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Father Pavone Hails SCOTUS Decision on Free Speech

Father Pavone Hails SCOTUS Decision on Free Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 26, 2018 Contact: Leslie Palma 732-757-9087 TITUSVILLE, FL — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commented on the Supreme Court’s decision in NIFLA vs. Becerra, which found that a California law requiring pregnancy care centers to tell clients that free and low-cost abortion is available elsewhere likely violates the First Amendment. “It’s a great day for free speech, religious liberty and the pro-life movement,” Father Pavone said. “Perhaps laws like the…

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Fr. Pavone applauds SCOTUS decision to hear pregnancy center case

Fr. Pavone applauds SCOTUS decision to hear pregnancy center case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 13, 2017 Contact: Leslie Palma 732-757-9087 TITUSVILLE, FL — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear a case involving pregnancy resource centers and the First Amendment. “With free speech – particularly pro-life free speech – being trampled all over the county, it’s great news that the Supreme Court will decide on the…

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Evangelist Alveda King: Freedom of Speech – Open Letter to College Professor Under Siege

Evangelist Alveda King: Freedom of Speech – Open Letter to College Professor Under Siege

In an article at The American Conservative, Professor Gavin Ahern of Xavier College Prep is in the spotlight for bringing up the controversial topic of abortion and genocide to his students. The open letter below is intended to commend and encourage Professor Ahern, his colleagues, peers, students and all people of goodwill to continue to shed light regarding the sanctity of life. Along these same lines, we are getting more and more reports regarding gag orders on educators who have…

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Supreme Court Grants Review in Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate, along with Six Other Cases

Supreme Court Grants Review in Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate, along with Six Other Cases

November 6, 2015 Fr. Frank Pavone , National Director of Priests for Life, announced this afternoon that the US Supreme Court has accepted the Priests for Life case against HHS mandate. Six other cases were also granted review by the Court, and they are listed below. “This is a great day in our battle for religious freedom against the culture of death, which wants us to participate in the spread of abortion. We will not do so, and we look…

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Supreme Court Considering Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate

Supreme Court Considering Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 17, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK — The Supreme Court will meet on September 28 to consider whether or not it will hear Priests for Life’s challenge to the HHS mandate. In the lead case for the Churches and religious non-profits objecting to the HHS mandate, “Priests for Life, et al. v. Department of Health and Human Services,” the Court consolidated the Priests for Life petition with that of the Archdiocese of Washington….

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Dr. Alveda King Reminds Mayor, Fire Chief: “It All Started With An Apple.”

Dr. Alveda King Reminds Mayor, Fire Chief: “It All Started With An Apple.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, GA – The growing controversies surrounding 1st Amendment religious and freedom of speech rights are reaching fever pitch, now in Atlanta between the Mayor and Fire Chief. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a…

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Fr. Frank Pavone Cheers Supreme Court’s McCullen v. Coakley Decision – “A Victory for Free Speech”

Fr. Frank Pavone Cheers Supreme Court’s McCullen v. Coakley Decision – “A Victory for Free Speech”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 26, 2014 Contact: Eugene Vigil 347-286-7277 Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, applauded today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision declaring Massachusetts’s law prohibiting pro-lifers from coming within 35 feet of an abortion clinic to be unconstitutional. “The bubble zone of government imposed silence around abortion clinics has burst,” Fr. Pavone declared. “Today’s decision is a huge rip in the veil with which the abortion lobby has tried to cloak…

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Fr. Frank Pavone on McCullen v. Coakley – Massachusetts Law Violates First Amendment in Order to Further Violate the Right to Life

Fr. Frank Pavone on McCullen v. Coakley – Massachusetts Law Violates First Amendment in Order to Further Violate the Right to Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 15, 2014 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 STATEN ISLAND, NY — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said the case of McCullen v. Coakley, which is being argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court, illustrates how “abortion perverts justice.” “So called ‘bubble zone’ laws are the fruit of abortion’s poisonous tree,” stated Fr. Pavone. “They violate pro-lifers’ First Amendment free speech rights in order to protect the profits of abortionists who violate the…

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Priests for Life Wins Emergency Relief From the Unjust HHS Mandate

Priests for Life Wins Emergency Relief From the Unjust HHS Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 31, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 WASHINGTON, D.C. –4:58 pm An emergency injunction granted just moments ago in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit means that Priests for Life will not have to obey the contraception mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act as its appeal is being heard. It also means that, the day after tomorrow, Priests for Life will not have to cancel health insurance for its employees. Father Frank…

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Fr. Pavone: ‘We will not obey this mandate’ Priests for Life files appeal after Obamacare lawsuit dismissed

Fr. Pavone: ‘We will not obey this mandate’ Priests for Life files appeal after Obamacare lawsuit dismissed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 19, 2013 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today after learning that Priests for Life’s lawsuit against the HHS contraception mandate was dismissed by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “Today, the judge in our case in District Court in Washington D.C. ruled against us regarding the HHS mandate. Because the mandate would go into…

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