Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you know, Priests for Life — and I personally — are plaintiffs right now in the US Supreme Court as we continue to resist the HHS mandate that tries to force us to expand coverage for abortion in health insurance. The Priests for Life case, one of the first to be launched, along with six others (including the Little Sisters) have been consolidated by the court and oral arguments will occur on Wednesday, March 23.
In a nutshell, the Obama Administration is trying to make us cooperate with the government in expanding abortion and the very purpose of Priests for Life is to end abortion. They are trying to force groups like ours to cover abortion-inducing drugs, and other ‘services’ we find morally objectionable, in the health insurance coverage we offer our employees. It is about the freedom of us, as employers, to practice our own religious beliefs, not just in Church on Sunday, but in the workplace on Monday.
I ask you today to let me know you stand with us on this case by filling out the form on IStandWithPFL.com. I want to show the media and the members of Congress all of the people that are on our side in this battle. The more names we have the better!
Please also encourage others to submit their names.
Another way you can show your support is on social media by using our special “twibbon” on Facebook and Twitter. A “twibbon” will change your default photo to an image showing you stand with us. Here are instructions.
The HHS Mandate is just one piece of evidence that we need to take the elections of 2016 very seriously. One way to become an informed voter is to watch the debates. There are debates both tonight, February 11 and on February 13. See our election calendar for more information.
Prayer is also crucial. Please see www.SupremeCourtVictory.com for an ongoing prayer campaign for victory in the Supreme Court. SupremeCourtVictory.com will lead you to ten prayers that focus on various aspects of religious freedom, and the need for the People of God to defend that freedom against the unjust Mandate.
And Lent is the perfect time to increase our prayers and sacrifices for religious freedom and life. Priests for Life has Lenten products to aid you in your prayer and meditation. We are offering a special Lenten package consisting of The Way of the Cross for Families and The Cross and the People of Life: The Seven Last Words and a Good Friday Homily (2 CD set). Both are only $20 including shipping and handling.
Dear Mr Cruz, I hope I can count on you to stand with us and pray with us for victory!
Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life