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Outcry flares over Calif. abortion push in Catholic colleges

Aug 26, 2014 - 03:02 pm .- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in health insurance plans for two Catholic universities.

Dawkins misses joy of those with Down syndrome, critics say

Aug 23, 2014 - 05:01 am .- Advocates of those with Down syndrome have strongly criticized prominent atheist Richard Dawkins’ suggestions that it would be immoral not to abort a child diagnosed with the condition.

Pope Francis prays at Korean cemetery for aborted babies

Aug 16, 2014 - 07:44 pm .- En route from visiting a rehabilitation center in Kkottognae and on his way to meet with Korean religious, Pope Francis stopped and prayed for a few minutes at local cemetery for aborted children.

In Korea, Pope Francis to visit cemetery for aborted babies

Aug 10, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- During his upcoming trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the Kkottoghnae Home for the sick.

Peruvian abortion law prompts call for prayer, fasting

Aug 6, 2014 - 02:08 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking God for the reversal of the nation’s new law allowing some abortions.

Boston cardinal chides new Massachusetts buffer zone law

Aug 6, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has criticized a new Massachusetts law re-establishing buffer zones around abortion clinics after the old law was recently struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Firing of Polish doctor over abortion refusal sparks outcry

Aug 2, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- The removal one of Poland's top doctors as director of Holy Family hospital in Warsaw for refusing to perform an abortion has drawn widespread criticism, with many stating the act violated legal grounds.

Mississippi abortion ruling raises questions of women's health

Aug 1, 2014 - 03:42 am .- A federal appeals court has drawn criticism for blocking a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Abortion's grim reality may explain 'pro-choice' label drop

Jul 31, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Abortion advocates' recent shift away from the term “pro-choice” could be due to improving medicine and technology showing the harsh reality and effects of the procedure.

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

Jul 25, 2014 - 06:16 am .- A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech.

Mother of Brazilian soccer star reveals she considered abortion

Jul 8, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Thiago Silva might not have been the captain of the Brazilian national team playing in the semi-finals this week in the 2014 World Cup: his mother considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him.

Study urges education about Down syndrome, to further acceptance

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the genetic condition.

Supreme Court's abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a victory not only for pro-life counsellors but for all women.

Gates abortion funding drop met with praise, caution

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Although Melinda Gates' recent announcement that her charitable group will axe abortion funding has drawn praise, concern remains over money being funneled into projects that undermine human dignity.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

Jun 12, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, said leading bishops at a recent gathering.

Chile to abandon consistent pro-life stance at UN

Jun 12, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- In a radical policy shift, the government of Chile will alter its human rights stance at the United Nations by abandoning the defense of life from the moment of conception and accepting the legalization of abortion in several circumstances.

Bill against wrongful birth suits could protect disabled children

Jun 4, 2014 - 04:37 pm .- The Every Child is a Blessing Act, a bill recently introduced in the House, aims to protect children with disabilities against lawsuits claiming they should have been aborted due to their condition.

Report calls for action amid Planned Parenthood 'abuses, law-breaking'

May 29, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- Releasing a report detailing six years of undercover investigations at Planned Parenthood, a pro-life group has called for a formal investigation and an end to taxpayer funding of the organization.

Children's lives worth more than pets, Chilean cardinal tells president

May 22, 2014 - 10:23 am .- Amid efforts to legalize abortion in Chile, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago reminded President Michelle Bachelet of the intrinsic value of all human life.

Google called on to be neutral in pregnancy center ad policy

Apr 30, 2014 - 02:18 am .- Google is being asked to maintain neutrality and fairness in implementing its advertising policy after an abortion advocacy group convinced it to remove a number of ads from pro-life pregnancy centers.

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