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Priests for Life Applauds N.D. Governor for His Courage

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013





Priests for Life

Friends, great news! Very recently Fr. Frank emailed our Priests for Life family to ask them to encourage the Governor of North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple, to sign the strongest pro-life legislation in the country. Many of you responded, and today the Governor did what we encouraged him to do!

When the People of God speak up, results happen! Please see the good news about North Dakota below, and please help us gain similar victories with our other action alerts at www.priestsforlife.org/alert.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 26, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Priests for Life has strongly supported the three measures that Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota signed into law today. Abortionists should be required have hospital admitting privileges, just as they should be required to observe other measures that they routinely resist, but that fulfill what Roe vs. Wade itself said, namely, that “The State has a legitimate interest in seeing to it that abortion, like any other medical procedure, is performed under circumstances that insure maximum safety for the patient.” [410 U.S. 113, 150]

Furthermore, abortions carried out for sex-selection and genetic defects embody and advance deep and destructive prejudices, and should be prohibited, as this new law does.

Finally, as for the heartbeat legislation, the Governor should be applauded for his courage in signing a bill that so dramatically challenges the Supreme Court’s ignorant prejudice against the unborn that continues to deny them equal protection under law. This legislation can begin to reverse that prejudice. I’ve never heard a good reason why the law should permit a baby’s beating heart to be stopped.

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

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Priests for Life to Co-Sponsor Screening of Documentary on Sex-Selection Abortion

Monday, March 4th, 2013





Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 4, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

“It’s a Girl” will be shown during U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK, NY — As part of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Priests for Life will co-sponsor a screening of “It’s A Girl,” a documentary that takes an unflinching look at gendercide and forced abortion in China and India. The screening will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, 1 East 42nd St., Manhattan. The screening is open to the public.

The documentary focuses on 200 million “missing” women and girls who were killed in sex-selection abortions, or murdered or abandoned as newborns. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Andrew Brown, producer; Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, and Michael Platzer of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Priests for Life is a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. In a statement submitted as part of CSW, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said “violence against women and girls must be eliminated and prevented throughout the life cycle.

“Elimination of violence against women and girls must begin where the violence begins—in the womb,” Father Pavone said in the statement. “Sex-selection abortion is the ultimate act of discrimination against girls — a baby girl is identified in utero and her life ended simply because she is a baby girl. This violence based solely on the fact that she is a girl marks the beginning of gendercide or femicide. It is not surprising that the three most dangerous words in the world are ‘It’s a girl.’

“Violence against girls must not be allowed by anyone for any reason, including by the mother who wants to give birth to a son but is pregnant with a girl.”

“It’s a Girl” was an official selection in Amnesty International’s 2012 REEL Awareness Film Festival and was shown at the European Parliament in Brussels and the British Parliament in London. For information about the film, go it ItsaGirlmovie.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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Confusing Pointing Out Gendercide With Being Judgmental

Monday, June 25th, 2012





Have you ever noticed that when you point out when someone is doing something wrong they accuse you of being judgmental? Such has been the case in the latest of Live Action‘s “sting” videos regarding the abortion industry’s willingness to perform abortions based on the gender of the baby. When it is discovered that an abortion center is willing to abort a baby simply because it is a girl, the center’s answer “[i]n response to the incident [as reported by NBC 17], A Woman’s Choice said, “Because every pregnant woman’s situation is different, and can become highly complicated and difficult due to countless medical and personal circumstances, it is our policy to provide care to our patients free of judgment regarding their private, individual circumstances,”"

This is not an isolated incident. Live action has released numerous videos that show one after another abortion center willing and even encouraging the undercover “mother” to get the abortion if the baby is a girl and then try to get pregnant again just months later and try for a boy.

In the third video from Arizona, where it is illegal to do an abortion based on the sex of the baby, an abortion clinic worker is caught agreeing to do a late-term sex-selection abortion. Even in the other states where it is not illegal, it’s still wrong and it’s discrimination based on gender.

Slavery was once legal in many states but it was still wrong. It took a long time for this nation to correct the wrong. Are we to sit around and let Planned Parenthood do whatever they want because they have a lot of money and influence or are we to be more like the aboitionist of past days and fight to right a wrong?

We must stop the abortion industry from waging the real “war on women.” We can begin by defunding the largest provider of abortions in the United States, Planned Parenthood.






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PRENDA: A Job Still Not Done. Black Babies Still At Risk

Friday, June 1st, 2012





Considering that political twists and turns with PRENDA, black babies remail an endangered species. Read here for an important update…

House to Vote on Bill Penalizing Abortion Based on Sex of Child

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill
May 29th 2012

The House will vote this week on legislation imposing criminal penalties on anyone performing an abortion based on the sex of the child, but the measure runs the risk of failing on the floor because of how the GOP is calling it up.

Republican leaders have scheduled a vote on H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), under a suspension of House rules, which will require a two-thirds majority vote for passage. Suspension votes are usually reserved for non-controversial bills, but Republican leaders have occasionally used the process for bills that Democrats oppose, and the PRENDA bill appears to be one of those.

Democratic opposition to the bill began with its original name, the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Non-discrimination Act. Democrats argued in February that while the bill was named after these civil rights heroes, it has nothing to do with protecting civil rights. “It is offensive that the sponsors of this bill would invoke the names of two of our nation’s historic civil rights pioneers,” House Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) said. The original name reflected that the bill also sought to ban abortions based on the race of the child, but took out that language in committee. Republicans agreed to strike that language in the Judiciary committee, and also changed the name of the bill.

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