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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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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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Fr. Pavone Hails Karen Handel Win as Pro-Life Victory

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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Date: June 21, 2017

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today lauded the victory of Congresswoman-elect Karen Handel in Georgia’s special election to fill the seat of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

“Karen Handel’s victory is not only a triumph for the cause of life, it’s yet another well-deserved defeat to the death dealers at Planned Parenthood,” said Fr. Pavone. “Congresswoman-elect Handel knows that a billion-dollar abortion corporation shouldn’t receive money from legitimate charities and certainly shouldn’t be subsidized by taxpayers. Babies in the womb – and all Americans who value them – have another strong voice in Congress in Karen Handel.”

Mrs. Handel, who attempted to redirect money away from Planned Parenthood and toward groups that provide comprehensive cancer screening while at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, defeated a pro-abortion candidate in the special election to fill Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. The race had been considered too close to call, but Mrs. Handel won by a four-point margin.

“Planned Parenthood can buy a lot with its money – it can hire major public relations firms, build fancy offices, and threaten people who dare to oppose it – but it can’t buy legitimacy and it can’t buy votes,” added Fr. Pavone. “The people of Georgia’s Sixth District have spoken and like most Americans, they want their money used for healing, not killing. Congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Handel for standing toe-to-toe with Planned Parenthood and emerging victorious!”

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“Fathers’ Day Looms as Domestic Terror Massacre Rocks America”

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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“And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While many were likely buying Fathers’ Day cards for the weekend, America was rocked by terror – again last Wednesday.

In wake of escalating domestic violence, most recently with the violent attack on the GOP, we must pray and respond with nonviolence not fear; our lives depend on Divine Intervention.

This is a national call to prayer and nonviolence in the ongoing face of domestic and global terror. Let us unite behind President Trump and all compassionate leaders calling for peaceful nonviolent solutions as we pray for Congressman Scalise and all victims and their families.

Scalise and others were injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers as they were practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday. House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was critically injured; as well as aides and Capitol police as targets ran for cover. The assailant reportedly had grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP; and was wounded and killed during the assault.

Reportedly, the FBI has said that the assailant James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from Illinois had several minor run-ins with the law previously; and belonged to a Facebook group called “Terminate the Republican Party.”

In a call for prayer and unity, President Donald Trump has said: “Everyone on that field is a public servant. Their sacrifice makes democracy possible. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape – but he is a real fighter. Pray for Steve!”

Rev. Frank Pavone, National Director Priests for Life posted the following:

“May God awaken his people to [Scalise shooting/Domestic Terroristic Violence] its seriousness, confirm His people in their commitment to nonviolent solutions, and protect and unite all of us as citizens of the greatest nation on earth.

170616 blog imageI remember how my Father Rev. AD King took me to my first peaceful protest. I learned early that prayer and nonviolence are powerful spiritual weapons.

This Fathers’ Day, along with praying for victims of the recent Virginia massacre, some who are likely fathers, I honor the memory of my earthly biological father Rev. AD King; his father and my grandfather Daddy King who rescued me from abortion; my Pastor and Mentor Allen McNair; all of whom live in Heaven now; along with the Greatest Father of all, HEAVENLY FATHER. All praise to GOD, ABBA FATHER, SON JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT.

For the record, from conception, the human personality in the womb has 46 chromosomes; 23 from Dad, 23 from Mom. It takes two to make a baby. “HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY!”

In closing, please pray that fear and violence will be answered by Agape Love, compassion and nonviolent solutions. This Fathers’ Day, Pray for America.

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Life and Death in New Mexico: Abortionists Set the Arbitrary Standard

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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Date: June 15, 2017

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Abortion Free New Mexico is working with Priests for Life to raise national awareness about late-term abortion.

ALBUQUERQUE – In part four of a six-part series documenting late-term abortion in New Mexico, Abortion Free New Mexico (AFNM) takes a look at Southwestern Women’s Options, the nation’s largest late-term abortion facility.

Southwestern Women’s Options advertises on its website that elective abortions are available through 28 weeks with “Later Abortion for Maternal and Fetal Indications.”

The latest undercover recording reveals just how arbitrary the standard is for determining if babies live or die at Southwestern Women’s Options.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement regarding the latest call:

“Once again, this undercover call reveals that abortions are taking place legally in our country even in the third trimester of pregnancy. We will continue to expose this evil in the weeks and months to come. We call on all Americans, including those who identify themselves as ‘pro-choice, to communicate to their legislators their opposition to these late-term procedures so that we can begin restoring protection to these children.”

In the first call to Southwestern, a caller posed as a woman who was pregnant with a baby who had been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Without hesitation she was given an abortion appointment, despite being 33 weeks pregnant.

In a second call, an undercover caller posed as a healthy woman pregnant with a 30-week healthy pre-born baby whom she has decided to abort because her husband lost his job.

The third calling, a minor posing as the victim of incest by an older family member is seeking a late-term abortion at 26 weeks of pregnancy. Instead of urging the sexual assault victim to contact the authorities – as required by law — the abortion clinic staff gives the young girl a phone number to the New Mexico Medicaid office so that she can obtain the $7,500 procedure for free.

The fourth call combines two earlier calls and adds new details, including that mothers so far advanced in their pregnancies should not be aborted in stand-alone clinics like Southwestern – although they are – and that the availability of third-trimester abortions depends on the “comfort” level of the abortionist.

“The bottom line is that SWO is willing to terminate a disabled child in spite of their own admission that late- term abortions shouldn’t be done in an outpatient clinic because they pose significant risks to mothers,” Mrs. Shaver said.

“The ‘comfort’ zone of the abortionists at Southwestern Women’s Options, which appear to be based on an arbitrary eugenic standard, have ultimately led them to decide which babies should live or die. Barbaric late- term abortions are rejected by the majority of the American people because viable babies are being killed, and in our latest undercover recording, the abortion workers themselves admit that late-term abortions shouldn’t be performed because they are too dangerous for the women seeking them. New Mexico abortion facilities need oversight and accountability that comes from common-sense regulations,” Mrs. Shaver said.

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Pavone, King: POTUS “gift” to Pope a sign of the times

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, America’s largest religious anti-abortion ministry and Evangelist Alveda King who heads up Civil Rights for the Unborn for the organization have a message for America regarding President Donald Trump’s gift of books by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Pope Francis on the POTUS tour to the world’s most renowned seats of religious power.

“How appropriate that two world leaders who seek peace should pause again in the shadow of another leader who showed everyone how to make it happen,” said Father Pavone. “Dr. King said that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Both the President and the Pope have warned the world about the ongoing injustice of abortion, which, as President Trump pointed out in the third presidential debate, rips babies out of the womb. Both the President and the Pope know that peace demands an end to that violence,” said Father Pavone.

Evangelist King, prolife niece of MLK who gifted President Trump with a “King Family Tribute” book during her visit with POTUS at the National Museum of African American History and Culture earlier this year said: “It’s interesting how things come full circle. I gifted President Trump with a King book; he gifted the same to the Pope. The Pope has often noted the teachings of MLK in his work. When I first met Fr. Pavone in NY at a prolife rally in the 1990s he was quoting MLK’s Christmas sermon.”

“… When we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1967 Christmas Sermon

Citing what she calls “fake news examples,” King points out that President Trump’s Mexico City Policy redirection of funds away from abortion providers outside of America and back to life affirming programs in America is not robbing the poor as some media suggests. “President Trump is redirecting our funds while draining the swamp. By cutting abortion funds, and redirecting public assistance away from entitlement to empowerment, POTUS is helping everyone; not robbing the poor as some media reports. Now our families can begin to breathe again and work again and live in dignity. I’m just glad that in the midst of all of the ‘fake news’ President Trump has delivered something real again with this MLK book gift; the six principles and steps to nonviolent conflict resolution espoused by my Uncle Rev. MLK are always good for America and the world. ”

Fr. Pavone added: “It is no accident that the President’s first trip is to the key religious centers in the world. He is convinced that peace in the world depends upon religious leaders and their people freely and vigorously practicing their faith. Both he and the Pope have warned against the abuse of religion, which happens when people invoke God’s name as a cover for violence.”

Both Pavone and King are prayerful and supportive of President Trump’s agenda to address the problem of abortion in America and are in favor of a “sanctity of life” agenda; “from the womb to the tomb,” they agree. In agreement with her colleague Janet Morana, author of RECALL ABORTION, Evangelist King, a post abortive voice for life is a “women’s advocate supporting good health, safety and equality for all females, including the little girls in the womb. Abortion is not health care. Abortion kills babies, hurts and sometimes kills their mothers. How can the dream survive abortion?”

As American voices for life, Pavone and King advance the sanctity of life message from a Bible perspective. “When POTUS says we are all Americans, and our blood runs red, that’s true. Acts 17:26 says that God created all humanity as “one blood.” Uncle MLK said “we must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools.” It’s time for us to lead the way. AMERICA RETURN TO GOD.

Deuteronomy 30:19 – “…Choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”

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