Be sure to read Maryknoll Fr. Rick Bauer’s guest opinion piece in The New York Times today (Sept. 5) about witnessing lives saved from HIV/AIDS in Africa thanks to access to treatment and prevention generously given by the United States over the last twenty years through a program called PEPFAR.
“As a pro-life man of faith, I have witnessed the miracle of Lazarus over and over again,” Fr. Bauer says. “PEPFAR has meant that millions of H.I.V.-positive children and adults who were near death have been brought back to life.”
“And yet today, PEPFAR’s future is in peril,” Fr. Bauer says, because Congress needs to reauthorize funding for PEPFAR by September 30.
Tell Congress to renew funding for PEPFAR, the U.S. global HIV/AIDS program.
“Unless Congress acts urgently to renew it, the world could lose PEPFAR as we know it,” Fr. Bauer warns.
Photo of Fr. Rick Bauer, MM, with an AIDS patient, 2017