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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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Fr. Pavone Hails Creation of Panel to Investigate Planned Parenthood

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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Date: October 8, 2015

Contact: Leslie Palma
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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today released the following statement on the House of Representatives vote to create a Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood:

“The creation of this select panel is another sign that Congress takes seriously the evidence that Planned Parenthood is breaking federal law and committing atrocities that should not be tolerated.

“The Democrats in Congress who claim these investigations are a waste of time or a partisan witch-hunt should stop the nonsense and admit the fact that Congress has a responsibility – and the taxpayers have a right – to know how federal funds are being used, especially when there is reason to think that they are being used contrary to the law.

“Those who claim there is no wrongdoing here should not be afraid of an investigation, but rather should welcome it as a way of clearing the air.”

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 Praises House Action on Women’s Public Health and Safety Act

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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Date: September 30, 2015

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the Catholic Church’s largest organization focused on ending abortion, today hailed the House of Representatives’ passage of a bill to give states flexibility in deciding whether to fund abortion groups through the Medicaid program.

“The Women’s Public Health and Safety Act offers what the abortion lobby always claims it supports – choice,” said Fr. Pavone. “If people don’t want their tax dollars paying for the tools that dissect aborted babies, they shouldn’t be forced to finance such inhumanity.”

The House voted 236-193 to pass legislation that would grant express permission to states to exclude groups and individuals involved with abortion from their Medicaid programs. Currently, the Obama administration and federal courts have said that states cannot make this decision.

“Millions of people, through their elected state representatives, have tried to exercise their right not to subsidize those who abort babies,” added Fr. Pavone. “This bill would give them that right. Obviously, defunding Planned Parenthood is a multi-pronged effort, not resting on any one vote or measure. It will take creativity, patience, and perseverance to reach this goal, and yesterday’s successful vote was one more step in the process.”

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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Priests for Life co-sponsoring Oct. 10 protest of Planned Parenthood

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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Date: September 21, 2015

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NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement this morning:

“Priests for Life is happy to be one of the national co-sponsors of the protests to take place simultaneously at hundreds of Planned Parenthood locations across the nation on Saturday, October 10. In a recent op-ed, I outlined the reasons.

“We who organize these protests are not a fringe group of fanatics. We represent the best of America, with compassion for those who feel they need to have an abortion — not because of freedom of choice but because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. We who protest also support, throughout the year, the thousands of pregnancy centers that provide alternatives to abortion.

“Moreover, we who reject abortion do not reject those who have abortions; rather, we embrace them with mercy, forgiveness, and healing. We who protest support the numerous programs for healing after abortion. At many of the protest sites, women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (www.SilentNoMore.com) will share their testimonies of pain and healing after abortion, and invite others to healing.

“We who protest also believe that America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion. At these protest sites, we will show the reality of what abortion is and of what Planned Parenthood does to these babies.

“Finally, we who protest believe that we have to elect public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public. We will not hesitate to call people to exercise their civic responsibility, both by lobbying Congress and the states to defund Planned Parenthood, and by voting pro-life in next year’s elections.”

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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Dear Miss Tennessee

Friday, September 18th, 2015

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First, let’s give honor where honor is due and congratulate Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, on her being crowned Miss America 2016 and thank her for her performance of Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio from Madame Butterfly; such an inspiration.

While this whole blog could be about Ms. Cantrell’s remarkable accomplishments, there is yet a need to talk about another contestant, Miss Tennessee. See her response to MAP 2016 Judge Vanessa Williams’ question: “Some legislators are threatening to shut down the government over federal contributions to Planned Parenthood, even though no federal funds can be used for abortions. Should Planned Parenthood funding be cut off?”

The phrasing of the question based on PP propaganda that “even though no federal funds can be used for abortions” was seemingly a clever smoke screen. Everyone knows that funds are fluid. Federal tax-payer money can be used to fund their other health services leaving the way clear for PP to use regular donations to fund abortions. Let’s also not forget that they also spend millions of dollars to influence elections by supporting pro-abortion candidates and opposing pro-life candidates.

Maybe Ms. Williams isn’t part of the machine, and maybe she just read the question that was handed to her. Then, perhaps Miss Tennessee, Hannah Robison, knowingly or perhaps unwittingly parroted the lies that Planned Parenthood broadcasts on a regular basis. I’m willing to give the ladies the benefit of the doubt.

We do know who the usual suspects are – Planned Parenthood.

So the plot thickens. Ms. Robinson said: “I don’t think Planned Parenthood funding should be cut off. The $500 million that [is given] to Planned Parenthood every single year goes to female care. It goes for scanning for cancer, it goes for mammograms. And if we don’t give that funding to Planned Parenthood, those women will be out of health care for reproductive causes.”

Actually, Defunding Planned Parenthood will not mean that, as she said; ‘women will be out of health care for reproductive causes.’ The $500+ million Planned Parenthood would normally get would just be given to other health care providers that provide the same services, and more, that Planned Parenthood provides without providing the abortions. The only thing that wouldn’t be funded is abortions which, by law, are not supposed to fund anyway. See this video by Students for Life on this subject.

Ms. Robison also seems to believe that the money Planned Parenthood receives is spent on providing mammograms. Maybe she is unaware that in fact Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms as Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, once claimed. Four years ago Live Action exposed Cecile’s lie in this video. Actually PP only makes referrals for mammograms. Women then have to go elsewhere and pay for their mammograms.

Sadly, with over 7 million viewing the Miss America Pageant, there are 7 million viewers now either coughing up the PP lies or choking on them. There are millions who are victims of the propaganda.

Dear Miss Tennessee, I hope this message sheds some light on the matter. There are so many, including me, who have been fed the lies. However, I once was blind, and now I see.

The issue is this: Planned Parenthood certainly will not correct the lies. They have too much invested in their propaganda, which is also linked to selling of baby body parts. So we have to set the captives free by speaking out. Let’s Pray for (Miss) America.

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Fr. Pavone: The Ball is in Congress’s Court

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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Date: September 15, 2015

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NEW YORK — Another undercover video about the sale of body parts by Planned Parenthood was released today. Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion, issued the following statement:

“The video released today reinforces the evidence that Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of baby body parts — an activity that is illegal. Why, then, do Democrats continue to call this scandal a fraud? The video makes reference to the undercover effort that Life Dynamics undertook 15 years ago; we were involved in that effort with them. People called it a fraud back then, and the people in today’s video did as well. But it wasn’t. Planned Parenthood and the wider abortion industry were guilty then and they are guilty now.

“It is up to Congress and the states to stop the flow of taxpayer money to an organization involved in this highly unethical and illegal activity.”

To see all the videos go to www.babybodyparts.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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