Defend the Family
American Life League’s Defend the Family campaign is a brand new effort to have Planned Parenthood declared an enemy of the Catholic Church. By encouraging regular prayers after Mass for the conversion of individual countries from the ideologies of Planned Parenthood to the word of God, offering prayers for the pope, and opening communication with local bishops about the dangers Planned Parenthood poses to the faithful, it is our hope that this prayer-led effort will inspire the Holy Father to officially declare Planned Parenthood an enemy of the Church.
In order to accomplish this goal, we have generated a brief report for the Vatican and bishops around the world—available in English, Spanish, Italian, and French—that outlines the threat that Planned Parenthood poses to the family. As Catholic bishops prepare for the October 2014 Synod on the Family, we have made sure that each participant has received a copy of this report.
Argument and rhetoric alone will not accomplish the goal of seeing Planned Parenthood declared an enemy of the Church. This is why we are asking Catholics around the world to join together in reciting certain prayers at the end of every Mass for the conversion of their own respective countries from the ideologies of Planned Parenthood to the word of God. This is also why we are asking for everyone who hears about this effort to sign on to the spiritual bouquet we are preparing for the Holy Father. Great things are accomplished through faith and grace, and it will be through this prayerful effort that we believe we will see this enemy of families identified for what it is.
If you have any questions about this campaign, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.