Priests for Life to host press conference following ruling in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt

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With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule as early as today on a Texas abortion case that could have far-reaching implications for facilities across the country, Priests for Life will host a teleconference for the media shortly after the ruling is announced.

On the call will be the National Director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone, who is a priest of Amarillo Texas; State Representative Jodie Laubenburg, who authored, carried, and passed House Bill 2 in the Texas legislature; Kyleen Wright, president of Texans for Life Coalition, who spearheaded the inclusion of the “admitting privileges” portion of the law, and Carol Everett, founder of The Heidi Group and a former abortion provider, who spearheaded the inclusion of the “ambulatory surgical center” portion of the law.

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5743-priests-for-life-to-host-press-conference-following-ruling-in-whole-womans-health-vs-hellerstedt

 

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: The Name of the Lord

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“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name” (Exodus 20:7). 

Reflection: This commandment does not simply mean we should not use God’s name as a curse word. It also means that we should not invoke his name to justify evil practices. Some abortion supporters do this, saying they support abortion because of their faith, or claiming that the Bible justifies killing the unborn.

Prayer: Oh Lord, holy is your Name. May we never abuse your Name to justify what you abhor. Preserve the purity of our worship, and the integrity of our prayer. Amen

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: I Am With You

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“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the world” Matthew 28:20.

Reflection: Abortion leads to isolation, despair, and a feeling of being abandoned by everyone. The Church, on the other hand, brings the assurance of Jesus: “I am with you.” The People of God, while rejecting abortion, embrace with love those who have had abortions, and lead them to the healing mercy of Christ.

 Prayer: Lord, I pray for every person who feels alone and abandoned today, in the dark shadows of the abortion they have committed. Reach into that darkness, and enable your people to bring the light of Jesus’ presence to wounded hearts. Amen.

Civil Rights for the Unborn unveils new logo

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“At Civil Rights for the Unborn, we stress that a child in the womb is a separate and unique individual who has the same inalienable right to life as all of us,” she said. “But we also care about the mothers who feel driven to abortion by personal circumstances. We hope to reach moms before they make the irrevocable choice to abort their children, and we also want to contact mothers who have already bought the abortion lie and are suffering as a result, as I did for many years.”

 

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5742-civil-rights-for-the-unborn-unveils-new-logo

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Listening to You

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“They maintain the appearance of godliness but deny its power…” (2 Timothy 3:5).


Reflection:
Abortion supporters used to call it a decision between a woman and her doctor. Now they say it’s a decision between a woman and her God. They have run out of arguments to defend abortion, so they simply appeal to God as a way to shut down all argument. Meanwhile, pro-lifers have both the arguments and the God who is their foundation.

Prayer: Lord, preserve us from the misfortune of turning to you without seeking you, and from the deception of invoking you without listening to you. Amen.

Fr. Pavone Thanks Donald Trump for Key Message to Christians

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“Mr. Trump was crystal clear about the need to defend and promote the sanctity of life, to preserve the institution of marriage, to appoint pro-life judges, and to protect religious liberty. In fact, he mentioned explicitly the efforts of some to “restrict religious liberty with government mandates.” Priests for Life was among the first group to challenge the HHS mandate in court, and our case went all the way to the Supreme Court and is still unresolved.

Read the entire Press Release: http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/5741-fr-pavone-thanks-donald-trump-for-key-message-to-christians

Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Future of Humanity

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“Although faith provides special light and strength, this question arises in every human conscience which seeks the truth and which cares about the future of humanity” – EV 101 

Reflection: Jesus, the Bible, and the Church teach that stealing is wrong. Therefore, do the laws that prohibit stealing impose a religious belief on the rest of us? Of course not. But some argue that a law protecting the unborn would impose religion. They think freedom of religion should allow child-killing.

Prayer: Lord, you have blessed human conscience with the ability to perceive that killing children is wrong. Increase the moral strength of your people, that this evil may end. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: … take a stand on the sanctity of life

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Their message goes forth throughout the earth, and their words to the ends of the world” (Psalm 19:5).

Reflection: The Internet provides one of the easiest and least expensive ways of spreading God’s word. Each of us can reach thousands of others by joining Internet discussion groups and blogs, and from the comfort of our own home, take a stand on the sanctity of life.

Prayer: Lord, we thank you for the technology that assists us to spread your word to countless people. May our efforts on behalf of life be marked by creativity and courage in using the means you give us. Amen.

The HHS mandate challenge: Let’s pray the Obama administration acts in good faith

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The Supreme Court’s eight justices had asked both sides in the Zubik case to describe a scenario of health insurance coverage that would be satisfactory to their concerns. Both sides having identified a workable scenario, the high court then told us all, “Then go see if you can work it out.”

Will the officials at the Department of Health and Human Services now draft a new regulation that actually respects religious liberty by not requiring us to be complicit in the provision of abortion-causing drugs to our employees? Or will they once again try to punish religious charities for practicing our faith?

read the entire op-ed: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/06/10/hhs-mandate-challenge-let-s-pray-obama-administration-acts-in-good-faith.html

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: The difference between the pro-life and pro-abortion movements is …

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The only honest stance…is that of radical solidarity with the woman” (John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p.206-207)

Reflection: The difference between the pro-life and pro-abortion movements is not that we love the baby and they love the mother. The real difference is that they think you can separate the two and we say you can’t. You cannot kill a baby without hurting the mother, and you cannot protect the baby without loving the mother.

Prayer: Lord, you have intertwined the destiny of mother and child, and have called us to a love that recognizes this intimate union. May every mother and child flourish together in love and protection. Amen.