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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.

Jennifer and Makayla Hilaman with Dr. Alveda King

Attendees hold the "I Stand with PFL" signs.


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

Fr. Denis G. Wilde with Fr Victor Salomon

Rev. Pat Mahoney was the MC for the rally.

Day Gardner, President, National Black Pro-Life Union

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.

Gary Bauer, President, American Values

Congressman Scott Garrett of New Jersey.

Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona

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.

Congressman Tim Huelskamp of Kansas

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

Media interviews Senator Ted Cruz of Texas

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

"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

Tina Whittington, Assistant Director, Students for Life of America

"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

Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach, Priests for Life

Fr. Denis G. Wilde

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

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

Lila Rose, President, Live Action

"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)

Mallory Quigley of the Susan B. Anthony List

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

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

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

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

Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow, Family Research Council


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

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

Fr. Denis G. Wilde

Rev. Pat Mahoney

Jimmy Nolan, President, Crossroads

"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

Alison Howard, Communications Director for Concerned Women for America


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

Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona

Rev. Rob Schenck with Congressman Scott Garrett of New Jersey


Congresswoman Diane Black of Tennessee


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