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Make sure you know where the candidates stand!
It doesn’t require a conspiracy theory to predict how soon Sen. Harris could become president of the United States should Joe Biden be elected President. It’s honestly on everyone’s minds: How quickly would Biden step down, elevating Harris to the presidency? As a pro-life activist, this thought gives me chills as I think about how utterly pro-abortion she is and how in bed with Planned Parenthood she has proven to be.
Several years ago, pro-life investigative journalist David Daleiden released undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s scheme for harvesting and selling the body parts of its abortion victims. Harris was then the California attorney general and she ordered a raid of Daleiden’s apartment – at the request of Planned Parenthood, Daleiden said – to search for the videos he shot of Planned Parenthood officials talking about changing abortion procedures to get intact organs, or discussing how the harvesting scheme would lead to one official being able to buy a luxury car.
Also in 2016, when Daleiden’s apartment was raided, Harris was running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer. Her campaign website asked supporters to defend Planned Parenthood – a conflict of interest so glaring that even the Los Angeles Times reported on it.
Her hypocrisy was in evidence when, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she asked William Barr, then President Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, why he didn’t recuse himself from the probe into Russia’s alleged election meddling. Op-eds he wrote FIND THEM were a conflict of interest, Harris maintained, at the same time she was helping Planned Parenthood hide its baby parts harvesting scandal while accepting campaign donations from the nation’s largest abortion seller.
Our nation is witnessing a surge of lawlessness and anarchy in the streets of major liberal cities, with Democratic leadership turning a blind eye to violence and crime, and even going so far as condoning it by calling it “peaceful protest” that should be protected.
We are witnessing a double standard everywhere. Last week two pro-life college students who had a permit to sidewalk chalk in Washington D.C. were arrested for doing so. While D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted in giant letters on the streets of D.C., these pro-life students were arrested for chalking “Black Unborn Lives Matter” in front of Planned Parenthood.
For years Planned Parenthood and Democrats have called peaceful pro-life activists “terrorists.” They have sued and attempted to prosecute pro-lifers as racketeers, domestic terrorists and violent activists. I was sued by then-Attorney General Janet Reno for peacefully sitting and praying in front of the doors of Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills.
Now we see organizations like ANITFA and other anarchist groups being hailed as peaceful protesters while their members take over city blocks, burn and vandalize buildings and violently attack police officers and first responders. This is considered a protected peaceful protest, while offering a woman an alternative to abortion or doing a peaceful sit in is considered terrorism.
The disastrous effects of a Joe Biden presidency would be seen in every appointment he makes, from cabinet members to federal judges. That his first appointment was someone whose integrity is so compromised, and who would be one step away from the Oval Office, should send shockwaves of fear into every American, not just pro-lifers.
Think long and hard about what it would be like if the insanity taking place in places like Portland and Seattle came to small-town America. Imagine a world where you could not own a business, walk down a city street or even just sit on your porch without fear of anarchy and violence. Then imagine that on top of that fear you have no recourse because your local police department was defunded and disbanded.
These are things that could – and I believe would – happen with Biden in the White House and Harris as his understudy.
I urge you to imagine this scenario from now until Nov. 3 and make sure everyone you know is registered to vote and does exactly that. VOTE!
For election resources, go to www.ProLifeVote.com
A protest rally in Troy, Ohio, on Monday became a symbol of what can happen when people are willing to listen to each other and pray together.
About 150 mostly young people, black, white and Latino, gathered in the town square to show their solidarity with George Floyd, the African-American man whose death at the hands of police in Minneapolis has sparked both peaceful rallies and violent riots across the country.
A video shot by The Troy Show, shared with permission here, shows Troy Police Officer Chris Tilley taking a knee in the center of the crowd to talk to the young people. Priests for Life Youth Outreach Director Bryan Kemper, a Troy resident, then calls his colleague, Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, to ask her to pray on speaker phone.
The crowd hushed when they heard that the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be addressing them.
“Heavenly Father, I love these young people,” Evangelist King prayed. “I wish I could be there right among them. They have energy. They have enthusiasm. They want to make a difference. They know they were born for a purpose. … Help them to use their passion and their anger and even their confusion for Your good. Give them true answers, turn them around and let them win, win, win because they were born to be winners.”
After the gathering, Kemper said “I saw a lot of passion, pain and healing tonight in Troy. There were some tense moments but there were beautiful moments. I was able to get Evangelist Alveda King on the phone to lead the protesters and the police in a prayer together and it was beautiful. I pray for continued conversation.
“To be able to bring a voice like Alveda King to this moment was amazing. I’m truly blessed to work with and learn from Alveda and the values her family, including her Uncle Martin, instilled in her.”
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life added, “We thank God for the faith-filled citizens who are responding to this situation with prayer.”
Today on the Janet Morana LIVE Show: I highlight our Youth Outreach Director Bryan Kemper.
Watch Here: https://youtu.be/coXxPMIdNto
Please be assured of our prayers at this crucial time in our world.
As one of the world’s largest and most visible pro-life organizations, we at Priests for Life have put together some great ideas and resources for you to get the pro-life message out from home, at this time when so many people cannot travel and, in some cases, are being asked not to leave the house.
Here are some ideas for you:
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March 25, 2020 is the 25th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s encyclical letter The Gospel of Life (“Evangelium Vitae”), a “Magna Charta” of the pro-life movement. Read this document for a solid biblical and doctrinal foundation of the Church’s opposition to abortion and concrete activity on behalf of life! Use the Priests for Life study guide as well, which contains reflection and discussion questions. All of this is at www.GospelOfLife.org.
A coalition of national pro-life groups are urging people to journey through the nine months of pregnancy, with prayer, outreach, and education, so that people may learn about the development of the unborn child. This journey of “Baby Chris” begins on March 25th and concludes on Christmas Day. See www.BabyChris.org
Pro-life T-shirt Fridays – Many groups are asking people to wear pro-life t-shirts on Friday, we think this is a great idea. We want you to wear your favorite pro-life t-shirts on Fridays and post them online to social media. If you don’t have a pro-life t-shirt you can get one from us at prolifeproducts.org
Twitter Activism – Please follow Father Frank, Bryan Kemper, Alveda King and Janet Morana on twitter and help us by liking and retweeting our tweets. If everyone did this, it would create a snowball effect and get the message out far and wide. See our Twitter handles and other social media platforms on www.ProLifeSocialMedia.com
Instagram and Facebook – We post many memes on our pages with pro-life messages. These memes are free use for everyone to save and share on your own pages. You can follow all our accounts at the link above.
Begin our training program in Pro-life Spirituality so you can become a “Missionary of the Gospel of Life!” This is compatible with all vocations in life; see www.MissionariesoftheGospelofLife.com and begin your training online!
Take part, and get others to take part, in a new project by which you can give a name to a forgotten aborted child. Read about it, submit one or more names, and even request a certificate, at www.NameTheChildren.com.
Carry out action items that involve lobbying your Senators and Representatives, and other actions, at www.StopAbortionNow.org and sign up there to get action alerts.
Order great pro-life books and brochures at prolifeproducts.org.
Are you creative? – We would love to see things like pro-life memes or graphics that you create. If you would like to make memes to submit to us for sharing please add ProLifeCentral.com to your meme and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pick some of those to share on our social media.
And please stay safe and healthy by following all the guidelines at www.Coronavirus.gov!
Bryan Kemper, President Stand True Youth Pro-life Outreach
Fr. Frank Pavone
Priests for Life
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The other night I had a dream.
I dreamt I was in Hell.
It wasn’t like you think,
It was sort of like this Earth.
I remember walking down the street,
I came upon a poor man,
Shivering in the street. His feet were bare,
His clothes were torn, Tangles in his hair.
He looked as if He’d been beaten up,
More than a time or two.
His stench was heavy in the air,
I had to hold my breath.
As I turned away,
A scream pierced my ear.
The fragile woman laying there,
Unable to move at all.
As he ripped at her clothes,
I could not stand to watch.
He took from her what was not his,
With no Remorse at all.
I had to leave,
I could not stand to watch.
I started to feel her pain.
Around the corner,
I saw a girl.
She smelled of cheap perfume.
She smiled at me,
And with a wink, Said all there was to say.
Thirteen, maybe fourteen,
That’s as old as she could be.
Her parents must be worried:
Where could their daughter be?
Next I stumbled upon a child,
His body, battered and bruised.
I stood in shock As I looked up,
He fell to the hands Of his own father.
How much more
Can I take
Of these morbid scenes of Hell?
Up in the distance, I see a line,
Forming at a door.
Out the back came a man,
Carrying a garbage bag.
In they filed
To add to the pile
Of America’s disgrace.
All of a sudden,
I tripped and fell,
I was in great pain.
But, wait a minute! This was a dream.
How could I feel this pain?
A dream indeed, No, not at all.
This is our very own world.
With all this wealth In the world,
Why can’t we feed the poor?
When we see someone Is in distress,
Why can’t we call for help?
Why won’t someone do something
About parents who hurt their kids?
And about this slaughter of pre-born babies,
Why won’t someone speak out?
Wait a minute!
What am I saying?
How can I be so blind?
Why leave it up To someone else?
What makes me so special?
Oh God, Oh God, Please have mercy!
Have mercy on my soul.
This was not a dream, This was not Hell,
This is the real world.
Next time I walk
Down these streets
And see these morbid sights,
Will I make an effort
To make a difference In someone else’s life?
The answer came in a dream,
A dream I had last night.
As I passed all those people,
The face I saw was Christ’s.
This is an argument I get so often from people who don’t want to take a stand against abortion or get involved with pro-life work. They always say that other people don’t believe that abortion is killing a human so we can’t force “our morality” on them. Just because we are pro-life does not mean we should tell someone who is not pro-life they should not have an abortion.
I will be honest; this to me is really just a cop-out, an excuse for people to not take a stand or get involved. The fact is, abortion is the taking of a human being’s life and whether someone refuses to see the truth does not change a clear fact. Just because you say that you don’t believe something that is true does not make it untrue.
Let’s look at a few instances in law where people’s disagreement with a truth does not make a difference in the law at all:
1. NAMBLA, an organization that believes that it is morally ok for grown men to sleep with young boys. Yes, this is a real organization that really believes the rest of the world is “pushing their morality” on them by enforcing child molestation laws on them. Should we change the law to allow these perverse men to have sexual relations with young boys just because they believe it is ok? Of course not.
2. Civil Rights Laws, there are still those who think minorities should be segregated and treated as less then human. The whole Civil Rights Movement was forcing a morality on America that needed to be forced. It was imperative that we, as a nation, stood against those who would treat any human person as less than human and establish personhood rights for every single human person.
3. Women’s Suffrage, there are still those who believe that women should not have the right to vote… I think you get the point.
The fact is, we, as a nation, have a duty to pass laws and protect people from inhuman treatment whether or not someone disagrees or not. We, as fellow humans, have a duty to stand up for any fellow human person when he or she is being oppressed, dehumanized or killed by the thousands every day.
Morality is forced on people every day and that is not a bad thing. We force our morality on criminals when they commit crimes, we force our morality on bar owners when we tell them they can’t allow smoking in their establishments. The fact is that almost all laws are forcing some form of morality on someone.
I understand that some people think that life does not begin at fertilization, but that does not change the fact that it does. The moment the sperm and egg are united, a unique human person is formed and has the right to full protection as a human person. When that child is “terminated” or “aborted,” that is an act of homicide.
1. The killing of one human being by another.
2. A person who kills another; murderer.
So back to the question at hand – I Am Pro-life But Can I Force My Morality On Anyone Else?
Yes. In fact, you have a moral and biblical obligation to take a stand and love your neighbor as yourself. ( Luke 10:27 ) If you know that your neighbor ( fellow human person) is being killed by the thousands every day, you must stand up and be a voice for them.
Bryan Kemper – Twitter @bryankemper
I have never met anyone who fights for the end of the practice of child killing we call abortion ever say they want to simply regulate it so we can keep fighting it. That is just not a logical or believable position for anyone who is pro-life. In reality, the fact that I am writing this piece is exhausting but necessary.
There is an unfortunate divide in the pro-life world over compromise and when it is acceptable. There are actually many different levels of so called “no compromise” positions inside the very argument of whether a piece of legislation should be supported or not.
The two extremes would be to embrace any legislation that can possible save some lives as we fight for more on our way to the total abolition or reject all legislation that is not 100 percent immediate abolition. In between that you have those who might accept only the least restrictive legislation because it might not get blocked by courts or those who will take an incremental law as long as there are zero compromises such as rape or incest.
I normally don’t like to write about this publicly but I do believe it needs to be addressed as so many everyday people don’t know which camp to pitch their tent in and who to support in this battle.
I think the last of word of my last paragraph is the key word, battle. Every time we see a new piece of legislation it is but a battle in a larger war. Every time we argue a new way to end some abortions we are picking a battle to chip away at the enemy, which is the pro-abortion industry.
Of course we would want to have that one tactic, that one battle plan that could end the war on the sanctity of life in one fell swoop. I did not want to spend the past 30 years waking up every day thinking about all the children who will be killed today, I would love to move on to other endeavors in life. However I am also one who understands that sometimes things take time, they take planning, they take strategy and they take a faithful resilience to run the race and cross the finish line.
Let’s looks at the military for a minute. We have several branches of military for a reason. There are many lines of defense and offense when it comes to war. For instance, if a certain piece of land needs to be taken you will have cooperation from the different branches to fight a particular battle. The Air Force may fly over and drop bombs to clear the way for the Army or Marines to advance while the Navy is offshore firing missiles. The fact is many things have to happen that in and of themselves will not win the battle.
So what if you are on a ship in the ocean and several people fall overboard; what is the best way to save their lives? Would it make sense to argue over the best way to save them? If one person said “I’m going to jump in and grab as many people as I can,” would you tell them not to because they won’t be able to save everyone so they are compromising and sentencing some to death? Would you stop someone from throwing a life preserver to someone because you believe they should use a more comprehensive method like taking the time to lower a life boat and trying to save more people?
In reality there are many things that can be done by many people. Maybe there is a strong swimmer on board who can jump in and start saving as many as he can. At the same time another person with good aim and strong arms starts to throw a life preserver over and pull as many people as he can into the boat. While that is happening others lower the lifeboats and begin to go out and pull people out of the water.
The fact is that all of those things can save lives and should be done by those who are taking those actions. If instead we stood by and argued about whose method worked better or even worse tried to stop others from acting because you don’t agree with their method, everyone would die.
I was once asked on the show “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher what I would do if I came upon a burning building and saw two people inside. One was a baby and the other was then President Bill Clinton, who would I save first. Two of other panelist said they would save the baby while I said I would save whoever I could reach first.
Bill Maher was surprised by my answer thinking as pro-lifer I would obviously go for the baby first. I explained to him that I couldn’t put one person’s value over the others. I could not choose to save the baby because the baby is more important or vice versa, could not choose the President because he was more important. The simple truth is that every single human person is of equal value and I would be obliged to save whoever I can. This is honestly the whole reason I am a full time pro-life advocate: The protection of every single human person as an equal person with a right to live.
In a perfect world we would of course end this holocaust in one fell swoop, just pass a law and immediately shut down every single abortion mill and cease all abortions. In a perfect world we would never have even gotten to this point where thousands of babies are murdered every day. We do not live in a perfect world.
We can complain about a piece of legislation all day. We can point out the faults and imperfections that would not protect every single American child from abortion because it’s not perfect. However the children a particular law can save are the ones right in front of us so we can grab them and save them right now. To tell them you won’t support saving them because you cannot, in the same action, save all children is a disingenuous and self-righteous position.
I have the upmost respect for those who have vocalized so loudly the fact that every single abortion no matter the circumstance of conception of the baby is an act of homicide. Even in the most heartbreaking and emotionally difficult situations, every single pregnant woman is carrying a human person with a full and equal right to life. Every single human from the very moment the sperm and ovum unite deserves protection and I will fight for that protection.
However if I have a chance to save as many other humans on the path to establishing that protection, I will take all of those opportunities. This does not make me a compromiser; this makes me someone who recognizes that I must fight many battles on the way to winning the war. Let’s be resolute to fight abortion, not abortion fighters.
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Originally posted on LifeNews.com
One of the most mind-boggling arguments I hear from people on the issue of abortion is, “I’m morally opposed to abortion but I cannot tell someone else what to do and it should remain legal.” Every time I hear this argument it makes my head want to explode.
I have often said to people that I’m sure many said that in the time of slavery. I ask them how they would react to someone saying, “I’m morally opposed to slavery but I would never tell anyone not to own a slave.” The reaction is always, “that’s not the same thing.”
Before I get into my response I wanted to look at history and find people actually using that argument. I was recently in Lancaster, PA at the Catholic Marketing Network working the Priests for Life booth. I looked up historical references to Lancaster and found a lot about our 15th President, James Buchanan.
One of the first things I read about Buchanan was that he was morally opposed to slavery but didn’t want to make it illegal. Not only had I found someone who used this contradictory argument, I found a US President who espoused this argument.
He went beyond saying that it should remain legal and even went so far as to proclaim interference in slavery was an evil. On Dec 19, 1859 in his third annual message to Congress he said, “”Had it been decided that either Congress or the territorial legislature possess the power to annul or impair the right to property in slaves, the evil would be intolerable.”
To him the attempt to stop slavery was more evil than slavery itself. I would argue that he couldn’t truly be morally opposed to an evil and yet support and defend the practice of that evil. He couldn’t call slavery evil if he believed and declared any attempts to interfere with slavery evil.
So how is this the same thing when it comes to abortion? The answer is quite simple, both slavery and abortion are evils that take a group of human persons and strip them of their rights. Both slavery and abortion allow one group to determine the worth and value of another group and decide their fate.
Buchanan in his writings and speeches proved beyond a shadow of doubt that he truly did not believe that black people were not truly equal humans.
“What would be your situation, fellow-citizens, if negroes were admitted to an equality of political and social rights with white men and white women? …. The subject is too disgusting, and I recoil from it.” (speech on August 18, 1838)
“Alas for the South! It is already ruined for years to come without immediate remedy. Negro equality & negro suffrage have already done their work.” (letter of November 2, 1867)
“The opposition to Negro Suffrage in the South, as well as in the North, has been the principal cause of our triumph everywhere. Abandon this, & we are gone.” (letter of November 9, 1867)
He could not in any believable way truly say that he was morally opposed to slavery when he did not believe that blacks were truly humans. In the same way I cannot believe someone who argues that they are morally opposed to abortion if they believe that pre-born humans are not human enough to protect with full human rights.
Anytime we as a society decide that other humans do not enjoy the same basic rights as us because of uncontrollable circumstances such as skin color, religion or age we are committing a great evil. When anyone disguises this belief as an attempt to protect the rights of one group of people over the rights of another group, this is one of the most ignoble mindsets and must be rejected.
Abortion like slavery does exactly this, it pits the rights of an one human over the rights of another human and strips them of personhood for the convenience of those with power. Both practices are evil and cannot be defended as a right ever.
Most people have heard the phrase, “History repeats itself” and that is exactly what happened when the preborn had their personhood stripped away and the abortion holocaust was unleashed on our nation. While this phrase is often used to point out evil events I believe it will be used again to describe the abolition of abortion.
When those who claim to be morally opposed to abortion truly embrace what that means and raise their voices and demand an end to this genocide, we will see history repeat itself. We will see our preborn brothers and sisters freed from the tyrannical Supreme Court decision that declared they are not human persons and see their rights restored.
One of the shirts I wear the most often reads, “I am the generation that will abolish abortion.” This is not just a saying on a shirt to me, it is a truth that I fight and dedicate my life to everyday. I urge everyone who has used this apathetic argument to not just be morally opposed to abortion, but be enraged by this evil and demand its abolition.
For my birthday this year I will be at Survivors Pro-life Youth Camp in Washington DC with two of my kids and many more youth from around the country. We will spend 10 days training these young people in all aspects of pro-life work as well as tons of street activism.
For my birthday I am asking people to please consider a donation to Stand True to help us with costs for our ten days at pro-life camp. I have been involved with this camp for many years and taken several of my children with me over the years. I know it’s one of the best ways I can spend time with my kids and invest in their future.
There are a lot of costs with camp fees, driving to DC, food and other costs and Stand True can use your help to make this happen. I would give up any gift for my birthday to have the opportunity to help raise up future pro-life warriors.
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