Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Supreme Court Grants Review in Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate
Supreme Court Grants Review in Priests for Life Case Against HHS Mandate, along with Six Other Cases
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2015 /Christian Newswire/
-- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced
this afternoon that the US Supreme Court has accepted the Priests for
Life case against HHS mandate.
Six other cases were also granted review by the Court, and they are listed below.
is a great day in our battle for religious freedom against the culture
of death, which wants us to participate in the spread of abortion. We
will not do so, and we look forward to making our case at the Supreme
Court," Fr. Pavone said.
"This is great news that the Court has
granted cert in our case against the HHS mandate," said Robert Muise of
the American Freedom Law Center, which represents Priests for Life.
"Along with the other cases that have been consolidated along with
ours, it is particularly appropriate that Priests for Life has been
fighting this mandate, since the very purpose of the organization is to
oppose the very activities that the mandate supports, particularly
In the Priests for Life case, plaintiffs included,
along with the organization, the following people in their individual
capacity: Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life,
Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of
the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and Dr. Alveda King, Director of
African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.
The cases accepted against the HHS mandate today are as follows:
CERTIORARI GRANTED 14-1418 ZUBIK, DAVID A. ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
14-1453 PRIESTS FOR LIFE, ET AL. V. DEPT. OF H&HS, ET AL.
14-1505 ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
15-35 E. TX BAPTIST UNIV., ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS
15-105 LITTLE SISTERS, ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
15-119 SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIV., ET AL. V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.
15-191 GENEVA COLLEGE V. BURWELL, SEC. OF H&HS, ET AL.