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From Values Voters Summit 2017 – Yes, Christians Should Vote

Friday, October 13th, 2017
Evangelist Alveda King at Susan B. Anthony Park in Rochester, NY "Let's Have Tea" with Anthony and Douglass

Evangelist Alveda King at Susan B. Anthony Park in Rochester, NY
“Let’s Have Tea” with Anthony and Douglass

News Alert – President Trump slated to keynote Values Voters Summit. Evangelist Alveda King, Civil Rights for The Unborn is present to pray; boots on the ground.

On this morning of the 12th Annual Values Voters Summit in our nation’s capital, there is a clarion call to Christians who serve at the pleasure of The King of Heaven to wake up and take action to help America turn to God. There is a looming question; should Christians vote? The answer should be obvious. Yes. Our votes in all upcoming elections are vital to this process of redeeming our land.

“Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible.” (Romans 13: MSG)

As the sessions at Values Voters convene, we must take note of the colliding peripherals which are bringing about the necessary tensions which lead to positive transformational conversions; conversions which are noted in such corridors as life, our economy, education and a shift in our morality. As the storms rage, the fire in our bones is being fanned during this season of uprising, as was noted at the recent and powerful RISE UP movement in DC.

As a “Frederick Douglass Republican” I urge all Christians to take action in two ways: Pray for our President and all in authority (1 Timothy 2:2) and always vote according to biblical principles.

Not too long ago, I visited the National African American History Museum in D. C. with President Donald J. Trump. Dr. Ben Carson and other prayerful Americans were there. I also attended when POTUS signed his Religious Freedom Executive Order in the Rose Garden. Now, just a few days ago, I visited the site of the Susan B. Anthony memorial park in Rochester, New York and was reminded of Acts 17:26. Seeing the reenactment of abolitionist Anthony and freedom fighter Douglass in conversation reminded me that regardless of time, skin color and all humanly designed distractions, we are One Blood, one human race; and we should love and protect our mutual justice and freedoms.

About that same time, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2989, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) an original cosponsor of H.R. 2989, said this regarding its passage: “I commend my colleagues in the House for passing the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act.”

Now, I’m at The Values Voters Summit. The peripherals are colliding. Convergence is eminent.

If you are reading this update, please pray with us, that as we repent and forgive others, God will truly forgive the sins of America; idolatry, racism, abortion, oppression of the least of these, and more. May God forgive us and let the healing begin.

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Rain Falls as Women Rise Up on D.C. Mall

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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In a markedly different “Women’s March” from the one the day after the 2017 presidential inauguration, women responded to a clarion call from Lou Engle of TheCall.com and gathered on the D.C. Mall to RISE UP and pray in the rain yesterday.

Joined by national men prayer leaders such as Dr. Raleigh Washington of Promise Keepers and Rev. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life who offered apologies for abuse of women and the abortion of millions of babies there were remarkable moments of Repentance, Forgiveness and Healing throughout the day.

Leaders and thousands gathered from all ethnic groups and prayed for ethnic unity based on the themes of one race united from the Acts 17:26 message of one human race, “One Blood,” as the message of Esthers and Deborahs joined by Mordecais with women, mothers and daughters “rising up” and praying for spiritual transformation prevailed throughout the day.

At one intense moment, after Alveda King quoted Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. “We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish together as fools,” Cindy Jacobs of Generals International sobbed on her knees in Apology to Black women prayer leaders; “I’m sorry we didn’t protect your babies.” Alveda King of Civil Rights for the Unborn embraced Jacobs in a prayer of unity and forgiveness.

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Read Evangelist Alveda King’s Prayer of Repentance, Forgiveness and Revival or listen to it HERE.

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Fr. Pavone: Tomorrow’s Abortion Vote in the House is a Defining Moment

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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Date: October 2, 2017

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TITUSVILLE, FL – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today in anticipation of tomorrow’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

“The U.S. House of Representatives debates and votes on numerous measures which vary in their significance. Tomorrow, the House will act on a measure that defines us as a people, and has a significance that cannot be exaggerated.

“The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would preserve the life of a child in the womb because of his or her ability to feel pain. The measure protects children from the violent act of abortion from the point of 20 weeks of development and beyond.

“Speaker Paul Ryan, Congressman Trent Franks, and all our lawmakers who have co-sponsored and who will vote for this legislation are to be commended for their compassion and perseverance in pursuing justice for our unborn brothers and sisters. These pro-life members of Congress face incredible hostility for taking these commonsense steps. They deserve our gratitude and active support.

“As for those lawmakers who cannot bring themselves to give children in the womb protection from painful, violent abortion procedures that tear their bodies apart, such lawmakers do not belong in public office. Public servants are supposed to know the difference between serving the public and killing the public. In the midterm elections, no responsible citizen should vote for a member of Congress who cannot vote for a measure like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”

For more information from Priests for Life, visit www.ProLifeCentral.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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Priests for Life, Heartbeat International, Good Counsel Urge Pastors: Give Your People Life-Saving Information!

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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Date: September 28, 2017

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TITUSVILLE, FL — “Saving a life from abortion and a heart from despair can be as easy as memorizing a phone number and a website,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.

For Respect Life Month this October, Priests for Life is partnering with Heartbeat International and Good Counsel Homes to urge pastors to include life-saving information as permanent features on their parish bulletins and web sites.

The project aims to raise awareness of alternatives to abortion and healing after abortion. Sometimes these alternatives simply consist in a listening ear and encouraging word, but they also meet needs like finding a pregnant woman a place to live, medical services, legal advice, help with making an adoption plan, parenting classes and help in finding a job or job training.

Counseling for those suffering from a past abortion is also provided by many pregnancy centers and other ministries.

Heartbeat International is the world’s largest network of life-affirming, pregnancy help organizations. Its message is: “Every woman should be loved and supported during her pregnancy.”

Visitors to Heartbeat’s OptionLine.org, or those who call its 24-hour emergency helpline 800-712-HELP (4357) will be connected to help available closest to where they live. Confidential guidance is offered in English and in Spanish.

Good Counsel offers a life-saving alternative for any pregnant, homeless mother in need. Pregnant women, even those with other children and those struggling with addiction or mental health challenges, may live in a Good Counsel home for a year or longer as they return to school, get a job or begin a vocational training program.

Visit www.goodcounselhomes.org or call 800-723-8331 to find – or offer – help. More information may be found at Good Counsel on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Good Counsel also offers healing for men, women and siblings suffering in the aftermath of an abortion. Many are suffering silently in church pews today. Confidential, compassionate counseling is available at www.postabortionhelp.org or by calling 877-586-4621.

Priests for Life also has set up the website AbortionForgiveness.com where visitors can enter a Zip code and find ministries for healing after abortion closest to where they live. These include pregnancy centers, special ministries and Rachel’s Vineyard retreat sites.

The three groups are making a simple plea to churches of all denominations: Let your people know that help is available by placing it prominently on parish bulletins and websites.

This will accomplish two things: People in need of alternatives to abortion and healing after abortion will find help, and everyone in the parish will be equipped to help others in need. By making this information easily accessible, pastors will underscore the fact that churches not only oppose abortion but are ready to help people find real solutions.

“Everyone can reach upward, in prayer, to Our Lord for His help in such difficult situations,” said Peggy Hartshorn, chairman of the board of Heartbeat International. “But on occasion, we actually have the opportunity to reach out and guide someone to loving, caring, life-affirming help. It is by sacrificial service, modeled on Christ as the Servant of His Father and Our Savior who died for us, that we save lives and change lives.”

Christopher Bell, president and executive director of Good Counsel Homes, said, “We may all be different parts, but we are certainly members of the One Body of Christ sharing the Good News about the Gospel of Life. The more we work together, the more men and women, children and babies will find concrete help and real hope.”

Fr. Frank Pavone concluded, “There are many hotlines, websites and services. The ones we are speaking of here are the most comprehensive. We are asking pastors to start somewhere. The pro-life movement and the church do not point fingers of condemnation, but rather extend hands of help and hope. Let’s utilize these concrete tools to replace despair with hope and save many lives!”

For more information about this project, go to www.prolife.church

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 Urges Congress to End the Torture of Pain-Capable Unborn Children

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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Date: September 25, 2017

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TITUSVILLE, FL – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which will be voted upon Tuesday, Oct. 3.

“Torture is illegal in the United States, except when practiced against babies in the womb,” said Fr. Pavone. “Aborted children aren’t just tortured, they’re tortured to death. Therefore, this bill stands in a unique category among the many bills considered by the House. It defines not just a policy, but who we are as a people. By passing the Unborn Child Protection Act next week, the House has a chance to declare that as a civilized nation, we will no longer permit any unborn child who can feel pain to die such an excruciating death.”

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) announced today that the House of Representatives will vote next Tuesday on H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The measure would protect from abortion unborn babies who are 20 weeks along or older. A version of the bill was passed by the House in 2015, but failed to overcome a Senate filibuster by Democrats. “It is astonishing,” said Fr. Pavone, “how the Democratic party shows such faithful support for the torture and killing of the smallest children. Let’s see what their vote will be in the House on Tuesday.”

“Priests for Life is urging all of our supporters to contact their Congressmen for this important vote,” added Fr. Pavone. “If a public official isn’t willing to stop the torture of innocent children, such a person does not belong in public office.”

See the kind of abortions from which babies would be protected by this bill at SeeAbortion.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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America is Distraught and Distracted by Free Abortions, SOBs, Fallen Idols and Foreign Feuds; Cease Fire, Take the Knee and Pray!

Monday, September 25th, 2017
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AD King, Fred Shuttlesworth, Andrew Young 1960s – “The Knee”

The daily news reports are becoming more and more unbelievable! With the Defund Planned Parenthood Debate looming, Congress has yet to defund PP. Meanwhile abortionists are still offering free death care abortions to hurricane victims. With all the death and devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to Texas and Louisiana what the people need is life affirming help; shelter, food, clothing, real healthcare, and yes, when pregnant, they need pre-natal care; not killer abortions.

Mothers need love and support; not abortion. If for no other reason we need to end taxpayer dollars to abortion providers who are able to offer free abortions in the face of storms; the Harvey victims, the Irma victims, all the storms victims. America is hurting and killing people is not going to help heal our land. Please America, wake up! Abortion is not healthcare! Pray for America, and choose life!

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In the midst of this melee, there is a furor regarding the ongoing challenges with today’s young people wanting to “take the knee” and turn their backs on the American Flag. What’s missing in this situation is the lack of knowledge regarding the complete and complicated history of the founding and ongoing American struggle for liberty for all Americans. Our people are truly perishing for lack of knowledge.

Why is the “protest knee” approved while the “freedom to pray knee” is forbidden? Both are constitutional.

As if these two critical boiling points are not enough, there are still painful debates regarding immigration versus national safety and security; and then there is the horrific hostile overthrow of statues and monuments across the country. Remember: God warns us to keep away from idols. Statues of “heroes” that cause race wars are idols.

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 26:1

Acts 17:26: God created all human beings of one blood; so regardless of skin color, we are one human race.

Keep it positive. Avoid disruptive news spin. Let’s continue to pray for our president and all in authority so that we can live peaceful lives. (1Timothy 2:2)

Actually there’s a lot of money at stake in sports, immigration, national memorials, etc. We all have our rants. With all the dissension among us, let’s remember that money can be a liberator or a trap. We are one red blooded race. Racism is a sin. Statues are idols. Our cherished flag is under God, not to be worshipped. For the record, in The Beloved Community, God loves everyone; you, me, NFL players, unborn, rich, poor, old, sick, confused. There is far too much bickering over idolatry. Everyone should “take the knee” in prayer, and ask God to heal America. It’s truly time for America to Return to God.

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New Undercover Call Details Late-Term Abortion Procedure

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Date: August 14, 2017

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ALBUQUERQUE — Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life have released a new video taken from an undercover phone call placed to Southwestern Women’s Options late-term abortion facility that clearly explains how some second and third trimester abortions are performed in New Mexico.

A healthy woman posing as 25 weeks pregnant is given an overview by an abortion worker detailing how the 3-4 day labor and delivery procedure will take place. Late-term abortion is a grueling process that begins every Tuesday with the killing of a baby by a lethal injection of the medication digoxin and culminates at the end of the week when labor is induced and the mother delivers a stillborn child. Pre-born babies can survive outside the womb at 25 weeks, and sometimes earlier in pregnancy.

In a recent rare interview, Curtis Boyd, owner of Southwestern Women’s Options claims that he provides abortions to women “who are dying if they do not get the abortion, women who have severe congenital defects.” However, if a woman was truly dying she would never subject herself to a 3-4 day abortion procedure. She would go to a hospital where if it were absolutely necessary to end the pregnancy, the pre-born child would be removed from her womb (alive) via a Caesarean section.

In fact, a previous undercover recording Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life released demonstrated that Southwestern Women’s Options screens their patients for health indicators to ensure that the mother is healthy enough for a late-term procedure. It would be medical negligence to perform a lengthy abortion procedure on a woman whose life is truly at risk.

Curtis Boyd and his staff at Southwestern Women’s Options are actually the ones placing the lives of women at risk by performing dangerous late-term abortions. In fact, a Southwestern Women’s Options consent form obtained by Abortion Free New Mexico’s Tara Shaver in 2012 states that abortions done after 18 weeks are more dangerous than carrying the baby to full term.

Another video released by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life exposed that Southwestern Women’s Options isn’t in the habit of performing late-term abortions to save the lives of women as Boyd claims, but is instead operating under an archaic eugenic mindset that empowers their abortionists to willingly abort pre-born babies who are found to have “congenital defects.” Killing babies who are handicapped is at the heart of Boyd’s late-term abortion business.

“Southwestern Women’s Options uses an injection to stop the hearts of pre-born babies and a concoction of several medications to artificially induce labor in women and then sends them away to wait for their child to be born dead. This precarious cocktail of medications is and has resulted in serious life-threatening complications. In May 2011 a patient at Southwestern Women’s Options was rushed to the emergency room after her uterus ruptured during the very same procedure documented in this call. She was 35 weeks pregnant,” Ms. Shaver said. “Late-term abortions are not, as some say, ‘only done to save the lives of women,’ they are performed to make Curtis Boyd huge profits at the expense of precious human lives.

In this call a fee of $8,500 fee is quoted for an abortion at 25 weeks. A Manta.com search of Curtis Boyd in Albuquerque shows that his abortion business has an “annual revenue of $1 to $2.5 million.”

“Americans continue, in large majorities, to reject late-term abortion,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “We will continue to expose it by undercover phone calls, so that the existence of these procedures, and their utter barbarity, will be indisputable in the minds and hearts of more and more of our fellow citizens, and that they will take action to end abortion.”

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 – Arkansas Cases Show Importance of Judicial Appointments

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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Date: July 31, 2017

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today said that two court decisions on several Arkansas abortion laws illustrate the importance of judicial appointments.

“It’s not a coincidence that the federal judge who overturned Arkansas’s pro-life laws was appointed by President Obama and the federal appeals court judges who ruled against that jurist’s earlier abortion decision were appointed by President George W. Bush,” said Fr. Pavone. “Liberal presidents name liberal ideologues to the bench who interpret the law to match their agendas; conservative presidents are much more likely to nominate judges who interpret the law to mean what it says.”

President Trump has explicitly said his judges would be pro-life. We applaud him for that.”

A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling of Judge Kristine Baker, an Obama appointee, declaring that Arkansas can enforce its law that establishes protections for women taking abortion pills. Shortly after that decision, Judge Baker issued injunctions barring the enforcement of four new Arkansas abortion laws passed this year, including measures to protect unborn children from dismemberment and sex-selection abortions.

Priests for Life is working across the country to pass and defend laws protecting babies from dismemberment.

“The Arkansas cases highlight one of the most important aspects of presidential elections, the naming of federal judges,” added Fr. Pavone. “Lifetime appointments to the bench have life-or-death consequences for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.”

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, Alveda King included in AFA Journal tribute to “40 Faithful”

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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Date: July 6, 2017

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NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Evangelist Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, are honored as two of the “40 Faithful” highlighted in the American Family Journal’s July-August 2017 edition.

The magazine, which will be available July 7 at www.afajournal.org, salutes Father Pavone for devoting his life to pro-life work since 1993, when he took the helm of Priests for Life.

“AFA is grounded in the biblical belief that human beings are created in the image of God, valuable and worthy of respect and dignity in all areas of life. … Father Pavone has been a prominent leader in communicating these principles,” the magazine states.

The magazine notes that Ms. King’s uncle, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and father, Rev. A.D. King, were both civil rights leaders who were murdered for “heroically standing for justice.”

“She has carried on their legacy in her fight for the unborn,” her profile states.

The new issue celebrates the 40th anniversary of the American Family Association, which was founded in 1979 by Don Wildmon and originally called the National Federation for Decency.

“AFA Journal staff decided to celebrate our fortieth anniversary by turning the spotlight not on ourselves but on 40 of you – true activists, men and women who have appeared on our pages over the years. … Simply men and women faithful to follow Christ, to be salt and light in the areas they’ve been called to address.”

Father Pavone called his inclusion among the “40 Faithful” a “tremendous honor.”
“I’m grateful to be included among others who work tirelessly to restore our nation to its founding principles of life and liberty for all, including the unborn,” Fr. Frank said. “We never do this kind of work alone, but rather with tremendous allies, among whom are Don Wildmon, Tim Wildmon and the whole team at the American Family Association. I salute them for their work and am proud to stand with them!”

Ms. King, joining in those sentiments, also said she was happy to see her father’s contributions to the civil rights movement recognized along with those of her uncle, Martin Luther King.

“The pro-life movement is the civil rights movement of the 21st century,” she said. “The right to life is our first and most fundamental right.”

Those interested in buying the print version of the magazine may contact Joy Lucius at jlucius@afa.net or 622-844-8888 ext. 294.

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 Applauds Ohio Senate for Approving Anti-Dismemberment Bill

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised the Ohio Senate for overwhelmingly passing a bill to protect unborn babies from dismemberment abortions.

“The Ohio Senate has taken action to stop what is nothing less than the brutal torture of babies in the womb,” said Fr. Pavone. “There is no way for the abortion lobby to sugar coat dismemberment abortion – ripping the arms, legs, and head from a living person’s body is unspeakably cruel and sadistic. No civilized society should tolerate it.”

Ohio’s State Senate voted 24 to 9 to approve and send to the State House S.B. 145, a bill that would stop abortions where cutting and grasping tools are used to dismember unborn babies, after which the children’s severed body parts are removed, piece by piece, from their mothers. The House is expected to consider the bill in the fall when the Ohio legislature returns from its summer recess.

“The abortion lobby hates bills like Ohio’s anti-dismemberment legislation because such measures expose what abortion really is,” added Fr. Pavone. “Abortion is not health care. It’s barbarism. And the sooner America hears or sees what abortion entails, the sooner America will reject it.”

Priests for Life is making a major priority out of promoting these protective laws across the nation, and challenging candidates for public office both on the state and federal levels to state clearly their position as to whether the law should allow babies to be dismembered. Fr. Pavone concluded, “All Ohio residents, before casting a vote, should know where candidates stand on this fundamental question.”

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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