It’s About Turnout, Says Fr. Pavone

Washington, DC – Commenting on yesterday’s election results, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said:

“Elections are ultimately about turnout, and many of the results of yesterday’s elections show that when there is an intensely motivated base, change can occur. That will be our theme as we initiate our political responsibility teams across the country to prepare for the elections of 2010 and to bring about an increase of motivated voters who will advance the culture of life in the voting booth. We are grateful to the many volunteers who registered voters and handed out voter guides in this election cycle.”

One Million Views of Abortion

Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today that the video posted on his You Tube page ( that describes a suction abortion has surpassed one million views.

“This is a reason to rejoice,” said Fr. Pavone, “because one of the biggest problems we have regarding abortion is that it’s hidden. Thanks to videos like this, people who think they are pro-choice become fervently pro-life. We receive testimonies literally every day about such conversions. We invite others to spread these videos.”

The suction video, available at, illustrates the most common abortion procedure. In describing it, Fr. Frank quotes abortionists and medical texts, and uses fetal models with actual instruments used in abortions. It was originally posted in March of 2008.

Go to the Polls Today, Says Fr. Pavone

Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today urged voters to go to the polls.

“Off-year elections have lower turnout, but we should start to change that. Every level of public service is important, and the positions of candidates for smaller offices on bigger issues matter, even if they don’t have to vote on such issues. Positions on moral issues are an indication of character and worldview. Regarding abortion, if a public servant can’t tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public, he or she does not belong in public office, on any level,” Fr. Pavone concluded.

Election Day

Today is Election Day. As our bishops have said, “Every voice matters in the public forum; every vote counts.”

We need to use our vote to advance the culture of life. Sometimes candidates for local office say that their positions on big moral issues like abortion don’t matter. But they do, because they measure a person’s character. Besides, those in local office tend to move up to higher office.

And if a politician can’t respect the life of a little baby, how’s he supposed to respect yours?

Don’t miss out on voting today. Find out who is running, and where they stand on life issues. And call your friends and those in your Church groups, and remind them to vote today as well.

–Fr. Frank

All Souls Day

Today is All Souls Day, when we commend to God all those who have died. I invite you to commend to God especially the souls of all babies who have been aborted.

In his encyclical “The Gospel of Life” Pope John Paul II says this to the parents of aborted children: “To the Father and to his mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child”. We exercise “sure hope” because we know that St. Paul wrote that God wants all to be saved.

Baptism is the ordinary way to be born into God’s grace. But for those killed without baptism, we can still have sure hope. This weekend and always, let us entrust them to the Lord, who does not forget anyone that He creates, even when we do.

–Fr. Frank