Fr. Pavone: Video Reveals Live-Birth Abortion

August 19th, 2015


August 19, 2015

Contact” Leslie Palma

NEW YORK – Statement by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of “Abolishing Abortion,” on the latest Planned Parenthood video:

“The latest undercover video reveals the reality of live-birth abortion. We hear one worker saying that one abortion patient was ‘in the OR for just three minutes… the fetus was already in the vaginal canal, and it just fell out…’

“Holly O’Donnell then relates a situation in which she helped procure the brain of an aborted baby. Holly said a co-worker called her over to look at the aborted body, which was intact. Holly says, ‘She just taps the heart and it starts beating…It had a face… nose…eyelids… she gave me the scissors and told me I had to cut down the middle of the face.’

“After the brain was taken, Holly had to clean up and put the rest of the baby’s body in the biohazard container. Holly relates, ‘He got stuck on the lid and it turned around and his buttocks were in the air and his two feet were like dangling out, and I remember having to pick each one of his feet up and put them in the container and close the lid.’

“Exactly what is being done to obtain these intact bodies needs to be investigated. Federal law prohibits abortion procedures that partially or fully deliver a living baby. Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell is serving life in prison because he killed babies who were still alive when they came out of the mother’s body. If Planned Parenthood is not fully investigated and prosecuted for these offenses, then we owe Gosnell an apology.

“I have worked with many former abortionists and clinic workers who tell similar accounts of what goes on in America’s abortion clinics. Read their stories at”

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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Abolishing Abortion: A Must Read Book for Such a Time as This

August 18th, 2015

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The latest book by Fr. Frank Pavone, Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our Day, is a much needed book in these turbulent days as we see the value of human life being attacked on many different fronts.

In ABOLISHING ABORTION, Rev. Frank Pavone delivers twenty “arrows” to pierce the chinks in the deadly armor of the abortion machine. It’s a how to approach packed with anecdotes and historical perspectives.

I have been working with Fr. Frank for ten years as Director of African American Outreach with Priests for Life. During this time we have fought many battles to save the unborn from death and for their right to life. We have also labored to help the mothers and families of the babies. For abortion makes victims not only of the babies, but society as a whole.

I first met Rev. Pavone at a Right to Life meeting over twenty years ago. I had been Pro-life since 1983, and as a post abortive African American woman, I welcomed the opportunity to join him in the greatest Civil Rights battle of our times.

Just as my uncle, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and my father, Rev. A.D. King, fanned the flames of the civil rights movement, so today Rev. Frank Pavone is doing the same for the movement to end abortion. Fr. Frank’s book ‘Abolishing Abortion’ is another step in that great task.”

Life today seems to have less value, at least in the eyes of many. Whether it’s Black lives, unborn lives, lives of the disabled, lives of the elderly, ALL life has been devalued. Yet what would you expect from societies that allow a mother to kill her own child and call it a personal ‘choice?’

Today death has spread from the abortion facilities to the deserts of Iraq, to the streets of our cities, to the classrooms of our schools, and to the prayer meetings of our churches.

The killing will not end until we begin to defend the most innocent of all, the unborn babies in the womb. When we say that their lives matter, then we can truly say, “All Lives Matter.” And yes, we can even put a hashtag in front of it if we like.

Abolishing Abortion is a call to action for everyone who values human life; which can change hearts and minds and ultimately the world.

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Father Pavone’s Abolishing Abortion Hits Bookshelves Today

August 18th, 2015


August 18, 2015

Contact: Leslie Palma

Pro-life manifesto calls upon the Church and State to protect unborn children.

NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and a long-time pro-life activist, has long said he’s not just fighting abortion, he’s working to end it.

His new book, Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our Day (Thomas Nelson, HarperCollins Christian Publishing), released today, outlines a strategy to end abortion in the United States.

In the book, Father Pavone explores biblical, moral, historical, and legal reasons Christians belong in the public square and challenges both churches and individual Christians to full engagement.

Abolishing Abortion calls upon both the Church and the State to step up and fulfill their duties to protect the unborn child. It provides readers with legal facts, political strategies, and theological rationales for getting engaged and being effective.

Endorsed by a who’s who of political and pro-life leaders, Abolishing Abortion details how 1973’s Roe v. Wade ruling actually changed the kind of government we have in the United States and guides readers through practical steps they can take to restore the democracy the Founding Fathers had in mind.

Those who have endorsed the book include Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who said Abolishing Abortion is a “stirring call to both church and state to protect the unborn.”

Presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum have likewise endorsed the book.

Abolishing Abortion hits bookshelves at a time when Americans are being presented with a series of undercover videos recorded at Planned Parenthood facilities, revealing the horror of their activities. Father Pavone’s book actually outlines the strategy that leads to these undercover projects, explains their power, and outlines the practical follow-up action that needs to be taken.

Father Pavone said that through Abolishing Abortion, he has tried to express and spread the passion that he and so many others have for ending child killing.

“This book goes to the core of what we have to do to end abortion,” he said. “It openly and honestly discusses the failure of both the state and the church in this regard, and offers practical solutions, strategies and steps forward in which we can all take part.”

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Supreme Court Considering Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate

August 17th, 2015


Date: August 17, 2015

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NEW YORK — The Supreme Court will meet on September 28 to consider whether or not it will hear Priests for Life’s challenge to the HHS mandate.

In the lead case for the Churches and religious non-profits objecting to the HHS mandate, “Priests for Life, et al. v. Department of Health and Human Services,” the Court consolidated the Priests for Life petition with that of the Archdiocese of Washington. Petitioners in the Priests for Life case include not only the organization, but also, in their personal capacities, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and full-time Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, as well as Janet Morana, co-founder of Silent No More, and Fr. Frank Pavone.

The Obama administration’s response to the joint petitions contends that the new “accommodation” for faith-based ministries does not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Robert Muise, co-founder and senior co-counsel of the American Freedom Law Center, said that, “In arguing, contrary to Priests for Life’s contentions, that it would be consistent with Catholic Church teaching for Priests for Life to comply with the challenged regulations, the government is taking on the impermissible role of deciding what does or does not violate Church teaching and then asking the Court to exceed both its judicial function and its judicial competence by confirming the government’s position. If the Court accepts this argument, it will destroy religious freedom as we know it.”

Priests for Life will submit its reply to the government’s objections on August 26.

Father Pavone said the government’s arguments are unpersuasive and dangerous:

“They are saying, in effect, that they know better than we do what violates our faith. It’s ridiculous, and it undermines all that American was founded on. It is the believer who believes, and the government is supposed to respect his right to believe, not control it.”

A Friend of the Court Brief supporting the petition of Priests for Life in this case has been filed, with the assistance of Americans United for Life, by the following groups: Association of American Physicians & Surgeons; American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Christian Medical Association; National Catholic Bioethics Center; Alabama Physicians for Life; National Association of Pro-life Nurses, and the National Association of Catholic Nurses.

Attorneys at the American Freedom Law Center have indicated that because Priests for Life, in addition to being a religious non-profit entity, is particularly well-suited to challenge the HHS mandate, because the very mission of the organization is to protect human life from precisely the activities that the mandate wants to expand.

To read the government’s response to Priests for Life’s petition, go to To see all the documentation and commentary on this case, visit

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Campaign of Fasting and Prayer Announced

August 13th, 2015


Date: August 13, 2015

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Churches urged to join interdenominational campaign Aug. 22-29 to End the Evils of Abortion and Planned Parenthood

NEW YORK — On Aug. 22, pro-lifers will begin eight days of fasting and prayer to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood. Prayers for the interdenominational effort can be found at

The campaign begins on a day that will be marked by a coordinated nationwide protest outside Planned Parenthood facilities.

At, all people of faith will find five unique prayers to be used on that day and each day through August 29. The prayers, available in English and Spanish, include a prayer for repentance, for those wounded by abortion, for pro-life advocates and public officials and for the conversion of Planned Parenthood.

“Prayer is the foundation of the pro-life effort,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and author of Abolishing Abortion. “And prayer, well-prayed, leads to action.”

A number of national groups are co-sponsoring the prayer effort, including the National Pro-Life Religious Council; National Clergy Council; Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life; Presbyterians Pro-Life; Evangelical Church Alliance; Conservative Congregational Christian Conference;; Americans United for Life; Tubman Truth; Faith and Action; Gospel of Life Ministries; National Pro-Life Center; National Institute of Family and Life Advocates; Catholics Called to Witness; Jill Stanek; Pro-Life Action Ministries; Life Issues Institute; Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, and Hispanics for Life.

“Often believers say their first response to abortion should be prayer,” Father Pavone said. “Not so. It should be repentance, because when innocent blood is shed on the land, all in the land must answer for it. This leads us to intense and sustained prayer and fasting.”

Churches are asked to announce in their bulletins and on their websites from August 22-29. Suggested wording can also be found at

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Remember All Aborted Children at Sept. 12 Services

August 13th, 2015


Date: August 12, 2015

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NEW YORK — The third annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children – to take place Sept. 12 at gravesites and memorials all over the country — takes on a new significance this year in light of a series of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials trafficking in the organs and limbs of aborted babies.

“The recent revelations about abortion giant Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling body parts from aborted babies makes it all the more important for those of us who love these children to visit their gravesites,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, which is sponsoring the memorial with Priests for Life and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.

“This small handful of aborted children whose bodies have been buried in sacred ground — rather than incinerated, flushed down the drain, or dissected and sold for profit — represent all the tens of millions who have been abandoned since abortion was made legal,” Scheidler said. “Let us visit them on September 12 and mourn as we should for all of abortion’s unborn victims.”

Solemn prayer vigils will be conducted at many of the 47 gravesites of aborted babies throughout the United States, as well as at dozens of other sites dedicated in memory of aborted children.

Tens of thousands of aborted children have been retrieved from abortion mills and other facilities and given the honor and dignity of a burial. The stories of how they were killed, how they were found, and how they were buried, along with the pictures and videos that document those events, can be found at, which also has a list of burial sites and services, and suggestions for ways to get involved.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said leaders of the pro-life movement have long known about the sale of baby parts but now the rest of America is catching a glimpse of the true nature of abortion.

“America is seeing the baby – not the fetus, not the products of conception – but the actual child who is killed in abortion,” he said. “We need a strong show of support at this year’s memorial service to put the abortion industry on notice that this nation is quickly reaching the point where we will no longer tolerate this barbarism.”

The National Day of Remembrance, Father Pavone said, “creates a focal point for our grief, both national and personal, and for the education of future generations. These services also will provide opportunities for an urgent call to healing after abortion for the women who have suffered from this terrible choice and are now grieving again as they watch the undercover videos that show the truth about abortion.”

Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society noted that, “Since 1973, 58 million human beings have been killed in legalized abortion. This is a national slaughter — and so few, indeed a mere fraction of those human lives, managed to find their way into a human cemetery. The recent undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the sale of aborted baby body parts reveal that indeed human beings are killed in abortion as their torn bodies lay in the back rooms of these clinics. Those bodies will never see a humane burial.

“When we honor the graves of the aborted unborn we pay honor to all the unwanted unborn. How ironic that the last work of mercy, to bury the dead, is for the first work of mercy these buried aborted babies ever knew. The least we can do is honor them and allow their voices from the grave call us to end the injustice of abortion.”

While the simultaneous services around the nation will be held on September 12, the National Day of Remembrance Team also announced that on Saturday, October 24, a special memorial service will be held in Philadelphia at the site where the bodies of babies killed by Kermit Gosnell were retrieved from his abortion facility. Gosnell is serving life in prison for killing some of those babies who were born alive. The date of the Philadelphia service was moved due to preparations being made for the imminent visit of Pope Francis to the city.

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StemExpress’ and Planned Parenthood’s Chicanery Knows No Limits – Hopefully Politicians and other Leaders Are Listening

August 13th, 2015

Part 6 of Center for Medical Progress’ expose reveals more of PPH’s and StemExpress’ deceptive tactics. Their use of trickery to achieve political, financial, or legal purposes knows no limits. The abortion/body harvesting machine is now admitting that they also procure adult stem cells from the mothers they have sometimes butchered and even killed.

Their underhanded schemes, corruption and political chicanery are no longer behind closed doors. The Center for Medical Progress is keeping it out in the open.

We could call the body snatchers grave robbers, but since their baby victims rarely get a decent burial, we have to call a spade a spade. These people kill and harvest people for profit.

They are taking stem cells and body parts at a time when the mother is awaiting their abortion “services.” She is likely conflicted, sedated, scared and subject to agree to anything without understanding what is really happening while she is in their clutches.

Meanwhile, the abortion providers and scientists are after her baby’s body parts, umbilical cord blood, mothers eggs and ovaries and God knows what else they might be harvesting and trading for money. And they charge the mother upfront and make her sign papers to cover their trail. She consents and pays a fee for impending doom.

Of course StemExpress and PPH deny any reports against their agenda. In response to part six of the CMP expose, they had this to say:

That it has “never obtained blood or tissue samples from a patient without first obtaining consent.” It adds, “Like all of their previous material, today’s video by CMP is deceptively edited and falsely worded to suggest impropriety or illegality where none exists. CMP’s continued efforts to malign StemExpress – a life sciences company that predominantly supplies adult cells, blood and tissue to the nation’s leading researchers – will only serve to slow the pace of life-saving medical research aimed at curing disease and extending quality of life for millions of Americans.”

I wonder if Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls have taken time to study the history of Planned Parenthood. Mr. Trump and maybe millions of Americans seem to think that if the government only cuts or bans PPH abortion funding, that the abortion giant and their cohorts like StemExpress will be salvageable and can offer something good to society. That’s like giving a lion a pedicure, ignoring its fangs and letting it loose on unsuspecting victims.

I recently signed a letter demanding that the statue and other likenesses of PPH Founder Margaret Sanger be removed from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. The letter points out that Sanger was a racist and elitist who advocated limiting, if not eradicating, those she deemed unworthy of life. In her book, “Women and The New Race,” Sanger wrote of “weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or those who will become defective.”

Currently there are two women running for President of the U.S. Which one really cares about women? In two FOX NEWS debates, we heard 17 candidates say that abortion is not good. Are preachers, politicians, leaders, and lay people listening? Is America ready to hear the truth? It’s really time to PRAY for AMERICA.

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This Planned Parenthood Scandal Gives Grave Robbing a New Meaning

August 11th, 2015

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StemExpress and Planned Parenthood, both recently featured in Center for Medical Progress videos, are taking grave robbing to a new level according to Richard Esposito, the publisher, of the Placerville Mountain Democrat. He writes that “grave-robbing has become acceptable in the name of science and those engaged in the business can make a good buck.”

So for some, the work of baby body part harvesters is akin to grave robbing, a practice that involves bodies being dug up after burial in order to harvest their body parts for research.

In the case of aborted babies though, most of the bodies don’t even get buried before someone is lining up to claim their body parts. In many cases the dignity of a human person’s life has been so devalued by acts such as abortion that the defenseless preborn babies are not even recognized as humans but as commodities, to be chopped up and sold to the highest bidder.

As a post abortive mother, I still shudder to wonder what happened to my aborted and miscarried babies; little people. When I attended a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for healing after my two abortions, and miscarriage I named and memorialized the babies. This forgiveness and healing process, available to everyone, helps to restore dignity to those lost and harmed by abortions.

Thank God for Priests for Life, and all pro-life warriors who respect human life and work to restore the dignity that has been taken away from millions of aborted babies and their parents. Because Baby, Mother and Daddy suffer in the process.

Many aborted babies never receive names, proper burials or graves. But Priests for Life is working to change this indignity.

At a naming ceremony in June 2013 despite the medical examiner’s refusal to release the babies for proper burial, The baby victims of Dr. Gosnell, the doctor convicted on three counts of first degree murder for ‘snipping’ the spinal cords of babies he delivered alive, were given names, and memorialized.

Fr. Frank has also presided at a number of funerals for aborted babies. Also, on September 12 of each year there is a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children where memorials are conducted at sites all over America in tribute to the humanity of the aborted children.

All too often society would look away from the truth that babies being aborted by the millions. Yet we must not forget that these babies are human beings created by God; little human persons deserving of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Dr. Alveda King: Life is Key in the Republican Presidential Candidates’ Race – May the Best Person Win!

August 7th, 2015

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I can’t remember a livelier run for the Oval Office. Statesmanship (and “stateswomanship”) stood up before America in the FOX NEWS premier debates. It’s very encouraging to know that the candidates aren’t afraid or ashamed to publicly acknowledge a bold understanding that GOD is the highest authority in our nation. It’s also good to know that all (except one) of the candidates highly and openly regard the sanctity of life. They didn’t attack each other; they tackled the issues with candor, humor in some cases, and with hope ahead for America in every case. Here’s “Mama King’s” lineup for now:

1) Dr. Ben Carson

He addresses issues with common sense and wisdom derived from spiritual truths. His proposals for a flat tax, tackling racism, poverty, life, terrorism and everything are good examples of that. His subtle wit is refreshing. He goes against the status quo with finesse!

2) Carly Fiorina

She’s capable, smart, tough, and eloquent – can uniquely challenge Hillary woman to woman. I really like that!

3) Sen. Marco Rubio

He gets right to the point, is capable and genuine; has a strong spiritual foundation and is grounded by his family’s story of living the American dream; MLK had that dream!

4) Former Gov. Mike Huckabee

Governor Huckabee represents solid bedrock traditional strength that is firmly rooted in spiritual values; reminds me of my ten KING RULES. His tongue in cheek wisdom stands out!

5) Sen. Ted Cruz

This is one who is willing and able to lead rather than go along to get along. His regard for his GOD and his honor for his dad speaks volumes. He’s something of a wild card, but in a very good way!

6) Gov. Scott Walker

A decent man with political smarts. Clearly knows how to achieve goals that some would consider nearly impossible. Good track record!

7) Gov. John Kasich

Thoughtful, with practical solutions. Seems a bit fuzzy around the edges, though, leaning toward political correctness.

8) Sen. Rand Paul

While the Senator is focused, consistent and smart, he comes across as a bit socially awkward; which sometimes happens with brilliant medical practitioners. That he was one who took a lead in the current “Defund Planned Parenthood” fight in Congress speaks volumes!

9) Donald Trump

He’s brave, bold, creative, and he goes against the grain for some; but it’s great that he has the liberty to force elephant in the room conversations. We need that!

10) Former Gov. Jeb Bush

As Mr. Nice Guy, he seems to represent the status quo. I like him, but just don’t want another Bush/Clinton run. That’s just me talking.

11) Gov. Chris Christie

He’s a somewhat popular man with some promising successes under his belt. His statement on Israel is particularly good.

Well, there are 17 in the race now. We can vote for almost any one of them without holding our noses; no obvious stinkers.

While I won’t be endorsing anyone, I’ll be praying for everyone. Please join me, and GOD bless America.


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For August Shockwaves, an Outreach to Abortionists and Clinic Workers

August 6th, 2015


August 6, 2015

Contact: Leslie Palma

The horror of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress underscore this month’s focus of Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion.

In August, those who perform and assist in abortions are being invited to healing. Apart from the mother who experiences the abortion, this is the population most intimately involved in the abortion decision and procedure. Included in this outreach are clerical and administrative workers; counselors and social workers; medical staff who analyze, dissect and dispose of the unborn child’s body; nurses who provide medication and the abortionists who perform the actual procedures.

Father Frank Pavone, National Pastoral Director of Silent No More and author of Abolishing Abortion, explains:

“Of the many lessons to be learned from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in regard to Planned Parenthood and organ harvesting, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform it. To be able to do what they do, and to discuss it so casually – over lunch – shows that they themselves have become dehumanized. When these people eventually leave the abortion industry, they are sorely in need of healing. We have seen this time and time again in our work with former abortionists and clinic workers.”

Father Pavone pointed out that the testimony of Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist interviewed on one of the Human Capital video releases, indicates she fainted the first time she was confronted with the remains of aborted children at a Planned Parenthood. She was told by a co-worker that “It still happens to a bunch of us.”

“Other former clinic workers have told us the exact same thing,” Father Pavone noted.

Kevin Burke, LSW, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard and an architect of Shockwaves, said:

“The publicly sanctioned practice of fetal killing has an even darker fruit; the corruption of the mind, heart and soul of those who become facilitators and apologists for the practice. The Planned Parenthood videos reveal that just as with the Nazi doctors, these normal men and women learn to divorce the reality and fully gravity of their medical practice from their everyday life and activities. But it’s rare that they can continue this throughout their careers.

Silent No More co-founders Janet Morana and Georgette Forney have issued an invitation to anyone who has left the abortion industry, or who is looking for a way out, to take advantage of the opportunities for healing available through Shockwaves.

“We have worked with many people who have left the abortion industry, including Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who was instrumental in the effort to legalize abortion,” Mrs. Morana noted. “Anyone can find healing, just as he did.”

Mrs. Forney added: “Women who have had abortions find it hard to believe they can be forgiven, or forgive themselves, but those of us who have experienced God’s mercy are here to tell everyone that forgiveness and healing are possible, even for those who have spent years performing or facilitating abortion.”

To arrange an interview with anyone on the Shockwaves team or a former abortionist or clinic worker, call Leslie Palma at 347-286-7277 or email her at

The Campaign began November 11th, 2002. As of February 2015, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,436 Gatherings in 17 countries & 48 states with 5,934 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies. Testimonies have also been shared at 104 high schools and universities in the last 4 years, 26 in 2014. There are 2,233 testimonies posted on the Campaign website, with 332 that are shared via video! Currently there are 16,225 people registered with the Campaign representing 77 countries. People who are not ready to join the Campaign, are invited to register their regret. So far, 4,890 women and 573men have said they regret their abortion or lost fatherhood. Another 552 women and men have posted memorials to their children.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website: