Saint Teresa of Calcutta & Father Frank Pavone

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Father Frank Pavone and Saint Teresa of Calcutta

From the time he began leading Priests for Life in 1993, Fr. Frank Pavone maintained regular contact with Mother Teresa of Calcutta, including by phone conversations and visits, until the time of her death in 1997. Mother Teresa and Fr. Frank discussed pro-life strategy for ending abortion, and she greatly encouraged the specific ministry of Priests for Life.

Below are some of the things that Mother Teresa said about abortion, the pro-life movement, and Priests for Life.

Pray the Novena Prayer to St. Teresa of Calcutta and let us know how she impacted you

Priests for Life associate to concelebrate Mother Teresa’s canonization Mass

Unforgettable Moments (August 2007 Column)

Fr. Frank visits Mother Teresa In Calcutta in 1994 and brings home a special message to priests

See the letter Mother Teresa wrote encouraging priests and deacons to join Priests for Life

Priests for Life and Saint Teresa page.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta:  Pro-Life Quotes

But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.

And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.

By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems.

And, by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.

From Speech to National Prayer Breakfast, 1994.  Read more at Priests for Life.



New Video – Latin America vs. International Abortion Lobby


Human Life International Presents a must-see new pro-life film —

“Central America and Mexico:  Fighting for Life,

Faith and Family”

FEATURED:  Population controller Melinda Gates, wife of Bill.  “Family planning is quite a priority.”

In an interview with the Guardian, Mrs Gates identified herself as a practising Catholic who “struggled” with the idea of publicly opposing Church teaching to promote a project aimed at giving 120 million women in developing countries access to contraceptives by 2020.  SOURCE.


SOURCE:  HLI’s New Film page

A Mother is the Most Important Person on Earth

The Most Important Person
on earth is a mother. She
cannot claim the honor of
having built Notre Dame
Cathedral. She need not. She
has built something more
magnificent than any
cathedral—a dwelling for an
immortal soul, the tiny
perfection of her baby’s
body…The angels have not
been blessed with such a
grace. They cannot share in
God’s creative miracle to bring
new saints to Heaven. Only a
human mother can. Mothers
are closer to God the Creator
than any other creature; God
joins forces with mothers in
performing this act of
creation… What on God’s
good earth is more glorious
than this: to be a mother?
Joseph Cardinal Mindszentymadonna-and-child-posters1

Norma McCorvey – aka Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade

Norma McCorvey is now a pro-life Catholic.

She had indeed become pregnant with her third child and sought to end her pregnancy, but she was not aware of all the implications of abortion or even what the term itself meant. “‘Abortion’, to me, meant ‘going back’ to the condition of not being pregnant.”

She did not fully realize that this process would end a human life.

She says that her attorney Sarah Weddington, rather than correcting her misconceptions, deliberately confused the issue: “For their part, my lawyers lied to me about the nature of abortion.  Weddington convinced me, ‘It’s just a piece of tissue. You just missed your period.'”

Just a piece of tissue.  That same lie is told today by Planned Parenthood’s minions.  To young, scared girls.


On January 22, 2013 at the Portland Hilton, Sarah Weddington will be the keynote speaker at the annual Planned Parenthood luncheon.


We Endorse Rick Santorum for President

PRO-LIFE ACTION of Oregon Endorses Rick Santorum.  We’re filled with hope and joy — he’s finally become what we prayed for:  a candidate for president.   We’ve followed him since his 2004 speech on the Senate floor in defense of traditional marriage. “Society should be all about creating the best possible chance for children to have a mother and a father. And unless our state endorses that, unless our laws enforce that, then I think it’s fairly obvious that our culture will not.”









1. endorses Rick Santorum – press release

2.  Charles Krauthammer “A Worthy Challenger”

3.  C-Span Campaign 2012 website for political junkies

4.  Santorum makes liberals squirm – NPR Spotlight on Santorum

5.  Santorum introduced the ban on partial-birth abortion – Rick TV Ad Sing Sing Sing

Santorum’s book.

Former Abortionist Dr. Nathanson Passes

Dr. Bernard Nathanson remembered for his profound pro-life conversion :: Catholic News Agency

February 23, 2011


Although critics of Nathanson’s conversion were  perplexed as to how a former atheist Jew became of the the most prominent Catholic pro-life advocates, Fr. McCloskey – who has aided in numerous conversions – said he wasn’t surprised.

“My experience in dealing with Jewish people whom I love dearly is that, the great majority of them, if they want to become Christian, they become Catholic.”

Fr. McCloskey added: “I think his conversion from atheism to Catholicism will be seen as a real turning point in our history.”


Book “The Hand of God” by Dr. Bernard Nathanson

Must See Video in full – “The Silent Scream” by Dr. Nathanson

Abortion May be the “Death Knell” for our Society: U.S. Bishop Doran

Abortion May be the “Death Knell” for our Society:   U.S. Bishop Doran

“As with other forms of wrongful activity sanctioned or winked at by the government, procured abortion is for the killers and those who support them, immensely profitable,” the bishop says.

“Abortuaries are gold mines for their operators.  Killer physicians and surgeons, disdaining the Hippocratic Oath, travel hundreds of miles to assassinate a few children, and you may be sure that that kind of doctor or nurse does not work for nothing.”

Read full article by clicking on the post title above.

Oregon Bemoans High Suicide Rate While State Promotes Assisted Suicide

Oregon’s suicide rate is 35 percent higher than the national average.
The rate is 15.2 suicides per 100,000 people compared to the national
rate of 11.3 per 100,000.

Oregon’s Public Health Report:  “Suicides in Oregon”

“Deaths relating to the death with Dignity Act (physician-assisted suicides) are not classified as suicides by Oregon law and therefore are excluded from this report.”

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

Oregon Bemoans High Suicide Rate While State Promotes Assisted Suicide Life News

Salem, OR ( — Oregon officials are upset the state has a high suicide rate, but one bioethicists says the stance is duplicitous because the state promotes the practice of assisted suicide. Oregon’s suicide rate is going through the roof, and the Oregon Health Authority said it is alarmed by that fact.

“Oregon’s suicide rate is 35 percent higher than the national average,” the state health department said. “The rate is 15.2 suicides per 100,000 people compared to the national rate of 11.3 per 100,000.”

After decreasing in the 1990s, suicide rates have been increasing significantly since 2000, according to the new report OHA released entitled “Suicides in Oregon: Trends and Risk Factors.”

The report also details recommendations to prevent the number of suicides in Oregon.

“Suicide is one of the most persistent yet preventable public health problems. It is the leading cause of death from injuries – more than even from car crashes. Each year 550 people in Oregon die from suicide and 1,800 people are hospitalized for non-fatal attempts,” said Lisa Millet of the department.

But author and attorney Wesley J. Smith, a bioethics watchdog, says the numbers fail to include the number of elderly people who kill themselves under the state’s first-in-the-nation law.

“That is bad, but these are phony statistics that under count the actual toll by about 10% since they don’t include assisted suicides–which have been redefined legally in Oregon as not suicide,” Smith says. “But they are suicides no matter what they are called and whether or not they are counted as such by the state. I think that matters.”

The Oregon health department released a list of ways to prevent suicides and Smith noted “the absence of mention of assisted suicide in methods for prevention.”

The report mentioned removing guns — and Smith responded, “How about also removing lethal prescriptions?”

“Here’s something that should be looked into by mental health professionals: When a state has a pro suicide policy for some people, does it becomes harder to tell other suicidal people that suicide is not the answer? I don’t see how it wouldn’t,” Smith observed.

“Maybe one helpful change that could improve Oregon’s lamentable suicide rate would be for its leaders to begin speaking out against assisted suicide–even if it remains legal. That would at least put some consistency into official efforts at suicide prevention,” he concluded.

Oregon’s Full Report in pdf:

2010 Oregon Public Health Report on Suicide Rate

Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion

Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion

Baton Rouge, LA ( — On Tuesday, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana signed into law two pro-life bills including one that opts the state out of abortion funding under the federal health care law and another that allows women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before the abortion.

Caterer Refuses to Serve Planned Parenthood Houston-Video

From Stop Planned Parenthood Intl. []

Striking courage at Planned

Parenthood in Houston – video

STOPP received an e-mail and video link from our friend Steve in Houston concerning developments at the ribbon cutting of the Planned Parenthood mega-abortion facility in Houston. Here is what Steve had to say:

Sometimes we’re surprised at what ends up being an inspiring moment outside of Planned Parenthood. On May 20th it was a waiter wearing a black bow tie that faced a moment of decision in his life. Normally these moments are not caught on tape and only God is witness to them, but they’re happening every day across America at abortion clinics in every state of the union.

Local pro-lifers were fortunate to capture this moment where one man had the courage to stand up against the tyranny of abortion, even if it meant losing his job.

VIDEO 1-1/2 minutes:

You have got to see the impromptu sign he holds up at the end of the video! Praise God!

Taxes Fund Contraceptives, Population Control

Why do so many pro-lifers focus on Planned Parenthood when there are other family planning and abortion providers?  Taxes. Our taxes pay for contraceptives and abortion – against our will.

Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute’s rationale for contraceptives goes like this:

“Without publicly funded family planning services, the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions occurring in the United States would be nearly two-thirds higher among women overall and among teens; the number of unintended pregnancies among poor women would nearly double.”

However, elsewhere Guttmacher admits that “unintended pregnancies” occur while girls/women are using contraceptives!

Source:  Guttmacher Institute

Facts on Publicly-Funded Contraceptive Services

Contraceptive services provided at publicly funded clinics helped prevent 1.48 million of these unintended pregnancies; the remaining 450,000 unintended pregnancies were prevented among Medicaid enrollees who received publicly funded contraceptive services from private physicians.

One in four women who obtained contraceptive services in the United States in 2006—including 50% of poor women who did so—received care at publicly funded family planning centers.


Contraceptive services provided at Title X-supported centers helped prevent 970,000 unintended pregnancies in 2006, which would likely have resulted in 430,000 unintended births and 410,000 abortions.


Pro-Life Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood on MLK

Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood on MLK

(Portland, Ore)  March 19, 2010 (Pro-Life Action of Oregon) Over 60 pro-lifers gathered on Friday outside Planned Parenthood on MLK, Jr. Blvd. for a peaceful prayer vigil.  Organizer Tamra Johnson, Regional Coordinator of Silent No More Awareness Campaign, got the word out.  Tamra is also the coordinator for 40 Days for Life/Portland this year.  Among the churches represented were  Holy Rosary Church, St. Juan Diego, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Agatha, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Pius X, Christ The King, and Rock Point Church.

Tamra and Fr. John Kerns
Tamra, Fr. John Kerns

We were blessed to have Fr. John Kerns, pastor at St. Juan Diego Church, lead us in The Rosary, The Divine Mercy Chaplet, and songs!  Thank you father!!  It was a bittersweet afternoon.  Fellowship outside a place of death is usually like that.

Prayer Vigil at PP on MLK

Friday was an unseasonably warm and calm day in Portland, weather-wise.  However, the new building whips up bitter cold winds.  The building also casts a dark shadow on the boulevard in the afternoons.  It’s a very cold, uninviting environment altogether.

Inside the corner of this building at street level, preparations are being made for something that Planned Parenthood is being secretive about.  Pro-Life Action of Oregon is almost certain it will be a gathering place for sex “education” outreach to teens walking by.  You will see taped onto the windows the very same cutesy lips and flowers associated with Planned Parenthood’s depraved “Take Care Down There:  The Ins and Outs Of The Ins and Outs” sex training site for teens.  (Warning:   vulgar material.)   Outside the door are three-foot-tall bike racks in the shape of the male/female symbols.

We will keep you posted on the developments inside the corner.

Tri-Met has put a new bus stop on the corner.

Many, many cars drive by this place all day long.  As we prayed, drivers gave their thumbs up, honked in approval, waved:  this lifts our spirits.

But we need more people, especially black people, to join us.  One day a black man stopped his car and told us that he would join “if you take down those pictures” of mutilated aborted babies.  Yes, this is a problem we can discuss and deal with in the near future.

Planned Parenthood Opens – Video

Updated February 19, 2010.

February 16, 2010

Video courtesy of KATU News Channel 2.

Reporter:  “The grand opening began with a pro-choice preacher blessing the building.”

Grand Opening Attendees included:

  • BILL BRADBURY, Oregon candidate for governor
  • EARL BLUMENAUER, Oregon congressman
  • REV. VINCENT LACHINA, pro-abortion clergy, on Planned Parenthood payroll
  • Dan Saltzman, City Commissioner
  • Nick Fish, City Commissioner
  • Lew Frederick, Oregon state rep.

David Greenberg, PPCW CEO, says he’s concerned about the enormous increase in sexually-transmitted infections in our youth.

Do you think it’s because SIECUS, Planned Parenthood, and Advocates for Youth DO NOT TEACH BIOLOGY?!

Parents!  Find out what “sex educators” in our public schools are teaching your children about the pleasures of sexual freedom and experimentation — buy the book . . .

‘YOU’RE TEACHING MY CHILD WHAT? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child’ by Dr. Miriam Grossman

Poll: Help Archdiocese Improve Pro-Life Image

Take the poll.  Add your suggestions in a Comment.  Read our related post below.


We at Pro-Life Action of Oregon recognize a gaping hole over at the Archdiocese of Portland’s  website. Namely, where do visitors to the site QUICKLY find outreach services for women in crisis pregnancy?  Visitors to the site include sidewalk counselors who we network with.

Many more pro-life activists in the Portland-Vancouver area will be called upon to assist in a crisis pregnancy.  We need to access those resources available through the Catholic Archdiocese.

Planned Parenthood’s new Abortion Chamber on N.E. MLK will create a higher number of women and girls seeking an alternative to abortion. These women typically are unaware of alternatives.  Pregnancy counselors at Planned Parenthood seldom recommend adoption or keeping the baby.  This has been documented by the researchers at Stop Planned Parenthood and American Life League and elsewhere.

Planned Parenthood’s new abortion mill on N.E. MLK, Jr. Blvd., opens Sunday, February 14, 2010.  Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is the featured speaker at the “grand opening.”

Cecile Richards on Roe v. Wade – “abortion is life-saving”

Take the poll.  Put your suggestions in a comment on this post.

We love the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s website!!

Rabbi Levin – Governors Must Nullify Roe v. Wade

Be sure to watch the video of Rabbi Levin’s fire and brimstone pro-life speech!

Leading a delegation of Orthodox Jewish rabbis, pro-life leader Rabbi Yehuda Levin fired up hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates gathered at the 37th March for Life, and told them to lobby their state governors to use their state’s constitutional rights and nullify Roe v. Wade.

“Write millions of letters addressed to Justices of the Supreme Court,” shouted Levin. “They legalized abortion on demand, tell them they must fix it now!” The animated crowd joined in chorus with Levin, chanting, “fix it now!”

Click here:  Rabbi Levin Tells Pro-Life March: U.S. Governors Must Nullify Roe v. Wade.

Texas Planned Parenthood Director Converts

News video

Planned Parenthood Leader Resigns After Watching Ultrasound of Abortion Procedure. Note that the video interview does not refer to the ultrasound but the news story (link below) does.

BRYAN, TX — Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson’s change of heart began when she was directed by PP to focus on “getting more abortions through the door.”

I feel so pure of heart.  I don’t have this guilt, this burden on me anymore.  That’s how I know this conversion was a spiritual conversion.—former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson.

Now, Planned Parenthood (PP) is running scared:  they are taking her to court for a restraining order.  Why?  They are afraid — boo-hoo! — she will disclose information about PP and claim they will be “irreparably harmed.”


Planned Parenthood director leaves, has change of heartPlanned Parenthood has been a part of Abby Johnson’s life for the past eight years; that is until last month, when Abby resigned. Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure.

Interview of Abby Johnson explaining her conversion triggered by watching an ultrasound of abortion procedure.

“I actually saw an abortion happen on an ultrasound screen and that is not something that usually happens.  Usually you don’t actually witness the abortion happening.  I was called into the room to assist with the abortion.  I could see the 13-week-old baby moving away from the probe and that was so horrifying to me and something I had never seen before.”—-Abby Johnson, giving reason why she quit as director of a Texas Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has been using young women like Abby Johnson to spread their wickedness.  Here is an example of the rhetoric, full of lies and deception, that the national director of Planned Parenthood fills up the young heads who work for them, as if they care about women:

“Every day, women and men who walk through Planned Parenthood health center doors are confident that they will receive complete and accurate health information and services.  That is our priority.”—Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Pray always for the conversion of abortion workers.  It’s a spiritual battle.

Race for Cure Funds Planned Parenthood

Pro-lifers launch “Race for the Unborn” in Mississippi.  Proceeds go toward Personhood Amendment.

A large group of Mississippi home schoolers and their parents who frequently run for charitable causes signed up for the Komen race.  But after learning that Komen chapters gave more than $700,000 to Planned Parenthood in one year alone, they backed out and asked for a refund.


Mississippi Runners Get Komen Refund After Seeing Planned Parenthood Gifts.

Protests Persist at Planned Parenthood


Portland, Ore. {9/17/2009}

Pro-life activists are continuing their presence on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland as a large Planned Parenthood building is constructed.

Dozens attended a recent candlelight vigil set on the feast of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Weekly demonstrations have endured.

Construction is in its 10th month, with the building slated to open in 2010.

On a morning last month, 30 people representing a network of five pro-life groups in Washington and Oregon gathered for a five-hour “Show The Truth” event to give witness to what they described as the horrors of abortion.


Contraceptive Pills Cause Cancer

(Portland, Ore)  The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently released its Youth Sexual Health Plan. Read that again.

Thanks to Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s depraved leadership, school teachers have access to an abundance of resources to sexualize our school children.

Is this what we want, people of Oregon?

Anabolic Steroids Are Bad

ODE’s Health Education Department is working hard to prevent school athletes from using and abusing steroids to enhance performance.  Steroids are hormones.  Hormones are known to be a health risk.  Hormones are to be avoided.

Except when it comes to sex.

Birth Control Pills Are Good

Female students in Oregon who visit their school’s health center can get contraceptive pills.  In fact, The Pill is considered by “sex educators” – trained by Planned Parenthood – to be the Solution to preventing unwanted pregnancies.  Every piece of ‘sexual health’ promotion literature your editor reads from Planned Parenthood or the school district, says The Pill is worthy of our praise.

Of course, no one in a leadership role at the ODE has paid any attention to two glaring health risks associated with The Pill.  (1)  The Pill can cause breast cancer * and life threatening blood clots, and (2) in the possession of teenagers, The Pill CAUSES a very high frequency of unwanted pregnancies.  Teenagers are poor at following directions of any kind!  Haven’t they noticed?!  Of course they have!


* Studies have shown that The Pill causes breast cancer.  However, you probably haven’t heard about it.  The people who make billions of dollars selling, promoting, and manufacturing The Pill will continue to hide, including The Susan G. Komen Foundation (Race for the Cure), which donates money to Planned Parenthood.

There’s a saying in the health education field:

Remember always to be grateful for the millions of people everywhere whose despicable habits make health education necessary.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation already knows what causes breast cancer!