Subscribe to RSS - Priests for Life

Controversial Priest Uses Aborted Fetus To Endorse Trump During Video

A Roman Catholic priest known for his confrontational tactics has been accused of using an aborted fetus in a ploy to help boost the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump.

The Rev. Frank Pavone, head of the non-profit group Priests for Life, offered a sermon via video just days before the election. During the talk, Pavone placed what he said was an aborted fetus on an altar and told viewers to vote for Trump. (Pavone said the fetus was given to him by a pathologist who asked him to bury it.)

Priests For Life Vows Defiance After Losing Birth Control Case

A far-right Catholic anti-abortion group that lost its challenge of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate has vowed to defy the law.

The Rev. Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life, said he objects to the Obama administration’s compromise, which would require his religiously affiliated non-profit to simply fill out a form and then allow a third-party insurance company to provide birth control access for any of the organization’s employees who may want it. (Most of the group’s employees are not clergy.)

Thickening Pill Plot: Non-Profit Challenges To Birth Control Mandate See Mixed Results In Courts

The waning days of 2013 were a mixed bag for supporters of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, as courts took conflicting stances on whether or not religious non-profits must comply with the new requirement, which went into effect yesterday.   

Many observers are focused on the fate of secular, for-profit corporations, which claim that the mandate violates their religious liberty rights, a matter the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this year.