NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Priests for Life is organizing the New York City Rally for Religious Freedom, to be held on Friday, March 23 at the Federal Hall National Memorial at noon. This rally is meant to call public attention to the fact that the Obama Administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has launched an unprecedented assault on religious freedom by requiring groups like Priests for Life, and virtually all employers, to provide insurance coverage for actions that many of them believe people should not do.
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, stated, "We are proud not only to organize the New York City Rally, but to have been involved from day one in the organization of the nationwide movement to have these rallies. I want to commend my long-time colleagues and friends Eric Scheidler (Pro-life Action League) and Monica Miller (Citizens for a Pro-life Society) for having the initial vision to call for these rallies and for providing the guidance nationwide to cities that will be joining."
Priests for Life, through its national networks of clergy and laity, is promoting participation in these rallies nationwide, as one of the member groups of the Coalition to Stop the HHS Mandate. Priests for Life is also among the first of several Catholic organizations that have filed federal lawsuits to block enforcement of the HHS mandate and have it declared unconstitutional.
Federal Hall National Memorial is at 26 Wall Street in Manhattan.
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.