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A Phoenix bishop's plea to voters and politicians: no votes for abortion

Sep 20, 2016 - 06:50 am .- Catholics should be consistent in public life and need to make protecting innocent life a serious political priority, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has said in the latest edition of his booklet on the duties of Catholic voters and politicians.

March for life in Berlin draws thousands

Sep 17, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- More than 7,500 people took part in the annual March for Life in Berlin on Saturday, under the motto: “No Child is Unsuitable.”

Cooperating in abortion is always an impediment to ordination, Pope affirms

Sep 16, 2016 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Francis has confirmed that the impediments preventing one from being ordained – such as homicide, abortion, or attempted suicide – apply whether or not the man was Catholic at the time the act occurred.

Phyllis Schlafly remembered as a pro-life inspiration

Sep 7, 2016 - 02:34 pm .- The passing of author, commentator and political activist Phyllis Schlafly prompted some pro-life advocates to remember her leadership across decades of political involvement.  

Abortion linked to mental health problems down the road, study finds

Sep 3, 2016 - 04:55 pm .- Abortion during the late teen and early adult years raises a woman’s risk of mental health problems and may be linked to almost one in ten cases of these women’s mental disorders, a new study says.

How the Church is fighting Zika virus in the US

Sep 1, 2016 - 03:15 am .- With Zika virus reaching the continental U.S. in recent weeks, scientists are scrambling to find a cure and a vaccine. Meanwhile, the local Church is stepping up to help protect the most vulnerable populations.  

For David Daleiden, Soros money shows Planned Parenthood in a panic

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:55 am .- A leaked grant report from the Open Societies Foundation seems to show Planned Parenthood and its allies in a panicked effort to raise millions of dollars to counter a series of investigative videos alleging the abortion provider broke the law.

In UK, abortion clinic inspections have consequences

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:39 am .- British inspectors have barred some abortions at Marie Stopes International due to concerns about safety and informed consent for abortion.

For George Soros, Ireland abortion fight may be first step against Catholic countries

Aug 18, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Wealthy abortion backers could use Ireland as a model to change pro-life laws in other Catholic countries, an apparent leaked three-year plan for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations suggests.

Pro-life leaders reject call for abortions in face of U.S. Zika cases

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:02 am .- A small patch of the city of Miami is being called “ground zero” for the Zika virus in the United States, adding fuel to the abortion debate surrounding the disease, which can cause birth defects in unborn children.

Voting for pro-abortion politicians? There’s no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

Aug 2, 2016 - 08:46 pm .- Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the Knights of Columbus.

Project Mater – an oasis of help for pregnant mothers

Aug 2, 2016 - 12:37 am .- Maria* has not had an easy life. Several years ago, while pregnant with her second child, she checked into a detox center for those with drug addictions. Social services had already taken temporary custody of her first child, as she was in no condition to take care of her.

Even a former Obama staffer thinks the Democratic platform is extreme

Jul 27, 2016 - 03:54 pm .- The Democratic Party platform has drawn the ire of critics – including a member of Barack Obama’s former campaign – who say its extreme positions on abortion shut out millions of pro-life voters.  

Tim Kaine draws ire over flip-flop on Hyde Amendment

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:23 pm .- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has reportedly changed his mind on a long-standing policy preventing government funding of most abortions, less than three weeks after affirming his support for the measure.

Tim Kaine, a Catholic VP? Bishops voice their concerns

Jul 26, 2016 - 04:36 pm .- After Senator Tim Kaine, a Catholic from Virginia, was named Hillary Clinton’s running mate last week, several bishops spoke out on the sanctity of life – implicitly criticizing the nominee's pro-choice stance.

Americans support higher standards for abortion clinics, poll finds

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:47 pm .- A new poll released Monday found that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe abortion clinics should be held to the same medical and safety standards as other outpatient surgery centers.

What Catholics have to say about the GOP platform

Jul 19, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions.  

The pro-life law that was killed in California

Jul 8, 2016 - 03:12 pm .- Churches and other organizations in California will be forced to buy insurance plans that cover abortions due to the Obama administration’s clear misinterpretation of a pro-life law, said prominent pro-life thinker Richard Doerflinger.

Texas governor mandates burial or cremation of aborted fetuses

Jul 8, 2016 - 06:02 am .- After the Supreme Court recently struck down the state’s abortion clinic restriction law, Texas governor Gregg Abbott plans to require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated starting in September.

Profits over people? Former abortion worker warns of continuing clinic abuses

Jul 7, 2016 - 06:46 am .- After the Supreme Court struck down Texas’ abortion clinic regulations last week, a new report claims that these clinics are ignoring health standards and continuing to put women at risk.  

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