Fr. Frank Pavone

Articles by Fr. Frank Pavone

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 activists in front of the the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2018 March for Life January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Activists gathered in the nation's capital for the annual event to mark the anniversary …

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.

A Pro Life campaigner displays a plastic doll representing a 12 week old foetus as she stands outside the Marie Stopes Clinic on April 7, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The anit abortion supporters have protested outside the clinic where women can go for advice concerning terminating their pregnancy since …

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 table while Republican presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the Freedom's Journal Institute for the Study of Faith and Public Policy 2015 Rise Initiative on July 31, …

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 start of the 44th annual March for Life January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The march is a gathering and protest against the United States Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. (Photo …

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, 2016, following oral arguments in the case of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which deals with access to abortion in Texas. The US Supreme Court on March 2 took up its most important abortion case in a …

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, 2016, during the March for Life 2016, the annual rally held on the anniversary of 1973 'Roe v. Wade' U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

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 of the US Supreme Court after aruments, March 23, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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 Court in Washington as the court hears arguments to allow birth control in healthcare plans in the Zubik vs. Burwell case. A seemingly divided Supreme Court is exploring a possible compromise ruling in the dispute …

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 on March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The US Supreme Court heard a second challenge to US President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The US Supreme Court faces a momentous case Wednesday on the sweeping health insurance reform law …

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.

Supreme Court Black Drape for Scalia AP

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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, ahead of a ceremony honoring MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Washington.

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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