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Contact: Leslie Palma - 917-697-7039
Prayer, activism, politics focus of Priests for Life’s DC events during March for Life
As the ministry does every year, Priests for Life will host several national events in the days surrounding the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
On Thursday, Jan. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m., Father Frank Pavone, National Director, will lead an interdenominational prayerful protest outside Planned Parenthood at 1225 Fourth St. NE. Janet Morana, executive director; Bryan Kemper, youth outreach director, and other pro-life leaders will speak during the protest.
On Friday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the 27th annual interdenominational National Prayer Service co-sponsored by Priests for Life, the National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC) and Faith & Liberty DC will honor legislators and pro-life activists from Mississippi and Texas at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW.
Danielle D’Souza Gill will be the mistress of ceremonies. Michael Donehey, singer from the popular Christian band Tenth Avenue North, will perform a prelude beginning at 8 a.m. and will sing during the service. NPRC President Father Frank Pavone will deliver the sermon.
Honorees expected to be in attendance include Mississippi Rep. Becky Currie, and Sen. Angela Hill. Both were instrumental in the passage of the Gestational Age Act, which is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs case.
Attending from Texas will be Texas Sen. Bryan Hughes, who authored the Heartbeat Act that has been saving lives since Sept. 1, and John Seago of Texas Right to Life.
Bishop Joseph Coffey of the Archdiocese for the Military Services will celebrate Mass at 7:30 a.m.
On Friday, Jan. 21, at 2:30 p.m., the women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. and give their testimonies about their own abortion experiences.
On Saturday, Jan. 22, the 49th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, members of Silent No More will return to the Supreme Court from 9 to 11 a.m. to tell their stories. Among them will be Mary Kominsky of New Jersey, whose abortion took place 50 years ago in New York City, before abortion was legalized throughout the country.
The media is welcome at all events. To arrange one-on-one interviews with anyone from Priests for Life or Silent No More, call Leslie Palma at 917-697-7039 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org