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Archbishop thanks Colo. faithful for witness against abortion bill

Apr 17, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has voiced his gratitude to all those who spoke out against proposed Colorado legislation that could have put an end to life-affirming laws in the state.

Radical abortion bill dies in Colo. Senate after call to prayer, action

Apr 16, 2014 - 09:42 pm .- Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial bill that could have banned all pro-life laws in the state.

Denver archbishop rallies Coloradans against 'extreme' abortion bill

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:32 pm .- The Archbishop of Denver on April 15 rallied opposition to a Colorado bill he says is “both extreme and dangerously ambiguous” in its ban on all abortion regulations and other pro-life laws.

Colo. Senate considers 'extraordinarily broad' abortion bill

Apr 14, 2014 - 09:13 pm .- A Colorado Senate committee has advanced legislation that could bar any new pro-life laws in the state, prompting criticism that the bill is extreme and would prevent reasonable health and safety-based regulations. 

Archbishop urges prayer, action against Colo. abortion bill

Apr 12, 2014 - 01:02 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is asking the people of Colorado to spend 10 minutes in prayer and take concrete action over the weekend to support the sanctity of human life in the face of a serious legislative threat.

La. House passes abortion clinic regulations to protect women

Apr 3, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, rules which could lead most abortion clinics in the state to close.

Planned Parenthood opposes lawmaker with Gosnell victim tie

Apr 2, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- Planned Parenthood has decided not to endorse a Pennsylvania lawmaker who supported increasing health regulations for abortion clinics, a move that critics describe as indicative of the abortion giant’s true interests.

Spanish bishop affirms Church's commitment to women, unborn

Mar 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- As controversy surrounds reform of Spain's abortion law, the newly-elected president of the local bishops' conference says Catholics must both oppose the procedure and support pregnant women.

Spanish bishop issues letter on abortion

Mar 6, 2014 - 07:53 pm .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian in Spain has released a new pastoral letter on abortion that answers questions and encourages open discussion on the issue.

Planned Parenthood election spending demands response, pro-lifers say

Mar 4, 2014 - 06:27 pm .- Planned Parenthood’s intention to spend millions of dollars to support political candidates who favor legal abortion shows the need to speak out more on the issue, pro-life groups say.

Spain's pro-life bill hailed as growing European trend

Feb 17, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- A new bill in Spain to re-establish limits on abortion and assert the state's right to protect unborn children is a step forward in the larger pro-life movement growing across the continent, a European legal expert says.

Encyclopedia acknowledges fetal pain as a scientific fact

Feb 17, 2014 - 04:25 am .- A new chapter published by Dr. Carlo Bellieni in a prestigious German encyclopedia explores the topic of fetal pain, stating that it is a proven fact that the unborn are able to feel pain, even as early as 20 weeks.

Texas candidate softens opposition to abortion ban

Feb 16, 2014 - 06:54 am .- Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who garnered national attention for her opposition to a 20-week abortion ban in the state, is now making headlines again by saying she might support such a ban in some instances.

New Orleans archdiocese to boycott abortion clinic collaborators

Feb 10, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans said his archdiocese will not conduct business with individuals or organizations whose work is essential to the construction of a new Planned Parenthood clinic that could perform up to 30 abortions per day.

United Nations' report on Vatican sparks backlash in US

Feb 6, 2014 - 12:22 pm .- U.S. Catholic leaders criticized a United Nations committee report for trying to impose secular moral views and failing to acknowledge advancements made by the Church in the area of child protection.

Lower abortion rate credited to culture shift, not contraception

Feb 5, 2014 - 05:37 pm .- Despite claims that contraception is responsible for record-low abortion rates in the U.S., one researcher says pro-life laws and a growing ‘culture of life’ could be playing a significant role.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014 - 03:17 pm .- A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares in Spain.

Ban on taxpayer abortion funding passes US House

Jan 29, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 28 passed bipartisan legislation to further restrict federal abortion funding by a vote of 227-188.

Defense of conscience critical to pro-life movement, scholar says

Jan 27, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- Prevailing attitudes toward abortion within the medical community show the need to safeguard conscience rights while working to protect life, said Princeton law professor Robert P. George.

Scholars say abortion is a public, not private matter

Jan 25, 2014 - 03:29 pm .- Scholars from across a wide field of inquiry discussed the framing of abortion as a private matter, challenging that the issue affects all of society, rather than just a woman and her child.

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April 18, 2014

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