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Month: February 2016

As Super Tuesday Looms, Civil Rights for the Unborn Surges

As Super Tuesday Looms, Civil Rights for the Unborn Surges

The expansion of The African American Outreach of Priests for Life is reflected in the new moniker “Civil Rights for the Unborn.” As the director of the over-a-decade-old pro-life outreach to African Americans, Evangelist Alveda King says, “today is the last day of Black History Month. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Now is the time to give the babies a chance to be born to make history, to be born to live to cast their votes.” Now called Civil Rights for…

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Civil Rights for the Unborn – The African American Outreach of Priests for Life

Civil Rights for the Unborn – The African American Outreach of Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 29, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Priests for Life today announces the expansion and re-naming of its over-a-decade-old pro-life outreach to African Americans. Now called Civil Rights for the Unborn, The African American Outreach of Priests for Life, the project will continue to be led by longtime activist Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of A.D. King. “Our new name reflects what Priests for Life’s African…

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Priests for Life to lead Prayer Rally on Night Before Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in HHS Mandate Cases

Priests for Life to lead Prayer Rally on Night Before Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in HHS Mandate Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 26, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Priests for Life vs. HHS among seven consolidated cases WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and a U.S. Supreme Court plaintiff in the case Priests for Life vs. HHS announced today that on Tuesday night, March 22, Priests for Life will lead a national prayer rally for religious freedom in front of the U.S. Supreme Court from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The oral…

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Voter Turnoffs: Avoid Tricky Political Spin Traps

Voter Turnoffs: Avoid Tricky Political Spin Traps

Often politicians make unenforceable promises that make people feel good. We applaud those promises from candidates we like, because they strike a feel good chord. On the other hand, we attack those seemingly impossible unfulfillable promises from candidates we don’t prefer, because we want them to lose so that our candidates can win. It’s all an emotional spin trap. I’m not sure what took me so long, but during past elections I “wrote in” names for candidates because of personal,…

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Fr. Pavone Commends Wisconsin Gov. Scott , Legislature for Reducing Public Funding for Planned Parenthood

Fr. Pavone Commends Wisconsin Gov. Scott , Legislature for Reducing Public Funding for Planned Parenthood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 18, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commended Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for signing into law two bills that will dramatically reduce public funding for Planned Parenthood. “It’s interesting that limiting Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid reimbursement for dispensing contraceptives to the actual cost of the drugs, as one of these new Wisconsin laws will do, will save the public $4.5 million dollars,” states Fr….

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Guttmacher Institute Sides with Government Against Priests for Life

Guttmacher Institute Sides with Government Against Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 18, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commented on the Guttmacher Institute’s amicus brief filed in opposition to Priests for Life v. HHS, which is now challenging the HHS mandate in the Supreme Court. “The Guttmacher Institute asserts that the religious freedom rights of Priests for Life and the dozens of other groups and individuals with cases now before the Supreme Court are…

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A King in the High Court: History Repeats Itself

A King in the High Court: History Repeats Itself

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 16, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Dr. Alveda King plaintiff in Priests for Life Challenge to HHS Mandate NEW YORK — Forty-nine years after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a petitioner in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, his niece, Dr. Alveda King, will appear as a plaintiff in the same court. In 1967, Rev. King sought to overturn his 1963 conviction for violating a Birmingham, AL, ordinance by leading a public…

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Black Leaders Say Justice Scalia Will Be Missed as Anti-Life Movement Expands Black Abortion Death-Sentencing Efforts

Black Leaders Say Justice Scalia Will Be Missed as Anti-Life Movement Expands Black Abortion Death-Sentencing Efforts

For Immediate Release February 15, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Atlanta, GA – On the occasion of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Black Prolife Leaders mourn his death and decry current anti-life decisions which seek to impose abortion death sentences on hundreds of babies and mothers in New York and other communities. “My heart breaks that America cannot take time to mourn with the Scalia family” said Catherine Davis, President of the Restoration Project. Instead, we must…

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Father Pavone: In Justice Scalia’s memory, Let Us Strive to Preserve this Great Republic

Father Pavone: In Justice Scalia’s memory, Let Us Strive to Preserve this Great Republic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 13, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today after learning of the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “I am saddened today to learn of the passing of a great man, a great American, and a great Justice of the Court. I have been privileged to know Antonin Scalia, and some of his family. And he was blessed…

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Fr. Pavone on Obama Administration’s Opposition Brief in Supreme Court Case

Fr. Pavone on Obama Administration’s Opposition Brief in Supreme Court Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 11, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented today on the opposition brief the Obama administration filed in the Supreme Court case Zubik vs. Burwell, of which Priests for Life vs. HHS is one of the seven consolidated cases. “This is a clash of worldviews,” Father Pavone said. “The Obama administration and other powerful forces on the other side of this battle see abortion,…

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