Tuesday, January 26, 2016

News about the Walk for Life

January 25, 2016

The past few days have been such an exciting time in the pro-life movement! In spite of the weather on the East Coast, the March for Life was a great success. Those that were able to attend were a powerful witness to life as were all of the events surrounding the March. After the March in DC, I flew out West to the Walk for Life in San Francisco for more great events commemorating the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Please keep an eye out at PriestsForLife.org where we have some photos posted and will continue to post photos and video throughout the week.

Recently, I had the following op-eds published for the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. I invite you to read and comment on them and also share them on your own social media accounts, email lists etc. This is a simple action you can take to help spread the pro-life message and counter any anti-life comments that others may have submitted. Below the op-eds I have provided links to some good news articles about the March.

Finally, please see our media schedule for the week here.

Two different crowds, one dream (WashingtonTimes.com, January 21, 2016)

Those of us who were part of the diverse and large congregation that filled the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on the Martin Luther King holiday Monday for the King Center’s 48th annual Commemorative Service were not weary at the end of a service that lasted more than four and a half hours. On the contrary, we were energized, as I have been after each of these services that I’ve attended for over a decade…MORE

The March for Life and the 2016 election (FoxNews.com, January 21, 2016)

This week, hundreds of thousands of Americans will participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. as well as in other marches on the West Coast and in cities, town and villages everywhere in between. This flood of concerned citizens represents a deeply unsettled issue in our country: the lives of children in their first nine months are not protected by law…MORE

Uncanny Convergence: MLK Jr., the March for Life and Christian Unity (Aleteia.org, January 22, 2016)

Each January, three observances converge that reinforce each other and summon the Christian world to work together against injustice. January 15 is the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and on or around that day we observe a national holiday in his honor. A week later, on January 22, we recall the tragic decision made that day in 1973 by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade, unleashing a policy of abortion on demand. On or around January 22, large rallies and marches for life are held from coast to coast. And from January 18 to 25 each year, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed….MORE

The March for Life and Jane Roe (PewSitter.com, January 22, 2016)

The reason the national March for Life in Washington DC is on January 22, this Friday, is because that is the date of the Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton Supreme Court decisions in 1973 permitting abortion throughout pregnancy.   Much will be said and debated about these decisions, their legal ramifications, how the Court has weakened them over the years, and what the prospects are for the future…MORE

Pro-Woman is Pro-Life, and Pro-Life is Pro-Woman (National Catholic Register, January 22, 2016)

Almost a year ago, I had the honor of meeting a young woman named Andrea. Months earlier, on learning she was pregnant, she had taken the first drug in the RU-486 abortion regimen, and immediately regretted her decision. Racing against the clock, she found a doctor about an hour away from her home in New Jersey who would immediately begin a reversal protocol that stops the starvation of the baby. Her son Gabriel was born healthy on Dec. 31, 2014…MORE

The March for Life and Youth (Breitbart.com, January 21, 2016)

One of the most frequently heard observations about the annual March for Life, to take place again this Friday in Washington, D.C., is that it consists mostly of young people. And this gives hope to those who are part of this movement.  But the cause for that hope is deeper than it first seems. The involvement of so many young people is encouraging not just because they are the future and will carry forth the cause into the culture, into their families, into the voting booth, and into the legislatures and courts…MORE

Planned Parenthood Tries To Abort The First Amendment (The Daily Caller, January 19, 2016)

Last year a federal judge in Idaho ruled that a so-called “ag-gag law” – which prohibited undercover recordings from being filmed inside agricultural and food-processing plants – is unconstitutional. That good news for cows, chickens and pigs could spell bad news for Planned Parenthood...MORE

Below are news clippings.  Please comment on and share these as well.

Father Frank Pavone Notes Large Youth Involvement in Right to Life Movement (Breitbart.com, January 22, 2016)

March for Life president: Snow won’t stop march to end abortion (The Washington Times, January 21, 2016)

Snowstorm Not Stopping March for Life Protesters (CBN.com, January 22, 2016)

Newman Society, Pro-Life Groups Call on Media to Fairly Cover March for Life (Cardinal Newman Society, January 21, 2016)

The Fascinating Story Of The Woman At The Center Of Roe v. Wade (HuffingtonPost.com, January 22, 2016)

Meet the priest who regrets his role in an abortion (LifeSiteNews.com, January 21, 2016)

Millions of Women Regret Their Abortions, We Should Pay Attention to Their Stories (LifeNews.com, January 22, 2016)

Hundreds rally to stop new DC abortion facility ahead of March for Life (LifeSiteNews.com, January 22, 2016)

Majority of Pro-Choicers Would Restrict Abortion in America (CBNNews.com, January 20, 2016)

March for Life organizers say march will go on despite blizzard forecast (Our Sunday Visitor, January 20, 2016)


Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

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