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May 2022

"If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either!”

Friends,

The above threat was spray painted onto a Wisconsin pregnancy center this past Friday.  Here’s the lead sentence from this past Sunday’s Washington Times report on the attack:

“A Wisconsin pro-life group’s office was set on fire early Sunday and vandalized with abortion-themed graffiti in what authorities are investigating as an arson.”

In addition to that radical pro-abortion extremists targeted the homes of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  According to one reporter who was on the scene the protests were “one of the scariest things” he’s ever witnessed.

In New York City an angry anti-life mob kept a monthly peaceful pro-life procession from happening as they blocked the entrance to the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan.

Our own Bryan Kemper was attacked and punched by a pro-abort while he was giving his pro-life witness outside the Supreme Court building on Friday.

Without question the violence and acts of intimidation are on the rise.  And things will only get worse when the Supreme Court does as expected and overturns the diabolical Roe v Wade decision.

It’s going to get especially critical for our unborn brothers and sisters as unhinged pro-aborts in Congress and state legislatures rush to pass laws that will codify Roe and make abortion-on-demand – including infanticide – the law of the land.

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is demanding that the Senate end the filibuster rule which was used to block passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act and pass that radical abortion bill.
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) says the overturning of Roe v Wade is “barbaric and inhumane” ... but killing babies is not?
  • Bernie Sanders put out this tweet: “Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.”
  • Chuck Schumer called on the Senate to pass legislation that would make abortion-on-demand federal law: “A vote on this legislation is not an abstract exercise, this is as urgent and real as it gets. We will vote to protect a woman’s right to choose and every American is going to see which side every senator stands.”

It’s because of pro-abortion extremist lawmakers like these that for the remaining weeks and months leading up to the crucial 2022 mid-term elections Priests for Life goal will be nothing less than this:

To use this November’s election to bring us closer to victory over abortion.

All you need to do to know why it’s so important we achieve that goal is to consider the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act that was passed in the Democrat-controlled House and has not passed the Senate… though the Democrats keep trying (including a vote tomorrow).

And with the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v Wade – and as those quotes from those four pro-abortion Democrat senators prove – the enemies of life will be even more fanatical in their attempts to pass diabolical bills like the Women’s Health Protection Act

At this moment we are on the verge of a great victory that I have been praying and working for since I was 17 years old, and that many have likewise spent decades pursuing.

Once we celebrate this milestone, as the other side goes crazy, we will also set our sights on the day when the Court will go even further, and rather than just say that the states may protect the unborn, will say that they must protect them as persons under the Constitution.

They aren’t ready to do that just yet, but we will work for the day when a future Court is. And that’s where elections come in.

I’ll tell you more about the raging violence of the pro-aborts and the 2022 elections in a moment.

Before I do, I need you to take ownership of our election-related work by making as large a donation to Priests for Life as you can. 

Our Political Responsibility budget for the summer is $200,000.  I expect the budget to increase dramatically once we get to Labor Day and enter the home stretch of the election season.

Every penny of that budget will come from you and your fellow Priests for Life members. 

So I’m asking you – along with every other member of the Priests for Life family – to make as large a contribution to this vital project as you can.

I’m counting on you to go the extra mile and do this today because of all that’s at stake in this year’s mid-term election, not just for our nation, but for the entire pro-life movement as well.

Right now the political winds are blowing in our direction.  All the pundits are predicting a “red wave” that will sweep the pro-abortion Democrats from control of Congress. 

We are encouraged by this, but we dare not take anything for granted.  In fact, voter apathy, complacency and over-confidence are the three biggest hurdles we have to overcome right now.

Knowing this Priests for Life is sounding the alarm and reminding our fellow pro-life warriors of all that’s at stake this November. 

And as this quote from Dr. Deal Hudson confirms, Priests for Life is the perfect organization to take on this challenge:

No priest or religious had more impact on the Catholic and pro-life voters than Father Frank Pavone.  And no Catholic organization had more impact than Priests for Life.  To be perfectly candid, it's not even a close call!”

At the risk of sounding vain, Deal Hudson is absolutely right.

And Priests for Life makes our “effective political impact” felt by countless numbers of voters all across America every single day. 

Over the next critical weeks and months we’ll use every means of communication at our disposal to inspire people to work all the harder for every pro-life candidate running for Congress – both House and Senate – and to make sure every pro-life American not only VOTES in this year’s mid-term election but also takes an active role in helping get people REGISTERED to vote and then convincing them to VOTE PRO-LIFE.

Without question we need to take our country back from the radical pro-abortion socialist Democrats who control Congress.  And I can tell you the reason why in just five words:

The Women’s Health Protection Act

After the bill passed the House by a slim 7-vote 218-211 margin, House Speaker – and self-proclaimed “Catholic” – Nancy Pelosi put out a press release congratulating herself and the House for passing the bill.  Pelosi’s bishop and my good friend Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wasn’t impressed.

He posted a message on Instagram saying that the Women’s Health Protection Act “is surely the type of legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic” and warned that the bill amounted “child sacrifice.”

His brother bishops at the USCCB called the bill “the most radical abortion bill of all time.”

The Senate is debating it again right now. The Democrats don’t have the votes to pass it in the Senate, but their abortion fanaticism impels them to keep on trying.

They’re right.  Here’s a snapshot of what this bill would do if it became law:

  • Negate state mandatory waiting periods before abortion.
  • Eliminate state requirements for ultrasound prior to abortion.
  • Prohibit abortionists or staff from providing information about the developing fetus, potential risks of abortion or the possibility of halting a chemical abortion.
  • Eliminate state bans on telemedicine.
  • Repeal laws calling for abortion businesses to meet standards of other ambulatory surgery centers; requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals;
  • Eliminate laws protecting babies from dismemberment abortions
  • Eliminate laws protecting babies from abortion when they can feel pain and survive outside the womb.
  • Prohibit abortionists or staff from asking the reason for the abortion – for instance, sex-selective abortion or abortion for Down syndrome.
  • Eliminate laws that protect babies from abortion after a heartbeat is detected.
  • Eliminate conscience protection rights for healthcare providers.
  • Eliminate the Sanctuary City designation in the 47 (and counting) U.S. cities that have declared themselves abortion-free zones.

The reason this bill isn’t becoming law is because of the strong pro-life stand of the Republicans in the Senate, and because there are one or two Democrats who have enough respect for the filibuster not to eliminate it from the Senate rules.

You can be absolutely certain that the pro-abortion extremists in the Democrat Party will try to ram this bill through Congress again IF they keep control of Congress following this year’s elections.

Make no mistake:

The Democrat Party and its leaders are desperate to preserve abortion, and are doing everything in their power to try to nullify the tremendous progress and optimism of the pro-life movement.  

The so-called Women’s Health Protection Act was one of those desperate attempts, and praise God it doesn’t look like it can pass in the Senate right now.

But the Democrats aren’t done fighting to keep abortion accessible in any way they can.

And that my friend is the reason you need to give your full support to all that Priests for Life is doing to influence voters for the 2022 mid-term elections. 

As soon as you make your urgently needed donation, I encourage you to read over the many ways in which you can get involved in this year’s election.  Among these are fourteen specific actions you can take to help the candidates of your choice.  I urge to read over the list and get involved in as many ways as you can.

In addition to your active involvement I’m especially counting on you to continue to provide Priests for Life with the financial support we need to conduct all of our election-related efforts. 

For example we’re:

  • Helping people learn how to do door-to-door canvassing and other important Get Out the Vote work. 
  • Producing educational videos which instruct viewers about the stark differences between the two parties when it comes to abortion and protecting our unborn brothers and sisters.
  • Distributing pamphlets like “Voting With a Clear Conscience” and an eye-opening “Party Platform Comparison” sheet.
  • Promoting documents on Church teaching about abortion as well as spreading far and wide the homilies I’ve given online about the evils of the Democrat Party.

As you can see, Priests for Life is out to make sure Catholics – and all people of faith – know what God expects of them, not only for this year’s election, but in every election.

But of all the work Priests for Life is doing the one I put at the top of the list is our exhaustive effort to recruit pro-life Americans to become poll workers. 

This is absolutely vital and there is a particular need for help in the 2022 elections. 

Having good, watchful, dedicated poll workers is critical to the success of an election because poll workers perform roles such as checking in voters, directing them to the ballot booth and generally trying to make Election Day operations run according to Election law.

Which is why Priests for Life is going all out to fill precincts with honest, hard-working, competent, fair-minded poll workers ... men and women just like you.

Again, though, that’s just one small portion of our overall election-related work. 

As you’ll no doubt come to see once you’ve read over all that Priests for Life is doing to rally men and women of good will to be actively involved in this year’s election you’ll understand why Deal Hudson gave Priests for Life that tremendous endorsement. 

Without question Priests for Life “has the most effective political impact of any Catholic apostolate in our country” and today I’m counting on you to help fund this work through the tax-deductible donation that I’m asking you to make right now.

And if you’re at all hesitant about supporting what may appear to be “political” work keep in mind how close we came to having the Democrats impose their demonic “abortion till birth” Women’s Health Protection Act upon us. 

Had it passed, every piece of legislation passed in every state legislature that protects women and babies from abortionists would have been thrown out. 

Literally millions of defenseless babies would have been savagely and brutally killed. 

The lives of untold numbers of women would have been devastated.

Now consider what would happen if Chuck Schumer were Senate Majority Leader and Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House following the November elections.  That radical pro-abortion bill will become law and babies will die.

All of which means that the work I’m urging you to support is NOT political so much as it’s life-saving.  For the sake of the youngest members of our human family and their mothers, we must do everything in our power to drive the abortion-mad extremists in the Democrat Party from having control of Congress.  Period.

So please make a donation to Priests for Life and support our vital election efforts.

As I never tire of telling you, God is never outdone in generosity; and especially not when it comes to protecting the lives of His unborn children.  He knows the sacrifices you are making on their behalf and He will bless you a hundred fold. 

Thank you for your immediate and generous support.  And know that in heartfelt appreciation for the sacrifices you make to support Priests for Life’s work I remember you at every Mass I offer. 

Sincerely,

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

P.S.  Something else I’ve told you many times before but bears repeating often is this:  In spite of the fact that many at the Vatican – as well as Bishops around the world and here in the U.S. – have strongly encouraged our Priests for Life ministry, we receive no funds from any official Church entity

Every penny we receive comes from individuals just like you: Hard-working, dedicated pro-life champions. 

That means that every project Priests for Life undertakes over the weeks and months leading up this year’s mid-term elections, along with everything else Priests for Life is doing to lead the pro-life movement to victory over abortion, depends entirely on you ... you and the rest of the tremendous Priests for Life family. 

That’s why I’m hoping you will take a moment right now to make as large a donation to Priests for Life as you can ... and to provide as much financial support as you can from now until the moment we end America's abortion holocaust. 

Thank you and God bless.

 

NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life and mail it to us at: PO Box  236695, Cocoa, FL 32923.  If you have any questions, call us at 321-500-1000.

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