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America, Take the Knee!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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There are challenges with today’s young people wanting to “take the knee” and turn their backs on our National Anthem and our American Flag. As we honor our nation, it would be good to extend the tradition of honoring America, not by attacking cherished symbols, but by including everyone in the conversations in peace and nonviolence. I for one would like to see the Negro National Anthem (Lift Every Voice and Sing) included in tributes to our nation.

What’s missing in this situation is a lack of balance due to the lack of knowledge regarding the complete and complicated history of the founding and ongoing American struggle for liberty for all Americans; whether it be civil war, war with other nations, domestic squabbles, etc. Our people are truly perishing for lack of knowledge.

Why is the “protest knee” approved while the “freedom to pray knee” forbidden? Both are constitutional.

“Taking the Knee” is a football or military term used to break an impasse; can also apply to taking a breather or saying a prayer. America truly is at an impasse. So we take the Knee to God. We need to take the knee to DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD!

With all of the current painful debates regarding immigration versus national safety and security along with the horrific hostile overthrow of statues and monuments across the country we need to take the Knee. Remember: God warns us to keep away from idols. Fights over statues of “heroes” that cause race wars and fights over patriotic symbols can reek of idolatry.

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 26:1

Acts 17:26: God created all human beings of one blood; so regardless of skin color, we are one human race.

Keep it positive. Avoid disruptive news spin. Let’s continue to pray for our president and all in authority so that we can live peaceful lives. (1Timothy 2:2)

Actually there’s a lot of money at stake in sports, immigration, national memorials, etc. We all have our rants. With all the dissension among us, let’s remember that money can be a liberator or a trap. We are one red blooded race. Racism is a sin. Statues are idols. Our cherished flag and national anthem are under God, not to be worshipped. It’s time to teach and engage the Six Steps of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.

For the record, in The Beloved Community, God loves everyone; you, me, NFL players, unborn, rich, poor, old, sick, confused. There is far too much bickering over idolatry. Everyone should “take the knee” in prayer, and ask God to heal America. It’s truly time for America to Return to God.

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MLK “takes the Knee” in 1965

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AD King, Fred Shuttlesworth and Andy Young take the Knee in 1960s

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Frank Pavone and Pat Mahoney “take the Knee for life” in 21st Century

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Fr. Pavone Praises Committee Passage of Bill That Defunds Planned Parenthood

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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Date: March 16, 2017

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone today praised the House Budget Committee for voting to advance the American Health Care Act, which includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood.

“Killing is not health care,” said Fr. Pavone. “It’s altogether proper that hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest terminator of unborn babies, be stopped under any legislation that reforms our health care system.”

The House Budget Committee today approved the bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare and sent the measure to the House Rules Committee. The provision to defund Planned Parenthood was a key part of the Obamacare repeal bill that was approved by the previous Congress, but that was vetoed by then-President Obama.

“Any measure that protects taxpayers from having to subsidize abortion – and any money sent to Planned Parenthood subsidizes abortion – is a positive step,” added Fr. Pavone. “There is no reason why Americans should be coerced into keeping the lights on in clinics that destroy lives rather than heal them.”

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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Stop Planned Parenthood Title X Tax Funding: #DefundPP

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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Alveda King, Director of civilrightsfortheunborn.com is concerned that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the Title X (pronounced Title Ten) program. The proposed rule is designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood.

Leading the charge to sound the alarm is Rep. Diane Black. “We commend Congressman Black for leading the charge to protect mothers and children and defund planned parenthood. She is further sounding the alarm. This is proof positive, new evidence that PP and backers are fleecing US taxpayers to further eugenics and genocidal abortion and corresponding harvesting agenda; we must act now!”

Leading an awareness and action campaign to rescue taxpayers from “supporting genocide unawares,” King is urging people to oppose the rule by contacting members of Congress as well as commenting on the travesty here:

There is a 30 day comment period which started September 7, 2016 when the proposed rule was technically/initially published in the federal register. Instructions for commenting are included in the proposed rule. You can click on the hyperlink and download the POF to follow the options for submitting comments.

Commenting period scheduled to end on October 7, 2016. Act now!

The Title X program is a family planning program run by the Office of Population Affairs at HHS. First authorized in 1970 to reduce population growth by providing family planning to low income women, [which became a cloak for the abortion/genocide agenda] the program has not been reauthorized since 1985. However it has continued to receive funding through the Labor, HHS Appropriations bill. $286 million was appropriated for FY16. Millions a year to PP.

Over the years, some states receiving Title X grants have directed their funding to county health departments, community health centers and other clinics and women and family assistance centers that do not provide deadly abortions.

As a result funds are redirected away from Planned Parenthood and their abortion agenda.

These current proposed rules are designed to ensure funds go to Planned Parenthood, and curtail aid to life saving women and children centers.

Groups may be interested in the press release from Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) who will be leading a Member sign-on letter commenting on the proposed rules.

Ryan Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation, weighs in on the debacle.

Hold President Obama to his word.

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Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life Praises Kansas Legislature for Pro-life Measures

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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Date: May 3, 2016

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, praised the Kansas legislature for two pro-life measures that it has passed and sent to the desk of Governor Brownback. One measure would prohibit midwives from performing abortions, the other would make permanent an annual budget provision that ensures state family planning funds be given to entities that do not perform abortions.

“Governor Brownback, a longtime friend of Priests for Life, is committed to enacting pro-life legislation. This is why Priests for Life and the National Pro-life Religious Council recently honored him with our Pro-life Recognition Award on the day of the national March for Life in Washington,” Fr. Pavone explained. “We are delighted that these measures are going to him.”

“The abortion industry is already highly unregulated and unscrupulous,” said Fr. Pavone. “Any legislation that prohibits this industry from sliding into even lower standards is urgently needed. And as far as funding is concerned, family planning funds should be directed to helping family members, not killing them.”

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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House Action on Planned Parenthood “Important Step Forward”

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Date: October 23, 2015

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NEW YORK – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding the passage of a House bill that would defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

“Today’s action in the House is an important step forward in ending the massive, unnecessary, and immoral funding of Planned Parenthood. We in the pro-life movement have to continue to work this process with patience, perseverance, and political wisdom, as long as it takes, to defund Planned Parenthood.

“We look forward to the election of a pro-life President next year, and increases in the pro-life members of the House and the Senate, so that we can get this job done once and for all.”

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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Pols who won’t vote to defund Planned Parenthood have their own war chests in mind

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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Date: September 18, 2015

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NEW YORK – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement after the House voted for a moratorium on federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

“Priests for Life congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives for voting for a moratorium on Planned Parenthood funding for one year, pending investigations into the immoral and illegal activities of the mega-abortion business. The efforts to stop the flow of hundreds of millions of government dollars into the business that performs some 327,000 abortions a year will require persistence and patience. But we are on the right road.

“One way to understand why, with only three exceptions, all the House Democrats voted to keep funding Planned Parenthood is that in so doing, many of them voted to keep funding themselves. When we examine the issue of government funding of Planned Parenthood, we should also examine how Planned Parenthood funds the government through its contributions to politicians. The abortion industry is committed to propping up the campaigns of those who want to keep abortion legal.”

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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The Tip of the PP Iceberg. What Lies Below the Surface of the Water is More Evil and More of Our Tax Dollars

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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Planned Parenthood (PP) has certainly been in the news as of late. The videos by the Center for Medical Progress have exposed an extremely sadistic side of PP that most people outside of the Pro-Life Movement never knew about.

Now there are cries from so many people, even presidential candidates like Ted Cruz, to defund PP. One presidential candidate said PP isn’t all bad, but he is against abortion. On some level, at least 17 presidential candidates are decrying the PP abortion/harvesting agenda.

As an evangelist and a civil rights voice, a Black post-abortive mother born into a pro-life family, I’m sounding the alarm.

What many people don’t understand is that if you are willfully killing pre-born babies and even born alive babies, and are actively working to expand that aspect of your business then you’re willing to do anything, even breaking the law, to make more money. That’s the legacy of PP founder Margaret Sanger. Thanks to her, PP is America’s largest abortion provider and apparently a major harvester of human body products.

Abortion in an intrinsic evil; It only stands to reason that any organization involved in abortions would also be involved in other evil acts.

Although many of the programs PP administers sound good on the surface, like the harvesting of baby body parts for “research,” they must be looked at under the microscope of their overall anti-procreative philosophy.

As American Life League noted on their STOPP website:

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has, since 1970, pushed for sex education in public schools. In 1986, its president, Faye Wattleton, stated that PPFA had established a goal of getting kindergarten through twelfth grade sex education mandated in every school district in the nation. Planned Parenthood sees sex education as a way of indoctrinating our children with PP’s philosophies-philosophies that include the acceptance of abortion and deviant sexual practices, philosophies that are in direct opposition to the teachings of most churches in this country.

As it stands now, PP receives over half a billion, that’s right, half a billion, of tax-payer dollars through Title X Family Planning grants. This is the figure that gets thrown out when most people discuss defunding PP. Yet it is a very subtle as yet attack on natural human sexuality, procreation, marriage and family.

Consequently, what most people don’t talk about and what too many are unaware of are the additional millions of dollars, such as over $5 million according to Life Dynamics, they receive in grant monies for their educational programs, like teen pregnancy prevention, sex education, abstinence, and other such programs. They sound like good programs until, as I stated earlier, you look at them in context to their philosophy –“a way of indoctrinating our children with PP’s philosophies-philosophies that include the acceptance of abortion and deviant sexual practices.”

Another report states that the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), which is under the Department of Health and Human Services, just gave PP of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands $18.75 million in federal grant funding.

And it doesn’t stop there. PP gets federal and state funding, as well as hefty funding from the private sector to advance their anti-birth anti-family agenda. Their “three headed monster approach” is deadly.

If you don’t believe the truth about PP’s philosophy, take a look at this video report from 2012 entitled, “Hooking Kids on Sex II”. It shows how PP uses a similar method employed by drug dealers to get kids hooked on sex which will ultimately lead to unintended pregnancies because a certain percent of contraceptives fail which means more abortion business for them. The popular Prolife “Blood Money” video confirms this practice.

Using the frog in the hot water analogy, PP has managed to bring the water to a boil to our peril. If you put a frog into a pot of boiling water it will jump right out but put it in a pot of cold water and he or she is content to swim around, testing the water. Then as you turn up the heat slowly, but eventually the frog boils to death not being any the wiser. Well, that’s what PP is doing.

The selling of baby parts for profit is not the only thing PP does that should make you cringe. There is a lot more going on beneath the surface of this evil organization. We’re at the boiling point now but the warming of the water has been going on for years and many didn’t even pay attention. Goodness, there are still so many not paying attention. I hope people wake up before the fabric of our marriages and families erodes into oblivion and society as a whole boils to death.

Although there is so much more we could say about the evils of PP let’s pause with this one note. Just like a little arsenic in a glass of hot chocolate, millions of abortions makes PP a business that the federal government does not need to be funding with our tax dollars.

LET’S PRAY FOR AMERICA AND DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD, NOW!

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Fr. Pavone: Video Reveals Live-Birth Abortion

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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August 19, 2015

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NEW YORK – Statement by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of “Abolishing Abortion,” on the latest Planned Parenthood video:

“The latest undercover video reveals the reality of live-birth abortion. We hear one worker saying that one abortion patient was ‘in the OR for just three minutes… the fetus was already in the vaginal canal, and it just fell out…’

“Holly O’Donnell then relates a situation in which she helped procure the brain of an aborted baby. Holly said a co-worker called her over to look at the aborted body, which was intact. Holly says, ‘She just taps the heart and it starts beating…It had a face… nose…eyelids… she gave me the scissors and told me I had to cut down the middle of the face.’

“After the brain was taken, Holly had to clean up and put the rest of the baby’s body in the biohazard container. Holly relates, ‘He got stuck on the lid and it turned around and his buttocks were in the air and his two feet were like dangling out, and I remember having to pick each one of his feet up and put them in the container and close the lid.’

“Exactly what is being done to obtain these intact bodies needs to be investigated. Federal law prohibits abortion procedures that partially or fully deliver a living baby. Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell is serving life in prison because he killed babies who were still alive when they came out of the mother’s body. If Planned Parenthood is not fully investigated and prosecuted for these offenses, then we owe Gosnell an apology.

“I have worked with many former abortionists and clinic workers who tell similar accounts of what goes on in America’s abortion clinics. Read their stories at www.AbortionTestimonies.com.”

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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StemExpress’ and Planned Parenthood’s Chicanery Knows No Limits – Hopefully Politicians and other Leaders Are Listening

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Part 6 of Center for Medical Progress’ expose reveals more of PPH’s and StemExpress’ deceptive tactics. Their use of trickery to achieve political, financial, or legal purposes knows no limits. The abortion/body harvesting machine is now admitting that they also procure adult stem cells from the mothers they have sometimes butchered and even killed.

Their underhanded schemes, corruption and political chicanery are no longer behind closed doors. The Center for Medical Progress is keeping it out in the open.

We could call the body snatchers grave robbers, but since their baby victims rarely get a decent burial, we have to call a spade a spade. These people kill and harvest people for profit.

They are taking stem cells and body parts at a time when the mother is awaiting their abortion “services.” She is likely conflicted, sedated, scared and subject to agree to anything without understanding what is really happening while she is in their clutches.

Meanwhile, the abortion providers and scientists are after her baby’s body parts, umbilical cord blood, mothers eggs and ovaries and God knows what else they might be harvesting and trading for money. And they charge the mother upfront and make her sign papers to cover their trail. She consents and pays a fee for impending doom.

Of course StemExpress and PPH deny any reports against their agenda. In response to part six of the CMP expose, they had this to say:

That it has “never obtained blood or tissue samples from a patient without first obtaining consent.” It adds, “Like all of their previous material, today’s video by CMP is deceptively edited and falsely worded to suggest impropriety or illegality where none exists. CMP’s continued efforts to malign StemExpress – a life sciences company that predominantly supplies adult cells, blood and tissue to the nation’s leading researchers – will only serve to slow the pace of life-saving medical research aimed at curing disease and extending quality of life for millions of Americans.”

I wonder if Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls have taken time to study the history of Planned Parenthood. Mr. Trump and maybe millions of Americans seem to think that if the government only cuts or bans PPH abortion funding, that the abortion giant and their cohorts like StemExpress will be salvageable and can offer something good to society. That’s like giving a lion a pedicure, ignoring its fangs and letting it loose on unsuspecting victims.

I recently signed a letter demanding that the statue and other likenesses of PPH Founder Margaret Sanger be removed from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. The letter points out that Sanger was a racist and elitist who advocated limiting, if not eradicating, those she deemed unworthy of life. In her book, “Women and The New Race,” Sanger wrote of “weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or those who will become defective.”

Currently there are two women running for President of the U.S. Which one really cares about women? In two FOX NEWS debates, we heard 17 candidates say that abortion is not good. Are preachers, politicians, leaders, and lay people listening? Is America ready to hear the truth? It’s really time to PRAY for AMERICA.

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For August Shockwaves, an Outreach to Abortionists and Clinic Workers

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

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August 6, 2015

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The horror of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress underscore this month’s focus of Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion.

In August, those who perform and assist in abortions are being invited to healing. Apart from the mother who experiences the abortion, this is the population most intimately involved in the abortion decision and procedure. Included in this outreach are clerical and administrative workers; counselors and social workers; medical staff who analyze, dissect and dispose of the unborn child’s body; nurses who provide medication and the abortionists who perform the actual procedures.

Father Frank Pavone, National Pastoral Director of Silent No More and author of Abolishing Abortion, explains:

“Of the many lessons to be learned from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in regard to Planned Parenthood and organ harvesting, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform it. To be able to do what they do, and to discuss it so casually – over lunch – shows that they themselves have become dehumanized. When these people eventually leave the abortion industry, they are sorely in need of healing. We have seen this time and time again in our work with former abortionists and clinic workers.”

Father Pavone pointed out that the testimony of Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist interviewed on one of the Human Capital video releases, indicates she fainted the first time she was confronted with the remains of aborted children at a Planned Parenthood. She was told by a co-worker that “It still happens to a bunch of us.”

“Other former clinic workers have told us the exact same thing,” Father Pavone noted.

Kevin Burke, LSW, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard and an architect of Shockwaves, said:

“The publicly sanctioned practice of fetal killing has an even darker fruit; the corruption of the mind, heart and soul of those who become facilitators and apologists for the practice. The Planned Parenthood videos reveal that just as with the Nazi doctors, these normal men and women learn to divorce the reality and fully gravity of their medical practice from their everyday life and activities. But it’s rare that they can continue this throughout their careers.

Silent No More co-founders Janet Morana and Georgette Forney have issued an invitation to anyone who has left the abortion industry, or who is looking for a way out, to take advantage of the opportunities for healing available through Shockwaves.

“We have worked with many people who have left the abortion industry, including Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who was instrumental in the effort to legalize abortion,” Mrs. Morana noted. “Anyone can find healing, just as he did.”

Mrs. Forney added: “Women who have had abortions find it hard to believe they can be forgiven, or forgive themselves, but those of us who have experienced God’s mercy are here to tell everyone that forgiveness and healing are possible, even for those who have spent years performing or facilitating abortion.”

To arrange an interview with anyone on the Shockwaves team or a former abortionist or clinic worker, call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or email her at leslie@silentnomore.com

The Campaign began November 11th, 2002. As of February 2015, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,436 Gatherings in 17 countries & 48 states with 5,934 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies. Testimonies have also been shared at 104 high schools and universities in the last 4 years, 26 in 2014. There are 2,233 testimonies posted on the Campaign website, with 332 that are shared via video! Currently there are 16,225 people registered with the Campaign representing 77 countries. People who are not ready to join the Campaign, are invited to register their regret. So far, 4,890 women and 573men have said they regret their abortion or lost fatherhood. Another 552 women and men have posted memorials to their children.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website: www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org.