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Images from the Rally for Religious Freedom at the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ours is the first of the religious non-profit cases to have oral arguments heard at the appellate level on the merits. Priests for Life Attorney Robert Muise, Co-Founder and Chief Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center stated... "This case with Priests for Life 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."

Click here for more information and for the complete lineup of speakers at the May 8 rally.
  
Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.


Attendees hold the "I Stand with PFL" signs.

Fr. Denis G. Wilde with Fr Victor Salomon

Lisa and Nancy from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign were in attendance.

Day Gardner, President, National Black Pro-Life Union

Rev. Pat Mahoney was the MC for the rally.

Gary Bauer, President, American Values

From left to right, Fr. Victor Salomon, Sacerdotes por la Vida, Deacon Keith Fournier, Catholic Online, Sam Casey, Jubilee Campaign Law of Life Project and Josh Duggart, FRC Action.

Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona

Congressman Scott Garrett of New Jersey.

Congressman Tim Huelskamp of Kansas

From left to right: Congresswoman Diane Black of Tennessee, Congressman Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Congressman, Chris Smith, Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.

Media interviews Senator Ted Cruz of Texas

Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus being interviewed.

Sam Casey, Josh Duggar and Sarah Torre

Rev. Rob Schenck, President, Faith and Action

Sam Casey, Managing Director and General Counsel, Law of Life Project

Gary Bauer, President, American Values

Sarah Torre, Heritage Foundation

Bryan Kemper and Josh Duggar

Tina Whittington, Assistant Director, Students for Life of America

"This is a crucial moment. This is a battle of biblical proportions"

"One thing we are all saying in common - nonprofits and for-profits - we will obey God rather than men."

Fr. Frank Pavone

Josh Duggar, Executive Director, FRC Action
Joshua Duggar Stands with Priests for Life

"I found the three judges to be very even-handed in the questions they were asking."

Fr. Frank Pavone

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO
Americans United for Life

Father Frank is interviewed by Zoe Griffin of a pro-life film club from Charlotte, N.C.

Jeanne Monahan, President, March for Life

Dr Alveda King, Director, African American Outreach, Priests for Life

Carol Tobias of National Right to Life

Dr Alveda King, Director, African American Outreach, Priests for Life

Josh Duggar and Henery Hoyt

Fr. Denis G. Wilde

Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach, Priests for Life

Fr Victor Salomon, Director of Hispanic Outreach, Priests for Life

Nancy Tanner, Silent No More Awareness Campaign Regional Coordinator for Northern Virginia

"It's not the role of the courts to decide what violates the conscience of the Catholic Church."

Robert Muise, American Freedom Law Center (Counsel for Priests for Life)

Lila Rose, President, Live Action

David Yerushalmi, Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C.

Mallory Quigley of the Susan B. Anthony List

Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach, Priests for Life with Lila Rose, President, Live Action

Tim Goeglein, VP for External Relations, Focus on the Family


"We stand with Priests for Life and we ask President Obama to stand down."

Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow, Family Research Council

Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach, Priests for Life, Speaking at the Rally

Paul E. Rondeau, M.A.M.
Executive Director
American Life League

Rev. Pat Mahoney

Fr. Denis G. Wilde

"This case has absolutely nothing to do with contraceptives. It's about whether the federal government can force employers to violate their religious faith."

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
Sen. Ted Cruz Stands with Priests for Life

Jimmy Nolan, President, Crossroads


Alison Howard, Communications Director for Concerned Women for America

Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona

Rev. Pat Mahoney opens the Rally for Religious Freedom with a prayer


Rev. Rob Schenck with Congressman Scott Garrett of New Jersey

Jennifer and Makayla Hilaman with Dr. Alveda King

Congresswoman Diane Black of Tennessee


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