September 1, 2015
“America will not end abortion
until America SEES abortion!”
I’ve written you this urgent letter for two important
First, thanks to the gruesome and shocking undercover videos
that we are helping our colleagues at the Center for Medical
Progress to publicize …
We have a golden opportunity to SHOW America the
atrocities taking place inside America’s abortuaries and
bring an end to legalized abortion-on-demand once and for
You have a vital role to play if Priests for Life is to make
And that leads me to the second reason I've written you this
desperate appeal for help:
Priests for Life cannot take full advantage of this
unprecedented opportunity to DE-FUND Planned Parenthood
without your immediate financial help.
I’m hoping you will make whatever sacrifice you must
to make a much-needed donation to Priests for Life.
I beg you to do this right now … before you even finish
reading my message.
I know this will require a sacrifice on your part.
Still I’m hoping you will do this because we simply have to
take advantage of the anti-abortion sentiment that’s
sweeping the nation.
And right now we don’t have near the amount of funds needed
to do that. The reason why is simple.
Donations to Priests for Life in July were down $185,841
compared with July 2014.
That was a totally unexpected shortfall and is really
hampering our efforts to fully capitalize on this moment and
achieve some key objectives. We’ve simply got to make
up that loss so that we can be as effective as we need to be
if we’re going to keep the heat on the abortion industry and
awaken our fellow Americans to truth that in every abortion
a child is killed and his mother scarred for life … if not
That said please give me just a moment to tell you precisely
what Priests for Life will do with your dollars. There
are four projects that require immediate funding:
The fight to De-Fund Planned Parenthood
This is going to be a titanic struggle; and one we won’t
easily win … even though by all rights – and by all the
evidence – we should win it hands down.
To see what I mean just consider the first try pro-life
lawmakers in the Senate made to cut funding for Planned
Parenthood. On the plus side, a majority of the Senate
voted IN FAVOR of the resolution. It was only a
procedural matter that kept it from passing since sixty
votes were required to end debate on the measure.
But as I told you in my last letter, there is hope!
The fact that a majority of Senators voted to cut all
federal funding of Planned Parenthood is itself amazing …
and more progress than we’ve ever made toward that goal.
In addition to that, two senators who have traditionally
supported taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood changed
their votes! They are Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Joe
So while we may have lost that first go-round, the fight is
far from over and we’ve made some significant progress.
And a portion of the dollars I’m asking you to send Priests
for Life today will be used to bring pressure on Congress to
get the government out of the abortion business.
Again, though, that’s only ONE important project. The
other three are:
- Our lawsuit against the
ObamaCare HHS mandate. We have made our appeal to the
Supreme Court. Please keep our lawsuit and our
attorneys in your prayers. Some of the dollars you send
today may go to replenish our depleted “Legal Fund”
- Press Congress and the
States to pass two key pieces of legislation that will
protect the unborn, as well as their mothers. These
-The “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” The
House passed this earlier in the year. We’re now
rallying pro-life Americans to convince their Senators to
pass this bill and protect children.
-The “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion
Act.” As the bill’s title states, this would protect
defenseless babies from being literally torn limb from limb
in an abortion. This bill builds on the “Pain Capable”
bill the House has already passed and provides further
protections for our unborn brothers and sisters.
The 2016 Presidential
election. Like it or not, the 2016 election is in full
swing and we only have fifteen short months
to REGISTER millions of pro-life voters, convince them
to VOTE their pro-life values on Election Day,
and EDUCATE our fellow Americans about all that’s at
stake in next year’s election. We can’t sit back and
wait till the last few weeks to act. There’s a lot to
do and very little time in which to do it. On Election
Day 2016 America absolutely must elect public servants
who know the difference between serving the public and
killing the public. But more on that in future
Those are our top four priorities and as I said each one
requires immediate funding.
But we cannot possibly achieve them without your help today,
yours and the entire Priests for Life family.
It’s going to cost well over half a million dollars to fund
all of our work from now until Thanksgiving. And when
you consider the fact that we suffered that unexpected
$185,841 shortfall in July, we’re already behind the 8-ball.
That’s why your gift is so urgently needed and why I’m
hoping you will help right now.
I would not dare ask this of you if this were not an
opportunity unlike any we’ve had since the Supreme Court
legalized abortion-on-demand over forty years ago.
We absolutely must capitalize on it if we are to have any
chance of ending abortion.
The spotlight is on the abortion industry like never before.
We have them on the ropes. Help us deliver the
knockout blow that will go a long toward helping us achieve
our goal of ending abortion and stopping the killing.
Thank you for doing this.
And know that in heartfelt gratitude for the sacrifice I
know you are making on behalf of God’s unborn children to, I
will continue to do as I have done ever since you joined the
Priests for Life family, and that is remember you at every
Mass that I offer; as will all the priests of Priests for
I look forward to hearing from you in the next few minutes …
and I pray that God bless you.