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National abortion rallies ignore pain of women, critics say

Oct 30, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- A national campaign to depict abortion as a normal and positive experience has drawn criticism for overlooking the harm that abortion causes to women and their unborn children.  

Loyola Marymount abortion policy change prompts criticism

Oct 10, 2013 - 02:07 am .- A Jesuit college in California has sparked controversy by announcing that it will stop directly covering elective abortions, but will instead offer employees a separate, unsubsidized plan to cover them.

Taxpayer-funded abortions part of health care law, report says

Oct 2, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Federal taxpayer funds could subsidize tens of thousands of abortions each year through the health care legislation that is continuing to go into effect, according to a new report from a pro-life group.  

Pope Francis asks doctors to spread the Gospel of Life

Sep 20, 2013 - 07:03 pm .- Speaking to a group of gynecologists and obstetricians at the Vatican, Pope Francis affirmed that all human life has dignity and rejected the discarding of “defenseless” human persons through abortion.

Interviewer: Pope’s adherence to Church abortion teaching is clear

Sep 20, 2013 - 01:04 pm .- Pope Francis is “absolutely clear” about Catholic teaching on abortion, but his first focus is to bring God’s salvation to everyone, “most of all sinners,” says the Jesuit priest whose lengthy papal interview was published yesterday.

Bishop: Abortion-supporting stance should bar lawmakers from Eucharist

Aug 22, 2013 - 03:40 pm .- The adjunct secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Bolivia, Archbishop José Fuentes, said that government officials who support abortion should not receive Holy Communion.

Pro-life petition could spark European legislation, debate

Aug 20, 2013 - 02:24 am .- A citizen-led initiative in Europe is nearing the one million signatures needed to prompt a discussion on human life and push for an end to funding of abortion and embryo-destroying research. 

Saved from abortion, Chilean twin brothers are now priests

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:12 pm .- Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.

March for Life founder still influencing movement after death

Aug 13, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- A year after her death, Nellie Gray – called the “Joan of Arc of the pro-life movement” – is still having a profound impact on the annual March for Life that she started nearly 40 years ago.

Human life should be protected as gift from God, Pope says

Aug 13, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- Human life – including the lives of unborn children – must be defended as a gift from God, underscored Pope Francis in a recent message. 

'March on the Media' criticizes abortion bias in reporting

Aug 12, 2013 - 05:20 pm .- Pro-life leaders from around the country are calling on major media outlets to do a better job of informing society about the reality of abortion, rather than obscuring the facts in their coverage choices.

Argentina Down Syndrome test could cause abortion increase

Aug 9, 2013 - 12:16 pm .- The pro-life group ArgentinosAlerta has warned that a new test to detect Down Syndrome in unborn children after nine weeks of pregnancy could lead to an increase in abortions in the country.

'Mercy and love' at heart of Church's teaching on abortion

Aug 9, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A message of healing and compassion should always be at the center of the abortion debate and is the basis of Church teaching on the issue, according to the founder of a post-abortion apostolate.

Federal probe of abortion clinic funding draws praise

Aug 6, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- Pro-life lawmakers issued statements supporting a government decision to investigate the federal funding of Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions.

Brazilian president signs law permitting abortion after papal visit

Aug 2, 2013 - 03:31 pm .- Four days after Pope Francis left Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff signed into a law a measure that opens the door to the distribution of abortion-causing drugs in the country’s public health care system.

North Carolina pro-life law praised as positive step

Aug 1, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Pro-life advocates are praising North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory for signing into law a multi-part pro-life bill that rasies abortion safety regulations in the state.  

Pope Francis urges Irish, British to value each human life

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:28 am .- Ahead of Day for Life Sunday in the U.K., Pope Francis has sent a message to British and Irish Catholics encouraging them to promote the profound value of all human life in their societies.

High levels of pro-life state legislation passed so far this year

Jul 14, 2013 - 05:26 pm .- The progress of pro-life legislation at the state level this year has made the 2013 the second-best year on record for the number of abortion-regulating laws that have passed by mid-year.

Irish law will lead to abortion increase, Vatican expert predicts

Jul 12, 2013 - 09:52 am .- A scientist from the Pontifical Academy for Life says Ireland’s new abortion law will result in an increased number of children being aborted, especially because it does not involve enough doctors in the decision-making process.

Court decision ends Illinois 'haven' for underage abortions

Jul 11, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- A unanimous ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court means that a 1995 law requiring parental notification for a minor seeking an abortion will take effect, with implications in surrounding states as well.

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