Fr. Pavone: Right to choose must yield to right to life

Priests for Life

Publication Date: May 13, 2013

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STATEN ISLAND, NY -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, had the following comment on the verdict in the Kermit Gosnell trial:

“The guilty verdict on charges of killing babies following abortion shows that the law recognizes a point at which the 'right to choose' must yield to the right to life, and also shows that abortionists don't know where that point is. Such laws must be strengthened in every state."

Note: the babies in this case have been given names by Priests for Life and more information on that can be found here:

“Gosnell’s guilty verdict in the death of Karnamaya Mongar is different. Gosnell didn't slit her neck but he did create conditions that caused her death. And Mongar is not the only mother harmed or killed in the hundreds of dangerous, unregulated, legal abortion clinics across our country. There are hundreds of Gosnells and they have to be stopped.

“The lessons to be learned from this case, and the actions that should follow upon it, are largely independent of the verdict rendered today. Those lessons and actions are summarized in my public statement about the case.

Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent  No More Awareness Campaign, also commented on Gosnell’s conviction in the death of Karnamaya Mongar:

“On behalf of the many women who have died and the countless numbers of women who have been physically injured in abortion clinics across our nation, and whose abortionists have not been brought to justice, I applaud the jury for recognizing that what happened to Karnamaya Mongar was not an accident.  Justice for Karnamaya provides a measure of justice for all women harmed by abortion. The abortion procedure kills a child, sometimes kills a mother and is always  damaging to women. This product called abortion should be recalled by the government.”

Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, said of the guilty verdicts:

“Justice was served with these verdicts, but injustice will continue unless we end abortion in this country. Gosnell was not the only abortionist who killed newborn babies and their mothers, he was just the one who got caught. Now we have to turn our attention to charging, trying and convicting others like him.”

Father Pavone said Priests for Life continues to pray for Ms. Mongar and her family, for Dr. Gosnell and for all involved in the case.

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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Francis Joseph Paul DeStefano says:
5/17/2013 9:47:17 PM
Because the Holy Shroud of Turin is the world's only Image that exceeds all human genius to explain, or to duplicate - and also, because the greatest and most effective pro-lifers, have also been deeply aware of the Holy Shroud of Turin - here at Resurrection NOW, Inc. - we are resolved to erect the finest and most state of the art public exhibition, devoted to the Holy Shroud of Turin, targeted for Manhattan.

Francis DeStefano says:
5/17/2013 9:45:02 PM
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus of Nazareth, Crucified and Raised from the dead,

Very recently Pope Francis rightly blasted our global financial systems, and called for their massive reform so that the people of our planet - can serve the poor, as Jesus of Nazareth - has clearly commanded all of us to do!

One of the way that we can begin that process of radical financial reform - is to show the public how our planet's financial systems - actually work, as they are, at this moment.

Many, many people have no idea that the currency paper for 87% of the world's currency paper - is manufactured by the Crane Paper Company, founded in 1801 by Zenas Crane, and located in Dalton, Massachusetts - with a population of less than 10,000 people.

After the Civil War ended in the United States, the descendants of Zenas Crane, and his wife, Lucinda, secured a contract with the United State Government to print the government's paper currency.

I understand that this contract is renewed annually - and to this day, the Crane Paper Company remains the sole supplier of the currency paper for the United States - and now, for many other countries worldwide.

I understand that the US Government's contract with the Crane Paper Company - runs to the tune of $300 million annually. I also understand that counterfeiters already have the engraving plates to print upon the currency paper.

But they do not have the "trade secrets" developed by the members of the Crane Family, and their descendants and their employees - to manufacture the currency paper itself! Understandably, these "trade secrets" - are very closely guarded! I learned that employees of the Crane Paper Company have been fired, if they were found to have cell phones, or cameras - brought inside secure areas of the company.

I also understand that, a few years ago, there were others that wanted to compete with the Crane Paper Company to manufacture currency paper - but ultimately, our US Congress turned these proposals down, because the competitors lacked the capital, and the technological sophistication, to deter counterfeiters from replicating the currency paper.

At the same time, I learned today, that the US Government did not want the Crane Paper Company to be a monopoly so I understand that they required the Crane Paper Company - to create a separate corporation, or "twin" that is based either in Sweden, or Switzerland - that also manufactures currency paper.

I wish people to understand that this a research project - where, over time, as I have done with the Holy Shroud of Turin - it is possible to make the picture, more and more clear.

To this day, the Crane Paper Company is still a privately held corporation.

For many years, it was owned exclusively by the Crane family, descendants of the original Zenas Crane, but some years ago, the members of the Crane Family sold a 51% stake in the company to a group of outside investors.

I am trying to clarify how many Crane family members actually control and own 49% of this privately held company, and how many outside investors, own shares in 51% of the company.

All of this is still unclear to me, but I did learn, that there is still one Crane family member - who still is involved in making decisions, governing the day to day operations of the company.

Over the long history of the Crane Paper Company, the company has been very generous to its employees, and to Berkshire County, contributing money to build churches, cemeteries, a community center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and contributing to Pittsfield's Hospital, and probably libraries, and many other non-profit organizations. It is a major employer in Berkshire County, and the Crane Paper company also makes stationery paper products as well, and has divisions for the same, although its stationery paper business has declined - because very few people write cards and letters much anymore.

As the book of Ecclesiastes says, "Let us come to the conclusions of the matter.":

1. Outside of Berkshire County, very few people in America, never mind in other countries - have ANY idea where the paper for their money - is actually made!

2. The very fact that the Crane Paper Company must guard its trade secrets so closely - means that, if these "trade secrets" were out in the open, or publicly disclosed - any other entity could replicate the currency paper exactly, and with counterfeiters having already replicated the plates - people could make perfect replicas of all the paper money in the world - rendering all the paper currencies in the world - completely worthless!

3. What got me going on all this?

The answer is clear: once I learned the singular features of the Holy Shroud of Turin - that are out in open, for anyone who wants to look - only to me to discover that these features exceed all human genius to explain, or to duplicate - THAT got me thinking about our money supply, and after digging into that - I came to realize - that while ALL of the features of our currency - can be duplicated - because our currency is merely man-made, the Singular features of the Holy Shroud of Turin - CANNOT BE!

4. In the very same way, each and every human person FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION - is UNIQUE and UNREPEATABLE!

That makes EVERY HUMAN PEOPLE of infinitely greater value than all of the money in the world - that CAN be replicated, and once replicated - rendered completely WORTHLESS!

Our Lord is RIGHT - "Every hair of your head has been counted - you are worth more, than an entire flock of sparrows!"

Charity, Joy and Peace in Jesus of Nazareth, Crucified and Raised from the dead, AND
Laughter and the Joy of Friends,

Francis Joseph Paul DeStefano
Shroud of Turin and Related Objects Public Exhibit Architect
Divine Charity Instructor and Facilitator

Nancy says:
5/15/2013 9:50:22 AM
My husband and I walk every Friday in front of the Planned 'Extermination' facility near us. If you have never done that, you would be amazed at the number of young girls who flood in there every week. Many are arrogant and hateful and sling horrible curse words at us but we realize they are not angry with us so much as they are wrestling with their conscience about what they are doing. The VULTURES inside are waiting to provide the 'service' and get their 'blood money'. The dr. sneaks in the back door so no one can speak to her. They are as casual as if they were going to the dentist. NO, Kermit 'the frog' Gosnell is not the only one but thank God he has been stopped. Life in prison is not a just punishment for what he has done, but, of course, he can brutally murder defenseless babies but is not man enough to take a 'safe' lethal injection. May God open America's eyes to this scourge on our nation!

Toni Eder says:
5/14/2013 5:37:08 PM
This is soo disturbing on every level. Abortion doctors make the big money but they are surrounded by women and others who all work to make this happen. I raise baby pigs and do everything in my power to make them live. I can not grasp how this could happen in our country. I do believe in women's right to choose. They choose to drop their panties but when they are caught speeding or don't want their child it is still murder. Sex comes with boundaries. Why is that so hard to accept?

Mary Lou Schmucker says:
5/13/2013 6:19:10 PM
My prayer is that this will cause people to rethink the horror of abortion. We must do all we can to rid the world of this horrific act.


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