Priests for Life, Silent No More protest Georgetown invitation to Planned Parenthood leader

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Priests for Life Pastoral Associate Father Stephen Imbarrato and representatives of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign are at Georgetown University today, protesting the Catholic university’s invitation to have Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards address students this afternoon.

 

Teleconference to Discuss Priests for Life vs. HHS, Government Brief, and Upcoming Election

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Today, April 20, a further brief is submitted to the Court by Priests for Life and the other petitioners, and tomorrow’s press conference will talk about their reply to the government.

Media and pro-life leaders are welcome to join by calling 712-432-0700, and entering Pin number 619300.

 

Read the entire press release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5684-teleconference-to-discuss-priests-for-life-vs-hhs-government-brief-and-upcoming-election

Fr. Pavone confident Panel on Infant Lives will uncover violations of federal law on sale of baby parts

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“Former federal prosecutors will testify at today’s House hearing on the pricing of fetal tissue that there is probable cause to believe that abortion businesses have violated federal law,” stated Fr. Pavone.  “We know that they have been violating the law for decades; the panel’s work will confirm this.”

Read the entire press release:

http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5683-fr-pavone-confident-panel-on-infant-lives-will-uncover-violations-of-federal-law-on-sale-of-baby-parts

 

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: All Lives Matter

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“I have listened to everything you said to me and have set a king over you” (1 Samuel 12:1).

Reflection: Pro-abortion politicians will often say to us, “I respect your views, but I have to represent all the people.” Our response? That’s what we’re trying to say to you. If you neglect the unborn, you are not representing all the people. Representing the people starts with protecting them. Yes, an elected official has to represent all the people. That means that we cannot draw artificial lines that say that some people aren’t really people after all.

Prayer: Lord, give us leaders who will indeed represent and protect all the people. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: A New Feminism

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“In transforming culture so that it supports life, women occupy a place, in thought and action, which is unique and decisive. It depends on them to promote a ‘new feminism'” – The Gospel of Life, 99.

Reflection: The early feminist leader Susan B. Anthony said, “Abortion is child murder.” Women are equal in dignity to men because all human beings are equal in dignity. And “all” includes the human beings still living in the womb.

Prayer: Lord, how easy it is for people and for movements to forget the meaning of “equality.” Free the legitimate efforts for women’s advancement worldwide from the mistaken notion that this includes abortion. Amen!

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Hearts that Care

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“What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” – Psalm 8:5
Reflection: A television movie had a scene in which two women were arguing. One said, “But you don’t get it, you don’t get it — you just killed someone.” And the other responded, “No, you don’t get it — I don’t care!” Many abortion supporters know abortion kills children; they just no longer care.

Prayer: Lord, we ask for more than education and knowledge. We ask that you fill our world with hearts that care. May those who have forgotten how to care learn from our example. Amen.

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Unity in Christ

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“We who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Cor. 10:17).

Reflection: When we call each other “brothers and sisters,” we are not merely using a metaphor that dimly reflects the unity between children of the same parents. Our unity in Christ is even stronger than that, because we do have common blood: the blood of Christ! The result of the Eucharist is that we become one, and this obliges us to be as concerned for each other as we are for our own bodies.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the unity which marks the Culture of Life. Amen!

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Reverence for Life

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“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven gaze continually on the face of my heavenly Father” (Matthew 18:10).

Reflection: All of us, including the smallest children, have angels in heaven who are worshipping the Father and reflecting to us his care. If an angel is assigned to guard each human life, how much more are fellow human beings to avoid despising such lives!

Prayer: Lord, fill us with awe and reverence for life. Though we are not able to see the angels, remind us of their presence, too, through the face of every human person. Amen.

Fr. Pavone: Zika virus does not justify abortion

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“Naturally the Zika virus is a cause for concern, and we call upon governments and medical professionals to continue to develop appropriate treatments and interventions. But in no way does this justify recourse to abortion. The child in the womb is a patient too, and killing one’s patient is never an appropriate response.”

Read this Press Release here: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5677-fr-pavone-zika-virus-does-not-justify-abortion