Everyone Against Abortion, Raise Your Hand!
for Life recently released a powerful new brochure,
which you see above. It is a personal invitation to get
involved in ending abortion. Imagine all the hands that
would go up if everyone in America were told, “Everyone
Against Abortion, Raise Your Hand!” This movement is a
fellowship, a vast network of people engaged in the
greatest – and most basic – struggle for human rights in
all of history.
The brochure has a surprising element to it, however.
When you open it up, you see what appears below.
photograph you see here is of “Baby David,” whose body
was found by pro-life activists Debbie Huddnal and Chad
Traywick at the Women’s Pavilion clinic in Houston,
Texas in 1989. Baby David was aborted at 28 weeks
gestation in a D&E abortion (dilation and evacuation),
during which his arm and his head were ripped from his
Debbie and Chad photographed Baby David in order to
expose the violence he had suffered. When photo
developers and police saw the photographs, they thought
a terrible crime had been committed. Only after they
searched the activists’ homes did they discover that the
violence against Baby David was entirely legal. It was
the violence of abortion. Police accounts covering the
case prove the authenticity of this photograph.
Ever since I started doing pro-life work, I have been
urging the mass media to show the American people what
an abortion is. Abortion is a reality so horrific that
words alone can never convey its meaning. Only seeing
abortion can bring us to the kind of indignation needed
to end this injustice. If abortion is too upsetting to
see, then abortion should be too upsetting to tolerate!
One of the key things you can do is to help us spread
this powerful “Raise Your Hand” brochure video all over
the country! Send people the link to www.unborn.info so
they can see the video. We are getting an amazing
response from people who are strengthened, enlightened,
and converted as a result of seeing it. Help us to
spread the impact, because there are some people that
only you can reach! We rely on you to do so!
Here are just a few ways
you can make a difference:
Send the brochure and/or email
the video to ten of your friends. Include friends
who are “on the fence” regarding abortion!
Add the video to your Facebook,
You Tube, MySpace, and other social networking
Add the video to your personal
web site or blog.
Post a link to www.unborn.info
on online forums or blogs that you visit.
Share the brochure and video
with your prayer groups, Knights of Columbus
councils, pastors, deacons, Respect Life committees,
Priests for Life – Our International Expansion
While maintaining primary focus on the United
States, the ministry of Priests for Life is
international. At the request of leaders around the
world, we are expanding that international outreach.
Here are a few updates.
In February, Robert Lalonde and Michele Velasco,
Co-Directors of International Outreach for Priests
for Life, along with Anthony DeStefano and Jerry
Horn met with His Eminence Cardinal Ennio Antonelli,
President of the Pontifical Council for the Family
at the Vatican, to discuss future collaboration
between the two groups. Fr. Frank Pavone, National
Director of Priests for Life, worked at the
Pontifical Council for the Family in the late ‘90’s.
His Eminence listened intently as the team updated
him with Priests for Life’s various international
outreaches, including the Silent No More Awareness
Campaign and Rachel's Vineyard.
The team assured His Eminence of Priests for Life’s
immense gratitude for the Council’s leadership as
well as its continued determination to assist the
Council fully, just as it did under the leadership
of the late Cardinal Trujillo. Calling Priests for
Life “instruments of God’s grace,” Cardinal
Antonelli concluded the meeting by imparting his
apostolic blessing on the gathered team and on the
In conjunction with the Society for
the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), Priests for Life
co-sponsored 128 students attending the Second International
Student Pro-Life Conference on March 6-8, 2009 in Edinburgh,
Scotland. This dynamic event featured personal stories
behind the “hard cases” of abortion and focused on the theme
“I Am Here.” Keynote international pro-life speaker Rebecca
Kiessling, who was conceived after her mother was raped, was
joined by professionals in bioethics and post-abortion
counseling. In addition, Margaret Cuthill, the Regional
Coordinator for Priests for Life’s Silent No More Awareness
Campaign, gave a testimonial “I chose abortion”.
In January 2009, Priests for Life participated in the
Vatican's Sixth World Meeting of Families in Mexico City by
meeting with pro-life leaders, bishops and cardinals from
around the world, formally addressing approximately 12,000
congress participants, and distributing thousands of
pro-life brochures, signs and prayer cards.
Additionally, our Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More
ministries have spread internationally by working
hand-in-hand with local lay leaders and clergy. Rachel’s
Vineyard currently offers close to 600 retreats worldwide
for healing after abortion for women and men. Countries
offering retreats include the United States, Canada,
England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland,
Australia, Mexico, Uruguay, Spain, Taiwan, Russia, and the
Cameroon, among others.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign holds events at which
women and men publicly speak out about the devastating
emotional, psychological and physical impact that abortion
has on them and their families. The Campaign currently
maintains a network of regional coordinators in the United
States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, France, Spain,
Ireland, and Uganda. In 2008, the Campaign held 348
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Everyone Against Abortion, Please Raise
The message in this powerful brochure is about Baby
David, killed by a D&E abortion. His hand, which was
torn from his body, is shown on the cover.
Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Pro-Life Movement
By Fr. Frank Pavone
This pocket-sized booklet, published by Liguori, will
renew your love for the Blessed Mother and your
commitment to the pro-life cause. Pastors, Order a
supply for your parish bookrack!
Available in English and Spanish.