Campaign to Protect Defenseless Unborn Children from a Painful Death!
January 27, 2015
Last Thursday the leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives canceled a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act because of objections by some of the lawmakers.
The Pain-Capable bill is not controversial. Vast majorities of the public support it. Dismembering babies is an unpopular idea.
The delay in this vote does not mean the bill itself won’t pass. It means that our lawmakers will do more work on the language, and will need some extra push from us.
The good news is that the House did pass another piece of pro-life legislation last Thursday, barring abortion funding.
But since defenseless 20-week old baby boys and girls continue to suffer intense pain here in the U.S. as abortionists rip their limbs from their bodies in legal abortions, we have to take more action.
Incredibly our own United States of America is one of only seven countries in the world with legalized abortion-on-demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Not surprisingly, the anti-life regimes of China and North Korea are two of the others.
Killing a 20-week old child in a legal, elective abortion is a monstrous crime against humanity and cries out to heaven for vengeance.
And because it does and because we know that God hears the cry of the poor, I’m counting on you to continue to work with Priests for Life to end it. I’m relying on you because you are a pro-life warrior and a proven champion of the unborn. Your partnership with Priests for Life proves that.
To do your part to help win this particular fight you need to:
SIGN the “Message to Congress” that the Priests for Life Pastoral Team – myself, Fr. Denis, Dr. Alveda King, Bryan Kemper, Janet Morana and Kevin Burke – will use to show lawmakers in Washington that it’s time to put an end to brutal and unjust killing of children who’ve reached 20-weeks gestation in the womb.
I beg you to add your voice to ours as we speak out in defense of the youngest members of our human family.
After you sign your “Message to Congress” …
I’m counting on your help because nothing less than the survival of America as a nation is at stake.
God has made this abundantly clear to us when He told us:
“I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse;
therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that you and your descendants may live.”
“Be not deceived. God is not mocked.
For what a [nation!] sows, that [it] will also reap.”
These words from Scripture leave no doubt but that there will be consequences to pay for the constant bloodshed of our brothers and sisters in the womb as they are brutally killed in abortion clinics. Abortion is driving God from our midst and destroying the soul of America.
As Blessed Mother Teresa said at the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994:
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
It is an outrage that abortionists have full legal protection to use violence and inflict whatever pain they want on innocent, defenseless children in the womb. Animals get more sympathy and have more protection than America’s unborn children!
Every baby in the womb is of equal value and must be protected. Every abortion is equally wrong and we are determined to end them all.
But this is how we start ending legalized abortion-on-demand:
By doing what is most doable right now.
Children who can feel pain are subjected to atrocities no civilized nation should allow. Which is why, in almost every country in the world, children who have reached 20 weeks of development in the womb have protection under the law.
But not here in the United States.
There is solid medical evidence showing that 20-week old children not only feel pain, but feel it more intensely because a child’s “pain reducing mechanisms” develop later than the mechanisms that enable them to feel pain.
This is why the vast majority of your fellow Americans oppose abortions after a child has reached 20 weeks of development. Every poll shows this, including one conducted by the liberal Huffington Post. According to that poll:
Americans support a ban on abortions of 20-week-old babies by a 2 – 1 margin!
A Quinnipiac University poll found that women want the ban more than men! So both science and popular opinion are on our side.
But that’s not all.
In June 2013 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” by a vote of 228 – 196. This bill would protect tens of thousands of babies from the intense pain and unspeakable horror of an abortion. Sadly, though a similar bill was introduced in the Senate, the pro-abortion leadership that controlled this body never held hearings on the bill and refused to allow a floor vote on it.
I’d hoped things had changed thanks to the November elections.
For one thing, the pro-life majority in the House was strengthened and was all set to pass a bill similar to the “Pain Capable Act” once it’s re-introduced. Even more importantly …
Pro-life lawmakers now control the Senate!
And when asked about the prospects of a bill like the “Pain-Capable Act” passing in the new Congress, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Wall Street Journal:
“I look forward to having the Senate consider similar legislation in the next Congress.”
But “looking forward to having the Senate consider” a ban on abortions for 20-week old babies and actually passing legislation that will do so are two different things.
And the failure of the House to pass H.R. 36 last Thursday while hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans – including a large contingent from the Priests for Life family – gathered in Washington D.C. and elsewhere around the country to MARCH FOR LIFE makes it clear that we have our work cut out for us.
I’m cautiously optimistic that the new Congress will act to protect our unborn brothers and sisters. But leaving nothing to chance, I’ve sent you this urgent email urging you to be part of Priests for Life’s Campaign to get Congress to put an end to this abomination.
It falls to us – the People of Life – to make sure our lawmakers act NOW to protect all Americans … BOTH BORN AND UNBORN!!!
You can help both individually and as a member of the Priests for Life family.
Individually, SIGN your “Message to Congress” and add your voice to ours as we strive to convince lawmakers to join the rest of the civilized world and protect unborn children who have reached 20 weeks of development in the womb!
Then, as a member of the Priests for Life family, you need to “go the extra mile” and help us rally the People of Life – along with all decent-minded Americans – to rise up and put an end to the horrific barbarism taking place in abortion mills all across the country.
Your dollars will allow the Priests for Life team to:
- Conduct a nationwide Survey on Abortion that will allow people to express their support for protecting children who have reached 20-weeks of development
- Criss-cross the country rousing the People of Life to demand Congress protect 20-week old children in the womb
- Produce hard-hitting TV programs that explain the intense pain 20-week old children in the womb suffer during an abortion and urging them to demand an end to this crime
- Contact Americans directly in their homes and urge them to join us in restoring protection to 20-week old children in the womb.
- Air 60-second radio spots that will encourage listeners to do the same
The cost to conduct this campaign is enormous and will easily run into the millions of dollars, money Priests for Life simply does not have.
And when you consider all the other work your dollars allow Priests for Life to do …
- … argue our lawsuit against the HHS mandate in federal court
- … train priests and deacons how to be dynamic preachers of the Gospel of Life
- … create programs for our “Defending Life” series that airs on EWTN and is broadcast into some 230 million homes in 144 countries and territories
- … arm pro-life activists with the information and materials they need to fight the war against abortion in their local communities
- … work with pro-life leaders to shut down abortion mills
- … provide pro-life advocates with the data they need to get their state legislatures to pass laws that protect mothers and babies from unscrupulous abortionists
- … and more!
… you can see why I’m reaching out to you and asking you to CLICK HERE and make a donation to Priests for Life for as much as you can. In fact, it’s more important that you give something today than waiting a few weeks so you can make a larger contribution.
That’s because every day that goes by with abortion-on-demand throughout all nine months of a mother’s pregnancy the law of the land, thousands of defenseless children are forced to endure intense and incredible pain. God looks to us to end this abomination.
- SIGN your “Message to Congress” and join us as we demand that our lawmakers PROTECT children who are 20 weeks and older.
- And make a CONTRIBUTION for as much as you can so that Priests for Life can rally the People of Life to rise up and demand an end to this crime against humanity.
Thank you for caring enough to take these actions.
And know that in heartfelt appreciation for your consistent efforts in the fight to end legalized abortion-on-demand in America, I remember you at every Mass I offer, as do all the priests of Priests for Life. May God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
P.S. The reason I’m pressing you to take action today is due to the fact that the new leadership in the House and Senate made this promise to the American people back in 2010: “We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.” Now it’s time for the People of Life to hold these leaders accountable. Remember, the People of Life are the only ones speaking out on behalf of our unborn brothers and sisters.
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