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Pregnancy Care Centers Win Out

Monday, January 7th, 2013





PCC Mobile Unit

2013 will be a good year for women and babies. Pregnancy Care Centers are advancing in services and technoligy.

In a recent New York Times article it was reported that “With free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, along with diapers, parenting classes and even temporary housing, pregnancy centers are playing an increasingly influential role in the anti-abortion movement. While most attention has focused on scores of new state laws restricting abortion, the centers have been growing in numbers and gaining state financing and support.”

The article also states that “As they [pregnancy care centers]expand, they are adding on-call or on-site medical personnel and employing sophisticated strategies to attract women, including Internet search optimization and mobile units near Planned Parenthood clinics.”

Support your local Pregnancy Care Center.

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“How to Keep the Fire Burning” – a new E-booklet from Priests for Life

Thursday, June 7th, 2012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 7, 2012

Priests for Life

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fighting for the right to life is the most important work a person can engage in, but it can be difficult to maintain passion and commitment when the culture of death seems so pervasive.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, shares his own strategies for maintaining that passion in a new e-booklet, “How to Keep the Fire Burning.” The booklet is the first in a series that will be called “Toolkit for the Pro-life Soul.” In this series, Fr. Frank will share his personal secrets on how to engage the pro-life battle.

Father Pavone, who has been engaged full-time in the battle against abortion for 20 years, turns his anger at the slaughter of thousands of innocents every day into energy for battle.

“Anger is energy,” Father Pavone writes. “If you turn it in on yourself, it becomes depression. If you let it out in an uncontrolled way, it becomes destructive. Instead, you must channel it, harness it, under God’s guidance, and direct it towards your work for life. The guidance of God in channeling your anger will assure that the activity it leads to is always non-violent and a life-giving blessing to others.”

Father Pavone also gives advice on how to draw energy from others engaged in the battle, how to use the outrageous claims and tactics of the pro-aborts to turn the tables and how to learn from the example of others throughout history who have dedicated themselves to fighting grave injustice.
“Read about the struggles and triumphs of St. Paul in the Acts of the Apostles. Read about William Wilberforce and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and numerous others. Read not only their words, but study their actions and their strategies and the movements they led. You will be encouraged and energized.”

“How to Keep the Fires Burning” is designed as a helpful tool that people waging the battle for life can turn to whenever they need encouragement or advice.

The e-booklet can be downloaded at a small fee on our Priests for Life store at http://www.priestsforlife.org/store/p-316-how-to-keep-the-fire-burning.aspx. Also, for a limited time, those who connect with us on Facebook can download it free of charge. Go to http://www.priestsforlife.org/facebook/fbcall.aspx.






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Priests for Life Calls for Chinese Dissident to Be Brought to Safety

Friday, May 4th, 2012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 3, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

Priests for Life has joined calls for the U.S. State Department to immediately take steps to bring to safety Chinese forced-abortion dissident Chen Guangcheng, his family and anyone who helped him escape house arrest two weeks ago.

“There is no way to ensure their safety if they remain in China,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. “The whole world is watching this situation, and we must act now.

“Chen has been courageous enough to speak out against forced abortion and sterilization in China. But for too long, the United States has been silent about the brutality with which these policies are enforced, and the way those who oppose them are silenced. We cannot be silent about the very real danger facing Chen, his wife, Yuan Weijing, and those who helped him.”

Father Pavone urged everyone to contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives about this matter.

The Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues, a ministry of Gospel of Life, has urged Parliamentarians to voice concern for Chen to Chinese officials and embassies in their respective countries; to call, fax and email national embassies in China to create global concern for Chen’s well-being, and to use social media to keep the international spotlight on Chen and his family. For information, go to www.PNCIUS.org
The Christian Defense Coalition has organized a prayer vigil Friday at noon, in front of the White House. The location is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, on the Lafayette Park side. Priests for Life will be one of the groups represented.

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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Fr. Pavone To LCWR: Priests for Life Will Work “Side by Side” With Women Religious To Proclaim A Pro-Life Message

Thursday, April 19th, 2012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 19, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
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STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following comment today on the Vatican’s assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR):

“As a pro-life ministry dedicated to fully activating the Church to end abortion and euthanasia, Priests for Life is grateful to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the assessment it has issued of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and in particular for pointing out the problem of silence regarding abortion and the right to life.”

Following a two-year investigation into the LCWR, the Vatican concluded, in part, that, “while there has been a great deal of work on the part of LCWR promoting issues of social justice in harmony with the church’s social doctrine, it is silent on the right to life from conception to natural death.”

Responding to that finding, Father Pavone said, “Priests for Life has the highest regard for the women religious in the Church and the consecration they have made to God of their lives. We want to work side by side with them and support them in the pro-life dimensions of their life and ministry. We therefore encourage the LCWR and all its members to make the right to life a clear and constant aspect of the message they proclaim to the world.”

Father Pavone concluded: “As we have often pointed out, the very act of consecrating one’s life to God strikes at the heart of the culture of death. While the culture of death proclaims, ‘I have the right to choose,’ the religious life proclaims, ‘My life and choices belong to God, and there is where I find true freedom.’ ”

To read the statement from the Vatican, go to
www.priestsforlife.org/CDF-LCWR-Assessment.pdf.

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Black Prolife Leaders, King, Gardner, Broden: “Senseless Killing” of Trayvon Martin calls for Justice, Nonviolent Action

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012





“Trayvon Martin’s death is senseless, and we are deeply grieved that a young man’s future has been aborted and hidden under a cloak of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground law,” says Dr. Alveda King, daughter of slain civil rights strategist Rev. A. D. King, and his widow, Mrs. Naomi King.

King whose father was also a victim of a violent death in 1969, says that she is “praying for the family of young Trayvon.” The youth was killed in Florida by George Zimmerman, a man who has sidestepped arrest so far by citing the Stand Your Ground law in Florida.

This law gives citizens license to claim self defense in wielding a firearm. King, who recognizes the constitutional provision to bear firearms for protection of individuals and their families, is admittedly concerned about “motives of those who shoot at will.

“After all, my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and my grandmother, Mrs. Alberta King were shot to death by firearms.”

Trayvon’s case has sparked controversy across America. Some have gone so far as to suggest that that Trayvon may have opened himself up as a target by wearing a hooded sweatshirt. For others, this argument touches on gang war violence, where youths are slain because of the colors they wear or where they choose to walk in their neighborhoods.

“To place the blame on a youth for wearing a “hoodie” is to play over into potential racial profiling if we aren’t careful,” says King.

Other members of the Black Prolife Community are also concerned about the death of the Florida youth.

“All too often, people say that the Black Prolife Community is only concerned about the issue of aborted babies. Nothing could be further from the truth,” said leaders. “We mourn Trayvon’s death because his life has been struck down in his prime.”

Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Prolife Union added: “Our hearts go out to the family of Trayvon, his young life cut so short. As we pray for other lives lost, including those in the womb, it is important for us to remember that every life is sacred, from conception and fertilization until natural death. There was nothing natural about the killing of Trayvon, and we are saddened.”

Pastor Stephen Broden of Fairpark Baptist Church, Houston, TX explained: “The future of our community resides with our youth. We cannot allow our children to be victimized by stereotyping and fear. However, we must allow the legal system to investigate the facts of this tragic situation and at the same time allow that same system to exact justice appropriate to the evidence.”

King, Gardner and Broden belong to the National Black Prolife Coalition. They are calling for soul searching nonviolent peaceful conflict resolution as justice is sought for Trayvon Martin, “a young Black man who is now denied his freedom to experience life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Senseless killing from the womb to the tomb must cease. Trayvon is yet another example of the slaying of an endangered species: America’s youth,” said King.






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Priests for Life Announces Ongoing Novena re HHS Mandate

Friday, March 9th, 2012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 9, 2012

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New York, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, is making available a prayer novena for the intention that the unjust HHS Mandate will be completely reversed.

“We already conducted a nationwide novena for this intention,” Fr. Frank explained, noting that Churches, schools, pro-life groups, families and individuals around the country were invited to participate. “But because the battle continues, so must the prayers. We therefore are announcing today that this is a continuous novena.”

The nine prayers can be found at http://www.priestsforlife.org/novenas/hhs-mandate.htm. The prayers are written in such a way that Christians of any denomination can use them. They focus on themes such as loyalty to God above any earthly authority, participation in the legislative process, repentance and conversion, conscience and religious freedom, enlightenment for civil leaders, courage for Church leaders, and unity. As one of the prayers says in part,

“Lord Jesus,
You continue to proclaim your Word
in your Church today.
Give us the same clarity, courage, and determination
That your apostles had,
That we may not allow any obstacle or earthly power
To intimidate us into silence or compromise.”

Fr. Pavone also pointed out that these prayers can be particularly appropriate as people across the nation prepare for the religious freedom rallies to be held on March 23, and as they conduct those rallies. Priests for Life has been instrumental in assisting the planning of these national events, and is responsible for organizing the New York City rally for that day.

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Getting Throught the Tough Times

Thursday, February 16th, 2012





New DeStefano book and my daughter’s letters are both encouraging reads on a rainy day. All of Anthony DeStefano’s books are highly recommended.

My daughter blessed me with this email message today. She does that sometimes… As I read the message of 75 things of 75 Reminders for Tough Times, three Bible verses come to mind. They don’t make the 75 things untrue, but make me stronger in walking them out. Also, reading 1-4 before reading the 75 shifts life’s perspectives. By the time the other 75 are read, we most likely will be breathing a whole lot easier. Be blessed.

1. “Love never fails.” I Corinthians 13:8
2. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and don’t lean on or trust your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge G-D and HE will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5
3. “…but seek first God’s kingdom, and all these things [everything people work and slave so hard to attain] will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (It might be good to read this whole chapter today! I will!)
4. “For God so loved the world, that God gave His only begotten Son (Jesus) so that whoever believes on HIM will not perish, but will have everlasting life.” John 3-16

75 Reminders for Tough Times

When life gets stressful, we often forget the things we should remember, and remember the things we should forget.

Here are 75 reminders to help motivate you when you need it most.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

1. You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
2. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
3. You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
4. Nobody is perfect, and nobody deserves to be perfect. Nobody has it easy. You never know what people are going through. Every one of us has issues. So don’t belittle yourself or anyone else. Everybody is fighting their own unique war.
5. Crying doesn’t indicate that you’re weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you’re alive and full of potential.
6. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. (Read Unstoppable.)
7. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
8. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Let it go.
9. Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start small. Start now.
10. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
11. Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart.
12. You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
13. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
14. You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.
15. Give up worrying about what others think of you. What they think isn’t important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
16. When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
17. When other people treat you poorly, keep being you. Don’t ever let someone else’s bitterness change the person you are.
18. You have to accept that some things will never be yours, and learn to appreciate the things that are only yours.
19. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied, or barely getting by. But that feeling is a lie. And if you just hold on, someone will find you and help make it better. Because we all need a little help sometimes – someone to help us hear the music in our world. To remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there right now.
20. Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to lose.
21. Sometimes we accidentally allow small problems to escalate and dominate our lives. If we get overcharged a few cents, it is irritating, but don’t let it ruin your day. There will always be small issues that irritate us; the secret is to be able to give them the miniscule level of importance they deserve.
22. Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go. (Read The Dip.)
23. Ask yourself whether each of your relationships drags you down or lifts you up. Surrounding yourself with positive, loving people is half the battle of living a happy, successful life.
24. Spend more time with those who make you smile and less time with those who you feel pressured to impress.
25. There are few joys in life that equal a good conversation, a good read, a good walk, a good hug, a good smile, or a good friend.
26. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future for too long. Right now is life. Live it.
27. No matter how cautiously you choose your words, someone will always twist them around and misinterpret what you say. So just say what you need to say.
28. In order to be creative, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
29. Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of good luck.
30. To be great does not mean you have to dominate others. It means you have to dominate your own potential.
31. If you are passionate about something, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks. That’s how dreams are achieved.
32. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
33. Forgiveness is one of the primary keys to happiness.
34. The best revenge is happiness, because nothing drives your adversaries more insane than seeing you smile.
35. Stay positive when negativity surrounds you. Smile when others frown. It’s an easy way to make a difference.
36. If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Don’t bother reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
37. Don’t regret intimate relationships that don’t work out. Because they will only help you find the right partner for you, and better appreciate them for everything they do and everything they are.
38. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.
39. The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists. It rewards people who get things done. And the only way to get things done is to be imperfect 99% of the time.
40. Never lie – not even a white lie! When you steer away from the truth, you steer away from your soul. Be honest, be real and tell the truth. This awareness forces you to make better choices and be a stronger person.
41. Feelings, good and bad, always come and go.
42. Don’t get caught up in wasted potential from years past. Potential is all we ever have.
43. We are not alone. No matter how bizarre or embarrassed or pathetic we feel about our own situation, there will be others out there experiencing the same emotions. When you hear yourself say “I am all alone,” it is your mind trying to sell you a lie so you will continue to feel sorry for yourself.
44. It is okay to be angry. It is never okay to be cruel.
45. Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
46. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
47. Money is a renewable resource. If you lose some money, don’t sweat it. You can always make more. However, if you spend valuable time stressing over money, or lost opportunity, you’ll never get that time back. Time is more valuable than money – time is the greatest constituent of life.
48. Never let people know that they got to you. Ignore them. Hold your head up high and pretend all their negative remarks don’t even phase you, and someday they actually won’t.
49. There is nothing to hold you back except you. And there is only one question to ask yourself: “What would you do if you were not afraid?” Think about it.
50. Life is way more enjoyable when you stop trying to be cool and simply focus on being yourself.
51. It’s often hard to tell just how close you are to success.
52. When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want.
53. No matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win.
54. You must see things how they are instead of how you hoped, wished, or expected them to be.
55. Even when you feel like you have nothing, someone else likely has far less. Find them and help them. You’ll see why.
56. Laughter is the best medicine for stress. Laugh at yourself often. Find the humor in whatever situation you’re in.
57. If you want to feel rich, just count all the great things you have that money can’t buy.
58. Forgiving yourself is far more important than getting others to forgive you.
59. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
60. You can press forward long after you can’t. It’s just a matter of wanting it bad enough.
61. It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance. You’ll rarely be 100% sure it will work. But you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Sometimes you just have to go for it!
62. If it were easy everyone would do it. This is why get rich quick schemes will never be true. If it was so quick and easy then everyone would be millionaires. Accomplishing great things is hard work, but well worth it.
63. Notice and cherish life’s surprises. Just because it’s not what you were expecting, doesn’t mean it’s not everything you’ve been waiting for.
64. Be vulnerable. Allow yourself to feel, to be open and authentic. Tear down any emotional brick walls you have built around you and feel every exquisite emotion, both good and bad. This is real life. This is how you welcome new opportunities.
65. You must create and look for opportunities. Opportunities rarely ever come knocking on the door of someone who’s not seeking them. You have to create and seek opportunities for yourself. You have to take the initiative to get the ball rolling and the doors opening.
66. If it’s out of your control, why fret about it? Concentrating on things you can control is how you make good things happen.
67. Saying “no” to right people gives you the time and resources required to say “yes” to right opportunities. (Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.)
68. No matter how much progress you make there will always be the people who insist that whatever you’re trying to do is impossible. Or they may incessantly suggest that the idea or dream as a whole is utterly ridiculous because nobody really cares. When you come across these people, don’t try to reason with them. Instead, forget that they exist. They will only waste your time and energy.
69. If you spend 80% of your time focusing on the problem and only 20% on the solution, what do you think is going to happen?
70. No matter how badly you think your life may be going, or how messed up you think you are, there is at least one thing you are doing right in your life or you wouldn’t be alive reading this.
71. A problem is a chance for you to learn.
72. The greatest struggle is to be something different from what the average man is.
73. In times of great stress, it’s always wise to keep busy, to plow your anger and frustration into something positive.
74. One thing is for sure: Regardless of the situation, life goes on.
75. Everyone wants a perfect ending. But over the years I’ve learned that some of the best poems don’t rhyme, and many great stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, or end. Life is about not knowing, embracing change, and taking a moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next.

Oh, and…
You wanna know who’s awesome? Read the first word of this line again.






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Steven Tyler’s ex-fiancé to talk about her abortion at March for Life

Thursday, January 19th, 2012





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Jan. 19, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

Julia Holcomb was forced to reveal a secret she had been keeping for 35 years after her son came across one of the unflattering — and untrue – statements that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler had written about her, their relationship, and their abortion.

“I had to become Silent No More right in my own home, I had no choice” said Ms. Holcomb, whose life hit a low point in 1975, when she nearly died in an apartment fire and was then convinced to abort her baby at five months.

Now Ms. Holcomb is a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign by choice.

On Monday, Jan., 23, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, she will publicly share the story of her abortion and how it was the catalyst that prompted her to turn her life around. She is a married mother of six sons, a devout Roman Catholic and a pro-life activist.

Ms. Holcomb will join dozens of other women and men from the campaign who will tell their stories at the annual event that immediately follows the March for Life. She was convinced to go public with her story after reading a piece written by Kevin Burke, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, about the abortion regret that Tyler – who last night began his second season as an “American Idol” judge — has expressed in two books.

“In spite of everything, I do not hate Steven Tyler, nor am I personally bitter.” Ms. Holcomb said. “I pray for his sincere conversion of heart and hope he can find God’s grace, as I have.”

Ms. Holcomb also will speak at a March for Life Youth Rally, to take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW.

For a video interview with Ms. Holcomb, click HERE

To arrange an interview with her, call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or send an email to media@priestsforlife.org.

Since the launch of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 4,845 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 865 gatherings in 48 states and 10 countries where more than 110,830 attendees have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than 10,100 people representing 57 countries are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with the pain are two of the Campaign’s goals. The Campaign has over 1,300 testimonies posted here, with over 120 that are shared via video!

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website: www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org






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Silent No More Awareness coordinator to speak at West Coast Walk for Life

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012





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Jan. 17, 2012

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Jacquie Stalnaker’s boyfriend drove her to an abortion clinic with a gun on the floor of the car. He told her their baby would die that day, or that both she and the baby would. When she came out of the clinic afterward, he was nowhere to be found and never seen again. She collapsed on the street, lost half the blood in her body, and subsequently survived recurring stage-four uterine cancer and the removal of a 25-pound tumor.

She had aborted the only child she would ever conceive, and she lived with her secret for decades.

But now this former Miss West Virginia, former national spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, and current executive director for Ignatius Productions is Silent No More, and is an invited speaker at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on Jan. 21.

“It took me 22 years to be able to speak out about it,” said Ms. Stalnaker, a resident of Birmingham, Ala., and a regional coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. “Now I talk about it everywhere I go.”

To see a video of Ms. Stalnaker discussing her abortion and its aftermath, go to http://bit.ly/wlktss

The eighth annual Walk for Life West Coast will begin at 11 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza, when Georgette Forney, co-founder of Silent No More, and 14 women and men who are part of the campaign will share their testimonies.

Ms. Stalnaker will be one of the speakers at a rally to begin at 12:30 p.m. The Walk, along Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza, will begin at 1:30 p.m. For information about the Walk, visit www.walkforlifewc.com.

“What we often say is that experience trumps rhetoric,” said Mrs. Forney, a Pennsylvania resident. “People can talk about the right to choose but it is time to hear about the real consequences of the choice. We also want others who are hurting after abortion to know they are not alone, help is available. That is why we are Silent No More.”

For more on the campaign, visit www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.Org. To arrange an interview with Ms. Stalnaker, Mrs. Forney or anyone from the Silent No More team, please email media@priestsforlife.org or call 347-286-7277.

Since the launch of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 4,845 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 865 gatherings in 48 states and 10 countries where more than 110,830 attendees have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than 10,100 people representing 57 countries are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with the pain are two of
the Campaign’s goals. The Campaign has over 1,300 testimonies posted here, with over 120 that are shared via video!

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website: Silent No More Awareness Campaign






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National Pro-Life Religious Council to Bestow Awards at Jan. 23 Service in Capitol Visitors Center

Monday, January 16th, 2012





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Date: January 16, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 18th annual National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 in Room HVC 201 of the Capitol Visitors Center.

The National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC) will present its annual Pro-Life Recognition Award to Chris Slattery, founder of EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers, and Karolyn Schrage, executive director of Life Choices in Joplin, Mo.

Kelly Clinger, a recording artist and spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and Tony Melendez, a guitar player who was born without arms and plays with his feet, will perform.

During the service, Priests for Life and Gospel of Life will also announce a Pro-life Award for Victoria Hearst, founder of Praise Him Ministries in Colorado.

The National Conference for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers was founded in 1994 by Rev. Rob Schenck of Faith and Action and Fr. Paul C.B. Schenck of the National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill. It is the only pro-life prayer service convened on the U.S. capitol complex. Additional sponsors include the National Clergy Council, National Pro-Life Radio and National Pro-Life Center.

This year’s honorees are involved in providing alternatives to abortion.

Slattery launched Expectant Mother Care-EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers in mid-town Manhattan in 1984. It was New York City’s first crisis pregnancy center and remains the largest network of pregnancy help centers in the tri-state area.

He pioneered the use of onsite ultrasound and pre-natal care in a crisis center, and introduced 3D and 4D ultrasound in lifesaving work when the technology became available. He also pioneered using mobile ultrasounds with sidewalk counseling teams outside abortion clinics in major cities.

Mrs. Schrage, a registered nurse, worked as a medical missionary in Kenya for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Mike, produced a film addressing unplanned pregnancy issues in East Africa. The film was translated into eight languages and has been shown in many African countries.

In 2003, Mrs. Schrage and her family moved back to the United States, where she joined the LifeChoices medical team. LifeChoices Medical Clinic and 4U Testing Clinic in Joplin, Mo., provide confidential, compassionate medical services for individuals facing a sexual health crisis or unplanned pregnancy. LifeChoices works in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control to reduce the sexually transmitted disease epidemic in the USA.

“Pregnancy centers are on the front lines of the war against abortion,” said Father Frank Pavone, President of the National Pro-life Religious Council. “Chris and Karolyn recognized this and decided to focus their considerable energies and talents to inspire young with the courage to love and to choose life. The National Pro-Life Religious Council salutes these pro-life heroes.”

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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