FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 11, 2016
Contact: Leslie Palma
NEW YORK — “The case of Priests for Life vs. HHS is one of the seven cases that have been consolidated and accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court. We are grateful to Rep. Diane Black, Rep. Mike Kelly, and all the other members of Congress who have expressed strong support for our case and the other six cases. Various members of Congress joined us for the rally we held at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
“Priests for Life will organize another prayer rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of the oral arguments there. We are also leading a prayer campaign sponsored by a coalition of 43 national pro-life and religious groups, praying for victory in the Supreme Court. The prayers can be found at www.PrayerCampaign.org.”
Priests for Life is represented in this case by the American Freedom Law Center, led by attorneys Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi. “Along with the other cases that have been consolidated with ours, it is particularly appropriate that Priests for Life has been fighting this mandate, since the very purpose of the organization is to oppose the very activities that the mandate supports, particularly abortion,” said Mr. Muise.
In the Priests for Life case, plaintiffs included, along with the organization, the following people in their individual capacity: Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life; Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and Dr. Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The seven cases that were consolidated and are being heard by the Supreme Court are as follows:
14-1418 ZUBIK, DAVID A. ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
14-1453 PRIESTS FOR LIFE, ET AL. V. DEPT. OF H&HS, ET AL.
14-1505 ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
15-35 E. TX BAPTIST UNIV., ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS
15-105 LITTLE SISTERS, ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
15-119 SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIV., ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
15-191 GENEVA COLLEGE V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
For more details visit IStandWithPFL.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.