Priests for Life to take part in National Day of Mourning

Priests for Life

August 20, 2019

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Contact:  Leslie Palma - 917-697-7039


ATLANTA -- Planned Parenthood’s “agenda of extermination” will be highlighted on the National Day of Mourning this month.

Organized by Priests for Life’s Civil Rights for the Unborn, The Restoration Project and the Douglass Leadership Institute, pro-life and civil rights leaders will visit Southern cities that are being targeted by the nation’s number one abortion seller.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, will take part in the event, which will take place over two days, Aug. 30 and 31, and travel through four states.

According to the National Day of Mourning website, Planned Parenthood is targeting black communities in Richmond, Virginia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Birmingham, Alabama. 

In Birmingham, for example, an abortion clinic is due to be built just blocks away from the 16th Street Baptist Church, where Ku Klux Klan terrorists set a bomb that killed four little girls in 1963.

To begin the nearly 700-mile journey on Aug. 30, leaders and participants will gather at Mount Olivet Church in Richmond for a press conference. Then a caravan of cars and a van will make stops in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina. After a press conference at Victory Christian Center in Charlotte, the caravan will travel to Atlanta, where participants will stay overnight.

At 8 a.m. Aug, 31, there will be a press conference at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Evangelist King will be among the speakers. Participants will then board a bus and continue on to Birmingham, where Father Pavone will take part in a prayer rally at Guiding Light Church. Tickets for the bus are available for $26 per person. Reserve here.

Some 20 million black babies have been killed by abortion since 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision. Black mothers have more than 30 percent of all abortions, despite being only about 13 percent of the population.


“The South isn’t the only place this is happening,” Evangelist King said. “In New York City, more black babies are aborted than born. It’s not racist to point out this truth. It is racist to perpetuate this genocide.”

Father Pavone said the National Day of Mourning is reminiscent of the Pro-Life Freedom Rides in 2010, when Priests for Life joined African-American pro-life leaders in a bus ride through Southern cities – from Birmingham to Atlanta, and from Knoxville to Chattanooga.

“This is an urgent message that bears repeating,” Father Pavone said. “The abortion cartel is working to eliminate black people in the U.S. They try to disguise this as compassion for the poor, but the truth is, Planned Parenthood and other abortion sellers are committing mass murder.”

National Day of Mourning organizers are hoping that pro-life individuals and groups will bring their cars to join the state-to-state caravan.

For route maps and other information, contact Catherine Davis at or go to NationalDayofMourning.Life

“We need to make the statement loud and clear,” Evangelist King said, “that we will not stand for this any longer. Black lives matter, even in the womb.”

Priests for Life is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. For more information, visit www.EndAbortion.US.

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