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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

'Raise Your Hand' Video Breaks New Ground; Gives Voice to Aborted Babies

A new internet video, "Everyone Against Abortion, Please Raise Your Hand," has "sparked a response like no other I've seen" said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the video's producer.

"Viewers are calling 'Raise Your Hand' the most powerful, memorable, and touching pro-life video they've ever seen, yet there are no bloody images or controversial statements in it," said Fr. Pavone.  "The outstretched hand of this child is reaching a lot of people."

The video, which was launched Friday through an advertisement at the Drudge Report, is now available on and the Priests for Life website.  Comments on the production have been pouring in to the Priests for Life office all weekend.

"The responses are overwhelming," added Fr. Pavone.  "People who have been in the pro-life movement for 35 years, people who have always been against the use of graphic images are saying this video leaves an indelible mark in a moving, loving way.  This picture speaks more than a thousand words; it gives voice to 50 million lives."

Priests for Life intends to continue promoting the video through internet advertising on major websites.

Click here to view the video on YouTube

Contact: Margaret
Source: Priests for Life
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Publish Date: March 10, 2009
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