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In final debate, candidates diverge sharply on abortion

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:30 am .- In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary Clinton defended her earlier support of partial-birth abortion, while Donald Trump reiterated the assertion that he is pro-life.

Why Planned Parenthood's 100-year anniversary is no occasion to celebrate

Oct 16, 2016 - 12:09 pm .- As Planned Parenthood celebrates the centennial of the opening of its first birth control clinic, pro-life leaders are condemning the abuses of the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Pray and fast for a culture of life, congressman says

Oct 12, 2016 - 05:26 pm .- In the closing weeks of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Catholics should pray and fast for “a culture of life,” one Catholic member of Congress has said.

Moral theologian: Tim Kaine 'gravely wrong' to treat abortion as a personal matter

Oct 6, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was gravely wrong to say he personally opposed abortion while taking a pro-choice stance in public office, a moral theologian says.

Here's what the VP candidates said about abortion last night

Oct 5, 2016 - 09:20 am .- The topic of abortion made an appearance at the vice presidential debate last night, as both candidates discussed the role of faith in their lives, and how it aligns with their political views.

Bishop Conley: You actually don't have to vote for either

Sep 30, 2016 - 03:33 pm .- Catholics who can't in good conscience vote for either major presidential candidate are well within their rights to pick a third option, says Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska.  

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.

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