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National Funeral Service Friday Morning

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement about a funeral service planned for tomorrow for an aborted baby.

“On Friday morning, July 27, I will stand proudly with my brothers and sisters of Operation Save America to honor the body of an aborted child for whom we will offer a memorial service in which the public will have an opportunity to participate. We have also arranged for the burial of the child.

“It is not often that we have the bodies of aborted babies. Unfortunately, the act by which their lives are dishonored and their bodies dismembered takes those bodies and discards them with the medical waste.

“But once in a while, we are able to retrieve these bodies. When we do so, we give them the honor that others have denied them. The act of violence that killed them is done in secret; we believe that the act of reparation that honors them should be done in public. The cold-hearted killing was done in darkness; the broken-hearted mourning should be done in the bright light of day.

“We will have an open casket at this memorial service so that people can see the bruised body of this baby. The body is intact, having been killed by prostaglandin abortion, which induces violent contractions that bruise and ultimately kill the child. Seeing the child awakens the conscience to the fact that abortion kills real people, and must be put to an end without further delay.”

This service will occur Friday, July 27, in Charlotte, NC at the intersection of Trade and Tryon at 10 a.m. ET.

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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National Memorial for the Pre-Born

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dawning of the year 2013 brings the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion in the United States throughout pregnancy. The pro-life movement is gearing up to observe this anniversary in January and throughout the year.

Plans have long been in the works for the 2013 interdenominational National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers, held every year on the morning of the annual March for Life in Washington DC. It brings pro-life activists together from around the nation.

“There are certain galvanizing moments in the history of every movement for social reform – moments that represent definitive turning points on the path to victory. For the pro-life movement, the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade can and should be such a moment,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and Presidentof the National Pro-Life Religious Council. “Together, let’s make it so by joining together for this national memorial service, representing the entire Body of Christ in its prayer and its call for equal protection of our unborn brothers and sisters!”

Sponsors will include the National Pro-Life Religious Council; Priests for Life/Gospel of Life Ministries; National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill; National Clergy Council; Faith and Action, and National Pro-Life Radio.

“Some things just can’t be ignored by Christians. The sanctity of God’s gift of life is one of them. The anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision gives all of us an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to this sacred obligation, said the Rev. Rob Schenck, President of the National Clergy Council and lead missionary of Faith and Action. “I am asking all the pastors, churches, and lay people I know to commit to this special gathering above anything else in 2013. Put it on your calendar. Bring family, friends, and church members with you. Let’s make this our biggest effort ever to restore respect for God’s gift of life!”

The National Memorial for the Pre-Born will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 in the DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. To keep up to date as plans progress for the prayer service and other events regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe, visit www.roevswade40.com.

“It is absolutely critical, as we prepare for the most solemn duty ofcitizenship, to pray for and end of the worst scourge in our nation’s experience. Our prayer must be earnest, bold and united,” said the Rev. Paul Schenck, founding director and Chairman of the National Pro-Life Center.  “The National Memorial for the Pre-Born is that kind of prayer -the prayer needed now more than ever. No one who believes in the sanctity and dignity of human life should neglect this high call to pray!”

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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