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Divided bench, emotional victims – Supreme Court hears Texas abortion case

Mar 2, 2016 - 03:49 pm .- As the Supreme Court heard arguments about a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet higher medical standards, advocates outside the court said the regulations are about protecting women’s health.  

Pope Francis: Abortion is evil, not the solution to Zika virus

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:04 am .- On his return flight from Mexico, Pope Francis strongly rejected abortion as a response to the fears surrounding the Zika virus outbreak.

California church fights back against mandatory abortion funding

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:37 am .- A California church is challenging a state mandate that requires elective abortion coverage in its health insurance plans.

Congressman: Zika virus should inspire care, not fear

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:11 am .- Fears of the Zika virus outbreak’s possible effects on the health of women and unborn children should be a motivation to help those infected and prevent more infections, one congressman said last week.

Latest undercover abortion video talks about 'group purchasing program'

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:15 am .- A new undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress highlights a major North American abortion group and its role in the transfer of baby parts, possibly for money.

Brazilian bishops reject push to expand abortion to Zika virus cases

Feb 4, 2016 - 05:10 pm .- In its first statement related to the health crisis sparked by the Zika virus, the Brazilian Conference of Catholic Bishops said that the disease is “no justification whatsoever to promote abortion.”

Archbishop Gomez: social justice needs a pro-life foundation

Feb 4, 2016 - 06:22 am .- Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said at a Hispanic pro-life gathering last week.

Catholics to Supreme Court: Don't compromise women's safety to protect abortion

Feb 3, 2016 - 06:40 am .- If abortion clinics fail to meet established safety standards, the solution is not to lower those standards, said Catholic leaders in a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood investigator protected as undercover journalist, lawyer says

Jan 27, 2016 - 05:53 pm .- The Planned Parenthood investigators indicted by a Houston grand jury on Monday were not breaking the law as they are undercover journalists, maintains the lawyer for the lead investigator, David Daleiden.

UPDATED: Grand jury indicts leaders behind undercover Planned Parenthood videos

Jan 25, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- A Houston grand jury on Monday indicted the leaders behind the undercover videos which exposed Planned Parenthood’s role in offering fetal tissue for compensation. The grand jury had been investigating alleged misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

Monster storm can't keep massive crowds from March for Life

Jan 22, 2016 - 01:36 pm .- Despite weather forecasts calling for what might end up being the worst blizzard in over a century, tens of thousands flooded the nation’s capital Friday to support the dignity of life.  

Make your life a Nativity set, Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

Jan 22, 2016 - 09:15 am .- Pro-lifers must make their lives a Nativity scene where they provide a welcoming witness and  see Christ in the faces of the unborn, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said at the Jan. 21 March for Life vigil Mass in Washington, D.C.

When it comes to abortion, there's more public agreement than you may think

Jan 20, 2016 - 12:57 am .- Beneath the pro-life/pro-choice divide in the U.S., there is a significant consensus favoring abortion restrictions, according to a new Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.

For first time, bill to defund Planned Parenthood heads to White House

Jan 7, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- After the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a budget bill blocking federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the legislation will reach President Barack Obama’s desk in a historic first for the pro-life movement.

'I made a huge mistake' - Why one radical feminist changed her mind on abortion

Jan 6, 2016 - 04:58 pm .- Brazilian feminist Sara Winter used to work to legalize abortion. She was one of the founders of a radical group that carries out offensive topless protests at churches. 

Leading US bishop: 2016 is the time for pro-life conscience protections

Jan 5, 2016 - 12:42 am .- On the cusp of 2016, the president of the U.S. Bishops Conference is calling for greater protection of pro-life professionals and organizations in the year ahead.  

This midwife can't get a job in Sweden - and it's a serious problem

Jan 4, 2016 - 04:28 pm .- For years, Ellinor Grimmark had dreamed of being a midwife in her Swedish hometown of Skarstad. 

If post-abortion syndrome doesn't exist, why are these women suffering?

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- A psychologist who cares for post-abortive women has emphasized the need to help women who have had abortions heal – and that these women have their own stories to tell.

US Senate votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but veto is expected

Dec 3, 2015 - 06:03 pm .- The United States Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, though the White House has said President Obama will veto the legislation.

Seek mercy, not violence – Denver's archbishop on Planned Parenthood shooting

Dec 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm .- In the wake of last week's attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has rejected all violence in relation to the issue of abortion.

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