For Immediate Release
December 2, 2014
Host Committee Announced for National
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of
Priests for Life, announced today the formation of a Host
Committee for the National Memorial for the Preborn and their
Mothers and Fathers, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in
Washington, D.C. to mourn 42nd years since Roe vs. Wade and to
recommit to the task of ending abortion.
"I am grateful
to these friends and colleagues of mine who are joining our
organizers and sponsoring organizations in inviting activists,
pastors and their congregations from around the country to come
together in prayer and worship on this momentous occasion," Fr.
Pavone stated. "We want to have one of the largest expressions
ever of communal repentance and fervent intercession for an end
to abortion in our nation."
Serving on the Host Committee
Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
Gary Bauer, President, American Values
Craig W. Bates, Patriarch of the International Communion of the
Charismatic Episcopal Church
Ernie Ohlhoff, National
Right to Life Committee
Alveda King, Director of
African-American Outreach, Priests for Life
CEO, Life Issues Institute
Charmaine Yoest, Ph. D.,
President and CEO, Americans United for Life
President, CEO, and General Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Dick and Sherley Bott, Bott Radio Network
President and CEO, Bott Radio Network
delight the heart of God more than his children coming together
to pray on behalf of those who have no voice and so are victims
of the worse holocaust known to man,” said Archbishop Bates.
“The united prayers of God’s children will do more to end
abortion and heal the wounds caused by abortion than any other
form of political or social action. Prayer touches the heart of
Jesus our King.”
Mr. Sears also stressed the importance
of people of faith coming together to pray for the unborn.
“Every January 22nd, we mourn the loss of the millions of
our brothers and sisters who have been denied their unalienable
right to life. The National Memorial for the Preborn and Their
Mothers and Fathers allows all of us to come together in unity
to pray for a day when this will be no more, and every life will
once again be welcomed and affirmed,” he said. “I strongly
encourage all who care passionately about the sanctity of human
life is take part in this celebration of life.
service is organized by The National Pro-Life Religious Council,
The National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill, Faith and Action
and Priests for Life. Co-sponsoring organizations include:
American Values; Jubilee Campaign Law of Life Project ; Life
Issues Institute; Americans United for Life; National Institute
of Family and Life Advocates, and Alliance Defending Freedom .
"The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers
and Fathers provides an opportunity for all those who cherish
life to come together and take a few moments to remember the
victims of abortion — both preborn children and their mothers
and fathers,” said Dr. Yoest. “What better way to embark upon
another year of defending life?"
The National Memorial
will take place at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, 1776 D
St., NW (18th and D St) on the morning of Thursday, January 22,
2015 (the day of the annual March for Life), from 8:30 to 10:30
a.m. For the convenience of Catholics planning to attend, Mass
will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m.
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