Latest Priests for Life Appeal

Frank Pavone








June 2024

Help Priests for Life come to the aid

of the peaceful pro-life protestors

that Joe Biden’s DOJ sent to prison!


By now you’ve no doubt heard the tragic news.

Pro-abortion federal judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly (a Bill Clinton appointee) handed down incredibly harsh prison sentences to peaceful pro-life advocates who tried to save mothers and babies from becoming victims of abortion.

My good friend Joan Andrews Bell was given a 27-month jail sentence.

Paulette Harlow (age 75) was sent to prison for two years. And this after a desperate plea from her husband John. He asked for leniency for Paulette due to the multiple health issues she has, including diabetes, spinal stenosis, and bronchial asthma. Afraid she’ll die in prison he pleaded:

“In my heart, I think she’s having a hard time staying alive. We’ve tried to be good people. I love my wife dearly… We’re throwing ourselves on the mercy of the court.”

You’ll be outraged when I tell you how Judge Kollar-Kotelly responded to this heartfelt plea.

But before I do that I need you to do something for Paulette and Joan and the six other pro-life heroes who languish in prison.

Please add your name to the list of supporters who want to tell these pro-life heroes that they have their support and prayers. Priests for Life is compiling this list to express prayerful support to Joan, Paulette and rest of the Pro-life Eight who are in jail.

Your name will not be made public, and your address will not be shared, but our pro-life prisoners will know you are supporting them!

On top of this public show of support, Priests for Life is going to file a “Friend of the Court” brief on behalf of Priests for Life. These briefs express to the Court the reasons we support the pro-life defendants.

This legal action is completely separate from your expression of support.

But it will require funding.

So please take a moment right now to make as large a donation as you can to Priests for Life.

We will use your dollars to help Paulette, Joan and their fellow pro-life advocates win their appeals and gain their freedom.

To help motivate you to tell Joan and the others that they have your support and prayers, let me tell you more about what took place during Paulette’s sentencing.

As I mentioned above, her husband John gave a heartfelt plea for mercy.

After listening to John’s plea, Judge Kollar-Kotelly hardened her heart. She mocked him saying that she hoped Paulette will “make an effort to remain alive” because that is a “tenet of her religion.”

It’s as though Judge Kollar-Kotelly knowingly and intentionally gave Paulette a death sentence.

I mean that literally given Paulette’s serious health issues.

Like all pro-aborts, Judge Kollar-Kotelly has no regard for human life and loathes all pro-life advocates like Joan and Paulette. That’s why she gave draconian prison sentences to every defendant brought before her:

  • Almost six years for Lauren Handy.
  • Two years for 74-year-old Jean Marshall, Pauletter Harlow’s sister; and Heather Idoni.
  • Almost three years for Josh Darnel, Herb Geraghty and William Goodman.

This is the kind of “justice” pro-life warriors like you and me face in today’s America.

None of us are spared the tyrannical rule of Joe Biden and his anti-life, un-American bullies.

Not even former President Donald Trump.

The anti-life fanatics in Biden’s White House hate pro-life Americans like you, me, Joan Andrews Bell, Paulette Harlow and everyone else who refuses to bow before them.

So they go out of their way to persecute us, harass us, arrest us, and throw us in jail.

Meanwhile they allow violent terrorists to go free.

These criminals attack police officers.

Organize riots on college campuses.

Vandalize private property.

Set fires to cars and buildings.

But rather than arrest them and bring them to justice, the Biden Administration focuses all their attention on political enemies and peaceful pro-life protestors.

Joan and Paulette and their fellow pro-life warriors are victims of Joe Biden’s disdain for justice and his fanaticism with abortion.

They were saving lives. Praying and singing. Pleading with moms not to abort their babies.

And while they languish in prison, terrorists are allowed to roam our streets and college campuses without fear of being arrested.

This is why Priests for Life is filing a Friend of the Court brief. That’s also why we’re rallying the Priests for Life family and all God-fearing pro-life Americans to join us as we express support and prayers for these peaceful pro-life activists.

We will never turn our backs on our pro-life comrades and we will never abandon them.

But I need your help in this. And I need it in two ways.

First, as I asked at the opening of my letter, I need you to:


Your dollars will not only help Priests for Life pay whatever legal costs we incur to file our brief, but also provide the funds needed to carry out all of our other work.

As I’ve told you in recent letters, Priests for Life has entered the driest financial period of the year.

The summer months are devastating to our fund-raising efforts.

That’s why I was so excited when a few of your fellow Priests for Life family members cobbled together that $275,000 Matching Gift Challenge that I urged you to take advantage of a few days ago. What a God-send that has been.

Still, even if we maximize that Challenge and raise the full $550,000, that’s not enough to cover even one month of our work this summer. And as you know, this may be one of the most important summers in our nation’s history due to the upcoming elections.

So when you give me your permission to include your name on the list of people who want Joan, Paulette, Lauren and the rest of the Pro-life Eight to know you are supporting them and praying for them …

… please make a donation to Priests for Life for as much as you can.

Thank you for doing this.

I know I can count on you. You’ve never turned your back on our unborn brothers and sisters. And I know you won’t turn your back on your fellow pro-life advocates.

And neither will I or Priests for Life turn our backs on you. We’ve got your back.

The attacks on Priests for Life and the pro-life movement mirror the attacks on President Trump. Just as he is proud to be the target of Joe Biden and his political henchmen like New York district attorney Alvin Bragg and Judge Juan Merchan in order to protect our freedoms, so I promise you that Priests for Life willingly makes ourselves the targets of those who promote abortion; whether those attacks come from the government, the Church, or other misguided, hateful and lying individuals.

We will never abandon you or leave you twisting in the wind should an FBI swat team come banging on your door in the pre-dawn hours, like they did to Mark Houck.

We pro-life advocates must stand as one and remain united in our pro-life mission. Left on our own, we’re no match for Biden and his anti-life thugs. Together and with God, they are no match for us.

So stand firm in the faith and know that through your partnership with Priests for Life, you will always have a way to fulfill your pro-life mission. On that you have my solemn word.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Pro-life leader Frank Pavone,

National Director, Priests for Life

NOTE: If you prefer to make your donation by mail, please make your check 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 our easy-to-remember number:  321-500-1000 … or toll-free at 888-735-3448.


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