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Priests for Life wins emergency relief from the unjust HHS mandate

 

Priests for Life

December 31, 2013

   
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Leslie Palma - 347-286-7277

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 4:58pm  An emergency injunction granted just moments ago in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit means that Priests for Life will not have to obey the contraception mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act as its appeal is being heard. It also means that, tomorrow, Priests for Life will not have to cancel health insurance for its employees.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said he is grateful  his organization is free, temporarily at least, from having to comply with the unjust mandate or face steep fines by failing to comply when the ministry’s new insurance policy goes into effect on Wednesday.

“We would not have complied with this mandate in any case, as it promotes the very culture of death that Priests for Life works to combat,” Father Pavone said. “We are grateful for this temporary relief and look forward to a permanent injunction once the appeal is fully heard.”

“Our lawsuit was among the very first ones in the country and the necessity to launch it shows that religious freedom in America is in grave danger.  We have to take action.”

On Dec. 19, Priests for Life learned that the judge in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia had ruled in favor of the government. Within an hour Priests for Life filed for the emergency injunction that was granted today.

Father  Pavone said that what the Obama administration has tried to do through the HHS mandate – which he called a “blatant act of tyranny” – is to give the federal government the power to determine what is and what isn’t important in an individual’s religion; that is not the government's role.

Father Pavone concluded, “There have already been significant victories in the courts against the HHS mandate, and we have no doubt that Priests for Life ultimately will prevail in this historic fight.”

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.


   
 
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25 Comments
Patti says:
1/8/2014 8:21:44 PM
Thanks be to God that there are some people left in our country who are using the brains that God gave them to stand up for the unborn!

Lynette says:
1/5/2014 9:18:27 PM
Praise be to God. Keep fighting the Good Fight!

Meryl Viola Bravo says:
1/3/2014 2:13:39 PM
JMJ

BLESSED be God!

Marie Taylor says:
1/3/2014 10:00:07 AM
Thank you dear Lord for giving us these hero's who are fighting for the lives of our babies. God bless all in this struggle.

Sarah says:
1/2/2014 1:36:47 PM
You have done so much hard work in the area of Abortion - that the Lord must have a smile on his face because of the decision made by the US District Court of DC to give a temporary injunction to the HHS Mandate. We must always have our Religious Freedom in spite of the present Administration.
We must continue to storm the Heavens with prayers & continued hard work.

Charlie Azzopardi says:
1/2/2014 12:38:46 PM
Thank you Lord !!! Let us all keep praying that this temporary injunction will become permanent.

Bob Reynolds says:
1/1/2014 8:33:16 PM
We are grateful to the Lord for this result. It is a source of consolation for those of us who see the encroaching infringement of our most basic liberties as an act of tyranny and discrimination. Keep up the good fight!

Mary says:
1/1/2014 6:24:22 PM
Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Holy Mary Mother of God, and All the Saints! Please continue to pray that this will be upheld on appeal!

Kathy says:
1/1/2014 3:43:16 PM
Rejoicing with you for this victory!!! Thank you, Lord!

A. Lincoln says:
1/1/2014 12:42:12 PM
Thank you Jesus and Mary.

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