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“Brittany’s Death Was Not a Victory for a Political Cause”

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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Date: November 2, 2014

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NEW YORK, NY — Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement after learning of the suicide of Brittany Maynard, a young woman in Oregon who decided to die under the state’s Death with Dignity law rather than continue to battle an aggressive brain cancer.

“We are saddened by the fact that this young woman gave up hope, and now our concern is for other people with terminal illnesses who may contemplate following her example. Our prayer is that these people will find the courage to live every day to the fullest until God calls them home. Brittany’s death was not a victory for a political cause. It was a tragedy, hastened by despair and aided by the culture of death invading our country.”

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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Right-to-Die Movement is a Stain of Violence on our Society

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Date: October 30, 2014

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NEW YORK, NY — Priests for Life Executive Director Janet Morana this week published a column for the National Catholic Register about a young woman with terminal brain cancer who publicly announced plans to kill herself Nov. 1 using lethal drugs obtained under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. The column can be read here:

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/JMorana/glen-campbell-and-brittany-maynard-face-their-mortality-very-differently

Mrs. Morana released a new statement today regarding the young woman’s public statement that Nov. 1 might not be the right time:

“In a video recorded two weeks ago and released over the last day, Oregon resident Brittany Maynard says Nov. 1 might not be the right time to take her own life. That’s wonderful news, and I hope she never takes those lethal drugs. But the damage has already been done. She is still actively promoting the right to die, when we have no such right. It’s a lie and a stain of violence on our society. I pray to God she decides not to kill herself and instead goes to a hospice program and leaves this earth when God wants to call her home. But the point is not whether and when she decides to end her life. Oregon’s law helped this woman to despair, and will help other families push inconvenient people out of the way. That damage won’t be undone even if she decides not to end her own life.

“If you think gay marriage hit this country like grassfire, then stand back and watch how this illegitimate right-to-die movement snowballs. We need prayer, right now.”

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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Another Cry for Gun Control Overlooks the Greater Problem of Our Society’s Culture of Death Attitude

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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With the news of yet another mass murder, this time from a celebrity shooter, comes more cries from those seeking gun control.

The shooter Elliot Rodgers is yet another example of the symptoms that plague our world. The son of an Assistant Director of the award winning sans gratuitously violent film HUNGER GAMES went on a violent stabbing/shooting spree in what was an apparent cry for help gone wrong.

Once again “The Elephant in the Room” is hiding in plain sight while the obvious is being overlooked. Yes we lament the death of Rodgers’ victims while at the same time we make no accepted outcry over the deaths of the thousands of innocent people being killed right here in America every day. Millions of babies have died by abortion. Hundreds of mothers are subsequently injured by abortion; some die. And a significant amount of lament is sorely lacking.

Yet in the case of Rodgers, a puzzled mainstream media is asking: “Could it be that the media hype is due to the Hollywood link? Rich white men? Mental illness?”

Seriously? Is anyone connecting the dots here? These above are possible symptoms; not causes of outbreaks senseless violence.

People are creating mayhem on victims they do not know. In the streets, in the schools, in the dorm rooms, in the form of human trafficking, in the hospitals and in the wombs of women.

Not just with guns and knives, but with scalpels and forceps and drugs and devices. Added to the growing list of victims of senseless violence are young babies in the womb, their tortured mothers, the sick and the elderly.

Yes, Rodger used guns, but he also stabbed people. So will we again push for gun control? What about knife control? And what if he had choked his victims. Will we advocate for strangulation control?

The problem is not the weapons Rodger used; the problem is the attitude towards the lack of demanding the right to dignity of life in our society.

Instead this seems to be the prevailing mindset of today: Is someone standing in your way? Kill that person. Someone has what you want? Do whatever you have to get it from that human being; even if it means murder. Another person is interfering with your life’s plans? Abort your baby. Someone sick or old? Euthanize.

We see from this mindset that for many, life has become disposable in our society. As Mother Teresa once said, “The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.”

Peace in America has been destroyed in the name of “choice;” a “choice” that has left millions of children dead and many women, mothers dead or wounded. As a result of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision which brought legal abortion and the 1963 action removing prayer from our schools, we are reaping a harvest of lawless violence. Yet people are still asking “why?”

Last week, May 28 marked the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. While many pro-aborts planned to take to Twitter to promote abortions as healthcare, pro-life activists hijacked the hashtags #WomensHealth and #May28 to tweet the truth about abortion. As most would agree, abortion is NOT healthcare. Abortion is mind numbing death care. So are the harmful carcinogenic cancer/stroke/heart attack causing carcinogenic so called birth control products; not health care but fertility blocking death care.

Pro-life activists have been accused of raging a war on women. Nothing can be further from the truth. We want to protect them both, the mother and the baby.

Yet our protection is being censored while our children’s lives, minds and souls are under attack.

Before Rodger’s shooting rampage he posted a video on YouTube in which he sat in the driver’s seat of a car and revealed his plans to “slaughter the hottest sorority girls at UCSB.” In a blog post, Rodger wrote: “Being lonely in a beautiful place like Santa Barbara is truly a horrible experience. As I’ve said many times, a beautiful environment can be the darkest hell if you have to experience it all alone, especially while having to watch other men walking around with their girlfriends.”

He hated women. He had been hurt by their refusals and he wanted to pay them back. It was all about him; his feelings; his “horrible experience;” His personal “hell.” He raged a war on women in the Isla Vista community. And his rampage also resulted in other casualties.

Is what Rodgers did really so different from the war on women and their baby boys and girls that is being waged by abortionists and the abortion industry? Although they say they don’t hate women, they too hurt women and children for their own gain. For them it may not a vengeful shooting or stabbing act but the result is the same; a mass war on women and babies that leaves casualties none the less.

2012 was a record year for this type of violence; abortions and mass murders. Blaming guns, white men, white privilege, Hollywood, mental illness, poverty, and only God knows what else.

Yet the mass murders such as Rodgers’ spree, school bombings, etc. have been occurring at an accelerated rate that parallels the removal of prayer from schools and the a scenario of the abortion history.

Mass murders increased when prayer was taken out of school and abortion was legalized. A godless nation is becoming a soulless nation.

When pro-life activists who care about children and their parents are said to be waging a war on women; when dismembering an unborn child while it is still in his/her mother’s womb is called healthcare; when the elderly and sick are being euthanized in growing numbers; then I ask you, “what is left but for you to kill me and me to kill you?”

Let us pray for repentance and revival. All is not lost. May God raise up a fearless “Generation Z,” a new beginning with warriors of old uniting with millennial champions of justice so that the killings will subside and our land can be healed.

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Fr. Pavone: It’s more important than ever to remember Terri Schiavo

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Date: March 31, 2014

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NEW YORK, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today to mark the “International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo, and All of Our Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters,” or “Terri’s Day,” on the ninth anniversary of the death of Terri Schindler Schiavo:

“Nine years ago today, I sat and prayed with a woman who had been denied food and water for two weeks. I saw the light fading from her eyes, and just minutes after our time together, she died. Terri’s death was the perverse wish of her murderous husband and carried out by order of a court.

“With efforts under way to expand the ‘right to die’ in many locales, it’s more important than ever that we remember Terri and the increasingly callous way our society judges a person’s right to life. She was not hooked up to any machines. She was able to smile and kiss her parents and siblings. Her family saw her as a blessing, not a burden. Terri didn’t insist on any ‘right to die,’ and I am certain that if she could have spoken up for herself, she would still be with us today.”

To read and listen to an eyewitness account of Terri Schiavo’s death, and to hear Fr. Frank’s homily at her funeral, go to www.priestsforlife.org/terri. To find prayers and activities for today’s observance, go to www.TerrisDay.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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My Speech at the World Congress of Families

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

[The speech below is available online here.
Click here to view a video of me giving this speech in Madrid.]

The Culture of Life v. the Culture of Death:
The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Today

Thank you very much for inviting me and for allowing me to take part in this very important conference. It’s an honor to be here.

Today, I stand before you as part of the greatest civil rights struggle facing the world in the 21st century – the battle to end discrimination against the unborn.

The 20th century battle over skin color and the battle today for the unborn both have profound religious and moral components. At their core, both battle for civil rights. I know this to be true from reason and from painful personal experience.

I was born into the civil rights movement, on January 22, 1951. My uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brother, my Daddy, the Reverend A.D. King, Uncle M.L.’s right-hand man, were preachers and civil rights warriors. They were often called “the sons of thunder!”

As a girl, I lived under a system of segregation called Jim Crow laws. These laws said that African Americans had to sit on the back of the bus and were treated as “second class citizens.”

Under Jim Crow laws, we could not eat at the same restaurants as whites, stay in the same hotels, or even drink out of the same water fountains. And we did not have the right to vote.

The Jim Crow system of legal segregation was based on a lie – the lie that some people are less human than others.

People were lynched; beaten with clubs and metal pipes; were mauled by dogs.

Playmates of mine died in a Birmingham, Alabama church bombing. My family’s home was firebombed. My Uncle M.L. was gunned down. And my Daddy was found dead in the family swimming pool under suspicious circumstances.

We were considered to be less than human, so our masters could do whatever they wanted to us.

The attitudes toward the unborn put forth by the culture of death today are remarkably similar to the attitudes of racists toward African Americans in the 1950s.

Blacks in the 1950s and babies in the womb today were and are considered to be less than fully human. Both were and are the victims of oppression and violence, but society doesn’t want to recognize, much less confront the oppression and violence. It’s just too unpleasant.

Now, you may have heard that pro-lifers in the United States have been successful in passing state laws that give a pregnant woman the right to view an ultrasound image of her baby before an abortion. The culture of death is opposing these laws with all their might. They know the power of an image.

In 1961, a journalist captured The Freedom Riders, a group of blacks and whites who tested a Supreme Court decision by riding in an integrated bus together traveling through the South, on film. As the bus pulled into Birmingham, Alabama, a mob was waiting to attack the Freedom Riders with clubs, pipes, and whatever else they could find. This photojournalist reported that as soon as someone in the mob saw someone with a camera, the camera was taken from him and smashed.

The oppressors did not want people to see the violence of discrimination.

But America did see. The film in one of the smashed cameras miraculously survived and photos of innocent people being attacked, lying on the ground in their own blood, were printed across the United States. It was a turning point in the campaign for civil rights.

The victims of racism now had faces. They bled. They were human beings. The photos of their plight spoke in ways that words could not.

Then and now, the culture of death tries to make their victims invisible.

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life in the United States always says, “America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion.”

It’s harder to kill a baby than a blob of tissue. And the culture of death knows this.

The death industry built on the bodies of unborn babies has done a remarkable job of selling itself to the public as a respectable, charitable enterprise. But Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses around the world really fit Jesus’ description of the Pharisees, who were “like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean.” (Matt 23:27)

That’s the abortion industry!

Not long ago Planned Parenthood offices all across the United States were caught on tape, willingly accepting donations from a man who said he wanted his donation to be used only for the abortion of black babies. He said he wanted to reduce the black population. Not one Planned Parenthood office refused his money. See the global connection?

Even now, reports reveal that abortion clinics in Great Britain are willing to break the law by performing sex selection abortions and giving women abortion request forms that already contain a doctor’s pre-approving signature.

The global culture of death and the culture of racism are working together for a mutual goal.

Consider Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist and a racist and the founder of Planned Parenthood. When she said she wanted more children from the fit and fewer children from the unfit, it didn’t take much imagination to figure out what she meant. I’ll just say that I don’t think she would have wanted me, an African American woman to have more children.

Remember – legal abortion has done to African Americans what the Ku Klux Klan and their fellow racists only dreamed of.

Since 1973, 14 million black babies have been aborted in the United States. That’s one-third of the current number of blacks in the U.S. It’s as if a plague swept through black neighborhoods and killed one of every four people. That plague was real, though, and it came in the form of abortion clinics.

Abortion destroys the physical bodies of God’s tiny children and also destroys the family, including the black family.

The decline in marriage and family isn’t limited to the black community in the United States. It’s happening among every ethnic group and every nation where abortion has broken the bond between mother and child, father and child, and mother and father.

Of the many factors involved in the dramatic decline in two-parent homes, the destruction of children is at the top of the list.

The damage is global.

After two abortions, nearly 40 years ago, I know the emotional devastation, the sense of loss, and the guilt abortion causes. I was the victim of discrimination and the loss of rights in my youth. Then I became the perpetrator of discrimination and the victimizer of my own children in my adulthood.

I allowed myself to believe the culture of death’s lie when Planned Parenthood told me that my baby was just a blob of tissue. I believed the people in the office that day when they told me that everything would be fine.

Everything wasn’t fine. They lied. And I became not just a victimizer, but also a victim of abortion. I stayed a victim for years. But God changed that.

I praise Him for ministries such as Rachel’s Vineyard, and Silent No More Awareness where women like me can finally find healing from the pain of abortion.

Yes, the culture of death sells abortion as the answer to personal problems and societal problems.

Want to go to school? Abort your baby.

Want to have a good job? Terminate your pregnancy.

Feel overwhelmed by your current situation? The abortion clinic will help you.

In the U.S. in the 1960s we were told that legal abortion would reduce child abuse.

Today we’re even being told that abortions are healthier for women than childbirth.

According to the culture of death, abortions help everyone. After all, even the unwanted child would have an unhappy life; it’s for his own good that he be destroyed.

The funny thing is, I’ve never met an unwanted child who would have rather been aborted.

And I’ve never seen a community or a nation thrive that kills its children.

The culture of death has done its sales job in North America, Europe, and Japan. It’s now trying to convince the developing world that the way to health, peace, and prosperity is for it to make abortions freely available.

All lies! Wait until the first generation that stops having children gets old; until the side effects of abortion and related pregnancy prevention methods kill your babies and make mothers sick. Abortion and pregnancy prevention drugs and surgeries take a toll on women’s health; then women have fewer children and become sicker over a period of time.

Remember, people who have been led by the culture of death to choose themselves over their children inevitably face the consequences of that choice.

Abortion doesn’t just kill babies, abortion hurts women and kills nations. Abortion kills the future.

The culture of death, through its spokespersons at Planned Parenthood and the United Nations, is now offering to Africa and South America this future to embrace:

- Legal abortion – so that you can have an education and a career, and so you don’t have to die in childbirth or in an unapproved abortion clinic.

- Singleness – because if you don’t have children, why bother getting married?

- Homosexuality – because no one should be discriminated against (even if compassion says to tell the truth about what the Bible says)

- Women’s Health issues will become worse, with possible connections to breast cancer, cervical cancer, depression and other health related issues.

And, of course, when everything starts to collapse, the culture of death brings in its final recommendation – euthanasia – the ultimate expression of hopelessness.

Yet, there is hope in Jesus!

Uncle M.L. once sat in a Birmingham, Alabama jail, arrested for planning a non-violent demonstration against that city’s segregation policies.

There Uncle M.L. wrote to pastors and other critics; “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

He knew and was experiencing the injustice of discrimination and its impact on blacks. Today, we know and experience discrimination’s deadly impact on invisible, unwanted babies in the womb. Making African Americans equal under the law must have seemed as far away to Uncle M.L. in that jail cell as making unborn babies equal under the law does to us in this room today.

But he had a dream…

The culture of death is self-focused.

The culture of life is Christ focused.

The culture of death has lots of money and media behind it.

We have the truth.

We must love and help our neighbors, our brothers and sisters in countries from around the world to live and not die.

Friends, the right to be born is the ultimate civil right. Without life, no other rights exist.

The culture of death is dying. Those close to extinction wail loudest.

Now is the time to stand for life and preach the truth in love.

Love never fails.

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Two pro-life bills were signed by Georgia’s Governor Deal last week: the GA Fetal Pain bill and the ban on Assisted Suicides.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I had the honor of serving on the Board of Georgia Right to Life during the beginning stages of this wonderful pro-life efforts. It’s a great victory for the pro-life movement and the the state of Georgia!

GRTL President Dan Becker today expressed thanks to Governor Nathan Deal for signing a law that protects preborn children capable of feeling pain.

“I am deeply grateful that Governor Deal has demonstrated his commitment to protecting the preborn,” Becker said, “by signing this measure, at least 1,500 babies a year will no longer be killed.”

Previously, Georgia allowed abortions for almost any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

The new law, HB 954 sponsored by Rep. Doug McKillip (District 115), will take effect on January 1, 2013. It clearly establishes that Georgia has a “compelling state interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which they are capable of feeling pain.”

That stage is now set at 20 weeks after gestation, which means no abortions can be performed after that, except in cases where it’s necessary to save the life of the mother, or to end a “medically futile” pregnancy.

“While this new law represents significant progress in saving lives, a last-minute amendment that allows doctors to end so-called futile pregnancies is a first step to establishing a eugenic policy in Georgia,” Becker said, “It opens the door to destroying babies doctors think may be less than perfect.”

Noting that the proposal prompted a heated and emotional debate, Becker added “I commend those legislators who honored the sanctity of life and did not abandon their principles.”

Georgia now joins six other states that have passed similar laws.
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Georgia Right to Life Hails Assisted Suicide Ban Signing

GRTL President Dan Becker today praised Governor Nathan Deal for signing the state’s new assisted suicide law.

“Stopping the immoral and barbaric practice of killing in the name of compassion is the right thing to do,” Becker said, “Governor Deal deserves credit for endorsing this measure.”

The bill, HB 1114 sponsored by Rep. Ed Setzler (District 35), was passed in response to last February’s decision by the Georgia Supreme Court that struck down the state’s previous weak and ineffective law.

The law becomes effective immediately.

The old law only prevented advertising assisted suicide services, but did not prohibit the procedure itself.

“Any society that claims to value life cannot justify taking a life lest we risk establishing a public policy with its attendant expectation of a ‘duty to die’,” Becker said, “The Hippocratic Oath says, ‘I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel …’ “

“We should instead devote our knowledge and resources to helping people in desperate situations.”

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Fr. Pavone To LCWR: Priests for Life Will Work “Side by Side” With Women Religious To Proclaim A Pro-Life Message

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

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Date: April 19, 2012

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STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following comment today on the Vatican’s assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR):

“As a pro-life ministry dedicated to fully activating the Church to end abortion and euthanasia, Priests for Life is grateful to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the assessment it has issued of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and in particular for pointing out the problem of silence regarding abortion and the right to life.”

Following a two-year investigation into the LCWR, the Vatican concluded, in part, that, “while there has been a great deal of work on the part of LCWR promoting issues of social justice in harmony with the church’s social doctrine, it is silent on the right to life from conception to natural death.”

Responding to that finding, Father Pavone said, “Priests for Life has the highest regard for the women religious in the Church and the consecration they have made to God of their lives. We want to work side by side with them and support them in the pro-life dimensions of their life and ministry. We therefore encourage the LCWR and all its members to make the right to life a clear and constant aspect of the message they proclaim to the world.”

Father Pavone concluded: “As we have often pointed out, the very act of consecrating one’s life to God strikes at the heart of the culture of death. While the culture of death proclaims, ‘I have the right to choose,’ the religious life proclaims, ‘My life and choices belong to God, and there is where I find true freedom.’ ”

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www.priestsforlife.org/CDF-LCWR-Assessment.pdf.

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“Terri Schiavo Priest” Issues Anniversary Statement

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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Date: March 25, 2012

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New York, NY — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who became known as the “Terri Schiavo Priest” because of his involvement in the case back in 2005, issued the following statement in preparation for the seventh anniversary of her death on March 31:

“None of us who were in Terri’s room during her final weeks and hours will ever forget the intense spiritual and emotional impact of that experience. Terri’s death was not a dignified, peaceful, beautiful event, like the proponents of euthanasia want to paint it. Instead, it was violent, ugly, and offensive to the dignity that Terri and every human person, whether disabled or not, possesses.

“During Terri’s fight, some asked, ‘Why so much commotion over one person?’ Our answer is twofold. First, every single person is worth every effort it takes to stand up for them. And second, Terri’s fight is our fight. If she is not safe, neither are we. If she can be discarded, so can millions of others.

“That’s why I’m so grateful to see how God’s grace sustains Terri’s family to fight for all the other Terri’s of our world. That’s why our Priests for Life team is honored to have co-founded with them this annual International Day of Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo and All of our Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters.

“As I said when I preached at Terri’s funeral Mass, let us take hold of the mission that is given to us now, to move forward with resolve, creativity, and boldness to protect human life and build a culture of life.”

For information on observing Terri’s Day on March 31, see www.TerrisDay.org.

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Father Pavone invites all to join Novena in memory of Terri Schiavo

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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Date: March 23, 2012

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Seventh Anniversary of her death will be March 31

March 31 will mark seven years since Terri Schindler Schiavo died after being deliberately dehydrated, with the consent of a Florida court. The International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo, and All of Our Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters (“Terri’s Day”) was established in 2007 by the Schindler family and Priests for Life, and is observed each year.

As in previous years, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, asks those who celebrate the sanctity of life to join him in a Novena that will begin today and conclude on Terri’s Day. The “Prayer in Remembrance of Terri Schiavo” can be found in English and Spanish at www.PrayerCampaign.org.

“As I said when I preached at Terri’s funeral Mass, the tragedy of what happened to her is meant to bring us all together, galvanized to help all the other Terris of the world,” Father Pavone said “Let us not miss this opportunity to educate and inspire one another, and let’s all continue to support Terri’s family and the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.”

Father Pavone noted that there is a new urgency for prayer and pro-life activism this year.

“As certain aspects of health care law pose more and more of a threat to human life, we have to be more vigilant than ever to protect the Terris of today and tomorrow,” he said.

The annual National Mass for Terri’s Day at the Ave Maria Oratory at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30. This year, Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA, Associate Director of Priests for Life, will deliver the homily.

“Terri’s Day” was established to foster education, prayer, and activism to counter discrimination against the disabled. We urge Churches, schools, organizations, families, and individuals to observe this day. Suggested prayers and activities are at www.TerrisDay.org.

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NewsOne taps PFL’s Alveda King as one of Top 10 Black Women

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

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Date: March 8, 2012

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Dr. Alveda King, Priests for Life’s full-time director of African-American Outreach, has been named one of NewsOne’s Top 10 Black Women.

In naming its “Sheroes,” the news service wrote of Dr. King: “Deemed the ‘voice of the voiceless’ and an enemy of pro-choice advocates everywhere, King, the niece of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., believes that unborn babies have a right to life… King, a pro-life activist and evangelical minister is driven by a strong spiritual conviction which is to keep the controversial issue of abortion before lawmakers.”

Dr. King shares the honor with First Lady Michelle Obama; astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison; Liberia President Elllen Johnson Sirleaf and other women of achievement.

“At Priests for Life, we have always recognized Dr. King as a ‘sheroe,’ because she is courageous and relentless when it comes to speaking out for the unborn,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “To have her recognized by NewsOne is very exciting. She deserves the honor.”

An Atlanta resident and mother of six, Dr. King is a former college professor who served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a recipient of the Life Prize Award (2011), the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award (2011) from the Legatus organization and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (2011). She is a best-selling author whose books include “How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children?” and “I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own.”

She is an accomplished actress and songwriter. The Founder of King for America, she is also the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Saint Anselm College and sits on the board of Georgia Right to Life. She is a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition, NBPC, a frequent guest on Fox News and a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

“I am humbled and so honored by this recognition,” Dr. King said.”African-Americans need to bring an end to the abortion genocide that is decimating our community and NewsOne is helping me get that message to the people who most need to hear it. I thank NewsOne from the bottom of my heart.”

To read the NewsOne story, go to http://newsone.com/nation/ruthlogan/top-black-women/?omcamp=EMC-CVNL

To learn more about Dr. Alveda King and Priests for Life’s African-American Outreach, go to www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/index.htm

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