WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Priests for Life case against the HHS mandate was heard today in U.S. District Court here. Father Frank Pavone, National Director, and Janet Morana, Executive Director, were present in the courtroom. Upon leaving court, they issued the following statement:
“We expect a decision in this case very soon, possibly by the end of this week. Whatever the outcome, this much is clear: The government under this administration is trampling upon the rights of the Church. They are trying to tell us what does or does not constitute a burden on our faith. We ask all to pray along with us that the judge will do the right thing.”
Dr. Alveda King, full-time pastoral associate of Priests for Life and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is also a plaintiff in this case.
With a ruling imminent, Priests for Life’s will be among the first cases to receive a ruling on the merits of the arguments as applied to religious groups.
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.