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“In our present times there is an urgent need to promote a culture of life and also to undertake direct actions that help protect the life of the weakest, especially the unborn. For that reason the work done by ‘Priests for Life’ deserves the gratitude and support of the whole Church.”

- Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President, Pontifical Council for the Laity, Vatican City State, June 7, 2011.

   
Dear Friends,

Priests for Life is on the front lines of the effort to end abortion, and to energize the Church at all levels in this task. Our financial support comes entirely from people like you!  We do not receive monetary support from diocesan or national Church structures.

I need your help today, and so do the unborn. Thank you in advance.

Fr. Frank Pavone, MEV

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

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December 16, 2014

Friends:

I need a special favor from you.

As much as it pains me to admit it, our financial situation here at Priests for Life is grim.

For reasons I’m at a complete loss to understand or know, far fewer than normal of our most loyal and most generous supporters are responding to my letters.  I’m talking about real pro-life champions.  Courageous men and women who are extremely committed to the fight to end abortion and have been longstanding partners with Priests for Life in this battle.

The simple truth is that the situation has gotten so out of hand that I’m conducting an internal “Postal Audit” just to make sure that your fellow Priests for Life family members are getting the important updates and progress reports that I’ve been sending them.

In the meantime, I’m relying heavily on 
you to
click here right now and make 
as large a contribution as you possibly can 
to Priests for Life.

Please help.  Even if you can only give $15 
or $20.  

Priests for Life cannot sustain all that we’re doing to 
end abortion without the entire Priests for Life family 
on board and fully engaged.  That’s why I’m 
conducting the “Postal Audit” of our mailings.

The once robust financial support that Priests for Life has historically received – in good economic times and bad – has fallen off a cliff over the past few months.  And this for no reason that I can put my finger on.  

Our mission here at Priests for Life is the same.  Our programs are still highly effective.  Our projects continue to energize the People of Life. Our preaching is winning more Americans over to the side of life; as the 2014 election results confirm.  Our activism is generating widespread legal protections for our unborn brothers and sisters, both nationally and in states around the country.  We’ve received unqualified encouragement and support from Cardinals and bishops the world over ... including Pope Francis himself!

And yet, financially, we’re in the worst shape ever.  To show you what I mean, here is a side-by-side comparison of this year and last through the end of October:

    2013         2014  

Total number of donors:  29,360      26,140
Total number of gifts:      113,237     100,802

On the positive side, the average gift you and your fellow Priests for Life stalwarts gave in support of our pro-life work actually INCREASED this year as compared with last year.  That is a testament to your belief in Priests for Life’s work and to your commitment to the fight.

But as you can see, the number of both supporters and gifts has dropped.

And the result of that drop, in terms of actual dollars and cents, is that financial support to Priests for Life is down $340,346 when compared with what we received in 2013!

As you can well imagine, this falloff has had a serious negative impact on our fight to end abortion and establish a desperately needed Culture of Life here in the United States.  So serious that I found it necessary to conduct that “Postal Audit” I told you about a moment ago.

And why I’m counting on you to CLICK HERE and make as large a contribution to Priests for Life as you possibly can!

If all you can do today is give $15 or $20, that’s fine.  

If you can make a larger donation – say $25 or $35 – then do that.  And if you can send as much as $50 or $100, that would be a special blessing.  Whatever you can do.  That’s all I’m asking.

The reason I’m pressing you as I am is so that we leave those who are to follow in our footsteps a country that puts its trust in God and recognizes that the RIGHT TO LIFE is the fundamental human right, Priests for Life must continue to:

• Educate our fellow Americans on the truth that abortion corrupts our entire society – the economy, health care, foreign policy, immigration ... everything!  

• Distribute our “Voting with a Clear Conscience” brochure so people know that a faithful Catholic is called to vote pro-life.  I am certain that our work in this area played a significant role in the November elections in which pro-abortion politicians were driven from office and replaced by men and women who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.

• Energize priests and use the John Cardinal O’Connor Institute to train them on how to preach the Gospel of Life with authority and conviction.

• Produce the fact-filled TV shows and radio spots that are opening eyes to the sheer horror of abortion and changing hearts. 

• Warn pro-abortion Catholic politicians that they endanger their eternal soul through their active support of the legalized killing of children in the womb.

• Prosecute our lawsuit against ObamaCare’s HHS mandate to protect FREEDOM OF RELIGION and our right to SPEAK OUT against abortion.

• Work with state legislators to pass laws that protect mothers and babies from abortionists.  Some 205 such laws were passed in the past three years alone!  And with pro-life lawmakers now in control of 68 state legislative bodies, I’m confident Priests for Life will play a leading role in getting more life-saving laws passed! 

• Oppose the confirmation of pro-abortion activist judges to federal courts.

• ... and more that I’ll be telling you about in the coming weeks and months!

To know why all this work is so important all you have to do is look at the polling data just out from The Polling Company/WomanTrend which asked voters in this recent 2014 mid-term election whether the abortion issue affected their vote.  Here are the results:

Abortion affected my vote and I voted pro-life: 23%
Abortion affected my vote and I voted pro-abortion: 16%

That shows a full 7% advantage for pro-life candidates!  And as you know, many races were decided by a far smaller margin than that.  In other words:

The work of Priests for Life and other pro-life groups to mobilize voters around the abortion issue DOES make a difference and it does sway elections!

And yet, while our work this year was tremendous, we still have a lot of work to do to convince more of our fellow Americans that the fight to end abortion must be their PRIMARY concern.  

And with your continued help, that’s exactly what Priests for Life will continue to do.

One positive sign that shows how effective we can be is the massive nationwide opposition to the killing of babies who are 20 weeks old in the womb.  These boys and girls feel the intense pain and agony of having their limbs torn from their bodies during an abortion.  And all the major polls show that overwhelming majorities of Americans support protecting these children.  

In response to this national outcry, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act over a year and a half ago.  Tragically, the outgoing Senate Majority Leader never even gave the bill the courtesy of open debate, let alone an up or down vote on the Senate floor!  

Thankfully the People of Life rose up with other freedom-loving Americans and drove that man and his fellow pro-abortion extremists from their thrones of power in the U.S. Senate.  

And because we have, one of Priests for Life’s top priorities for 2015 will be to convince the Senate to join the House and pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. 

We’ll also be working with Congress to end all of President Obama’s anti-life proposals, including those in ObamaCare’s HHS mandate.  But more on that in the coming weeks and months.

My main concern today is:

To convince you to make as large a donation to Priests for Life as you possibly can.

I need you to do this so that Priests for Life can achieve five of our primary objectives for 2015:

1.    Maintain the pro-life momentum that’s sweeping the country.
2.    Get Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Child Protection Act.
3.    Make health care in America abortion-free.  
4.    Make every state in the Union an ABORTION-FREE state.
5.    Win our lawsuit against ObamaCare’s HHS mandate.

Each of those five objectives is crucial if we are to save our country and help it prosper.  You and Priests for Life have a unique and important role to play in bringing them all to fruition.

But it will take a tremendous sacrifice from all of us if we are to achieve them.

For your part that sacrifice will entail giving up some legitimate personal desires in order to provide the funds Priests for Life needs to save America from the evil of abortion and provide future generations with a nation that recognizes that all political authority on earth is based on the objective laws which God has written on the hearts of His children and spelled out for us when He gave Moses the Ten Commandments ... and in particular the command: THOU SHALT NOT KILL.

Priests for Life’s estimated budget for 2015 is just under $8,000,000.  That money will allow me, our priests, our Pastoral Associates and staff to carry out the programs and projects which I outlined for you in this email.

As one of Priests for Life’s most loyal and most valued members, as well as one of the pro-life movement’s most active champions, it’s imperative that you continue to fulfill your calling to work with Priests for Life to end America’s abortion holocaust.

The contribution you make today will assure me that the depth of your commitment to the fight to end legalized abortion-on-demand in America is as strong and as firm as ever.

Make no mistake.

As important as our work was in 2014, the next two years are absolutely critical to our fight against abortion.  So much is riding on what the People of Life do over the next several months ... in Congress and state legislatures, in the courtrooms of America, on the streets of our cities, in our local communities, on the Internet, and inside our churches.  

I truly believe that the next 24 months will “make or break” the pro-life movement in America.

Barack Obama and Harry Reid have spent the last six years packing our federal courts with judges who are pro-abortion extremist.  We put the brakes on their abortion agenda in November.  We now have two short years – just 24 months – to convince our fellow Americans to join us in rejecting their all-out drive to impose abortion on the country and, in its place, build a Culture of Life in America that embraces God’s precious gift of life.

For us to succeed, we simply must have you fighting alongside us.

It is your prayers and your financial support that make it possible for Priests for Life to carry the pro-life banner into battle.  

So please, right now ... while you’re still reading my urgent and desperate email:

CLICK HERE and make an urgently needed contribution to Priests for Life so that we can press forward in our mission to preach the Gospel of Life throughout the country and end the injustice of legalized abortion in America.

Thank you for doing this before you go on to your next email. 

It is a great comfort to me knowing that as I travel the country rallying the People of Life to action and burn the midnight oil here at Priests for Life headquarters devising strategies that will end our nation’s abortion holocaust ...

... you are always at my side!

Which is why, in humble gratitude for all you do to support Priests for Life’s work and protect the youngest members of our human family from those who seek to kill them, I remember you at every Mass I offer; as do all the priests of Priests for Life.  May God bless you.

Sincerely,


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

P.S. There’s absolutely no way Priests for Life can do that – and raise the $8,000,000 we need to carry out all that we have planned for 2015 – without your immediate help today.  You saw the numbers.  They’re abysmal.  Priests for Life is struggling to hang on.  

Thus my speaking to you as I am in this email and my fervent hope that you will CLICK HERE right now and make as large a contribution as you possibly can to help sustain all of Priests for Life’s pro-life work.

Please don’t delete my email until you’ve given something ... even if it’s only $15 or $20.  If you can possibly give more than that, then please do. 

Just keep in mind that, when all is said and done, it is your prayers and your financial support that make it possible for Priests for Life to carry the pro-life banner into battle.  The more you give, the more we can do.  I know you will do as much as you can to help.  You always do.  And for that I thank you and remember you at every Mass I offer; as do all the priests of Priests for Life.  May God bless you.

 

 

 
 
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