April 1, 2014
The Supreme Court denied our request for an immediate review of our
Priests for Life lawsuit against the abortion mandate of ObamaCare.
In his email to me with the news, Robert Muise – the Co-Founder and
Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center and the lead
attorney in our Priests for Life lawsuit – indicated that the Justices
on the Court probably decided it would be best to let our appeal go
through the Appeals process on its own before taking it up.
Still, as Rob pointed out in one of his email updates:
Much to pray for during this Lenten season!
Here’s why that’s so true with regard to our
1. The Court set an earlier date for oral arguments! The original
date was May 13. The new date is May 8. So there’s less time
for Rob and his team to prepare our case.
2. The Court switched judges on us! Two recent President Obama
appointees will now rule on our case.
3. As Rob himself points out:
“Priests for Life’s lawsuit is the lead case
for the non-profit religious organizations challenging the mandate
similar to how Hobby Lobby is the lead case for the for-profit companies
challenging the HHS mandate.”
For all three reasons I’m urging you to do
exactly as Rob asks:
Please pray RIGHT NOW and
continue to pray until you receive a letter from me informing you of the
Appeals Court decision.
In addition to praying ...
CLICK HERE and make a contribution to the Priests for Life Legal
Your dollars will be used to advance both the
cause of life in America and our legal fight to protect your right to
speak out against the injustice of abortion without fear of government
Please do whatever you can to help. The severe winter weather has
wreaked enormous damage on donations. Contributions are well
behind where they normally are at this time of year.
So I beg you to be as generous as you possibly can, both with your
prayers and your financial support.
I’m asking you to do this because last Tuesday – the Feast of the
Annunciation and the International Day of the Unborn – the Supreme Court
heard arguments regarding how the HHS Mandate applies to
for-profit businesses. I was outside the Supreme
Court building, helping to lead the rally for religious freedom.
As important as that case is, ours is equally important because we are
asking the Court to rule on how that same HHS abortion mandate applies
to not-for-profit religious entities, like
Priests for Life. Many Americans have been led to believe that
religious groups like Priests for Life are automatically exempt from the
abortion mandate of ObamaCare.
That is not the case!
Churches are exempt, but other non-profit organizations like Priests for
Life are still being told to violate our consciences. The
government says we just have to sign a form that expresses our objection
to the mandate, and then they will arrange for our employees to be
covered for the objectionable practices.
But that still makes us the gateway to the coverage, and we want no part
That’s why we filed our lawsuit in the first place. Priests for
Life was one of the very first non-profit organizations to challenge the
And we need your continued support in order to
sustain our case in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
CLICK HERE and be as generous as you can.
Both with your PRAYERS
and with your FINANCIAL SUPORT. Priests
for Life desperately needs them. So much is at stake in our nation
right now that it is vital all of us PRAY, and that we do so without
Pray especially for the three judges who will decide our appeal to the
• Judith W. Rogers
• Cornelia T. L. Pillard
• Robert L. Wilkins
Thank you. May God bless you. And know that in heartfelt
appreciation for your support, I remember you at ever Mass I offer; as
do all the priests of Priests for Life.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
P.S. To make a much-needed contribution to help support Priests
for Life’s landmark lawsuit against the abortion mandate of ObamaCare,
CLICK HERE and follow the instructions. Thank you again and
NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for
Life and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314.
If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448.