You Can Save Someone’s Life Today!
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There are alternatives to abortion
Any woman who is pregnant and in need can turn for help to the
She never has to feel that abortion is the only option. Thousands of
pregnancy centers, Churches and other organizations are providing
counseling, medical services, legal advice, job and education opportunities,
adoption services, or just the understanding ear of a friend. People
anywhere in the country can find assistance at the following numbers:
Option Line of Care Net/Heartbeat
1-800-712-HELP (4357) • www.PregnancyCenters.org
National Life Center
Please publicize these numbers and websites!
Pastors may want to place one of these numbers on their parish bulletin,
or the link on their parish website. Individuals should keep these numbers
close at hand at all times, and also share them with schools, hospitals, and
other community groups. The numbers can be placed on posters, business
cards, in newspaper ads, on the internet, and on signs posted in Churches,
stores, and other places. You may also inquire at these numbers as to how
you can volunteer to assist those who provide alternatives to abortion and
healing after abortion.
Sign up for pro-life updates:
Resources for Clergy:
Invite pro-life speakers:
Tune in to pro-life radio and TV programs:
Priests for Life is the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church. It
is an Association of the Faithful and a 501C(3) not-for-profit corporation.
Save Lives by donating to our work! • Priests for Life is
supported only by you!
Priests for Life is not subsidized by dioceses, the Bishops’ Conference,
or the Vatican. We rely completely on individuals like you! All
contributions are tax-deductible and are used to carry out the kinds of
activities described on this flier. You may donate at
www.priestsforlife.org/donate, or by making a check payable to “Priests for
Life” and sending it to PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314. If you wish
to support us with a monthly donation, you may sign up online or call us at
888-735-3448, ext. 232., and we will arrange to charge your credit card
automatically, in the amount you designate.
There is forgiveness after abortion
We who reject abortion do not reject those who have had abortions.
Counseling, forgiveness, and healing can be found after abortion. Priests
for Life operates the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion.
Known as “Rachel’s Vineyard,” this ministry holds hundreds of retreats
worldwide each year and provides follow-up services as well. The following
numbers can lead you to this and other forms of assistance:
National Helpline for Abortion Recovery
WHAT IS AN ABORTION?
Although abortion is the most common surgery in America, most people
never see what it looks like. The hearts and minds of most people who see it
are changed forever. See for yourself!
Following are quotes from three abortionists and the Supreme Court, all
describing legal abortion procedures:
"Question: Can the heart of a fetus or embryo still be beating
during a suction curettage abortion as the fetus or embryo comes down the
Answer: For a few seconds to a minute, yes.”
(Sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of
Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Harlan
Raymond Giles, an abortionist. He describes legal activity.)
“A long curved Mayo scissors may be necessary to decapitate and dismember
the fetus…" (From the medical textbook Abortion Practice – Dr. Warren Hern,
p.154, describing legal activity)
“The friction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be
ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix.”
(US Supreme Court, Gonzales vs. Carhart, April 18, 2007, describing the D&E
procedure, which is legal)
“Typically the skull is brought out in fragments rather than as a unified
(Sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of
Wisconsin (Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S), by Dr. Martin
Haskell, an abortionist. He describes legal activity.)
HOW FAR IN PREGNANCY IS ABORTION LEGAL?
As the University of Detroit Law Review points out, "The
Supreme Court's decisions…allowed abortion on demand throughout the entire
nine months of pregnancy" (Paul B. Linton, Enforcement of
State Abortion Statutes after Roe: A State-by-State Analysis, Vol. 67, Issue
2, Winter 1990).
HOW MANY ABORTIONS OCCUR?
According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, in 2005, 1.21 million
abortions took place in the United States. Some 42,350 of these occurred on
women who were 16 to 20 weeks pregnant; over 13,310 occurred on women who
were 21 weeks or more into their pregnancy. In 2004 there were 96,890
abortions on women who had had three or more previous abortions.
From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions occurred in our
country. No other single cause accounts for more deaths.
WHY DO PEOPLE GET ABORTIONS?
Abortions are done mostly for non-medical reasons. As the abortion
industry itself admits on the website of the Alan Guttmacher Institute,
"[T]hree-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths
say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to
care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or
are having problems with their husband or partner.”
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?
Join our Prayer Campaign
Prayer is the foundation of everything we do in the pro-life movement. You
can strengthen the movement, save lives, and change hearts and minds by
praying explicitly each day for an end to abortion, for the babies and their
parents, for doctors and public officials, and for all who are working in
this great cause. At www.PrayerCampaign.org you can follow our prayer
campaign throughout the year. You will find
• A daily prayer to end abortion
• Seasonal pro-life prayers (Advent, Lent, Easter, etc.)
• Novenas to prepare for special days (like January 22,
the commemoration of Roe vs. Wade)
• A Facebook cause to unite with others praying to end abortion
We invite you to join this effort and to promote it in your family, parish,
school, pro-life group, website, and more!
Partner with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign
At www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org, you can partner with the
world’s largest movement of women and men who have lost children to
abortion. By doing so, you can spread the word that healing and forgiveness
are available to those who have had abortions. An individual, organization,
or church can “partner” with the campaign and thereby
• Promote the opportunities for healing
• Use the testimonies (text, audio, and video) of those who have had
abortions, to awaken others to the devastation it brings and to the healing
• Invite men and women who are willing to share their abortion testimony
to do so at gatherings, in churches, on radio and TV, or in private meetings
with legislators and others.
• Invite those who have lost children to abortion to go to
IRegretMyAbortion.com and indicate, anonymously if they prefer,
that they regret their abortions. This creates a large chorus of voices
showing the damage abortion does.
Study and Live the Pro-life Spirituality
Defending the unborn is not simply a “hobby” or a political ideology. It
is a spirituality, an aspect of one’s discipleship of Christ. You can study
and commit to live the spirituality of being pro-life, and the particular
virtues that go with it, by visiting
www.MissionariesoftheGospelofLife.org. By doing this you will
be given specific reading material that will deepen your understanding of
the pro-life movement, such as Fr. Frank Pavone’s book Ending
Abortion, Not Just Fighting It, and his daily devotional,
Pro-life Reflections for Every Day.
You will also be able to connect with and be encouraged by like-minded
people around the world who are also committed to this spirituality. You
will meet them through our conference calls, online networking, and “Life
cell” meetings in local communities. Visit
www.MissionariesoftheGospelofLife.org. Ask for our introductory
manual online or by calling 888-735-3448.
Priests for Life assists the African-American and Hispanic communities to
realize that the pro-life movement belongs as much to them as to anyone
else. Resources designed specifically for these communities are available,
as are speakers and strategic alliances. You can help promote the pro-life
message among African Americans by going to
www.AfricanAmericanOutreach.org, and within the Hispanic
Tune in to “Defending Life”
From the privacy of your own home, you can learn from the experts about
the best pro-life strategies and most compelling pro-life testimonies by
tuning in to “Defending Life,” the world’s largest, longest-running TV
series about abortion and the pro-life movement. Hosted by Fr. Frank Pavone,
this series airs on EWTN, the world’s largest religious broadcasting
network. It can be heard on radio and internet as well. You can also order
DVDs of the programs. Visit www.priestsforlife.org/defendinglife
Connect with us Online
We have an extensive online presence serving multiple needs of the
pro-life community. Our main website is
and there you will find the links to the various facets of our ministry.
You’ll be able to
Connect with us on Facebook (www.priestsforlife.org/facebook),
You Tube (www.priestsforlife.org/youtube)
• Hear homilies Fr. Frank and the other priests have given (www.priestsforlife.org/audio)
and watch our videos (www.priestsforlife.org/video).
• Sign up for our email alerts
• Send us your prayer requests (see our home page
• Ask any question you have and get an answer! (www.AskFrFrank.com
And much more…
Follow Fr. Frank Pavone on Twitter
Exercise Political Responsibility
The pro-life movement works across party lines and calls everyone to
rediscover that the foundational principle of government the right to life,
and the duty of government to protect life. Moreover, if we want our public
policies to be based on that principle, then it’s necessary to participate
in elections and in communicating with those who are elected. At
www.PoliticalResponsibility.com, you can learn more about the many
activities you, your family, your organization, and your church can take
part in to make a difference in public policy. You can learn about how to
register voters, find information about candidates, get people to the polls,
and hold public officials’ feet to the fire so that they deliver on their
What happens to people after an abortion?
After my abortion I hemorrhaged, later to become infected.
When I met the man I wanted to marry I found I would never be able to have
other children. He wanted children, we did not marry....—Lavonia
I struggled to face the joy of others who became pregnant and the pain of
holding a newborn baby was too much. Then I broke, yes literally had a
nervous breakdown of hellish proportions, was hospitalized...—Karen
Eventually I got out of bed, but I battle depression to this day and have
been suicidal many times in my life. I abused drugs and alcohol. I was very
promiscuous but never enjoyed sex. I had very little self-worth and
developed bulimia. I hated my parents and rebelled anyway I could.—Kelly
Read more at
Father Frank A. Pavone
FR. FRANK PAVONE is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the
world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John
O’Connor. He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in
pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. In 1993 he became National
Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National
Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of the Silent
No More Awareness Campaign and of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest
ministry of healing after abortion. He travels throughout the country, to an
average of four states every week, preaching and teaching against abortion.
He produces programs regularly for religious and secular radio and
television networks. He was asked by Mother Teresa to speak in India on the
life issues, and has addressed the pro-life caucus of the United States
House of Representatives. The Vatican appointed him to the Pontifical
Council for the Family, which coordinates the pro-life activities of the
Catholic Church. He also serves as a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical
Academy for Life. He was present at the bedside of Terri Schiavo as she was
dying and was an outspoken advocate for her life. He was invited by members
of the Class of 2009 at Notre Dame to lead an alternate commencement
ceremony for those students who refused to attend the ceremony in which
President Obama was honored. Fr. Frank was invited by members of Congress to
preach at the prayer service they had in the Capitol just prior to the vote
on health care reform. He received the “Proudly Pro-life Award” by the
National Right to Life Committee, and numerous other pro-life awards and
honorary doctorates. He is the author of two books, Ending Abortion, Not
Just Fighting It, and Pro-life Reflections for Every Day. Norma McCorvey,
the “Jane Roe” of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade abortion decision, called
Fr. Frank “the catalyst that brought me into the Catholic Church.”