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#iSEETWO Campaign: Loving them both. Pro-Woman. Pro-Child.

Friday, January 9th, 2015


The #iSEETWO campaign is launched. January is Sanctity of Life Month and Focus on the Family has kicked off its new campaign to show that we love them both, mother and baby.

When some people see a pregnant woman, they see only one life: I see two.

I and my colleague, Dr. Fred Bush, author of HOOKED, and other pro-life advocates were approached and asked if we would add our voices to this very important project. I was honored to join without hesitation.

When I see a pregnant woman, I see two very distinct lives with different DNA makeup. I want to love them both. I don’t love one more than the other. I love them both the same.

The abortion activists like to say the pro-lifers don’t care about the woman or the child once he/she born. They just want the baby to be born and then forget about him/her.

Nothing can be further from the truth and I hope that this campaign will show the world that “pro-life” means protecting all life, born and unborn, from conception to natural death. That means that we care about the mother and the baby. We are pro-woman and pro-child and actually that means pro-family, including the father, grandparents, nuclear and extended families, communities and the world.

There are many pregnancy resource centers all across America, centers that provide assistance to mothers and their babies, and even the fathers in some cases. They provide or make referrals for parent classes, financial assistance, job training, clothing and furniture assistance and sometimes shelter.

Women and families facing unplanned pregnancies are not alone. We need to let them know that they are loved and that we can help them. That’s why I want you to join me in this crucial campaign.

Here’s what I want you to do. – and it’s very simple:

  • Download an #iSEETWO sign at – or make your own sign
  • Sign your first name and take a selfie holding the sign
  • Post it on Facebook as your profile picture in January (longer if you like) and use the #iSEETWO hashtag when you post statuses.
  • Invite all your friends to do the same by sharing my blog with them.

Together we can Abolish Abortion!

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“GIMME SHELTER” is a Family Friendly Inspiring Movie Masterpiece

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Once upon a time before the world went crazy, there were compassionate people who opened shelters for unwed mothers, offering refuge and care for women and their babies in their desperate times of need. In the 21st Century, we call these shelters “pregnancy care centers.” The setting for much of the riveting new “GIMME SHELTER” movie is a Pregnancy Care Center.

The movie is modeled after a true story in which a young woman, estranged from her pitiful drug addicted mother, and virtually unknown to her well to do father finds herself alone and pregnant. After several brushes with death and skirmishes with the law and her parents, she finds an unlikely refuge. We quickly fall in love with her, the shelter, and her new friends.

I understand why the producers of the film insist that it isn’t just about a prolife message because while the message “choose life” reverberates in the movie, the totality of the telling is much more comprehensive than one would imagine. There is a struggle to overcome bureaucracy, familial dysfunction and even implied racism in the film. Friendship, loyalty, faith, love and grace abound on the screen.

It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t include a scripture in this review, so here we go. Caregivers in the desired “shelter” reminded me of the midwives in the Bible. Where we are surrounded by the Pharaohs of Planned Parenthood here in the 21st Century, we discover in this film that there are still those who have not bowed their knees to the baals of greed that cause women to make desperate choices in seemingly hopeless moments. Yes, there are angels in disguise, and we meet some of them in the movie. They remind me of the midwives in Exodus chapter one.

“Behold, the people… are too many and too mighty for us… come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply… But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king… commanded them, so God dealt well with the midwives. And the people multiplied and grew very strong.”

Compassion is an act of obedience and humility; an act that says “yes, I’m my brother’s and my sister’s keeper.” The midwives in Exodus were humble, obedient and compassionate. This expression of the love of Christ is predominant in the movie although one wouldn’t come away feeling that they had gone to a religious movie. Evil was confronted and overcome by good in a very realistic way in the movie.

Dealers and traffickers of drugs, greed, abortion and evil in general are enemies to life and family. Yet, there is shelter in the storm. While the film was primarily about a woman’s search for shelter, the role of the father in the life of his children was also poignantly addressed. But I come to close to the plot so I’ll leave something to your imagination until you get to the theater. Don’t wait too long!

My daughter and I went to see the movie, and she was moved to tears. It was a powerfully emotional experience for me as well. Since I don’t want to make this review into a spoiler, I’ll contain my zeal and end this review by urging you to see the film.

Watch the trailer at

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Fr. Pavone: ‘We are called to love them both’

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Priests for Life

Date: November 26, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma

NEW YORK, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today welcomed “The Joy of the Gospel,” the first apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis.

“The Pope reaffirmed the Church’s never-ending defense of the unborn, and urged a greater effort to help women facing difficult pregnancies,” Father Pavone said. “This is the heart of the Gospel teaching and it is always relevant.”

“The pro-life movement has long said that we are called to love them both, mother and unborn child. In fact, we are called to love them all, fathers included. We will continue to spread this message and make sure the Pope’s words are heard by all the faithful.”

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

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