Ash Wednesday to Pentecost Sunday
Priests for Life $1,000,000
90-Day Campaign for LIFE
March 18, 2014
Dear Fellow Pro-Life Missionary and Priests for Life Co-Worker,
A lot is going to happen in the next 90 days. In fact:
These next three months will prove decisive in our mission to end legalized abortion-on-demand in America.
And because they are I’m counting on you to be especially generous in your support for Priests for Life’s work from now until Pentecost Sunday. More generous than you usually are, in fact.
Please take a moment to CLICK HERE and help make our 90-Day Campaign for LIFE a huge success.
Priests for Life desperately needs you to make a contribution for whatever amount you can because we have to raise ONE MILLION DOLLARS over the next 90 days in order to fully fund FOUR key projects:
1. Our lawsuit against ObamaCare’s abortion mandate. Remember, we’re now fighting on two fronts and this is draining our Legal Fund:
a) Our Petition for WRIT OF CERTIORARI with the Supreme Court
b) And our appeal in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
2. Campaign to Mobilize TEN MILLION Americans to VOTE PRO-LIFE in 2014. Specific work in critical need of funds include:
a) Researching, printing and distributing Voter Guides.
b) Distributing information for clergy on what they can/can’t say and do during an election. It’s a LOT more than they think!
c) Printing and distributing “Voting with a Clear Conscience”, a guide that instructs Catholics on their moral duty in elections.
d) Conducting Priests for Life’s nationwide “National Survey of American Voters”.
e) Taping special TV programs for our “Defending Life” series that airs on EWTN and reaches some 230,000,000 homes!
3. Pass state laws protecting mothers and children.
4. Shut down more abortion mills.
Each one of these projects addresses a specific area in our fight to end the injustice of abortion and stop the killing of the youngest members of our human family. These areas include:
• As the People of Life get more and more involved in the political process, we elect candidates – nationally, state-wide and locally – who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.
• Once in office, these men and women work with pro-life life activists to pass laws that protect both mothers and children from ruthless abortionists like convicted murderer Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
• Over the past three years, Priests for Life has played a key role in getting 205 such laws passed in states all across the country.
• In addition to this, we’re working with pro-life warriors like Troy Newman and Mark Crutcher to shut down abortion mills. Last year alone we helped close 87 clinics! In the past twenty years we’ve helped shut down 73% of the nation’s surgical abortion mills!
• And abortionists, too! We’ve helped rid our nation of over a thousand abortionists! In 1996 there were 2,042 of them. Today there are 766!
The result of all this work is a sharp decline in the number of babies killed in abortions.
According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (originally a research division of Planned Parenthood):
The rate of abortions here in the U.S. has FALLEN to its lowest point since 1973.
In actual numbers, roughly 200,000 fewer babies were killed in abortions in 2011 than in 2008.
Keep in mind, this decrease took place before those 205 state laws I just mentioned were enacted. Which means, as these laws go into effect, fewer and fewer babies will be slaughtered in America’s abortion mills.
This is tremendous progress!
Of course, we’re far from finished. As hopeful as the plummeting abortion numbers are, they are still way, way, way too high. In fact, every hour abortionists all across the country brutally butcher 157 children.
As long as one child is killed in a legal abortion, our work remains unfinished.
Which is precisely why I’m counting on you to CLICK HERE and help fund Priests for Life’s MILLION DOLLAR 90-Day Campaign for LIFE.
The simple fact of the matter is that you’re support of Priests for Life has helped bring about a dramatic drop in the number of babies killed in abortions. As well as a major shift in what our fellow Americans think about abortion. The so-called “pro-choice” position grows weaker by the day.
And it will continue to do so as more and more Americans have the Gospel of Life preached to them as forcefully and as convincingly as Priests for Life has been preaching it for the past twenty years.
All of which should inspire you to continue your partnership with us and your fellow pro-life warriors as we continue to work for the day when abortion in America is not merely illegal, but also unthinkable.
To that end Priests for Life has launched our 90-Day Campaign for LIFE. By the time the Campaign ends on Pentecost Sunday June 8 …
… most of the country’s state legislatures will have finished their work and gone home;
… our lawsuit against the HHS abortion mandate of ObamaCare will probably be decided;
… most primaries will have taken place and we’ll know the candidates running for elected office in November;
… more atrocities will have been exposed at abortion clinics around the country;
… as will the crimes against humanity that abortionists have committed.
What I can’t tell you is how much of an impact Priests for Life will have had in all those areas.
That’s because the amount of work we will be able do over these next three months depends entirely upon you and the Priests for Life family.
As I know I’ve told you before, in spite of the fact that many at the Vatican – including Pope Francis himself … who was a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family of which I was also an Official – as well as Bishops around the world and here in the U.S. wholeheartedly endorse our Priests for Life ministry, we receive no funds from any official Church entity … neither from Rome nor here in the United States.
Every penny we receive comes from individuals just like you: Hard-working, dedicated pro-life champions. Which is why I told you that the success of our 90-Day Campaign for LIFE depends entirely on you and the Priests for Life family.
It will take a minimum of $1,000,000 to fund all the work I listed for you in this note. And that doesn’t include other important programs … such as Priests for Life’s vital work in post-abortion ministry through Rachel’s Vineyard. In fact, when I met Pope Francis he told me directly:
“Rachel’s Vineyard is great. It is an excellent work. Move forward with that!”
Like his predecessors Blessed John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict, the Holy Father knows that in addition to taking the life of an innocent child, abortion inflicts untold damage on women and men. That’s why he is so insistent that our work in post-abortion healing “move forward.”
Again, though, that’s just one of the many programs Priests for Life must do OVER AND ABOVE the four priority projects that I outlined for you in this message.
So please do all you can to get behind this work and make these next three months productive ones as we persevere in our fight against the grave injustice of abortion.
Just CLICK HERE and follow the instructions.
It’s going to take a minimum of $1,000,000 to fund Priests for Life’s work from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost Sunday. But as I told you at the beginning of my email, because of everything that will happen in the next three months, especially with regard to our lawsuit against the abortion mandate of ObamaCare:
These next 90 days will prove decisive in our mission to end legalized abortion-on-demand in America.
Priests for Life is fully prepared to carry on as the face and voice of America’s pro-life movement. The programs are in place. The strategies mapped out. The mission trips scheduled. Everything is set except one crucial part: The funds.
And for that I am totally dependent on you and your fellow pro-life warriors.
As you prayerfully consider how God is calling you to help, don’t be afraid to be more generous than you think you can be. Remember: God is never outdone in generosity. He sees into your heart. He knows the sacrifices you are making for His innocent children. And He will bless you a hundred fold. You have His word for that.
On behalf of the youngest members of our human family, thank you for your generosity. I will be sure to remember you at every Mass I offer during this important 90-day period; as will the other priests of Priests for Life. Thank you again and may God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
P.S. As important as your financial support will be during our 90-Day Campaign for LIFE, your prayers will be just as important. Please pray for me, the other priests, our Pastoral Associates and everyone here at Priests for Life. Ask God to fill us with His love and wisdom. If you will do that in addition to giving Priests for Life your financial support, then I am confident that God will bless our work with success. Thank you again and may God bless you.
NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314. If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448.