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Office Depot offers apology to Fr. Pavone

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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Date: September 14, 2015

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Priests for Life urges churches to distribute flier that Office Depot is willing to print

NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion, has called on all people of faith who believe in the sanctity of life to urge their priests and pastors to take advantage of Office Depot’s willingness to reprint his “Prayer for the Conversion of Planned Parenthood” and to have copies made for all of their parishioners and members.

Office Depot General Counsel and Executive Vice President Elisa Garcia called Fr. Pavone at the Priests for Life office at the end of last week to apologize for the way his prayer was originally characterized amid a controversy that erupted last week. Maria Goldstein went to a Chicago-area Office Depot to have the prayer printed as part of the Priests for Life national prayer campaign against the evils of Planned Parenthood and was told by an employee that the flier violated company policy and could not be reprinted.

A letter from Office Depot pointed to the “strong language” in the prayer, such as “the killing of children in the womb,” “the grisly trade in baby body parts,” and “the death camps in our midst,” and referred to this language as “presumably condemning those who perform or obtain abortions… It is this type of language that led to the decision to refuse” the copying request.

Fr. Frank, however, issued a statement defending the language and asking Office Depot to look more closely at it, and at the fact that Priests for Life does not advocate the condemnation of anyone, but on the contrary both the prayers and the actions of this ministry advocate and practice compassionate help and healing to all who consider abortion, have had abortions, and even perform abortions.

In a conversation with Elisa Garcia today, Fr. Pavone was assured that Office Depot, after more careful consideration, does not consider his prayer to be hate speech or a violation of corporate policy regarding what may or may not be printed.

“I was personally assured that Office Depot would be more than happy to fill orders to reprint my prayer, and I accepted both their apology and their reasonableness,” Father Pavone said. “And it is my hope that more people will in fact have that prayer copied at Office Depot.”

“Moreover,” Fr. Pavone continued, “I ask that customers then bring those copies to their parish church, just as Maria Goldstein had set out to do, and I ask pastors to distribute them this coming Sunday, which is part of our national prayer campaign for the conversion of Planned Parenthood. Even some pastors shy away from strong language about abortion. But wouldn’t it be ironic if churches were to be less willing to reprint this prayer than the Office Depot outlets across the country?”

The prayer, and details on the prayer campaign, can be found at www.PrayerCampaign.org. A printer-friendly version of the prayer that was at issue with Office Depot is at http://www.priestsforlife.org/pdf/prayer-for-the-conversion-of-planned-parenthood.pdf

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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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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Priests for Life to Honor the Unborn at National Day of Remembrance

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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Date: September 10, 2015

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NEW YORK — The Priests for Life pastoral team will honor babies lost to abortion during the third annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children this weekend. The event was founded by Priests for Life, Pro-life Action League, and Citizens for a Pro-life Society. See www.AbortionMemorials.com.

The Day of Remembrance also launches a week of prayer and fasting (September 12-20) to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood (www.PrayerCampaign.org).

The coast-to-coast services at gravesites and memorials take on added significance this year in light of the scandal of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and sale of baby body parts.

“Most of the babies buried in these gravesites across the country were recovered after their bodies had been illegally disposed,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion. “In many cases, pro-life people who attended the funerals and burials had the opportunity to give some honor to these bodies, which had been so dishonored in the abortion clinic.”

Father Pavone said it’s more important than ever for pro-lifers to attend these nationwide services because America’s awareness of what happens to children after abortion has been heightened and the memorial will underscore the point that these babies are human beings who have been subjected to numerous indignities, beginning with their brutal murders.

Father Pavone will speak Saturday, Sept. 12, at the 30th anniversary service for more than 16,000 babies buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Los Angeles. The babies were discovered in a locked storage container and were the subject of a three-year court battle between pro-lifers who wanted to honor them with a burial and abortion advocates who wanted them disposed as medical waste, thus stripping them of their humanity. The babies finally were buried in 1985.

The service at the Odd Fellows Cemetery is sponsored by the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Foot Soldiers for Life, and will begin at 10 a.m. PT. A Spanish service will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

Father Denis Wilde, OSA, associate director of Priests for Life, will deliver the keynote address at the Ocean County Memorial Park Cemetery in Toms River, N.J., where 100 babies are buried. The service will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

Priests for Life Youth Director Bryan Kemper will speak at the gravesite for six babies at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio, at noon ET on Saturday.

Father Stephen Imbarrato will lead the service at the Tomb of the Unborn Child at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., at 4 p.m. Friday.

Priests for Life, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the Pro-Life Action League sponsor the annual National Day of Remembrance.

“As we work to defund the abortion industry and to pass laws on the state and federal level that protect children living in the womb, it is only right — and a natural aspect of a culture of life — that we honor and mourn the over 56 million children who already have died in this American holocaust, and be present to those who have been buried,” Fr. Pavone added.

The prayer campaign that also begins on Saturday asks Churches to incorporate specific prayer intentions into their worship services, and urge their members to pray individually and in their families, for and end to abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood. Specific prayers are offered at www.PrayerCampaign.org that focus on the conversion of abortionists, the healing of those who have had abortions, and the strengthening of public officials.

For more information about Saturday’s memorial services, including a state-by-state list of locations, go to www.AbortionMemorials.com

Fr. Frank also announced that in Philadelphia, the memorial service for the babies killed by Kermit Gosnell will be held on Saturday, October 24. The date of that service was moved due to the Pope’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia.

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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Campaigns of Prayer and Fasting Announced

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

September 12-20 and October 10-18

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 announced that there will be two more similar campaigns in September and October, with the specific intention of ending abortion in the United States and ending the evils perpetrated by Planned Parenthood. Details and registration are at www.PrayerCampaign.org.

The first of the two new campaigns will be from September 12 – 20. It launches on the National Day of Remembrance (www.AbortionMemorials.com), when simultaneous prayer services will be held across the nation at the gravesites of aborted children and at various monuments set up in honor of the unborn.

The second campaign will run 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 are found at the campaign website, www.PrayerCampaign.org.

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 approximately 30 national and pro-life groups. Churches are asked to utilize and promote these prayers among their congregations and are asked to announce PrayerCampaign.org from the pulpit and on their websites.

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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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Campaign of Fasting and Prayer Announced

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

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Date: August 13, 2015

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Churches urged to join interdenominational campaign Aug. 22-29 to End the Evils of Abortion and Planned Parenthood

NEW YORK — On Aug. 22, pro-lifers will begin eight days of fasting and prayer to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood. Prayers for the interdenominational effort can be found at PrayerCampaign.org.

The campaign begins on a day that will be marked by a coordinated nationwide protest outside Planned Parenthood facilities.

At PrayerCampaign.org, all people of faith will find five unique prayers to be used on that day and each day through August 29. The prayers, available in English and Spanish, include a prayer for repentance, for those wounded by abortion, for pro-life advocates and public officials and for the conversion of Planned Parenthood.

“Prayer is the foundation of the pro-life effort,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion. “And prayer, well-prayed, leads to action.”

A number of national groups are co-sponsoring the prayer effort, including the National Pro-Life Religious Council; National Clergy Council; Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life; Presbyterians Pro-Life; Evangelical Church Alliance; Conservative Congregational Christian Conference; LifeNews.com; Americans United for Life; Tubman Truth; Faith and Action; Gospel of Life Ministries; National Pro-Life Center; National Institute of Family and Life Advocates; Catholics Called to Witness; Jill Stanek; Pro-Life Action Ministries; Life Issues Institute; Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, and Hispanics for Life.

“Often believers say their first response to abortion should be prayer,” Father Pavone said. “Not so. It should be repentance, because when innocent blood is shed on the land, all in the land must answer for it. This leads us to intense and sustained prayer and fasting.”

Churches are asked to announce PrayerCampaign.org in their bulletins and on their websites from August 22-29. Suggested wording can also be found at 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’s Bag of Tricks

Friday, July 17th, 2015

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Amidst the scandal of a video that was released by the Center for Medical Progress which shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, discussing the selling of body parts of aborted babies, the pro-abortion organization trots out their poster child “heroes” like Dr. Willie “Lynch” Parker as if to say that abortion is okay because this African American doctor, who says he’s a Christian and passionate about women and babies says he’s doing “compassionate” work.

Well Dr. Parker, how can you say that it’s compassionate to kill babies and put their mothers’ health at risk while working with an industry that speaks so callously of harvesting human tissue and challenged by accusations of the despicable, unlawful sale of body parts of aborted babies; and say you are doing God’s will?

I’m outraged over the latest Planned Parenthood scandal. But this is just st one in a whole series of scandals that plagues the abortion industry. And it’s been going on for years.

Remember the infamous Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist from Philadelphia who was convicted of three counts of 1st degree murder for snipping the spinal cords of babies as his preferred method of abortion? The pro-life movement knew of him and others years before he was exposed. Nobody wanted to listen or enforce the laws on the books. Since then we have been shouting from the rooftops that he was not an isolated case. We have documented other such abortionists in various states including Texas, Alabama, and Maryland to name a few. Still nothing is done about them. It takes a super horrific case before people pay attention.

This whole scandal of selling body parts was first exposed many years ago and Fr. Frank posted a video about it back in 2008. This latest video exposed not only what we already knew was going on but also exposed the degree to which they will go to harvest certain organs, even to the point of performing illegal partial birth abortions and altering abortion methods, all directly from the mouth of a high level employee of Planned Parenthood.

If what Planned Parenthood is doing was being done to monkeys or other animals, there would be a huge outcry. It would be on the front of every newspaper in the country. But the abortion industry is so well insulated because of the sheer amount of money they control, they easily outspend the pro-life movement while spreading their lies.

I have been saying it for years and years and I will keep saying it again and again until the whole world can understand it. We are not in a battle between the pro-aborts and the pro-lifers. No, we’re in a spiritual battle, a battle between good and evil; between the forces of light and the forces of darkness. And this battle is more encompassing that you may think.

Michele Bachmann gets it. In a recent World News Daily article she said,

“Planned Parenthood’s goal has always been about making hundreds of millions of dollars a year off the troubles of young pregnant women.

“Planned Parenthood makes money on birth control, on youth sex education (which doesn’t discourage underage sexual activity), on abortions (as the largest abortion provider in the United States), and now on the illegal trafficking of aborted fetal parts.”

I would add to her statement that all the things she mentioned, birth control, encouraging youth to have sex, abortions, and illegal trafficking of aborted fetal parts are seeds of darkness in addition of human trafficking, racism, violence, and same-sex ‘marriage. All are part of a “three headed monster;”an assault on human life.

The article goes on to quote me,

“It’s all lining up,” said Alveda King, the niece of former civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and head of [African American O]utreach for Priests for Life. “The dots are actually being connected. Remember my Three Headed Monster Report? There is so much that is hidden. It’s time to tell the truth.”

King describes the “Three Headed Monster” as an unholy, diabolical population-control scheme that uses racism, sexual perversion (homosexuality, fornication and adultery) and reproductive genocide in what amounts to a war against God [and the light].

This war against God is transforming out nation to one that has no respect for life. You see all the signs and hastags: #BlackLivesMatter, #BlackWomenMatter, #AllLivesMatter, and #HumanLivesMatter. Yet all the time, violent outbreaks and what my Uncle MLK called “man’s inhumanity to man” continues seemingly unchecked.

Humankind has always struggled with their fallen nature. But in 1963 when prayer was ruled out of America’s schools, and then on January 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court turned its back on God and out nation accepted their Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton rulings that abortion would be legal for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy, we began devaluing human life.

Now, 42 years later, we see where the path we chose has taken us. We have taught our people hate, not love. We have taught our people to use violence to get what they want. And unless we drastically change directions, I fear we will find ourselves in a place we can never return from.

When will people wake up and see that evil is driving the abortion industry. I believe that many people have good hearts. Only God knows for sure. Many in the abortion industry really think they are doing the right thing and helping women with their unwanted pregnancies. But they have been deceived by the father of lies. There are some that I believe know exactly what they’re doing and they are the driving force behind the abortion industry; the ones spreading the lies and deceiving those that are trying to help the women.

HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE if we murder our children?

We need to repent for all the innocent blood that has been shed; the babies who have been killed while too many stood by silently as abortionists across America took the babies’ lives; the injured and dying mothers; the broken families. We need to ask God for forgiveness; collectively and individually. We need to ask God to heal our land. We need to PRAY for AMERICA, before it’s too late.

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Happy Birthday America: PRAY for AMERICA!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the value of a song? What better way to celebrate our national anniversary than with a new song release?

Alyak Productions and Heaven Sings Entertainment, announce the release of “PRAY for AMERICA.” The song is a poignant response to current domestic and world events, calling listeners to a greater respect for human life.

The song has long been on the radar of my friend, Alyak Productions founder, Eugene Vigil who has been waiting for the right time to record it. After sharing it with me, we agreed that it is a timely and much needed message.

It’s almost like déjà vu; reminiscent of the 20th century civil rights movement and other landmarks in human history where people were inspired to share great hope through songs like WE SHALL OVERCOME, LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING, AMAZING GRACE, and on and on.

More recently, we have been blessed with GLORY. And now PRAY FOR AMERICA.

In light of the recent turmoil over race-based church shootings, riots in major cities around our country, and global and domestic terrorism, “Pray for America” urges Americans to combat all violence and injustice through prayer– not just in America but around the world.

Eugene’s hope for this song is that it will bring people of every ethnicity together to pray for our nation’s leaders, our president, our Supreme Court, our senators and congressmen and women, and all people living in our country…that through prayer we may have a stronger, united America. And through a stronger America, we may achieve a deeper respect for all lives because ALL lives matter.

“PRAY for AMERICA” will be available soon via iTunes and Spotify among other digital music outlets.

For updates on “Pray for America” visit Facebook, Twitter, on mobile app at http://www.visibil.mobi/PrayforAmericaMusic or watch the video at YouTube.

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Dr. Alveda King: Happy Birthday America! PRAY for AMERICA!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

ALVEDA KING ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF “PRAY FOR AMERICA”
Song Calls for People to Pray for our Country

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(Nashville, Tenn.) July 02, 2015 – Alveda King, in partnership with Alyak Productions through Heaven Sings Entertainment, announces the release of “Pray for America.” The song is a poignant response to current domestic and world events, calling listeners to a greater respect for human life.

The song had long been on the radar of Alyak Productions founder Eugene Vigil who was waiting for the right time to record it. After sharing it with King, the two decided it was a timely and needed message.

King explains, “In light of the recent turmoil over race-based church shootings, riots in major cities around our country, and global and domestic terrorism, ‘Pray for America’ urges Americans to combat all violence and injustice through prayer– not just in America but around the world.”

Vigil agrees, “My hope for this song is that it will bring people of every ethnicity together to pray for our nation’s leaders, our president, our Supreme Court, our senators and congressmen and women, and all people living in our country…that through prayer we may have a stronger, united America. And through a stronger America, we may achieve a deeper respect for all lives because ALL lives matter.”

“Pray for America” will be released July 3, 2015, via iTunes and Spotify among other digital music outlets.

For updates on “Pray for America” visit Facebook or watch the video at YouTube.

About Dr. Alveda King

As Guardian of the King Family Legacy, Dr. Alveda King is minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, director of African American outreach for Priests for Life, a grateful mother and grandmother. She uses her gifts and talents to glorify God in the earth. She is a former college professor, author, film, stage, radio and music producer, vocalist and songwriter, mentor, stage and screen actress, media pundit, blogger, publisher, Georgia state legislator and presidential appointee. Follow Dr. Alveda King on Twitter: @alvedaCking.

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Alveda King Prays for Life, Peace in El Centro

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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El Centro, CA – On her most recent leg of her “Peace and Justice Tour,” while promoting her latest book KING RULES, Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life is stopping to pray with concerned citizens in El Centro. “There are many “Macedonian Calls” lately, asking me and my team to come over and pray about current events and pressing concerns. Most recently, we are stopping in El Centro to address a strange dichotomy. There is a disconnect in the community that must be addressed in prayer.”

King is speaking of the planned opening of an El Centro Planned Parenthood facility near the Mexico border. “Everyone knows that Planned Parenthood is after money, offering abortion and harmful byproducts; and in that process they target the most vulnerable American women and families; Latinos and African Americans. Now they are after the women of Mexicali and their babies, because they are easy prey to their lies that they offer ‘safe, legal and rare’ abortions. These women don’t need death care, they need help. Pregnancy care centers, adoption and agape love are available in El Centro. Families just need to know where to look.”

The outspoken evangelist is on an “extended tour” to promote peace, justice and “righteous civil rights.” She explains how her book KING RULES offers solutions to the unrest that is beleaguering our nation and the world. “KING RULES is a gift to our nation and the world, with real life examples from the family of my famous Uncle MLK about how to overcome the challenges of living in today’s world.”

Pointing to the opening of the new MLK Sports Pavilion and the anticipated opening of a new Planned Parenthood, both in El Centro, King said: “The MLK Pavilion offers help for the youth of the community, while the Planned Parenthood facility offers death.”

Making a word play on the caption of the MLK Sports Pavilion announcement: “DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SPORTS PAVILION OPENS, TIME TO PLAY” FROM A December 12, 2014 press release, Alveda says: “The Pavilion is open, now it’s time to pray that Planned Parenthood doesn’t move in with its well planned killing machine. Please don’t allow the leaders in El Centro, or anyone for that matter, whether it’s ISIS, race riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, or anywhere; don’t let anyone use the name and legacy of Uncle MLK to promote death. He was a man of God.

“As to El Centro, they can’t open a gym on one side and a killing mill on the other. That’s not civil rights. That’s a civil wrong. True Civil Rights begins at conception in the womb and should end with natural death.”

While in El Centro, Alveda will be discussing her books and praying with members of the local prolife community.

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