to those whom you have called from this life,
Give a special place of honor in the heavenly kingdom
With you, the Father of all.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. “

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Media Advisory: Priests for Life to Host Press Conference Following Ruling in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Date: June 16, 2016

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With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule as early as today on a Texas abortion case that could have far-reaching implications for facilities across the country, Priests for Life will host a teleconference for the media shortly after the ruling is announced.

On the call will be the National Director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone, who is a priest of Amarillo Texas; State Representative Jodie Laubenburg, who authored, carried, and passed House Bill 2 in the Texas legislature; Kyleen Wright, president of Texans for Life Coalition, who spearheaded the inclusion of the “admitting privileges” portion of the law, and Carol Everett, founder of The Heidi Group and a former abortion provider, who spearheaded the inclusion of the “ambulatory surgical center” portion of the law.

Priests for Life also submitted a “Friend of the Court” brief in this case, on behalf of the women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, who have had abortions and share their testimonies about why laws like the one Texas is defending are necessary.

As soon as the ruling is announced, Priests for Life will send an email with precise instructions for dialing into the conference, and a list of the participants.

All questions may be directed to Leslie Palma, Priests for Life Director of Communications, as 347-286-7277 or media@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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Priests for Life calls for prayer for victory in Texas abortion case

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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Date: June 9, 2016

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NEW YORK — Sometime within the next few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue an opinion on the most important abortion-related case in decades. To pave the way for victory in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, is calling on churches, pro-life groups, families and individuals to pray a special prayer he wrote about the case and its importance to mothers and unborn children across the country.

The prayer asks God for His protection for unborn children and their parents and wisdom for the Supreme Court justices who are weighing their decision, and looks forward to the day “when all children and their families enjoy the full protection of the law.”

To find the prayer, as well as documents related to the case, go to www.SupremeCourtVictory.com

“Prayer is at the core of the pro-life effort, and this case is no exception. This case, moreover, has the potential of protecting countless women and children from abortionists who are so unqualified as not to be able to get hospital admitting privileges, and from clinics whose standards cannot measure up to those of ambulatory surgical facilities,” Fr. Pavone concluded.

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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Priests for Life stands with NYS Assemblyman Castorina as he works to protect unborn babies and their mothers

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

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Date: June 8, 2016

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STATEN ISLAND, NY — Priests for Life is standing in solidarity with Staten Island State Assemblyman Ron Castorina, who spoke the truth about abortion and the impact it is having on the African-American community as the Assembly prepared on Tuesday to vote on a bill that would expand abortion in New York State.

The bill ultimately passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly by a vote of 88-44 but Assemblyman Castorina spent his allotted 15 minutes passionately defending life, even as Democratic members tried repeatedly to get him to yield the floor. Unable to silence him, the Democrats stormed out.

“I urge my friends in the African-American community to be very careful about supporting this legislation,” Castorina said during his remarks. “We’re talking about African-American genocide.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, as well as Executive Director Janet Morana and Evangelist Alveda King, head of Civil Rights for the Unborn – Priests for Life’s African-American Outreach – applauded the assemblyman, who won the seat during a special election in April.

Evangelist King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., defended Castorina from charges that his comments about black genocide were racist.

“The truth is not racist,” she said. “African-American communities are targeted by the abortion industry and too many of our babies die in abortion. These are facts that cannot be disputed. Mr. Castorina showed great courage in speaking this truth to members of the Assembly who clearly could not bear to hear it. Elected officials in all levels of government have begun to speak this truth, like Rep. Trent Franks, Katrina Jackson, a Democrat in the Louisiana Legislature, and Rep. Sean Duffy. They have likewise been criticized. Priests for Life and the National Black Pro-Life Coalition applaud these efforts and ask for prayer for these life advocates.”

Fr. Frank Pavone added, “Today I am especially proud to be a Staten Island resident, New York State is one of the most dangerous places in the country for unborn children, and Mr. Castorina clearly recognizes that things will only get worse under the bill. Four in ten pregnancies in the state end in abortion. Six in ten African-American babies die in the womb. Clearly New York does not need more abortion. What we need are more people like Mr. Castorina willing to go out on a limb to protect the unborn.”

Mrs. Morana, who is also the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, said expanding abortion through the third trimester – which the bill accomplishes through a broad health exception to the current 24-week limit – will put New York women at risk.

“In 2013, Jennifer Morbelli, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher from Westchester, traveled to Maryland to abort her daughter at 33 weeks because doctors believed the baby had a seizure disorder. Days later, Jennifer and her baby girl Madison Leigh were buried together in the same casket. Late-term abortion is dangerous for women. If this bill becomes law, we will be mourning more Jennifer Morbellis right here at home.”

Although the bill passed the Assembly, it is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.

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. Frank Pavone Praises Oklahoma’s New Measure to Promote an Abortion-Free Society

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

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Date: June 7, 2016

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin for signing into law legislation that will provide pregnant women, students, and the general public with information “for the purpose of achieving an abortion-free society.”

“States promote life by discouraging smoking, illicit drug use, and drunk driving,” said Fr. Pavone. “Promoting an abortion-free society is entirely consistent with this ethic. Oklahoma’s Governor and legislature have performed a great public service by establishing these new life-affirming public information sources.”

The law, known as the Humanity of the Unborn Child Act, authorizes the state health department to make available online scientifically verifiable information on the unborn child’s development, described at two-week intervals. The government website will also list public and private agencies and services available to help pregnant mothers and those with newborns.

In addition, the measure establishes a student curriculum to be made available to local school districts on a voluntary basis that’s “consistent with the provisions of the Humanity of the Unborn Child Act.” Public service announcements that “consistently teach that abortion kills a living human being” will also be produced.

“Oklahoma – and all states – have a compelling interest in promoting public health,” added Fr. Pavone. “I can think of no greater way to do that than to create an abortion-free society. I strongly urge the legislature to appropriate the funds necessary to put these programs into action.”

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 C. King: There is a Battle for the Seed in the Toilets

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

160519 blog image2Both our sons and daughters are impacted by this toilet battle. They are either being flushed down the tube or exposed and exploited shamelessly. This is a battle for THE SEED. Those who are confused between bathrooms will go in and out of both male and female facilities, approaching our boys and girls. The gender confused are also Satan’s victims. As a mother and grandmother of both boys and girls…

“Don’t you see that children are GOD’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you; you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep.” – Psalm 127:3-5 MSG

Bathroom and abortion coercion have a lot in common. This just in from Newsone.

Roe, Wade and Private Bathrooms
By Nina May
(Reprinted by permission)

I really was trying to avoid writing about this because the left has such a sick agenda on all things “women”. I think it is going to be up to each woman to do her own personal “Girlcott” of businesses who fall for this demeaning, unnecessary, unproductive and stupid idea of allowing men in the women’s restrooms.

The most obvious and apparent inconsistency, in this new dictate from on high, is that it is a direct contradiction of the finding in Roe. vs. Wade which was all about a woman’s right to privacy and the fact that the government could not tell a woman what to do with her body. But now, that same government is taking away the most private aspect of a woman’s life, and that is her bathroom habits.

If she wanted to go into the bathroom to have an abortion, they would clear the entire store of anyone standing in her way, including men pretending to be women for the purpose of preying on them.

And from a practical perspective, how are you going to prove who is who or what? Are you going to make the men drop and the women pull up their dresses to check for the sex the way they do with the baby chicks at Tractor Supply?

160519 blog image1But you can be sure, if they put urinals in the women’s bathroom and a guy, dressed as a woman, is standing there doing his business … the world will know. That seems a little insensitive to me. It’s as though the government is trying to create a situation where transgendered people are humiliated and stigmatized and the only way to force them “out” is to see how they pee, and what they pee with.

I can’t believe liberals and Democrats can be so heartless, so cruel, so discriminating against transgendered individuals. It is just amazing to me that Barack Obama and Hillary can look at themselves in the mirror realizing the trauma they are going to visit upon these poor helpless people. Just shocking.

Ok, so beyond the fact that the left is forcing all transgendered people to fly their flags for the world to see, you have the issue of all the nut cases coming out, pretending to “self-identify” for a few minutes so they can be alone with a woman when she is totally vulnerable. Or what has already been reported is that they are in the adjoining stall filming her privacy … which again, the Supreme Court said the government has an obligation to protect.

So, the government, instead of protecting a woman’s privacy and right to choose to pee in private, have thrown them to the dogs. They have locked them in a room where they are helpless prey and told them they are evil if they oppose this procedure. So much for women’s rights. But it is a perfect storm for a nationwide “Girlcott” of these establishments.

Women are being told by the store, the local police, the state, the federal government that she is on her own and she might get assaulted in a public bathroom. But, heh, it’s in the interest of diversity and fairness. Fine, then I suggest every woman pack when she goes to the bathroom. As soon as you get in a stall, pull the slide back and let it pop, just to send that recognizable sound throughout the bathroom in case some predator is lurking in a neighboring stall.

160519 blog image3You could even drop a couple of bullets on the floor as you pack your clip so they think you are a little nervous, and think they might have the upper hand as they try and grab you as you exit the stall. But to further throw them off, pretend you are on the cell phone, telling someone exactly where you are and that it’s getting harder and harder just to pee in public. Say loudly that just the day before, you had to pop two guys who were pretending to be women in the Target bathroom.

Women have lost all power in this society and we can thank the democrats, the liberals, the feminists, and men who think women are nothing more than brood mares and have convinced them to kill their own babies in the name of privacy but won’t give that woman privacy in the bathroom.

We need another women’s movement in America where they regain the rights the radical feminists have squandered through the years by trying so hard to make women like men. They have lost their dignity and humanity and have allowed themselves to be intimidated and manipulated by a social engineering plan designed to eradicate the distinctions between men and women.

And all of this totally ignores the very private issues of colostomy bags, catheters, insulin pumps, IBS, and a myriad of other private, medical or just plain embarrassing situations people have to deal with on a daily and often times, irregular basis. What about their rights? What about pregnant women or nursing mom or women dealing with monthly issues? There are so many elements to a woman’s physiology that men are clueless about and for them to now force women into their world of exposed body parts and urinals is insensitive, misogynist, and dangerous.

The only reasonable explanation is that men feel they are superior to women and will not be happy until all aspects and characteristics of women are melded into those of a man, eradicating women all together.

The clueless feminists are empowering this genocide that is creating a totally male dominated society, like many countries where women have no rights at all. There, women are just objects to breed the next generation of boorish men who are clueless about what a real woman is, and you can be sure, she doesn’t have a penis.

160519 blog image4So, if the right to privacy has been determined by the Supreme Court to protect what a woman does with her body then either be consistent in the law, or overturn Roe. v. Wade.

Oh, and to bring it current, liberals give Trump a hard time about being anti-women when they are pushing the biggest anti-women, anti-privacy, anti-choice move in the history of the country.

There is an easy solution that is in a lot of countries, in fact I encountered it in Israel. There is a bathroom space where the sinks are in an open space for everyone to use. But there are private, lockable stalls that anyone can use, very much like on an airline. You are in there alone, do your PRIVATE business then come out and wash your hands with everyone … men and women.

There are logical fixes if these clueless men are determined to go down this road, but to argue it in terms of “protecting” the privacy of one class of people while destroying it for others is just another line item on the left’s long list of ways to destroy our culture … and dehumanize women.

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Fr. Pavone Urges South Carolina Governor to Sign Bill Protecting Late-Term Babies

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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Date: May 18, 2016

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NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today complimented South Carolina lawmakers and urged South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to sign a bill passed this week that would protect babies from abortion after 19 weeks.

“Governor Haley has indicated she will sign this bill and I applaud her commitment to ending brutal and medically unnecessary late-term abortions,” Father Pavone said. “South Carolina joins a growing list of states that recognize that babies in the womb feel pain and are deserving of our protection. The South Carolina House and Senate, and particularly Rep. Wendy Nanney, should be proud that some of the most vulnerable citizens in the state have been given back their right to life.”

“Priests for Life has been working for decades to advocate for precisely this type of legislation,” Father Pavone continued, “and we will continue working with legislators around the country to replicate this accomplishment of South Carolina in multiple other states.”

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: Freedom of Speech – Open Letter to College Professor Under Siege

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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In an article at The American Conservative, Professor Gavin Ahern of Xavier College Prep is in the spotlight for bringing up the controversial topic of abortion and genocide to his students. The open letter below is intended to commend and encourage Professor Ahern, his colleagues, peers, students and all people of goodwill to continue to shed light regarding the sanctity of life.

Along these same lines, we are getting more and more reports regarding gag orders on educators who have the courage to speak out regarding the injustice, of the current one sided imbalance and intolerance regarding freedom of speech regulations.

The popular movie series GOD’S NOT DEAD and a growing pool of other movies explore the role of educators like Professor Ahern who are swimming upstream in today’s culture war. Please support this movement at Movie Guide.

Finally, please join us at CRU (Civil Rights for the Unborn) in encouraging Professor Ahern and indeed all educators to speak the truth even in the face of the onslaught of political correctness.

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Dear Mr. Ahern,

I am writing you because I read about the recent controversy surrounding the flyer which you distributed to your students about abortion and the black genocide going on in our country today. I applaud you for your courage to share the truth with your students. The opposition, the abortion industry, has flooded society with so many lies for so long about what abortion really is and how it affects our society, that when someone takes a stance against them, it seems like everyone comes down on you. I was encouraged to read that the faculty is standing behind you and not letting pressure from the community dictate their actions.

As you may know, I work with Fr. Frank Pavone at Priests for Life. As a nondenominational Christian, I highly regard the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion and contraception. In a time where so many colleges are extending invitations to pro-abortion public figures to speak to the students, it is refreshing to know that you are standing up and teaching your students the truth.

Also, your compassion is evident in your providing insight to the female students to bring them awareness of the dangers of abortions and hyper sexuality which is being marketed to them on a daily basis through television, peer pressure, and all the political posturing over “women’s reproductive health.” Abortion is not healthcare.

I encourage you to stand firm in your conviction to spread the truth about abortion and help protect our young women from falling into the deceptive harmful trap of the abortion lies.

If there is anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to contact me through my assistant, Eugene Vigil at eugene@priestsforlife.org. Please be assured of our prayers and support.

Together for Life,
Evangelist Alveda King
Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn
Priests for Life

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Catholic Leaders Ask College Educators to Stop Giving a Platform to Pro-Abortion Politicians

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

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Date: May 11, 2016

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NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, this morning signed on to a letter to Catholic educators to implore them to stop inviting to campus and honoring pro-abortion politicians and public figures.

The letter is a response to decisions made at Georgetown and Notre Dame universities, among others, to invite Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards to speak to students and to honor pro-abortion Vice President Joseph Biden.

The signatories include some of the most prominent Catholic and pro-life leaders in the nation, who are asking their campus colleagues to uphold “the sacred dignity of all human life and of the divinely ordered institution of marriage” and to refuse “to honor and award speaking platforms to public advocates of abortion and same-sex marriage.”

Father Pavone said:

“Pro-abortion politicians not only violate Catholic faith and Christian teaching, but also the very meaning and purpose of public service and government. Catholic universities should avoid these scandals not only because it contradicts Catholic teaching but contradicts humanity. To have academic discussions about terrorism, do we give places of honor to terrorists? Of course not. Nor should we do so for those who permit 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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