Respect Life

March for Life,  Jan 14, 2017

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St. Gerard Campus

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The March for Life, January 2016

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See all the Photos from the March in St. Augustine, Florida.

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40 Days for Life – 2015

The Assumption Parish is standing vigil on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from  7 AM to 7 PM.   All parishioners are invited to stand for an hour in front of “A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville”,  4131 University Blvd. S., Jacksonville,  FL  32216.
For more information, contact Deal Corky at 904-374-5595.

Life Chain – October 4, 2015  

Sunday at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM  is the public witness against Abortion of the 1.5 million babies per year.   Location:   10340 Atlantic Blvd, at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.     Call 904 318-3517 for more information.    The Assumption Parish stands in front of the Regency Kawasaki, 10290 Atlantic Blvd, near the intersection with Cortez Road.

Signs are provided at Budget Truck Rentals, located at 10246 Atlantic Blvd.    

Deacon Corky is the Respect File Coordinator for the Assumption.

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Seminarian John Sollee stands in front of the Abortion Clinic on University Blvd  as part of the 40 Days for Life Vigil.

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In Front of Planned Parenthood on Powers Ave,  Jacksonville, FL.

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PlannedParentIconCzestochowa  Icon at the Planned Parenthood Facility on Powers Avenue.

Czestochowa Icon present at the annual March for Life in St. Augustine, January, 2014

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 The March for Life in St. Augustine,  January, 2014

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March for Life Jacksonville, Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Noon to 1:00pm, peaceful march around the U.S. Federal Courthouse on Monroe and Hogan Streets had a good turnout.
While up in Washington DC,

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Here is a report on the Largest Pro-Life March to date.    

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40 Days for Life on University Blvd.   The Next 40 Days for Life starts on Ash Wednesday.

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In front of 4131 University Boulevard South.

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 Remembering All the Aborted Children in America by Year

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 Monument to Unborn

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March for Life at St. Augustine, Florida, Jan 17, 2015

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The Marchers gather at the Great Cross 

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and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche – St. Augustine, FL

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Mobile Services for Women 

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 Life Begins at Conception and ends at Planned Parenthood

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As (Fr. Frank Pavone) I point out in my new book, Abolishing Abortion , there is a profound blind spot in the views and policies advocated by many public officials regarding the unborn. Hillary Clinton tops the blindness list. Her attitude toward children in the womb is that they are not welcome to enjoy the basic constitutional protection our nation affords to everyone else’s life.
But then again, Hillary is seeking her party’s nomination for president, and the Democratic Party is affected by the same blind spot so severely that it’s not imaginable that anyone can seriously seek that party’s nomination without being blind to the children in the womb.
Now some will say that, even in political debate, we need to be nice. Particularly in church circles, as we go into the 2016 political cycle, the pleas for ‘civility’ will probably be louder than the pleas for the children in the womb.
But the fact is that civility is not the highest virtue in political discourse. Honesty is. This doesn’t imply that we need to be mean or coarse. But it does imply that when there’s a holocaust going on around us, and an entire political party not only denies it but fosters it, we can’t sit back and pretend that the main thing that matters is that we be nice and non-partisan. Someone has to start sounding the alarm, and it might as well be us.
Interestingly, Cecile Richards, who heads up the largest abortion business in the world (Planned Parenthood), recently made a public call for the need to talk about abortion. Yet the pro-life movement has been making the same call and engaging in the very same effort for decades. What makes the abortion supporters all of a sudden feel the need to talk about abortion? They have never done so before, and they still don’t. All their talks in favor of “abortion rights” speak not about abortion but about choice, freedom, women’s health, constitutional rights, etc. But not once, neither in Cecile Richards’ comments nor in speeches by President Obama or any other abortion supporters will you ever find a description of the abortion procedure.
And when Sen. Rand Paul recently called on Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic Party, to answer a question as to whether she thinks it’s okay to abort a baby at 7 pounds in the womb, she failed to directly answer the question. Again, they do not want to talk about abortion; they only want to pretend to be talking about abortion.
The blind spot continues. It is up to us to call for honesty as the highest virtue in political discourse. With legislative proposals now underway to protect children from 20 weeks forward and to protect them from dismemberment abortion, it is a fair and urgent question to ask any public official or any abortion supporter in any profession why dismembering children in the womb should continue to be permitted in our nation.

Fr. Frank Pavone