8. Fr. Frank Pavone and Priests for Life
The champion in the battle for the sanctify of life has always been the Catholic Church
The official voice for pro-life teaching in the Catholic Church is Father Frank Pavone and his Priests for Life. Sadly the United States Catholic population — including far too many in Congress — fail to heed the Church’s teachings on abortion. Pavone leads the way in reminding Catholics what the Church proclaims and how to engage with other groups for the cause of life.
Planned Parenthood has a lot of politicians in their pockets that attend Catholic Mass. Many on the Left think they can reject the teachings of their church and still be good Catholics. They even find people in the clergy who ignore their rebellion against the Church. Pavone’s goal is to instruct the clergy and regular Catholics how to not just be pro-life, but how to be advocates for life against a culture of death. Even though Pavone is a priest, he does not shy away from politics. He wants Catholics to learn to vote through true Catholic values.
Pavone is a major advocate for stopping federal funding of PPFA. He also partners with Dr. Alveda King in reaching out to the black community when it comes to the high rate of abortions among African-Americans. King and Pavone made a joint statement about Planned Parenthood when some undercover videos showed illegal and unethical practices in clinics:
Now we know that Planned Parenthood is not only targeting the abortion of black babies, but they are eager and willing to cover up the prostitution enslavement of young girls — including minorities — so long as they make money doing it. We must defund Planned Parenthood and their bogus claims of protecting women.
These are the kind of press releases PPFA would like to avoid. And they know that if the majority of Catholics turn against abortion services, they are in deep trouble.