Fr. Frank Pavone

Articles by Fr. Frank Pavone

Father Pavone: Alito’s Leaked Opinion on Roe Echoes Earlier Judgments

The Department of Homeland Security is concerned about a possible surge in violence when the Supreme Court decision expected to overturn Roe v. Wade is formally announced. The Justice Department is providing protection for the Justices whose homes have been the site of protests and who have been overtly threatened on social media.


Father Pavone: Pro-life Momentum Is on the Rise in America

Donald Trump made history last month by becoming the first president to attend the annual March for Life, demonstrating his firm commitment to this cause as well as the progress that the pro-life movement has made in America.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: A pro-life activist tries to block the signs of pro-choice ac

Fr Pavone: Abortion Supporters Should Re-Read Roe vs. Wade

As the anniversary of the destructive Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision approaches, Americans might be surprised to learn that the Court said the states had to legalize abortion, but could put certain restrictions on it.

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Pavone: No, Spermicide Is Not Homicide

One of the more outrageous attempts to justify abortion comes from those who assert that the intentional killing of new human lives is the moral equivalent of the death of sperm cells or egg cells.

TINLEY PARK, IL - JULY 31: Stages of a fetus are displayed at the Illinois Right To Life a

Did Pope Francis Question President Trump’s Pro-Life Credentials?

The mainstream media recently sang the song once again about Pope Francis criticizing President Trump. This time it was about the President’s handling of DACA, a program which Trump discontinued and left in the hands of Congress to legislate.


Pavone: The Life Affirming March on Washington

Forgotten no more.

Those were the words used by President Trump in his Inaugural Address to describe Americans who for years have been overlooked by those in power.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 27: Thousands of people rally on the National Mall before the sta

Pavone: Hope and Change for the Unborn

On November 8, Americans voted for a future that includes unborn babies. And nowhere was this more evident than in the election of state legislators.


The Abortionist Who Doesn’t Know What an Abortionist Is

According to Warren Hern, the Colorado doctor who aborts babies old enough to live outside the womb, the word “abortionist” is a “vicious, despicable anti-abortion propaganda term intended to slander the person to whom it is applied.” He thinks it’s “grotesque.”


Ending The Policy of Only ‘Personally Opposed to Abortion’

Some politicians insist that there’s a “right” to take an unborn child’s life for any reason at any stage of pregnancy and that taxpayers should finance the procedure. They say abortion is beneficial to society. But in the same breath they add that they want nothing to do with it in their own lives.


Remembering the Aborted

The abortion industry opposes the burial or cremation of aborted babies because such acts, by acknowledging the humanity of these tiny children, highlight the inhumanity of abortion.

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The Supreme Court Is Not the Supreme Medical Board

Inasmuch as the competence of legislators is respected, the cause of “abortion rights” does not do as well as when courts and judges – at least those judges appointed by liberal politicians – second-guess legislative decisions. And that’s what abortionists are again arguing for in this current Supreme Court case.

Anti-abortion activists rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 2, 201

Should Abortionists Be Allowed to Abandon Their Patients?

At issue in Whole Woman’s Health is Texas’s requirement that an abortionist have admitting privileges at a hospital located within 30 miles of his clinic. Abortionists claim that the law does nothing to advance women’s health. Actually, what they mean is that it does nothing to advance their careers or net worth.

Anti-abortion supporters rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 22, 2

The Elections, The Supreme Court, and Priests for Life vs. HHS

Nowhere is this development better illustrated than in the soon-to-be-decided Supreme Court case Priests for Life vs. HHS. Last November, this case — which is my organization’s challenge to the HHS mandate — was accepted by the Supreme Court along with six other similar cases which the Court consolidated into Zubik vs. Burwell. We had filed one of the first lawsuits against the HHS mandate over four years ago.

Mother Loraine Marie Maguire, (C), of the Little Sisters of the Poor, walks down the steps

Brief in Zubik v. Burwell Finds ObamaCare HHS Mandate ‘Bizarre and Unprecedented’

It’s what was not in ObamaCare – that the government would force religious non-profit groups to violate their faiths – that has resulted in over 50 lawsuits against the executive branch. Our case, Priests for Life vs. HHS, and six others consolidated with it under the title Zubik v. HHS, are now under review by the Supreme Court after oral arguments March 23.

In this March 23, 2016 file photo, nuns and their supporters rally outside the Supreme Cou

The Many Faces of Opposition to Obamacare’s HHS Mandate

Reaching Souls International is a non-denominational Christian group that, among its missionary programs in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, India, and Cuba, comes to the aid of African children left orphaned by civil war, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Its work is based on the biblical definition of “religion that is pure and undefiled before God” – that is, “to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.” It’s suing to get rid of Obamacare’s HHS mandate.

Protestors hold placards challenging 'Obamacare' outside of the US Supreme Court

A Country He Did Not Recognize: A Reflection on the Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

The American flag flew at half staff over pro-life and pro-abortion protesters outside the Supreme Court this week, while inside the most important abortion case in decades was being reviewed. No one inside or outside the Court could have anticipated that this case, with far-reaching implications, would be missing the vital input of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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The March for Life and Youth

One of the most frequently heard observations about the annual March for Life, to take place again this Friday in Washington, D.C., is that it consists mostly of young people. And this gives hope to those who are part of this movement.

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The Call to End Abortion Is a Call to Love

The latest gambit of the pro-abortion movement is to talk about removing the stigma of abortion. It calls upon us to believe that there should be no negative feelings about denying the humanity of other human beings. It urges us to believe that we should never feel wrong about discriminating against those less powerful than us.

A lone microphone sits in front of a sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Marti

The Dangerous Link Between Surrogate Parenting and Abortion

The abortion industry has spent a lot of time and money trying to convince us that unborn babies aren’t babies – they’re “products of conception.” And products, of course, only have value if we want them.

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Are Safety Requirements at Abortion Clinics Now Undue Burdens?

The State has a legitimate interest in seeing to it that abortion, like any other medical procedure, is performed under circumstances that insure maximum safety for the patient. This interest obviously extends at least to the performing physician and his staff, to the facilities involved, to the availability of after-care, and to adequate provision for any complication or emergency that might arise.

In this Dec. 17, 2013, photo, an unidentified medical clinician interviews a patient at a

Is The High Court Poised To Accept Religious Freedom Case?

Catholic institutions in the United States — as well as many other institutions — are battling the Obama Administration in Court to preserve that religious freedom. The “HHS mandate,” even with the so-called accommodations that the Administration has provided, still forces many organizations to violate their conscience and religious beliefs.

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Will the U.N. Heed Pope’s Anti-Abortion Message?

In “Laudato Si” Pope Francis reminds us that human beings possess a “particular dignity above other creatures” that “inculcates esteem for each person and respect for others.” He expresses the need to “genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be” and questions how this is possible if collectively we “fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is un­comfortable and creates difficulties.” Will the U.N. hear that message?

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The Pope, The Pro-Aborts in Congress, and the Pro-life Movement

Just days before the publication of my book, Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro published yet another letter, signed by even more of her colleagues, and addressed this time to the Holy Father, in anticipation of his September 24 speech to Congress. In a profoundly hollow and self-contradictory fashion, she praises the Pope’s “solidarity with the poor and the marginalized,” and then goes on to urge him to address a litany of social problems, with no mention at all about the violence of abortion.

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Pavone: Planned Parenthood’s Collision Course

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor famously wrote years ago that Roe v. Wade, the decision that infamously resulted in over 58 million deaths by abortion, was “on a collision course with itself.” Today, the same can be said of Roe v. Wade’s greatest and most notorious profiteer, Planned Parenthood.

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Pavone: Americans Must Look Planned Parenthood, Abortion Industry in The Eye

Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts. That is undeniable, and Congress as well as the individual states will now play their role in investigating the extent to which Planned Parenthood has broken the law. But whatever direction those investigations take, another investigation has also begun: the American people are being given a chance to look abortion in the eye.


The Obergefell Decision is a Dead-End for America

For millennia, the church – and many others too – have been holding up the signs saying that abortion is a dead-end. Those individuals, families, and nations that have ignored these signs are now reaping the fruit of the bitter experience that abortion does not solve any problems but only creates new ones. I am convinced that the dead end rule will determine the fate of gay marriage in America.


The Coming Encyclical on the Environment and the Sanctity of Human Life

I do not have any private information about the encyclical, but in advance of its release, I do want to say something about the public information we all have: there is a body of Church teaching about the environment. And Pope Francis is not going to contradict it.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at th end of his weekly open-air general audience on Septem