Fr. Pavone Praises Tennessee Governor Haslam for Signing New Protections for Unborn

May 16th, 2017

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Date: May 16, 2017

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for signing a new law that will save late-term babies from abortion. The measure protects almost all unborn children from abortion when those children are deemed able to survive outside the womb.

“The Tennessee Infants Protection Act does what the title says. It will protect unborn babies who are able to live outside the womb,” said Fr. Pavone. “Governor Haslam has taken an important step toward safeguarding children’s lives.”

The measure, Senate Bill 1180, would require doctors to determine if a child is viable, that is, able to survive outside the womb, before performing an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. If the baby is determined to be viable, he or she could only be killed in cases of medical emergency or great physical harm to the mother. Abortion supporters said the legislation interferes with a “deeply personal” decision.

“Killing any child is ‘deeply personal’ to the baby involved, as well as the mother,” added Fr. Pavone. “Whether your life is allowed to continue is about as deeply personal a matter as there is. Tennessee’s governor and legislature are to be commended for considering and protecting the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn.”

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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Happy Mother’s Day

May 14th, 2017

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On this very special day when mothers are recognized and remembered for all they have given up for their children I wish to say to you, “Have a blessed Mother’s Day.” And I also send up a prayer for all those who have lost a child or children through any means; I pray that God will give you strength to heal your pain and any scars of your loss.

I found this poem and I hope you enjoy it as I did.

MOTHER’S LOVE
by Unknown Poet

Her love is like
an island in life’s ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.

Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.

Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro’ the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.

Happy Mother’s Day

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“Mama Mia” – Mr. Comey, Pre-existing conditions? Heavens to Betsy, what’s next?

May 11th, 2017

Alveda receives pen from President TrumpAs a grateful daughter, mother and grandmother, I’m trying to prepare for “Mothers’ Day”. Yet, as Director of Civil Rights for The Unborn, I can’t help shuddering when I check daily news reports. I do my very best to shore up with prayer and daily scriptures before doing so. Currently God continues doing a great job of draining the swamp even though President Trump is skillfully walking on a tightrope in the process. Pray for him, his cabinet and all appointees.

Before we can even get ready for Mothers’ Day, or breathe a sigh of relief from getting a POTUS shot of confidence on the religious freedom front, we’re being flooded with education drama, Comey fire and pre-existing conditions scares, not to mention the Russia “fake news” hoopla. Everyone should know I have a soft spot for evangelism, sanctity of life, biblical marriage and family, education equity and economic justice. The latest firestorm around our HBCUs is a smokescreen. Wonder where the protesting Dream Defenders group is getting funding? Let’s pray for Secretary DeVos’ stand for education equity. She’s on target.

What’s next? Shore up team; keep praying 1 Timothy 2:1-3 MSG: “… Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live [in peace].”

Good God, we are one blood people; one human race [Acts 17:26], let’s [as Uncle MLK said] learn to live together as brothers and sisters and not perish as fools.

Here’s an excerpt from a revelation from God about health care and pre-existing conditions:

During a time of prayer and meditation this week as I was praying and reading the Bible and listening to some reflective worship music the reality of the pre-existing medical conditions that are bringing so much concern to the people of America while we’re deliberating on our healthcare just loomed in my heart and mind. I believe that I sensed the spirit of the living God saying to me, “Alveda, there’s not enough money, insurance, or medicine to heal all of America’s pre-existing conditions. It will take the blood of My son to do that.”

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Finally, try the “Daniel Principle:” The importance of reading your Bible and holding tight to GOD through daily prayers when things don’t make sense.

1) Make up your mind not to blame GOD

2) Don’t buy the lie that someone is to be blamed. That’s debt collection. Be free!

3) Accept the truth that the Bible never fails.

4) Stop thinking negative, thank GOD; repent where needed and get ready to excel in life!

Daniel 1:8-9; Daniel 6; Isaiah 40:8.

Let’s pray for America and return to God!

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Priests for Life, Abortion Free New Mexico Release Second Undercover Call of Appointment for Third Trimester Abortion

May 8th, 2017

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May 8, 2017

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NEW YORK – Priests for Life and Abortion Free New Mexico have released a new undercover phone call as part of an effort to educate Americans about the reality of third-trimester abortion.

In a call to Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, commissioned by Priests for Life, New Mexico pro-life activist Tara Shaver said she was a health mother carrying a healthy baby at 30 weeks into her pregnancy. She explained that this was originally a wanted child, but that once her husband lost his job, they felt they could no longer take care of the new baby and the two other children they have.

The clinic scheduled the abortion — a procedure of several days — to begin on Tuesday, May 9th. The abortion seller said Medicaid would cover the abortion.

“Even people who call themselves ‘pro-choice’ are outraged that children can be aborted this late – and even later – in a pregnancy,” said Father Frank Pavone. “It is time for us to make sure that there isn’t a citizen in America who is unaware of this child-killing that is taking place throughout pregnancy.”

Tara and Bud Shaver, the founders of Abortion Free New Mexico, point out that New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the country and is consistently ranked lowest in education and child well being while also having one of the highest crime rates in the nation. The state is currently facing a budget crisis and is struggling to keep the government running.

According to a recent article by the Associated Press: “Cash reserves are dwindling, which will soon leave state finance officials unable to cut checks. The governor warned that will affect the state’s ability to make payroll and pay contracts.”

“However, if you need a late-term abortion, New Mexico is the go-to place,” Bud Shaver said. “New Mexico may not be able to pay its state workers, but New Mexico Medicaid will pay over $15,000 to local abortionists to kill a child in the womb.”

Tara Shaver said: “The myth that late-term abortions only occur when a woman’s life is at risk or when the baby has been diagnosed with an anomaly could not be farther from the truth. Our latest call dispels this myth with proof that in New Mexico late-term abortions are easy to come by.

“New Mexicans deserve to hear the truth about the evil that is occurring in our state and our leaders must work to change the fact that New Mexico is the late-term abortion capital of the country.”

In a previous undercover call, Ms. Shaver told Southwestern Women’s Options that she was 33 weeks pregnant with a Down syndrome baby. The woman who answered the phone assured her that she would be able to abort her child and have Medicaid pick up the tab.

Father Pavone noted that the majority of Americans do not support late-term abortion and do not want taxpayer money funding used to kill fully developed, well past viability children.

“Every abortion is an outrage, and we need to protect every baby. To educate our fellow citizens, let’s start with the most obvious and outrageous part of the story: Taxpayer-funded third-trimester abortions of healthy babies carried by healthy mothers.”

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The Pen is a Key

May 5th, 2017

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From the historic White House Rose Garden, President Trump said: “Freedom is a gift from God” in observance of the 2017 National Day of Prayer; he was joined by Leaders of Faith to sign Executive Order Protecting Religious Liberty.

“When President Trump released the historic pen used to sign the historic Freedom of Religion Act in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. yesterday, there was a united prayer for revival released around the world simultaneously. Please pray with us as you read some “takeaways” from your eyewitness on the ground.” – Evangelist Alveda King

1. Two prophetic women were given the pens which POTUS used to restore religious liberty and speech to America: Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

2. POTUS will visit 3 seats of religious authority on his first international journey; Saudi Arabia, Israel and The Vatican. John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world”; this journey will seek out the connections among Ishmael and Isaac; both sons of Abraham while seats of the ancient roots of religion are being tapped. Ephesians 4:5-6: For THE LORD JEHOVAH is One, and the faith is one, and the baptism is one; and One is God The Father of all, and over all, and with all and in us all.

3. POTUS said: “Freedom is a gift from God.” The pen granted to honor MLK is a key urging us to live together as brothers and sisters rather than perishing as fools. MLK was a Christian preacher. Acts 17:26 says we are one blood, one [human] race.

4. On the same day that POTUS signed these executive orders, the US House of Representatives dealt a blow to death care in America with passage of the American Health Care Act.

Perhaps the song says it best: “To God be the Glory.” Pray for America.

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Priests for Life Praises Executive Order That Addresses Battle Against HHS Mandate, Freedom to Preach Politics From the Pulpit.

May 4th, 2017

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Date: May 4, 2017

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NEW YORK – Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, was at the White House today as President Trump signed an executive order on religious liberty that directly impacts the work of the pro-life ministry she serves full-time.

The executive order affirms the commitment of this Administration — and indeed of America — to the foundational principle of religious freedom, which means that citizens are free to act in accordance with their religious beliefs, not just in Church, but in every arena of life.

Priests for Life has been fighting for religious freedom at the Supreme Court as this ministry and dozens of others insist that they will not follow a mandate, left over from the Obama Administration, that would force them to violate their faith by providing insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.

Priests for Life has also been fighting against vague and unconstitutional restrictions on what pastors can preach from the pulpit, particularly when it comes to politics, elections, and voting.

The President’s Executive Order addresses both of these things and points our nation more clearly in the direction of religious freedom, and in the direction that Priests for Life and the Church have been urging for a long time.

“This is truly a great day for religious freedom, for the pro-life movement, and for Priests for Life,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director. “We will be busy in the coming months unpacking the meaning of this Executive Order for all of the clergy across the nation. We want to move them away from the silly fear that a sermon on Sunday saying to vote pro-life means a visit on Monday from the IRS. We have been insisting for years that this would not happen, and thanks to President Trump’s action today it is even farther from happening.”

Fr. Pavone has outlined in detail the problems with the Johnson Amendment, and with the Church’s response to it, in his 2015 book Abolishing Abortion.

Ms. King said it was an honor to be with the president when he signed the order, especially since it so directly affects Priests for Life.

“President Trump has kept another promise to pro-lifers and people of faith with this executive order,” she said. “I thank God for him.”

Alveda at signing of Executive Order on Religious Liberty

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: President Trump’s Religious Liberty Order Is Cause for Celebration

May 3rd, 2017

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Date: May 3, 2017

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NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today said that reports of a White House executive order on religious liberty to be issued tomorrow is very welcome news.

“Speaking as one who has spent the last five years in federal courts – and who is still in court – defending the right of religious groups and individuals to practice our beliefs, President Trump’s anticipated executive order is cause for celebration,” said Fr. Pavone. “For far too long, government has been trying to confine faith to the four walls of houses of worship. I’m confident that President Trump’s order will reinforce the Constitution’s guarantee that our religious beliefs are to be protected, not attacked.”

According to reports, a White House ceremony will be held Thursday to announce a new executive order protecting the religious rights of individuals and organizations from government overreach.

Father Pavone added: “We are grateful to have a president who is committed to defending a value so basic to Americans as religious freedom. We look forward not only to his executive actions, but also to legislation that will further protect religious liberty from unjust government mandates and from the oppressive restrictions of such measures as the Johnson Amendment.

“President Trump has made it clear that churches should be free to speak their minds on political matters and we fully agree.”

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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100 Days of Trump – 100 Days of Prayer

April 27th, 2017

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Many people who voted for President Trump agree that he is delivering on his promises.   When I voted for President Trump, I lifted up a prayer asking God to guide our President and to heal our nation. I have not regretted my vote or our prayers for his success throughout his 100 days.

Throughout his First 100 Days President Trump has taken dramatic steps to undo burdensome regulations, restore law and order, bolster our military, revive the American dream, change Washington by holding it accountable, put the American worker first and confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, an incredible 96% of us who supported the President in November say we would do it again today.

Added to his proactive agenda, President Trump has enacted more legislation and signed more executive orders in the First 100 days than any president in half a century.

Our POTUS has removed more job-killing regulations through legislation than any president in U.S. history.  Consequently he has boosted job creation and economic optimism has been renewed, with consumer confidence reaching its highest level in 16 years.

As a Christian African American woman who is 50+ years of age who is also a concerned mother and grandmother, I am grateful to say that President Trump has allayed many of my concerns, and those of my constituency. Just to name a few of the POTUS improvements:

  • Helping Women/Minorities by Minimizing Affordable Care Act
  • The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative
  • Appointment of Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary
  • Canada-United States Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act
  • Promoting Programs to Engage Women in STEM Fields
  • Challenge to Planned Parenthood to Stop Abortions and help heal Americans not kill them

Once again there is hope for the people of America as our POTUS continues “thinking big about exploration and discovery again; protecting the farmers and ranchers that feed our country, and reasserting American power on the world stage.”

Members of the POTUS Cabinet will continue to reach out beyond the beltway, responding to the concerns of the people and spreading President Trump’s message across the country. There is promise of a 100 Days webpage where the White House will be producing graphics, videos, and other digital content for the President’s online constituents to share.

“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.” 1 Timothy 2:1-3 MSG

The prayer network will continue. God bless America.

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Fr. Pavone Invites Democratic Cast-Offs to Switch Sides

April 26th, 2017

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Date: April 26, 2017

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NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, is inviting pro-life Democrats who are no longer welcome in their party to cross the aisle.

“When DNC Chair Tom Perez issued a statement saying ‘Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,’ he was overlooking the 28 percent of Democrats who, in a Pew Research poll from last year, said they would like to see abortion illegal in all or most cases.

“Perez, and all Democratic public officials who support child-killing, are hypocrites on many levels, because they are unwilling to describe the very procedure they support. I want to hear Mr. Perez quote the medical textbooks on abortion as they describe the tearing off of the arms and legs of a baby and the crushing of her head. Then the debate can begin.

“Meanwhile, what are those pro-life Democrats to do, trapped in a party that clearly doesn’t want them? Some work to change the party. But if the party doesn’t listen, switch parties! Thanks to pro-life election victories last November, the pro-life movement is poised to make real strides toward abolishing abortion in our lifetime. Anyone who wants to work with us is welcome – regardless of party affiliation!”

Here is Perez’s full statement on abortion and the Democrats:

“Democrats trust women to make their own decisions. Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state. That is why I will be convening women leaders from across the country in the next week on how we can make sure our Democratic candidates and elected leaders are living up to these fundamental values.

“Whatever one’s personal beliefs about choice, no government should legislate them onto others. That is a fundamental principle Democrats of all backgrounds have always fought for, and we will continue to do so at local and national levels. At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country, we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.

“I fundamentally disagree with Heath Mello’s personal beliefs about women’s reproductive health. It is a promising step that Mello now shares the Democratic Party’s position on women’s fundamental rights. Every candidate who runs as a Democrat should do the same, because every woman should be able to make her own health choices. Period.”

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Priests for Life Begins Public Awareness Campaign on Third Trimester Abortion

April 18th, 2017

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Father Imbarrato to Speak at New Mexico press conference Wednesday

This week Priests for Life launches a public education and advocacy campaign focused on late term abortion, consistent with the message we have always conveyed that we educate people by starting with what is most obvious and leading to what is less obvious — and to those confused about where they stand on abortion, the most obvious place to start is with third-trimester abortions.
Priests for Life associate Father Stephen Imbarrato will talk about the reality of third-trimester abortion at a press conference set for 9:30 a.m. MST Wednesday, April 19 at the University of New Mexico’s Hodgins Hall in Albuquerque.

The press conference was organized by Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) to urge New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to follow up on possible criminal activity at the University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options, an abortion business.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) also will address the media at the press conference. Ms. Blackburn chaired the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, whose report raised serious ethical and legal questions about the relationship between the university and the abortion business.

The panel sent two criminal referrals to Balderas but his office has taken no action yet.

“The fact that babies’ bodies are being dissected and their parts sold is horrific and needs to be discussed out loud and criminally prosecuted,” Father Imbarrato said. “But my purpose at this press conference is simply to make sure everyone knows that third-trimester abortions are taking place in New Mexico and they are not being done to save the life of the mother or because of serious illness in the babies, as the abortion lobby would have us believe.

“Healthy mothers are aborting fully viable healthy babies, and this must stop.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, noted, “Most people do not even know that third-trimester abortions are permitted in America, and that the effort to stop them mobilizes not only pro-life people, but also those who identify themselves as pro-choice. The United States is one of only a handful of countries that allow babies to be killed through all nine months of pregnancy.”

Two recent cases illustrate the problem.

In January 2015, the mother and uncle of a young woman in Great Britain contacted Priests for Life to ask for help in dissuading the woman from aborting her 30-week baby at Southwestern Women’s Options. Despite the intervention of Father Imbarrato and other pro-lifers, the baby was killed by a shot of digoxin to the heart and delivered stillborn days later.

In March 2016, a 16-year-old girl made arrangements to travel from her home in Waco, Texas, to Albuquerque to abort her twin daughters, who were 34-36 weeks in gestational age. She met with Southwestern abortionist Susan Robinson on April 5 and was assured the $21,000 abortion was her best option and would begin that day. But pro-lifers in Waco kept in touch with her and she decided to delay for a day. By the next day, she had changed her mind and went home to Texas. Her healthy baby girls were born April 9, 2016.

In an undercover phone call commissioned by Priests for Life and made a few days ago to Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion mill owned and operated by Curtis Boyd and located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was clear that Boyd was willing to kill a Down Syndrome baby at 33 weeks of pregnancy.

“Even people who consider themselves pro-choice should be outraged at the crimes against humanity taking place in our state,” Father Imbarrato said. “Certainly we can sympathize with the plight of a pregnant teenager but there is always a better option than an appointment at Southwest Women’s Options or any other abortion business.”

To arrange an interview with Father Imbarrato or Father Pavone, call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or email her at leslie@priestsforlife.org For more info, including the undercover phone call, the 30-week abortion, and the Select Panel report, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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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