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Fr. Pavone Commends Alaska Legislature, Governor for Reining in Abortion Spending

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Date: April 22, 2014

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today applauded Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell for signing legislation that eliminates taxpayer funding for “mental health” abortions.

“If a state will pay for an abortion done for reasons of mental or emotional ‘health,’ then that state, in effect, will pay for any abortion. This is because worry and anxiety will be argued by some to fit this exception,” said Fr. Pavone. “Alaskans have every right to demand that the government not reach into their pockets to pay for abortions. Gov. Parnell is to be commended for protecting that right.”

The new law ensures that when the money of Alaska taxpayers is used for “medically necessary” abortions, as required by the state Supreme Court, abortions done for “mental health” reasons will no longer be deemed “medically necessary” and, thus, will no longer be financed by public funds.

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 Praises Alabama Supreme Court’s Decision Declaring that Unborn Children Have Rights

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Date: April 22, 2014

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today congratulated the Alabama Supreme Court for its decision declaring that the term “child” in a state law includes the unborn.

“The Alabama Supreme Court has given us a decision that is almost unique – it uses common sense and logical consistency when talking about unborn children,” said Fr. Pavone. “In ruling that a child is a child whether born or unborn, the Alabama justices have cut through decades of tortured, twisted rationales and issued a national call for courts to recognize the obvious – all humans have the right to life.”

The Alabama Supreme Court held that a state statute prohibiting a child from being exposed to drugs or drug paraphernalia applied to both born and unborn children. The case had been brought by a woman who took illegal substances while pregnant and pleaded guilty to the chemical endangerment of a child. She argued that the statute only applied to a child who had been born.

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Father Frank Pavone Urges North Dakota to Appeal Ruling on Heartbeat Law

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Date: April 17, 2014

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today issued a statement encouraging North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to appeal the ruling of a district court judge who held that the state’s “heartbeat” abortion law violated Roe v. Wade.

“North Dakota led the states in courage and compassion when its lawmakers passed and Governor Jack Dalrymple signed legislation to protect babies with a detectable heartbeat,” said Fr. Pavone. “I was proud to be there in Bismarck, with pro-life activists from around the state, to thank the Governor and the legislator for those actions. That leadership is needed now to continue the defense of the heartbeat law and innocent lives. I earnestly hope that Attorney General Stenehjem will take his defense of the babies to the next step, the U.S. Court of Appeals.”

North Dakota’s “heartbeat” law, which was enjoined last year by federal Judge Daniel Hovland before it went into effect, would bar almost any abortion of a baby that’s found to have a detectable heartbeat.

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Dear Essence: We Stand To Lose Everything

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Essence Magazine, a popular publication that primarily serves Black women recently published an article entitled “What We Stand to Lose,” that attempted to defend abortion and carcinogenic birth control as “women’s rights.” While they attempted to balance the story by interviewing people from the “prolife camp,” the article is very one sided and does not reflect the startling statistics that prove that abortion and carcinogenic birth control are harming women, killing human babies, and sometimes killing women.

Rev. Arnold Culbreath of “Protecting Black Life” was interviewed for the article. None of the data he provided was included in the final edit. Please join Arnold in writing letters to Essence magazine’s Editor in Chief Vanessa K. Bush

Here’s an excerpt from a letter from my friend Rev. Arnold Culbreath followed by my open letter to Ms. Vanessa Bush, editor of Essence Magazine.

“While Ms. Rhodan’s “What We Stand To Lose” article argues for allowing the #1 killer to continue lurking in and preying on our community, many of us are far too familiar with what we’re already losing. We’re losing far too many precious lives, both born and unborn.

“A Call to Action

“Please join me in writing a letter to Essence magazine’s Editor in Chief Vanessa K. Bush to express your dissatisfaction and disappointment with Essence’s lopsided approach to this article. According to Ms. Rhodan, Ms. Bush wrote in the May issue that she’s counting on readers to “help keep Essence honest.” Let’s accept Ms. Bush’s offer.

“Ms. Bush can be reached via email at: vanessa@essence.com. After you’ve written your letter, please feel free to forward it to me at: Arnold@ProtectingBlackLife.org. I’d love to read them!”

An Open Letter from Dr. Alveda King

Dear Vanessa, Rev. Arnold Culbreath of “Protecting Black Life,” who you interviewed for your article “What We Stand to Lose,” invited readers to write to you and respond to your publication.

I am very disappointed that you chose not to print much of what Rev. Culbreath surely must have shared with you during his interview, choosing rather to briefly reduce the poignant testimony of his wife to a couple of sentences, and neglecting to share Arnold’s piercing and compassionate voice.

Yes, Rev. Culbreath is a man and you write for women. Yet a man, my grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. convinced my mother not to abort me in 1950. He and the father of my son convinced me after two abortions and a miscarriage, not to abort another baby, a son. I have six living children because God used these men to help rescue me from a harmful and deadly pro-choice/pro-abortion lifestyle.

Abortion kills human babies and sometimes human mothers. Abortion often hurts women in many ways. As the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brother Rev. A. D. King,II, I often ask the question: HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE IF WE MURDER THE CHILDREN?

Mam, the dream will die if we do not stop murdering our children.

I don’t know if you will print this, I do hope you read it. We have lost over 56 million dead babies and hundreds of women, mothers to legal abortion. If the truth is not told, if the scourge isn’t ended, we stand to lose entire communities.

Madam, we have already lost too much. If things don’t change, we stand to lose everything.”

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Civil Rights Summit 2014: What about the babies?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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This week’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit missed an historic moment to acknowledge the most important civil rights struggle of our time – securing the rights of those alive in the womb.

Seven men, four U.S. presidents, three civil rights icons, offered presentations at the Summit. Yet when it was time to discuss civil rights in the 21st Century these men made no mention of the fact that America still discriminates against the unwanted – and that today the unwanted are the unborn.”

Ambassador Andrew Young, Past NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, and Congressman John Lewis were part of a Summit panel titled “Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line.” I would be good to think that the introduction of the panel by King Center CEO Bernice King was intended to recognize women’s participation in the struggle for voting, housing, and other rights; yet where were any women on the panel? Believe me, we did march; some went to jail; and some women and children died.

My friend Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said of the event, “Someone at the Summit should have acknowledged that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘beloved community’ is inclusive, but that American law still segregates – regarding babies in the womb as separate and unequal.”

Gardner added, “While there was lip service to the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the U. S. Civil Rights Act, four of the holders of America’s highest seat of power never spoke of the sanctity of human life in the womb. While President Carter did address human trafficking from the perspective of sexual slavery, no one spoke to the truth that America can never truly be the leader of the ‘free world’ until the dignity of every man, woman, and child – born and unborn – is protected.”

Remarking on the progress of civil rights since the 1968 enactment of the law, and going back as far as 395 years ago when slavery came to the Americas, Rev. Wayne Perryman remarks:

“While there have been some positive inroads during the past 395 years, some things have not changed. One interesting enigma is that while science and theology both point to the truth that there are not separate human races, only one human race; the lie of racism is still perpetrated in America.

“In addition to the 395 years of African Americans in America, 50 years have passed since the passage of the United States “Civil Rights Bill” was passed in America, promising equality for Black Americans. And yet, in 2014, 395 years or 50 years later, depending on the perspective, African Americans still do not comprehensively experience the liberty and freedom that other ethnic groups enjoy in America.

“Tragically, after 395 years of living in America, helping to build this great nation, having literally served this great nation, African Americans, in some isolated cases, and in some more blatant situations, Black Americans are still often treated as second class citizens.

“The significant role that blacks have played and continue to contribute in the success of America – the unique giftings and talents – their contributions in various fields are seldom ever included or valued in regular American history classes or substantial historical documentaries; all of which perpetuates negative racial stereotypes. African Americans started working and contributing the moment they stepped onto American soil in 1619 and have been doing so ever since. Unfortunately most Americans are not aware of their contributions. Based upon the generally noted founding of America in 1776, America is 238 years old this year (2014). Notably with the advance of the transcontinental slave trade which began in 1619, the contributions of African Americans began 157 years earlier, Together, the sum of these years bring us to this 395th anniversary of Black oppression in America.”

Day and I are both members of the National Black Prolife Coalition. We agree with Rev. Perryman. There is still inequity among Blacks and other Americans. Day and I remain concerned about all injustice, all inhumanity among humans. That is why we are working to expose the impact of abortion on the African American community and all of America. We are also working to expose the role of Planned Parenthood in the decimation of our communities. Yes, as Rev. Perryman says, we acknowledge some “inroads in race relations,” yet lament that many liberals still ignore the rights of 55+ million aborted babies since Roe VS Wade. It has been fifty years of Civil Rights struggles and 395 years of oppression against Blacks, and still today in the 21st century, the babies are not free and the wombs of women are still endangered. LET OUR PEOPLE GO!

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Fr. Pavone: Horrific Conditions At Abortion Clinics Are The Norm Not The Exception

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Date: April 7, 2014

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NEW YORK, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding the lack of abortion clinic inspections in New York State.

“For us at Priests for Life, this news is not news at all. Since the early 1990s, we have been addressing the utter lack of regulation and oversight of abortion facilities nationwide, particularly through our collaboration in the research and publication of the book Lime 5, which uncovers the horrific conditions and practices that are the norm, not the exception, in the abortion industry.

“As more of the public becomes aware of the failures of the civil government here in New York to inspect abortion facilities, we will push for all appropriate measures to be taken to address and prevent abuses.”

Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, added:

“As we know from our work with the women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, conditions in abortion facilities are far below any standards of normal medicine. These women, whose testimonies can be found at AbortionTestimony.com, have faced inhuman treatment and unforgettable abuse at these so-called clinics. If proponents of abortion, including those in public office in New York State, want this procedure to be considered part of normal medicine, then have them start enforcing normal medical standards.”

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Dr. Alveda King Mourns Lakisha Wilson’s Senseless Abortion Death

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Date: April 7, 2014

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Atlanta, GA – “Today is a rainy day in Atlanta, and like the song says, ‘I feel like it’s raining all over the world,” said Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life.

“As my friends Dr. Day Gardner, National Black Prolife Union and Pastor Walter Moss, National Black Prolife Coalition, join the funeral march of Lakisha Wilson who was butchered and killed at the Preterm Abortion mill, I am praying that God will comfort her family as well as bring justice for all mothers and their babies, all victims of abortion.”

Lakisha’s family is still reeling in shock over her late-term abortion and consequent death at the Preterm Abortion Clinic in Cleveland. Although she reportedly died on the day of her abortion, her body was kept on life support for days pending harvesting of her organs. “They didn’t value her life and her child’s, but they wanted her remains. Horrendous,” said Dr. King

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of PFL said: “Lakisha had her whole life ahead of her but she died because our nation still allows abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.”

“The Wilson family’s tragedy is the shame of our nation,” said Dr. King. “Abortion is decimating the African-American community. Black women who make up just 13 percent of the population account for 36 percent of the abortions. And black mothers like Lakisha are also counted among abortion’s victims.”

“Lakisha is a victim of ‘choice,’ just like Tonya Reaves was in 2012 when Planned Parenthood let her bleed to death after a botched abortion,” Dr. King said. “Our women are dying and people like Nancy Pelosi are calling for more abortion. America needs to recognize it has a problem. Abortion is never the answer.”

Janet Morana, Executive Director of PFL and author of RECALL ABORTION, asks, “How many dead women are too many? Abortion is a harmful product that should be taken off the market before one more woman dies. It is way past time to recall abortion.”

Noting that there are now hundreds of documented deaths of mothers killed by “abortion complications,” Dr. King concluded: “Abortion is taking place in houses of horrors. Babies and women are dying. It is shameful. We must pray, we must expose the truth, we must demand regulations of these butchers. We must not allow Lakisha’s death to pass us by in vain.”

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Protective Law Might Have Saved Lakisha Wilson: Fr. Pavone Calls on U.S. Senate to Take Action on S 1670

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Date: April 2, 2014

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NEW YORK, NY – Priests for Life today called on the U.S. Senate to take action on a bill that would protect children from abortion after 20 weeks.

Commenting on the death of Lakisha Wilson, 22, following what her family described as a late-term abortion at the Preterm Abortion Clinic in Cleveland, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said:

“This bill is meant to protect unborn children from the brutal and painful death of a dismemberment abortion, but it also would save the young mothers who are often butchered during this procedure. Lakisha Wilson had her whole life ahead of her but she died because our nation still allows abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy.

“The Wilson family’s tragedy is the shame of our nation.” Dr. Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, noted that abortion is decimating the African-American community. Black women who make up just 13 percent of the population account for 36 percent of the abortions. And black mothers also are counted among abortion’s victims.

“Lakisha Wilson is a victim of ‘choice,’ just like Tonya Reaves was in 2012 when Planned Parenthood let her bleed to death after a botched abortion,” Dr. King said. “Our women are dying and people like Nancy Pelosi are calling for more abortion. America needs to recognize it has a problem. Abortion is never the answer.”

Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life, said Americans are outraged when automakers and pharmaceutical companies fail to recall products they know are deadly, but that abortionists get a pass.

“How many dead women are too many? Four women that we know of have been killed by abortionists in the last two years alone,” said Ms. Morana, author of the book, “Recall Abortion.”

“Abortion is a harmful product that should be taken off the market before one more woman dies,” she said. “It is way past time to recall abortion.”

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The National Black Prolife Coalition Joins Operation Rescue in Mourning, Demanding Justice for Abortion Death of a Young Ohio Woman, Lakisha Wilson

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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For the naysayers that say the Pro-Life Movement is only about saving babies, we ask the objective public to consider that Pro-Life means from conception or fertilization until natural death, and includes protecting the lives of babies, children, mothers, fathers, families, the sick and the infirm. Point in case, the abortion camp has killed yet another mother, causing the growing number of abortion deaths to further surface before the public eye.

The battle for the seed and the womb continues as another woman, Lakisha Wilson, dies in a fatal abortion. Abortion advocates continue to deny that they are obstructing mothers’ and children’s rights to live. Point in case; another African American woman has died due to abortion, this one at the Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. What many people do not realize in the aftermath of this recent case is that hundreds of women have died from “legal abortions” in America.

Thankfully, the numbers of street activists that serve as our eyes and ears on the fronts of these abortion houses of horrors are increasing. For example, African American leaders were at the forefront of the Kermit Gosnell case in Philadelphia. As Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, I am honored to join my brothers and sisters and other activists to further expose the atrocities of the abuse of mothers and their children in these butcher shops.

Most recently in Cleveland, Ohio, Operation Rescue has released a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic, has died.

Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all.

The caller also indicated that the patient was unconscious and receiving CPR at the time of the call, but efforts to restart respiration had been unsuccessful.

“It’s ironic that the abortion cartel has complained so loudly about the new abortion clinic standards in Ohio. Based on Friday’s incident, it appears that the regulations aren’t strict enough,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“If it had not been for alert pro-life activists, this tragedy surely would have been swept under the rug. But now, we plan to submit complaints in order to hold the Preterm abortion clinic and staff accountable so this doesn’t happen to another woman.”

The CAD transcript, which lists event chronology for 911 emergencies, showed that units were dispatched just moments after the 911 call began and that it took paramedics three minutes to arrive at the clinic at 11:02 a.m. when they began emergency measures.

At 11:21, paramedics transmitted information about the patient’s condition to the University Hospital Case Medical Center and began to transport her to the emergency room, arriving at 11:26 a.m.

At no time during the 28 minutes that emergency responders were in contact with the patient was there any indication that the patient ever resumed respiration.

The CAD Transcript contained the “9-E-1,” the most serious of life-threatening medical emergencies, along with the notations “Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death” and “Not breathing at all.”

Pastor Dale Henkel was on the scene and took video and photos of the incident, which have been released by Operation Rescue in a video that also features the 911 audio. He told Operation Rescue that the patient was African-American, as are about 80 percent of the high-volume clinic’s abortion business.

The video clip (below) showed that emergency workers were not performing any kind of treatment on the woman as she was wheeled on a gurney to the awaiting ambulance. There appeared to be a small towel over the woman’s face.

It has also come to light that the victim of this deadly abortion was an organ donor, and for that reason was kept on life support until her organs could be harvested. Many people do not realize that the pro-death camp is often involved in organ harvesting, where the organs of the unwary donors are often valued more than the lives of those who have to die to give up their body parts. This of course is human trafficking that people want to deny.

Since 2014 is the year that marks the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act, let’s agree to further shine the light on the truth that the civil rights to life of mothers and their children are being heinously violated at these often unregulated or under-regulated abortion butcher shops. Let freedom ring for the mothers and the babies.

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Pelosi, Clinton and Richards: A Scary Trio

Friday, March 21st, 2014

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The war on the wombs of women, women’s fertility, and the human and civil rights of mothers and their babies is real.

The world has gone mad, ensconced in webs of chicanery and corrosion. So let’s not even try to pretend that a society with anti-fertility goddesses Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Cecile Richards all simultaneously “calling the shots” against the wombs of women is all just a figment of our imagination.

Wake up! This scary trio’s antics is no dream…it’s a nightmare!

For instance, Clinton recently told the United Nations, “You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development without safeguarding women’s reproductive health or rights.” Her speech was part of the UN’s celebration of the International Women’s Day.

Also, let’s not forget that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards mounted a Valentine’s Day massacre inviting women to celebrate the holiday by having abortions. And although she is a mother of three living children, she holds on to her “macabre diatribe” that babies aren’t human until they take their first breaths.

Moreover, while it’s true that Congresswoman Pelosi deserves Planned Parenthood’s “Margaret Sanger Award” – almost no one has done more to promote the killing of innocent babies in the womb than she has. If Mrs. Pelosi wants to finally take her role as a public servant seriously, she will reject the award named for Sanger – a racist woman who on record had no problem speaking at a Ku Klux Klan meeting.

Since 1966, “The Sanger Award” has been given annually by Planned Parenthood. Uncle M.L. was also named one of award’s first four recipients, but refused to accept it personally. [See MLK and PPH Part 1 & Part 2]

It’s ironic that Planned Parenthood, an organization that has done more to trample upon human rights, would extend to Uncle M.L. an award for his human rights work.

Actually when Aunt Coretta accepted the Planned Parenthood Award instead of her husband, PPH did not advocate abortions, and its racist roots had not yet been exposed. Also, like Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, Aunt Coretta did not share her husband’s views on the sanctity of life.

Knowing what we know now – 56 million dead children later – is that carcinogenic, fertility-blocking birth control and abortions kill babies and often injure their mothers.

I’m confident that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who gave his life defending others’ rights to life and liberty, and who often defended the sanctity of human life and the human personality, would again reject any association with Planned Parenthood today.

M.L. King had a dream, not this nightmare.

He prayed that the human race would forsake eugenics and genocide and embrace “Agape Love” on behalf of the human race – unconditional, selfless love – the highest form according to the Bible.

Father Frank Pavone is right; my uncle M.L. knew the difference between killing the poor and serving the poor. This is the basis of the difference between the dream and the nightmare.

Added to this nightmare are the increasingly deep pockets of those like Billionaire Warren Buffett’s foundation, who has hired Tracy Weitz, the woman who oversaw the research project used by California legislators to justify allowing non-physicians to perform first trimester abortions, to head its domestic operations. This former Planned Parenthood employee will be one of two people in charge of the Buffett Foundation’s $2 billion domestic operations budget.

Clinton, Pelosi and Richards need to “woman up” and admit that their anger against the ills committed against women in the past – and present – does not add up to their formula for justice.

Killing babies and maiming mothers will not pave the way for the feminist rights that women are crying for. Two wrongs can never make a right. Civil rights and human rights will always decry the killing of baby girls in the womb, of killing babies because of their ethnicity, of killing babies for any reason. And certainly for convincing their mothers, fathers, families and society that it’s all in the name of justice.

Shame on the scary trio!

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