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Fr. Pavone Confident Panel on Infant Lives Will Uncover Violations of Federal Law on Sale of Baby Parts

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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Date: April 20, 2016

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today thanked the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives for its work, as it holds another public hearing today to investigate the abortion industry’s gruesome practices.

“Former federal prosecutors will testify at today’s House hearing on the pricing of fetal tissue that there is probable cause to believe that abortion businesses have violated federal law,” stated Fr. Pavone. “We know that they have been violating the law for decades; the panel’s work will confirm this.”

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Norton will tell House Select Investigative Panel members that they should conduct “an aggressive investigation” into the pricing of aborted baby body parts for research. Former federal prosecutor Brian Lennon will state that “a competent, ethical federal prosecutor” could establish probable cause that violations of federal law have occurred in abortion clinics.

“Unfortunately, the Democratic members of this panel will be of no help in getting to the truth,” added Fr. Pavone. “Democratic leadership in the House is in bed with the abortion industry, is completely blind to its immoral and illegal activities, and in fact has criticized the work of this Select Panel from the outset. Despite their obstruction and opposition, however, I am confident that the Republican majority will get the job done.”

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 Commends Wisconsin Gov. Scott , Legislature for Reducing Public Funding for Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 19th, 2016

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Date: February 18, 2016

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commended Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for signing into law two bills that will dramatically reduce public funding for Planned Parenthood.

“It’s interesting that limiting Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid reimbursement for dispensing contraceptives to the actual cost of the drugs, as one of these new Wisconsin laws will do, will save the public $4.5 million dollars,” states Fr. Pavone. “With overbilling like that by just one state affiliate, it’s no wonder that the nation’s biggest abortion business turns a profit year after year.”

Gov. Walker appeared at a pro-life pregnancy resource center today to sign two new state measures. One will limit Planned Parenthood’s reimbursement from the government for birth control drugs and devices to their actual cost. The second will redirect family planning funds to organizations that do not perform abortions, such as state, county, and local health departments. Combined, the two laws will prevent about $8 million in public funds from going to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

“Gov. Walker and the Wisconsin legislature know what it means to serve the public,” added Fr. Pavone. “With these two bills, they simultaneously protect our most vulnerable, protect the right of conscience, and guard the public pocketbook.”

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: Planned Parenthood’s Lawsuit Will Help Expose the Truth

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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Date: January 14, 2016

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NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress.

“Like the Center for Medical Progress, I welcome this lawsuit. When all the facts are known about Planned Parenthood and its harvesting of the limbs and organs of pre-born children, Americans will realize the depths of corruption that reach to the highest levels of the nation’s largest abortion business.

“Planned Parenthood also has more exposure to look forward to, because I am working with Life Dynamics to bring leaders together next month to plan more infiltration and undercover activity within the abortion industry.”

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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Prayer and Protest Outside D.C. Planned Parenthood, Jan. 21

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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Date: January 14, 2016

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Fr. Pavone: “We’ve only just begun our offensive against Planned Parenthood”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, will lead a national prayer vigil at the construction site of a new Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 21.

“Many other pro-life leaders and activists will join in prayer and protest to stop the construction of this building and to protest the actions of Planned Parenthood nationwide,” Father Pavone said. “At the vigil I will announce an ongoing prayer campaign and some practical steps everyone can take throughout the year with the aim of shutting down the nation’s largest abortion business.”

Father Pavone also will announce a new initiative of the pro-life movement to further probe Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

“More people will be going undercover throughout the abortion industry,” he promised.

Prayers for the vigil can be found at PrayerCampaign.org The rally will take place outside 1225 4th St. NE

To set up an interview with Father Pavone, contact Leslie Palma, communications director of Priests for Life, at 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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Statement From Fr. Frank Regarding Shooting in Colorado Springs

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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Date: December 2, 2015

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Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today:

The senseless and universally denounced shootings that took place in Colorado Springs on Friday have brought a number of inquiries to me and other pro-life leaders regarding whether we intend to soften our language or modify our actions regarding Planned Parenthood and abortion generally.

In short, the answer is “No.” In fact, we will intensify both our language and our protests.

We neither participate in nor condone violence. Our messages and our protests did not start because of irresponsible and deranged perpetrators of violence, nor will they change or cease because of such people.

Planned Parenthood — and the abortion industry generally — are dismembering and decapitating little children on a daily basis, and for a profit. We describe abortion that way because that is how medical textbooks describe it. “A long curved Mayo scissors may be necessary to decapitate and dismember the fetus,” Dr. Warren Hern explains in Abortion Practice, p. 154. The US Supreme Court, moreover, has described abortion procedures in detail. “The doctor grips a fetal part with the forceps and pulls it back through the cervix… The friction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix and out of the woman. The process of evacuating the fetus piece by piece continues until it has been completely removed.” (US Supreme Court, Gonzales vs. Carhart, April 18, 2007, describing the D&E procedure).

If these things were not true, there would be no justification to say them; but since they are true, there is no justification for keeping silent.

As I explained in my column yesterday on FoxNews.com, our language reveals these horrors and opposes them, but the language of the abortion industry not only admits these realities but justifies them. That’s the kind of language that does damage to the moral framework of our society.

If people hear these things and are comfortable with them, they can act and vote accordingly. If, on the other hand, they think these practices should stop, they can work in legal and peaceful ways with us and the entire the pro-life movement to educate the public and change public policy.

In the coming months, we will intensify our multi-pronged Expose Abortion effort (www.ExposeAbortion.com), using the words of abortionists themselves, the photos and videos of abortion, and the corruption of the abortion industry to awaken the public to this violence. The strategies we will employ, and the principles on which they rest, are explained at length in my new book, Abolishing Abortion, released this summer by Thomas Nelson publishers (www.AbolishingAbortion.com).

Likewise, on Thursday, January 21, starting at 9am, we will hold a national prayer rally and protest against Planned Parenthood at its newest Washington DC location (1225 4th St. NE). Many of our fellow citizens will already be in Washington for the annual March for Life the following day, and we urge them to join us for Thursday’s protest, and for a National Prayer Service on Friday morning at 8:30am at Constitution Hall (1776 D St., NW (18th and D St).

Planned Parenthood and the entire abortion industry are committing crimes against humanity. We thank the Republican members of the Select Panel on Infant Lives for the work that they are committed to do to bring to light the facts that support this assertion, and we at Priests for Life will work hard to support their work and inform the public about it. As for the Democratic members of the panel, we will oppose their efforts to distort, dilute and deflect the meaning and purpose of the panel, and will steadfastly oppose their efforts to keep America’s holocaust going strong.

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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January 21 Prayer Service Against Planned Parenthood

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Date: October 26, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today that there will be special national protests against Planned Parenthood on Thursday, January 21, the day before the annual March for Life here.

“Each year, pro-life leaders and activists have gathered in front of the Planned Parenthood in DC, which used to be at 16th Street, but is now opening its new location at 1225 Fourth Street NE. We will be at the Fourth Street location to have a prayer rally from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21,” Fr. Pavone explained. “During this time, various national pro-life leaders will give spiritual reflections and exhortations to action, particularly on how to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their immoral and illegal actions. We will pray, furthermore, the special prayers composed for the #PrayPP effort, a national prayer campaign to end the evils of abortion and Planned Parenthood.

“We encourage Churches, schools, pro-life groups, families and individuals who are coming to Washington for the March for Life to come a day early and join in this prayer rally. Among the other leaders who will be speaking at the rally are Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, and Bryan Kemper, Director of Stand True, the Youth Outreach of Priests for Life.

“Other rally activities at the Planned Parenthood site will also occur during the day, and further announcements will be made about those. We also invite people to join us for the National Prayer Service on the morning of Friday, January 22 at Constitution Hall, starting with Mass at 7:30 a.m. and an interdenominational prayer service from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

See www.NationalPrayerService.com for more details.

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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Fr. Pavone: Don’t Rely on Planned Parenthood’s Words

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Date: October 13, 2015

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NEW YORK – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion, released the following statement today regarding Planned Parenthood’s announcement that it will no longer accept “reimbursement” for the organs, limbs and skin of the children it aborts.

“One thing we have learned over the last four decades about the abortion industry is that – as an industry – it neither desires nor is capable of reform. Today’s announcement by Planned Parenthood is meaningless and does not settle any controversy. Nor does it answer any of the questions that the ongoing investigations into Planned Parenthood’s actions have raised. You can’t practice vice virtuously.

“Given the atrocities Planned Parenthood commits against children, it cannot be trusted to suddenly begin mending its ways. We do not rely on their words; we rely on the evidence that the investigations will continue to uncover – and so should the American people.”

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 Medical Advisor Testifies Before Congressional Committee

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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When testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Priests for Life medical advisor Dr. Anthony Levatino succeeded in introducing into the Congressional record a covertly recorded video about third-trimester abortion. It created quite a stir among committee members.

The House committee is looking into Planned Parenthood and the possibility that it is profiting illegally from the sale of baby body parts. Dr. Levatino, who has testified before Congress numerous times, decided he wanted to describe exactly how a late-term abortion is performed and to show panel members, and the American people, how women are treated during the procedure.

Of the five minutes he was allotted, Dr. Levatino spent half describing a dismemberment abortion that literally tears a baby apart. This type of abortion is used for most second-trimester abortions, and Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards admitted in her prior testimony before the committee that Planned Parenthood aborts babies up until the point of viability.

The second half of Dr. Levatino’s testimony was spent showing a shortened version of a Live Action video of an interaction between a woman who is 27 weeks pregnant and Southwest Women’s Options, an Albuquerque abortion clinic that aborts children up until their due date. During a telephone call, a clinic worker and an abortionist calmly tell the woman that an abortion at 25 weeks is $8,000, and the cost goes up $1,000 every week past that. They explain that the baby will be killed in the clinic by being stabbed with poison, after which labor will be induced.

The clinic worker then tells the woman what to do if she goes into labor while she is in her hotel room: Unlock the door, call the clinic, and sit on the toilet. “You don’t gotta look down,” she is told.

Dr. Levatino said several things in the video were illustrative.

“At $8,000, and $1,000 a week for every week after 25, most of the money made from that abortion is profit,” he said. “There’s a striking difference between standard OB care costs for a pre-term delivery and what they’re charging. In reality, women are paying extra for a dead baby.”

The second thing that struck Dr. Levatino is that women can be “left to labor in hotel rooms with no medical intervention. This is not medical care.”

Dr. Levatino said Democrats on the panel were determined not to allow it into the official record of the hearing and because there were not enough Republicans in the room when a vote was taken, they succeeded in having it withdrawn. But a second vote taken when Republicans had returned allowed the video to be entered.

“There was a lot of yelling,” Dr. Levatino said. “I think the Democrats found it embarrassing. They bark about a woman’s right to choose but so many people don’t know exactly what these women are choosing. They sure as heck didn’t want that kind of video in an official record.”

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Why We Protest Planned Parenthood

Friday, October 9th, 2015

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Date: October 9, 2015

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NEW YORK — If you want to be fired up for the Planned Parenthood protests tomorrow, watch this new video message from Fr. Frank Pavone: https://youtu.be/gus5nLgUy_Y

Then share it with as many people as you can!

Fr. Frank, who inspires people across the nation to come out to the abortion mills to pray and protest, has laid out in this message the rationale for doing so.

This message will persuade those who are thinking about coming out but are not sure.

It will also confirm the convictions of those who have been protesting for a long time.

Along with the momentum of ProtestPP.com, Fr. Frank also introduces PrayPP.com, the prayer campaign that also kicks off tomorrow!

You will not want to miss this message!

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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