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National Prayer Service to Memorialize Miss Nellie Gray

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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Date: August 16, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
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Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, announced today that the national pro-life prayer service to be held on the morning of Friday, January 25, in Washington, D.C. will be dedicated to the memory of Miss Nellie Gray, who led the March for Life every year since 1974.

The service, known as the National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers, is interdenominational, and has taken place for nearly two decades. The planning for the January service has been in the works for a couple of years already, due to the significance of this January being the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

“Now, we have an even deeper meaning to the service,” said Fr. Pavone. “We will thank the Lord for Nellie, we will commend her to the Author of Life, and we will beg God that He will bestow on us all a double-portion of her spirit. Attending this service will be a wonderful way to honor her memory and renew our determination to fulfill her vision.”

The service will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 in the DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. It is open to the public. That same afternoon, the March for Life, which Nellie Gray led, will take place. To keep up to date as plans progress for the morning prayer service and other events regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe, visit www.roevswade40.com.

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

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Join pro-life leaders from across the U.S. at 2013 National Memorial for the Pre-Born

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

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Date: July 10, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
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The dawning of the year 2013 brings the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion in the United States throughout pregnancy. The pro-life movement is gearing up to observe this anniversary in January and throughout the year.

Plans have long been in the works for the 2013 interdenominational National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers, held every year on the morning of the annual March for Life in Washington DC. It brings pro-life activists together from around the nation.

“There are certain galvanizing moments in the history of every movement for social reform – moments that represent definitive turning points on the path to victory. For the pro-life movement, the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade can and should be such a moment,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council. “Together, let’s make it so by joining together for this national memorial service, representing the entire Body of Christ in its prayer and its call for equal protection of our unborn brothers and sisters!”

Sponsors will include the National Pro-Life Religious Council; Priests for Life/Gospel of Life Ministries; National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill; National Clergy Council; Faith and Action, and National Pro-Life Radio.

“Some things just can’t be ignored by Christians. The sanctity of God’s gift of life is one of them. The anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision gives all of us an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to this sacred obligation, said the Rev. Rob Schenck, President of the National Clergy Council and lead missionary of Faith and Action. “I am asking all the pastors, churches, and lay people I know to commit to this special gathering above anything else in 2013. Put it on your calendar. Bring family, friends, and church members with you. Let’s make this our biggest effort ever to restore respect for God’s gift of life!”

The National Memorial for the Pre-Born will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 in the DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. To keep up to date as plans progress for the prayer service and other events regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe, visit www.roevswade40.com.

“It is absolutely critical, as we prepare for the most solemn duty of citizenship, to pray for and end of the worst scourge in our nation’s experience. Our prayer must be earnest, bold and united,” said the Rev. Paul Schenck, founding director and Chairman of the National Pro-Life Center. “The National Memorial for the Pre-Born is that kind of prayer – the prayer needed now more than ever. No one who believes in the sanctity and dignity of human life should neglect this high call to pray!”

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

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After 40 years of Roe, Time to Wake Up, Pro-life Leader Says

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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Date: May 16, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
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Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today that pro-life leaders and groups are gearing up for the 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, which will be January 22, 2013.

“I can assure you that you will see an intensification of pro-life activity at every level, and a greater unity among the diverse pro-life organizations,” Father Pavone said. “Moreover, this anniversary – which will be observed both as we lead up to January, and also throughout 2013 — will be marked by a significant recruitment of pro-life activists across the nation.”

In the coming weeks, various initiatives and events to mark the 40th anniversary will be planned, and special opportunities announced.

“One of the significant preparations for this major commemoration will be a successful election season in November. By successful, I mean that people will elect public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Supporters of abortion have no place in public office, and it’s time to say so in the pulpits and in the voting booths,” Father Pavone stated. “At the end of this month, we have the first of three National Voter Registration Sundays designated for 2012 by the organizations that comprise the Vote Pro-life Coalition. Pentecost Sunday (May 27) reminds us of the new energy and courage that the Holy Spirit gave the apostles to go out and change the world. That same Spirit is among us today, and it’s time to respond.”

See www.PoliticalResponsibility.com. And coming soon for the 40th anniversary activities: www.RoevWade40.com.

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

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