Pro-Woman is Pro-Life, and Pro-Life is Pro-Woman

01/22/2016 Comments (6)

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), “Sleepy Baby”

Almost a year ago, I had the honor of meeting a young woman named Andrea. Months earlier, on learning she was pregnant, she had taken the first drug in the RU-486 abortion regimen, and immediately regretted her decision. Racing against the clock, she found a doctor about an hour away from her home in New Jersey who would immediately begin a reversal protocol that stops the starvation of the baby. Her son Gabriel was born healthy on Dec. 31, 2014.

Andrea and her boyfriend are not married. Andrea was in nursing school when their unexpected pregnancy propelled her to Planned Parenthood. She worried that the baby’s birth would spell the end of her dreams.

How does she feel now? You only have...READ MORE

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The First Step in Abolishing Abortion is Repentance

11/29/2015 Comment

Caravaggio (1571-1610), “Mary Magdalene”

When I am asked what I think our first spiritual duty is regarding abortion, I have an answer that surprises most people. Many think I will suggest that prayer is our first spiritual duty. And of course prayer is important. But our very first spiritual duty is repentance.

The first step in abolishing abortion is to examine our own hearts and to repent of the role we each have played in allowing this holocaust to happen.

This is never easy, but with God’s grace it can be done. Advent gives us a perfect time to begin.

In Advent, which means “coming,” we focus on the coming of Christ at the end of time, and then on His first coming at Christmas. Advent is marked by the joy of His coming,...READ MORE

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The Pope, Abortion, Mercy and Context

10/01/2013 Comments (37)

I have been privileged now to have been with Pope Francis four times since he has been elected to the papacy, and I have been very encouraged by his approach to pro-life issues.

I have had two conversations with him about the work we do at Priests for Life. Our executive director, Janet Morana, has also spoken with him about our work. On all these occasions, he could not have been more encouraging.

That is why I was not alarmed when media outlets began reporting on his “criticism” of the focus of many leaders in the Church on issues like abortion.

The Pope is not criticizing the Church’s focus on abortion. He is actually protecting it. He is protecting it from being seen just as a...READ MORE

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About Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone
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Father Frank Pavone was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1988. He is a priest of the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. He is national director of Priests for Life, which is the Church’s largest ministry focused on ending abortion. He serves as the chairman of and pastoral director of Rachel’s Vineyard, an organization that offers healing from the effects of abortion.