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Fr. Pavone on Irish Referendum: Ireland Has Introduced “The Tyrant State”

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 26, 2018

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WASHINGTON, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today:

“The referendum in Ireland yesterday took away protection from children in the womb. Those who voted to remove that protection, which was given by the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, have made a grave mistake.

“The referendum itself, of course, is morally illicit. No referendum can remove fundamental rights. We cannot vote as a society to approve slavery, terrorism, or child abuse. Neither does any vote on abortion make it permissible. A nation may fail to recognize the child’s rights, but it cannot remove them.

“The tears of joy that some pro-abortion fanatics have today are a foreshadowing of the tears of grief that will flood the Irish cities and countryside as mothers abort their children. They will find, as we have found in America, that abortion solves no problems, but only creates new ones. Hear for yourselves the voices of these moms, dads and families of our Silent No More Campaign at AbortionTestimonies.com.

“The words of St. John Paul II should echo today across Ireland and the world. Writing in Evangelium Vitae (n. 20) about what happens when a state legalizes abortion, he declared,

“The State is no longer the “common home” where all can live together on the basis of principles of fundamental equality, but is transformed into a tyrant State, which arrogates to itself the right to dispose of the life of the weakest and most defenceless members, from the unborn child to the elderly, in the name of a public interest which is really nothing but the interest of one part. The appearance of the strictest respect for legality is maintained, at least when the laws permitting abortion and euthanasia are the result of a ballot in accordance with what are generally seen as the rules of democracy. Really, what we have here is only the tragic caricature of legality; the democratic ideal, which is only truly such when it acknowledges and safeguards the dignity of every human person, is betrayed in its very foundations: “How is it still possible to speak of the dignity of every human person when the killing of the weakest and most innocent is permitted? In the name of what justice is the most unjust of discriminations practiced: some individuals are held to be deserving of defense and others are denied that dignity?” 16 When this happens, the process leading to the breakdown of a genuinely human co-existence and the disintegration of the State itself has already begun. To claim the right to abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: that of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom.”

“Because this is the case, legislators in Ireland should refuse to pass any measure permitting child-killing, and pro-life citizens should continue to rise up to resist such legislative action and continue to educate their fellow citizens that abortion is nothing other than violence. Priests for Life will continue to assist the pro-life movement in Ireland and worldwide to end this holocaust and to heal the wounded.”

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 and Silent No More to be represented at March for Life in Canada and Rome

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

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Date: May 8, 2018

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Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (a joint project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life), will have a key role at the March for Life Canada on May 10 and the March for Life Rome on May 19.

“It’s such an honor to be asked to speak during the rallies at both marches,” Mrs. Morana said. “In Rome, I’ll be giving my speech in Italian!”

The march in Ottawa, Canada, is the 21st annual event organized by the Campaign Life Coalition. Abortion has been legal since 1969 in Canada and is funded by the country’s socialized health-care system.

Mrs. Morana will be joined by Angela Steenstra, National Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in Canada, and 11 women and men who will share their testimonies of abortion regret.

At the March for Life in Rome, the crowds have continued to grow over the eight years it has taken place. In 1978, Italy legalized abortion through the first 90 days of pregnancy, or later in cases of life-endangering circumstances for the mother or child.

In her speech, Mrs. Morana will highlight the work of Rachel’s Vineyard, which is the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion and operates under the Priests for Life umbrella. She will call on all pro-life people to take the testimonies of those who have been healed and have become “silent no more,” and spread them to others as a way of keeping people from abortion in the first place, and helping the wounded to find healing.

“Priests for Life has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the various pro-life efforts in Italy,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “We have had the joy of welcoming Virginia Coda Nunziante, who heads up the March for Life in Rome, to the March for Life in D.C., and we are grateful for this opportunity for Priests for Life and our many ministries to be a part of this important international pro-life event.”

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 in Titusville to celebrate its grand opening Saturday

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

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Date: April 26, 2018

Contact: Leslie Palma
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TITUSVILLE, FL – Forty national pro-life leaders from around the country will join local, state and federal elected officials, pastors, supporters, staff and volunteers at the official grand opening of Priests for Life’s new headquarters here on Saturday, April 28.

At 11 a.m., Carol Fondo, director of member services for the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, will cut the ribbon outside the 20,000-square-foot building at 5211 South Washington Ave. that was formerly known to local residents as the “Patch building” for the family that built the structure and ran a printing operation for many years.

“We’re excited to celebrate Priests for Life at the grand opening of their headquarters in Titusville,” Ms. Fondo said. “We wish them much success in the future.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director, explained that the international pro-life ministry had been headquartered in Staten Island, New York, for more than 25 years but made the move to Titusville to a larger facility, and in a state that is much friendlier to its pro-life mission. It’s also the first time Priests for Life has owned its own building.

A special guest who will be in attendance Saturday is U.S. Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), whose 8th congressional district includes Titusville.

“I am honored to help in welcoming Priests for Life to their new home in Titusville, Florida,” the congressman said. “Of all the rights and privileges that we Americans enjoy today, there is none more important than the right to life and we should work to ensure that even the most vulnerable among us are protected.”

Titusville Vice Mayor Matt Barringer and Florida State Rep. Erin Grall (District 54) also will attend. A spokeswoman for Ms. Grall said that although her district does not include Titusville, she is attending to show support for Priests for Life’s pro-life mission.

“We have been welcomed with open arms, and we are very much enjoying getting to know our new neighbors, locally and throughout the state,” Father Pavone said.

The building had been vacant for at least five years and extensive renovations were done to the interior over the course of a year. The move from Staten Island required five tractor-trailers that made the trip in the summer of 2017.

In addition to office and meeting space, the building features a chapel, radio studio, state-of-the art television studio and a warehouse to contain Priests for Life’s vast collection of pro-life books and resources. Tours will be given following the ribbon cutting.

Some Staten Island staffers made the move to Titusville and many local residents have been hired to fill positions.

“We’re still looking for some key people to round out our staff,” said Janet Morana, Executive Director.
Members of the Priests for Life Pastoral Team, including Father Pavone and Mrs. Morana, travel all over the country and the world, speaking at churches, schools and pro-life gatherings.

Priests for Life was formed in 1991 as an outreach to Catholic priests, but has since expanded to include a dozen widely diverse, interdenominational ministries, including Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion; the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a mobilization of mothers and fathers who regret their abortion experiences, and Civil Rights for the Unborn, headed by Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

“We feel very privileged to be part of the Titusville revival,” Father Pavone said. “The Space Coast is a very exciting place to live right now. And to make it easy for people to reach us, we have one of the simplest numbers in our 321 area code: 321-500-1000.”

“The rocket launches are the icing on the cake,” Mrs. Morana added.

Media are welcome to the grand opening and can schedule interviews with Priests for Life personnel before the event. To arrange an interview, contact Leslie Palma, communications director, at 732-757-9087 or media@priestsforlife.org

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Alveda King to receive Champion of Life Award

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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Date: February 28, 2018

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Tickets to the March 10 No Longer Bound anniversary luncheon are still available

TITUSVILLE, FL — Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, will receive the Champion of Life Award from No Longer Bound, an abortion/miscarriage ministry, on March 10 at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA.

Ms. King also will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. PT. KKLA Radio host Frank Sontag will be the master of ceremonies.

“Evangelist King was sought out to receive the award because her steadfast commitment to promote the sanctity of human life as embedded in the Word of God is inspiring, is the model of courage, and is anointed,” said Tegra Little, founder | director of No Longer Bound, at Faithful Central Bible Church, where Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer is the Senior Pastor-Teacher.

“No Longer Bound is privileged not only to honor Evangelist King, but also to hear her message at a time and in a culture where the lives of the unborn remain at high risk and men and women continue to suffer from their past abortion or miscarriage experience.”

Ms. King is the daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife, Naomi Barber King. She grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.

Ms. King works fulltime for Priests for Life, as Director of “Civil Rights for the Unborn.” A former college professor who also served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, Ms. King is a best-selling author, a regular columnist for Newsmax and a Fox News contributor. Her latest book is “King Truths: 21 Keys to Unlocking Your Spiritual Potential.” A resident of Atlanta, she is also a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

“Having Alveda as part of our team at Priests for Life is a great blessing for the movement,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “We all know how deserving of this award she is, and our whole Priests for Life family thanks No Longer Bound for honoring one of our team members in this way.”

“I am so honored to be receiving this award from No Longer Bound,” Ms. King said. “Its members know, as I do, the pain of losing a child to abortion and they have experienced the healing that can only come from God. I am proud to stand with them and thrilled to have a chance to speak at the eighth anniversary luncheon.”

Tickets are available for the event and may be purchased by visiting shop-faithful.myshopify.com Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

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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New King Library Dedicated in Atlanta

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

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February 17, 2018

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Millennium Gate Museum OpeningAtlanta, GA – Evangelist Alveda King announces dedication of the KING FAMILY LEGACY LIBRARY today featuring books, art, music and more from “the private collections of Naomi and Alveda King.” The ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM at The Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta (395 17th Street, NW) with Greetings and Acknowledgement of Special Guests – Rodney Cook, Founder National Monument Foundation, The Millennium Gate Museum
Greetings – Kathy Fincher, Award Winning Artist
Greetings – Naomi and Alveda King
Special Remarks – Angela Stanton, Author, Publisher, Reality Personality
Vocal Selection – Paulette Smith, Award Winning Vocalist
Alveda King – Bless This House

King is a “creative Christian evangelist” and civil rights activist and is also known for her creative contributions in film, music, politics, education and journalism. She is also a presidential appointee, an actress, singer, songwriter, blogger, author (including AMERICA RETURN TO GOD, KING TRUTHS, KING LEGACY COOKBOOK, KING RULES, WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, LET FREEDOM RING, TENDER MOMENTS ALONE WITH GOD), FOX NEWS Contributor and a television and radio personality.

As a former GA State Legislator, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, and devoted mother and grandmother, she is also a guardian of the King Family Legacy. Alveda is the daughter of Rev. A. D. King and Mrs. Naomi King, the granddaughter of Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Mrs. Alberta Williams King, and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King is an “ardent supporter of art, history and science,” who says: “Throughout history artistic expressions, science and philosophy have been interwoven “forces” which when combined can help to direct the socioeconomic shifts that impact the reality of humanity in the universe. Often we discover that throughout history some of our greatest “minds” have never been limited to one scope of creativity. Thus the poet can also chart the stars, the physicist can paint remarkable portraits, the composer can weld the surgeon’s scalpel; the architect can program computers; and so on and so forth. These gifts are not confined to genre, skin color, class, nurture, nature, age or gender. They are divine blessings to humanity. May the gift of “… And Let there Be Art” inspire you to seek and experience the benefits of the blessings.”

The event which is intended to be “a public service” is free and open to the public.

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Too late for abortion in Texas? Go to New Mexico!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

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Date: January 17, 2018

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The 28th undercover recording released by Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life demonstrates the dire need for a federal law protecting children in the womb from abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Southwestern Women’s Surgery in Dallas, Texas is another abortion mill performing abortions up to 22 weeks of pregnancy on healthy babies who could live outside the womb if given the chance. In this recording the undercover caller probes the abortion worker by asking what would happen if she had to postpone her abortion beyond the 22-week Texas limit and is told that she would simply cross the state line from Texas to their sister clinic located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bud and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico and Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life issued the following statement today:

“By crossing the border from one state to another, a woman is able to obtain an elective abortion into the third trimester of pregnancy. Their sister clinic is the notorious Southwestern Women’s Options, which earlier in this investigation scheduled an undercover caller posing as 30 weeks pregnant for a third trimester abortion, simply because ‘life happens’ and having another child would put undue added strain on her marriage.

“As shocking as it is for the American people to learn about the prevalence of late-term abortions, it is equally disturbing that the abortion industry is capitalizing on the lack of a federal mandate to protect pre-born babies in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

Contact your Senators and urge them to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act so that every baby over 20 weeks old in the womb is protected throughout this nation.”

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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Alliance Defending Freedom founder to receive Pro-Life Recognition Award

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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Date: January 16, 2018

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Alan Sears will be honored at National Memorial for the Pre-Born

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Alan Sears, founder and former CEO and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, will receive the 2018 National Pro-Life Recognition Award during the National Memorial for the Pre-Born on Friday, Jan. 19 at DAR Constitution Hall.

“Each year, this award is given to someone who has served the pro-life movement in an exemplary way,” said Father Frank Pavone, President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, which bestows the annual honor along with Priests for Life. “Alan’s service to the unborn is unquantifiable.”

At the helm of ADF, Mr. Sears worked to protect women, the unborn and those who stand for life, and led the charge in an ongoing battle to expose and defund Planned Parenthood.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be selected to receive the National Pro-Life Recognition Award,” Mr. Sears said. “I will be accepting it on behalf of the entire Alliance Defending Freedom team, which has stood with me in the great battles that determine the future of freedom, of life and of family.”

The 24th annual National Memorial for the Pre-Born, the nation’s premiere interdenominational service, will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, with a Catholic Mass beginning at 7:30. The service, held every year on the morning of the March for Life, brings together clergy from dozens of denominations.

Special guests this year will be Jason and David Benham, and Christian recording and YouTube artist Joyce Im Bartholomew. Father Pavone, who is also the national director of Priests for Life, will preach the sermon.
The National Memorial is sponsored every year by the National Pro-Life Religious Council and Priests for Life. Co-sponsoring organizations this year include the Jubilee Campaign Law of Life Project; Life Issues Institute; City Life Center, Minneapolis, MN, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) and Solidarity Health Share.

Tickets are not required and large groups can be easily accommodated at DAR Hall, which is located at 1776 D Street NW (at 18th Street) in Washington.

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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Abortion Through 24 Weeks at Infamous New Jersey Mill

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

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Date: January 2, 2018

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TITUSVILLE, FL – It’s all about choice at Metropolitan Medical Associates in New Jersey.

As part of its series of undercover calls to abortion businesses across the nation, Priests for Life and Abortion Free New Mexico today released a call from the Englewood, N.J., facility that does abortions through 24 weeks for healthy mothers carrying healthy babies.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Bud and Tara Shaver, founders of Abortion Free New Mexico, released the following statement about the call:

“Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, N.J. is another abortion mill in America that is performing late-term abortions on healthy mothers carrying healthy babies through 24 weeks of pregnancy. When the undercover caller clarifies, to make absolutely sure that she can have the abortion even though she and the baby are healthy, the abortion worker tells her that ‘It just has to be something that you want.’

“In too many states across this nation these abortions occur daily and are killing babies who can feel pain and are viable human beings. It is imperative that congressional leaders take these facts into account and vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in order to protect these helpless babies.”

To hear all the calls, go to PriestsForLife.org/LateTermAbortion. To contact your senator about supporting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, go to StopAbortionNow.org

In 2009, Metropolitan Medical paid $1.9 million in an out-of-court settlement brought by a woman who suffered a botched abortion there and later had to undergo a hysterectomy. On the premises, state health inspectors found a rusted crochet hook used to remove IUDs, as well as dirty forceps and a quarter-inch of dirt and debris under the examining tables. At the time, the business was performing 10,000 abortions a year.

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Priests for Life, Alveda King, Participate in Vatican conference

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

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Date: December 13, 2017

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TITUSVILLE, FL — Priests for Life and Evangelist Alveda King have just taken part in the Catholic Inspired Organization’s 2017 forum that met in Rome Dec. 11-13.

Alveda King is the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American Outreach of Priests for Life. Bob Lalonde is the director for international activities for Priests for Life and is the organization’s main representative to the United Nations. Priests for Life participates at the UN as a registered NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

Catholic Inspired Organizations that are registered NGOs at the United Nations were first called together at the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI. The gathering recognized that the UN is often the place where pro-abortion, anti-family concepts and language are introduced and attempts made to insert these concepts into international law. Catholic lay organizations are seen as the best defense against these radical attempts to normalize abortion, euthanasia and other anti-life measures.

“The mission of this gathering is a lofty one,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who worked at the Vatican under St. John Paul II at the Pontifical Council for the Family. “It aims to strengthen the Church’s voice in every aspect of society, but especially where the dignity of every human being – born or unborn – is concerned. Priests for Life is grateful to be included in this mission and we have much to contribute to these vital conversations.”

This was the first visit to the Vatican for Ms. King, the niece of the late Martin Luther King Jr.

“I’m traveling with a prayerful heart and an open mind to learn how those of us devoted to promoting the sanctity of every human life can work together,” Ms. King said.

Mr. Lalonde, who attended the conference for the second time, said “We appreciate the important efforts of the organizers and valuable contributions of all the participating international organizations.”

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 Dangerous Intent of Unproven Accusations

Friday, December 8th, 2017

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While recovering from jet lag in the midst of my first visit to Rome, Italy, I was stunned by a report that Congressman Trent Franks has been asked to step down from office. I immediately began to pray with an awareness that “the accuser of the brethren” is at work to silence the voices of conscience on The Hill.

“Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night.” Revelation 12:10

Unproven accusations are designed to bring strife, suspicion, division, hurt and harm to humanity. Such accusations not only hurt people’s reputations; they rend the fabric of the One Blood/One Human Race Community. (Acts 17:26)

This reminds me of the tragedy of Emmett Till who was unjustly slaughtered due to an accusation that was proven to be false after Emmett was brutally murdered.

Today in America this same tactic is being played and replayed where public figures are constantly being accused of crime and/or impropriety and “tried” in the media.

For those who are professing guilt, as they are appropriately stripped of or voluntarily abandon their seats of power, where is their path to redemption?

“Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.” – Romans 3:23-24

For those who stand accused and castrated without a trial we must ask where do they go to get their reputations, or in extreme cases such as Emmett Till, their lives back?

“Is it legal to convict a man before he is given a hearing?” John 7:51

Maybe we should all pray about calling a “Cease Fire Come to Jesus Moment” and repent corporately. Have we considered what it takes to build a reputation, and how sad it is to note how a person can be hurt by the false charges of irresponsible or ruthless people?

Such accusations can poison the atmosphere among society. Unsuspecting people can come to believe the worst about their neighbors or community leaders simply by hearing and believing false accusations. Once the vicious cycle begins, people can be motivated by the desire to accuse others.

Even as a post abortive secondary victim of abortion, I work very hard to remain in a position of repentance and forgiveness for those whom I hurt and for those who hurt me on my journey through life. A testimony should never seek only to expose a painful wrong, but to seek healing and reveal and discover how God can make things right for all parties involved.

Enemies of Agape Love and Truth seek to have us accuse each other and cause strife and division. God’s law is the law of love, where people are led to repent, forgive, and be healed; these are truths for life which are designed for us to follow.

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