Priests for Life Lawsuit Against the Unjust HHS Abortion Mandate of ObamaCare
March 27, 2014
As you continue your Lenten journey, I know that one of your resolutions is to deepen your prayer life.
It is for that reason I decided to send you an email Robert Muise just sent me.
As you’ll recall, Rob is the Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center and the lead attorney in our Priests for Life lawsuit against the unjust HHS abortion mandate of ObamaCare. Here’s the email he sent me:
Fr Pavone: Reminder: our petition for review with the Supreme Court is scheduled to go to conference on Friday, March 28th. Pray that the Court accepts it. We will likely know the outcome within a couple of days. Remember, if the Supreme Court denies the petition, it will have no effect on our appeal in the D.C. Circuit, and we can still seek review in the Supreme Court after the circuit court rules (assuming we don’t prevail—if we do prevail, it is likely that the Solicitor General will seek review, in which case, it is highly likely the Supreme Court will grant review). Much to pray for during this Lenten season!
March 28 is tomorrow.
So, I’ve sent you this email to ask you to do exactly as Rob asks:
PRAY THAT THE SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS OUR PETITION FOR REVIEW.
Please pray RIGHT NOW and continue to pray until you receive an email from me informing you of the Court’s decision.
This past Tuesday – the Feast of the Annunciation and the International Day of the Unborn – I was at the Supreme Court, speaking at a rally for religious freedom. The Court was hearing arguments regarding how the HHS Mandate applies to for-profit businesses.
Our case, on the other hand, would bring the Court to decide how it applies to not-for-profit religious entities, like Priests for Life.
So much is at stake in our nation right now that it is vital all of us PRAY, and that we do so without ceasing.
That being the case, in addition to praying for the Justices on the Supreme Court, PRAY ALSO for the three judges who will decide our appeal to the D.C. Circuit that Rob mentions. This is our appeal of the terrible and unjust ruling Judge Sullivan handed down last December against Priests for Life.
Your prayers are especially needed because the Court unexpectedly changed the makeup of the 3-judge panel that will hear our case.
As Rob put it so well:
MUCH TO PRAY FOR DURING THIS LENTEN SEASON.
Finally, as long as I have your attention, if at all possible …
… please make a contribution Priests for Life can use for our Legal Fund.
Your dollars will be used to advance both the cause of life in America, and especially our legal fight to protect your right to speak out against the injustice of abortion without fear of government coercion!
Please do whatever you can to help. The severe winter weather has wreaked enormous damage on donations. Contributions are well behind where they normally are at this time of year.
So I beg you to be as generous as you possibly can.
Both with your PRAYERS and with your FINANCIAL SUPORT. Priests for Life desperately needs them.
Thank you. May God bless you. And know that in heartfelt appreciation for your support, I remember you at every Mass I offer; as do all the priests of Priests for Life.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
P.S. If you wish to make a contribution to the Priests for Life Legal Fund or in support of all our life-saving work. Thank you again and God bless.
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