Frank Pavone's Alerts

Urge Congress to Repeal FACE

February 14 2024

Dear Friends,

As I write this, multiple peaceful pro-life activists are awaiting sentencing for trying to save the unborn. They have been convicted of violating the FACE Act – Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act – for peaceful protests staged at abortion killing centers in Washington, D.C., and Tennessee.

It’s possible these pro-lifers – some of whom are in their 70s – could be facing substantial time in federal prison. Former President Donald Trump has said he will commute their sentences if he is re-elected.

In the meantime, however, there is another important step we’re taking.

US Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) has introduced HR 5577 in the House and Utah Sen. Mike Lee introduced the Senate version, S 3107, to repeal this law that punishes people for peacefully trying to stop pregnant moms from entering abortion facilities.

When I think of the FACE Act, I recall a conversation I had with Mother Teresa – now St. Teresa – when I visited her in India just after President Bill Clinton signed the law in 1994. When I explained this new law to her, she looked at me and said, ‘Father, if we had that law here in India, I would have been thrown in jail many times! Here I go to the places where abortions are done and I take the women by the arm and say, ‘Come with me; we will help you and your child!

Under FACE, Mother Teresa would be breaking the law!

FACE is not only bad law, but it prevents pro-lifers on the frontlines of the abortion battle from saving lives. Babies – and sometimes, their mothers – are dying because of this law. Roe v. Wade is gone and FACE needs to go, too.

Will you aid in the effort to send the FACE Act into the history books?

Many, myself included, believe it is unconstitutional, because it punishes people based not on their actions, but on their beliefs. There are already laws to punish violent behavior.

But if two people sit peacefully in front of the door of a building, one to prevent the killing of animals and one to prevent the killing of babies, those trying to save babies receive the higher penalty!

What I am asking you to do is to contact your member of the House of Representatives and both of your U.S. Senators – whether they are Republican or Democrat – and tell them you expect them to support these bills to repeal FACE.

May I ask you to do it today, or as soon as possible?

Click on this link to let us know that you will help and then you will be taken to a page with a phone number to call and a sample message to deliver.

Thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!


Fr. Frank Pavone

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