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Time to Fight Back: Business Blocks Printing of Pro-life Prayer

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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Date: September 10, 2015

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NEW YORK — On the eve of another national prayer campaign to end the evils of Planned Parenthood, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion, has asked pro-life advocates everywhere to fight back against an effort to restrict the freedom of pro-life advocates.

“One of the prayers I wrote for this campaign was taken to an Office Depot in a Chicago suburb by Maria Goldstein, who wanted to make a few hundred copies for her parish,” explained Fr. Frank. “The store refused to print it and the Chicago Tribune reports that an Office Depot spokeswoman said this is because the prayer ‘advocates the persecution of people who support abortion rights.’ Actually, the opposite is true: the prayer advocates their conversion, enlightenment, and salvation.”

“Let me be clear: Priests for Life, and I personally, have a long record of promoting respect and dialogue with those who advocate abortion. Just ask the father of the pro-choice movement, Bill Baird, with whom I have held joint press conferences over the years calling for respect in both word and deed across the lines of the abortion debate.

“I am proud of Maria Goldstein for standing up for her rights, and I call upon Office Depot to reconsider this decision by evaluating more carefully the words of the prayer and the intent of its author.”

Maria Goldstein has enlisted the help of a Chicago-based law firm which has given Office Depot five business days to agree to print the flier or it will take the matter to the Cook County Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Fr. Frank went one step further, and called on supporters of Priests for Life across the country to bring the prayer to Office Depot outlets in their own communities to have it copied.

“Let’s see how many come to the same erroneous conclusion, or whether some measure of reason will prevail instead.”

The prayer campaign that utilizes this Prayer for the Conversion of Planned Parenthood (see http://www.priestsforlife.org/prayercampaign/conversion-of-planned-parenthood.aspx), and several other prayers with a similar theme, launches again this Saturday, September 12 and runs through the 20th. It will take place again from October 10-18th. See details at www.PrayerCampaign.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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Planned Parenthood Guilty of Murder, Priest Asserts; Congressional Hearing Major Step Forward

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

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Date: September 8, 2015

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WASHINGTON — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today regarding a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood:

“Congress will begin hearings on Wednesday into the activities of Planned Parenthood. This initiative of the House Judiciary Committee, entitled ‘Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider,’ goes hand in hand with its ongoing investigation of both immoral and illegal activity on the part of Planned Parenthood.

“This step is, first of all, completely consistent with the very purpose of Congress and of government overall, which exists to secure the rights of the people it serves, starting with life itself. Second, it is imperative that Congress investigate potential illegal activities of an institution that receives a million and a half of our tax dollars every day. That should be a concern of every taxpayer, whether that person favors or opposes legal abortion.

“Third, in focusing on the details of late-term abortions, these hearings do a tremendous service to our nation as we continue to wrestle with the abortion issue. Most Americans who identify themselves as ‘pro-choice’ do not believe abortions should occur in the latest stages of pregnancy. And most of those who are unsure will become sure when they focus on the details of who these babies are and what abortion does to them.

“I have been a part of projects that investigate the abortion industry and I can say with certainty that there are Planned Parenthood personnel who — by the standards of the law — are guilty of murder, because some of the babies scheduled to be aborted are born alive and are killed outside the womb. Federal law prohibiting that practice needs to be enforced; Planned Parenthood is not above the law. Nor should it be above the basic moral standards of any civilized society.

“This week concludes with the National Day of Remembrance (www.AbortionMemorials.com) on Saturday, when simultaneous prayer services will be held at dozens of locations around the United States where the bodies of aborted babies — many of them killed by Planned Parenthood — are buried. I am proud to help coordinate this national observance. Like the hearings themselves, it helps our fellow citizens realize that abortion is not just about viewpoints, but about victims; it’s not just about beliefs, but about bloodshed.

“Also on Saturday, a national prayer campaign begins (www.PrayerCampaign.org) and focuses on praying for an end to the atrocities committed by Planned Parenthood. I urge all individuals, families, and Church communities to participate in this special period of prayer and fasting to last from September 12 – 20th.”

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 Campaigns Announced to Counteract Planned Parenthood

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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Date: September 4, 2015

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NEW YORK — Following upon a week of prayer and fasting that mobilized thousands of Churches across denominational lines from August 22-29, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion announced today that there will be two more similar campaigns this month and next, with the specific intention of ending abortion in the United States and ending the evils perpetrated by Planned Parenthood.

The campaigns will be from September 12-20 and from October 10-18.

As last time, churches across the Body of Christ will be urged to pray and fast in ways consistent with their own denomination’s theology and spirituality.

Suggested prayers will be offered at www.PrayerCampaign.org. The intentions of the prayers focus on ending the evils of Planned Parenthood, on the conversion of abortionists, on public officials, on the healing of those who have had abortions, and on various other aspects of building a culture of life.

The primary sponsor of the prayer campaigns is Priests for Life and the National Pro-life Religious Council, and they are joined by a coalition of other national religious groups.

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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Fox News to Focus on Planned Parenthood’s “Hidden Harvest” of Baby Body Parts

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Date: September 2, 2015

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NEW YORK — Undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood trafficking in the organs and limbs of aborted children have exposed an underbelly of the abortion industry that horrifies anyone with a functioning conscience.

On Friday, Sept. 4, at 10 p.m. ET, Fox News will further expose this ghoulish but profitable practice in “Planned Parenthood: Hidden Harvest,” anchored by veteran TV journalist Shannon Bream.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of the just-released pro-life manifesto Abolishing Abortion, is among the national pro-life leaders who was interviewed for the special report.

“Various polls have shown that many Americans still remain unaware of the profitable after-market in baby parts that line the pockets of abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood,” Father Pavone said.

“This special should be required viewing for every voter and taxpayer in America. The videos recorded by the Center for Medical Progress clearly show that Planned Parenthood illegally alters the abortion procedures it uses to get intact organs, is illegally paid for these organs, and is fully aware that every abortion kills a human being. If these were just ‘the products of conception’ being eliminated, they would not be so profitable.”

Fr. Pavone also noted that this undercover video project “is part of a wider strategy of exposing abortion, which includes exposing not only the procedure itself, but the corruption within the abortion industry.”

Noting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate lacks the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, Father Pavone said “every Senator who lacks the courage to cut off more than $500 million in taxpayer funding needs to be held accountable. That’s why it is so important for people to watch this Fox special, so they are armed with the information they need to urge their elected representatives to stop funding Planned Parenthood.”

“Planned Parenthood: Hidden Harvest” will be rebroadcast at 1 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 5.

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: Latest video highlights tight relationship between Planned Parenthood and procurement companies

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Date: September 1, 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 the latest undercover video focusing on the sale of baby body parts:

“The ninth undercover video of Planned Parenthood released by our colleagues at the Center for Medical Progress shows the tight financial relationship between abortion clinics and companies that buy the body parts of the babies killed there. This video focuses on the oldest such company, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR) and its relationship with Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest. The interviews clearly attest to how the procurement companies pay the clinics, and how the sharing of personnel cements the relationship between the clinics and the procurement companies.

“The bottom line is simple. To deny the fact that Planned Parenthood sells body parts, alters the abortion procedure to do so, and is involved in this illegal activity at the highest corporate level, is now tantamount to asserting that the Earth is flat. The facts are not only in these videos, but also in the letter that Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, wrote to Congress on August 27

“As Congress convenes again next week, Priests for Life, and numerous other national and local pro-life organizations, will press our elected officials to do their job and investigate Planned Parenthood and hold the organization accountable for its actions.”

To see the latest video, and all the previous undercover releases, 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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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: Time to hold Planned Parenthood, lawmakers accountable

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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Date: August 25, 2015

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NEW YORK — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement this morning regarding a newly released video of a conversation with Cate Dyer, the CEO of StemExpress:

“We have consistently maintained that Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of baby body parts. This video shows that clearly. Making a profit on the sale of body parts is against federal law. Despite the convictions of some abortion advocates, Planned Parenthood is not above the law. It is time to hold them accountable for their actions, and it is time for us to hold our public officials accountable to their responsibility to properly investigate and prosecute this illegal enterprise.”

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 AAO and National Black Prolife Coalition Protest PPH in Prayer

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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Atlanta, GA — Priests for Life is one of the national co-sponsoring groups organizing and promoting rallies against Planned Parenthood across the country on Saturday, August 22, and on the same day, will launch a national week of prayer and fasting to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood.

Priests for Life a African American Outreach and the National Black Prolife Coalition will have representatives at the Atlanta rally praying and sharing abortion testimonies.

Protest Planned Parenthood with Alveda King in Marietta, GA, August 22, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Alveda King, Director of PFL AAO said: “Through the years AAO (Priests for Life African American Outreach) has led prayer vigils to end abortion and close the killing centers. On Saturday, August 22, 2015 we will be in front of Planned Parenthood, 220 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA 30062. We will be part of over 300 protests taking place on 47 states across America.”

Rev. Walter Hoye of www.issues4life.org and www.blackprolifecoalition.org said: “Understanding the place, the purpose and the power of prayer in the lives of Christians, the National Black Pro-Life Coalition joins Alveda King in the fight for the Civil Rights of the most vulnerable among us.”

Alveda King concluded: “In light of current PPH expose videos by The Center for Medical Progress, we clearly know that our prayers are needed more than ever. There will be prayer vigils all across America Saturday. Please join us in Marietta or take part in a city near you. Wherever you are, if you can’t physically make it please pray with us! For more information on the protests and to find a location near you go to protestpp.com.

“Also, please get Rev. Frank Pavone’s new book ABOLISHING ABORTION, a how to manifesto that will add to your arsenal. And finally, as we lift our prayers, visit PRAY for AMERICA for an inspirational sing along message.

“God bless America, forgive our sins and heal our land.”

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Priests for Life and Silent No More Team Help Organize and Speak at Dozens of Protests Against Planned Parenthood

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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Date: August 20, 2015

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NEW YORK — Priests for Life is one of the national co-sponsoring groups organizing and promoting rallies against Planned Parenthood across the country on Saturday, August 22, and on the same day, will launch a national week of prayer and fasting to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life, will have representatives speaking at multiple rallies to share their abortion testimony, and various members of the Priests for Life pastoral team will also give talks at various locations.

The teams will have a presence in at least 26 of the Protest Planned Parenthood rallies, and have fostered participation in hundreds more, particularly through activating the nation’s Churches.

• Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of the newly released book “Abolishing Abortion,” will speak at the Manhattan protest, outside the Margaret Sanger Center, at 26 Bleecker Street.
• Father Denis Wilde, OSA, associate director of Priests for Life, will be at the rally in Augusta, GA
• Father Stephen Imbarrato, pastoral associate for Priests for Life, will lead the protest at the Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque.
• Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, is an organizer and speaker for the rally in Marietta, GA.
• Bryan Kemper, Priests for Life’s youth outreach director, will speak at the event in Dayton, Ohio.

In addition, 22 regional coordinators of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign have helped to organize and will speak at rallies from coast to coast, including: Los Angeles and Vista, CA; Meridian and Silver Spring, MD; St. Louis, MO; Plattsburgh, NY; Eugene, OR; Quakertown, PA; Providence, RI; San Antonio and Austin, TX; Charlottesville, Richmond and Falls Church, VA; Hackensack, NJ; Wisconsin Rapids and Waukesha, WI; Dayton, OH; Everett and Sequim, WA; Louisville, KY, and Birmingham, AL.

Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of Silent No More, said
“So many women from the campaign are involved because they bought their abortion at Planned Parenthood but they received substandard medical care that left them with physical or psychological damage,” said Janet Morana, executive . “Their experience trumps the political rhetoric surrounding abortion.”

News outlets planning to cover any of these events are invited to call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or email her at media@priestsforlife.org to arrange interviews with anyone on the Priests for Life and Silent No More teams. Any outlets that would like to be provided with photos from the rallies should contact Ms. Palma on Friday morning. Video may be available from select locations.

“At various key moments in our struggle against abortion, something happens that gives the American public a chance to see abortion — and the abortion industry — for what they are. The veil is lifted off of the corruption and horror of these atrocities, which continue not because the American people support them but because abortion industry hides them,” said Father Pavone.

“Now, with the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood, many realize for the first time that abortion is not the serene and innocuous thing that slogans made them think it was, and that Planned Parenthood is not the caring, service-oriented organization that its marketing masters make the public think it is. We are in a brief window of opportunity now to rouse ourselves and our fellow citizens to action.”

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: 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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