Legal Experts Predict that Priests for Life Lawsuit to Protect Your Right to Freedom of Religion will be Decided at the Supreme Court!

Legal Experts Predict that
Priests for Life Lawsuit to Protect Your
Right to Freedom of Religion will be
Decided at the Supreme Court!

May 9, 2014

Yesterday Priests for Life spoke for you before the second-highest court in the nation, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

We also represented you in a rally that Priests for Life put together outside the courthouse.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz spoke at the rally.  Others who took part were:

• U.S. Representatives Trent Franks of Arizona, Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Chris Smith of New Jersey, and Diane Black of Tennessee
• Josh Duggar, Executive Director, FRC Action
• Gary Bauer, President, American Values
• Lila Rose, President of Live Action
• Carol Tobias, President of the National Right to Life Committee
• Jeanne Monahan, President of the March for Life
• Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO, Americans United for Life
• Tim Goeglein VP for External Relations for Focus on the Family
• Day Gardner, President of National Black Pro-Life Union
• Jimmy Nolan, President of Crossroads
• Paul Rondeau, Executive Director of American Life League
• Sam Casey, Managing Director and General Counsel of the Law of Life Project
• Sarah Torre of the Heritage Foundation
• Tina Whittington, Assistant Director, Students for Life of America
• Rev. Rob Schenk, President of Faith and Action in the Nation’s Capitol
• Rev. Patrick Mahoney, President of Christian Defense Coalition

That list of individuals shows you just how important our lawsuit is because it is the first case of the religious non-profit organizations to reach the appellate level on the merits of the arguments.

Robert Muise, Senior Counsel for the American Freedom Law Center and the lead attorney arguing our case in court, correctly points out:

“This case with Priests for Life is the lead case for the non-profit religious organizations challenging the mandate similar to how Hobby Lobby is the lead case for the for-profit companies challenging the HHS mandate.”

In case you missed it, here are a couple links you can click on to watch news coverage of both our Rally for Religious Freedom and analysis of our lawsuit:

From Fox News: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3547855670001/two-lawsuits-against-obamacare-heard-in-federal-court/#sp=show-clips

From Christian Broadcasting Network: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2014/May/Priests-HHS-Law-Violates-Our-Reason-for-Existence/

And the Washington Times carried my op-ed yesterday both online and in print: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/7/pavone-a-small-act-with-a-huge-impact/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

As you will see and hear, the abortion mandate of the tyrannical HHS mandate violates Priests for Life’s very reason for existing!

And yours, too!  And every Americans!

That’s why we’re in court.

We’re fighting for you, for ourselves, for the pro-life movement and for every American’s First Amendment right to FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

That’s why I beg you to …

Please CLICK HERE and support Priests for Life’s lawsuit!

Remember, although three of us from Priests for Life are specifically named as plaintiffs in our lawsuit – myself, Janet Morana our Executive Director, and Dr. Alveda King, PFL Director for African-American Outreach – in a very real sense …

YOU ARE A PLAINTIFF, too!

That’s because the HHS mandate is nothing less than an attempt to take away YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT to fight for an end to the injustice of abortion!

As I just told you, our lawsuit is to religious ministries what the Hobby Lobby case is to private businesses.

What makes it so important is the fact that its outcome will set a legal precedent for generations to come!

If we lose, our case will become a legal sledge hammer that the federal government and the abortion industry will use in an effort to bludgeon the People of Life into submission.

So don’t sit back and allow the federal government to:

a) Dictate how and when and where you can practice your religion.

b) Tell you what constitutes practicing religion and what doesn’t.

c) Force you to take part in immoral actions that violate your conscience.  And …

d) Establish federal regulations that both restrict your right to freedom of speech and compel you to say things you do not believe.

Fight back!

And the best way to do so right now is to:

CLICK HERE and make a contribution to Priests for Life’s Legal Fund so that we can sustain our lawsuit and, through it, protect your First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

We simply cannot fight the might and power of the federal government alone.

No single one of us can.

We’ve got to stand together in this.

So please CLICK HERE and help today.

The size of your gift is not nearly as important as is the fact that you give what you can, and that you do so right now.  Before you delete my email and move on to your next one.

If you can make a contribution of $1,500 to help protect your religious liberty, then do so.

If all you can do today is send $25 or $15, then do that.

Your dollars are desperately needed because, win or lose in the D.C. Court of Appeals …

Priests for Life’s lawsuit is going to the Supreme Court!

If the Appeals Court rules in our favor, the government will likely appeal to the Supreme Court.

And if the Appeals Court rules in favor of the government – as most legal analysts predict will happen given the judges who were “randomly selected” to sit on the 3-judge panel that heard our case yesterday – Priests for Life will definitely appeal to the Supreme Court.

Which is why it is so important that our Legal Fund be replenished at every opportunity.

So please CLICK HERE and make a contribution that will allow Priests for Life to fight for YOUR RIGHT to freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

Don’t delay.

It’s all hands on deck right now as continue to fight the government’s attempt to compel you and all Americans to take a direct role in the grave evil of abortion.

Thank you for whatever help you can give today.

And please PRAY for the judges who will rule on our appeal.  Ask the Holy Spirit to inspire them to rule justly and without political bias.

Thank you again and may God bless you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries

Remember:

We’re all in this together!

Pope Emeritus Benedict rightly calls religious liberty the “most cherished of America’s freedoms.”

For the sake of our unborn brothers and sisters, yourself, the pro-life movement, our fellow Americans and all who are to come after us …

We must protect and defend our First Amendment right to FREEDOM OF RELIGION!

CLICK HERE so that Priests for Life can continue to fight for you.

Thank you for your prayers and your financial gift.  And know that in heartfelt appreciation for all that you do for the youngest members of our human family, I remember you at every Mass I offer; as do all the priests of Priests for Life.  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.

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