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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.

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

Sep 18, 2013 - 03:58 pm .- A U.S. religious liberty group and a Mexican development organization are holding a seminar at the United Nations to advocate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in a way that respects human life and the family.

Chilean lawmakers establish day for unborn children

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- By a vote of 59-27, the Chilean House of Representatives has approved a law establishing March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child and of Adoption.

Pope calls single mother, offers to baptize her child

Sep 9, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Pope Francis made a personal phone call to a young Italian woman facing a difficult pregnancy, applauding her bravery in choosing life for her child and offering to baptize the baby.

Okla. 'thrill kill' denounced as rejection of human dignity

Sep 3, 2013 - 06:27 pm .- A recent alleged “thrill kill” in Oklahoma reveals a blatant lack of respect for the dignity of human life that is present in modern Western culture, said an officer from a global youth organization.

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.

Winning pro-life contest photos will be shown to Pope

Aug 5, 2013 - 02:30 pm .- The winning photos of the contest “Life…in HD,” which is being organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family, will be projected for Pope Francis this October in Rome.

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.  

Brazilian family uses WYD as pro-life opportunity

Jul 26, 2013 - 06:14 am .- The Said di Lavor family did not leave their commitment to protecting unborn children at home when they made the trip to World Youth Day in Rio.

Major news outlets' rejection of pro-life ad 'not surprising'

Jul 12, 2013 - 04:55 pm .- Pro-life group Heroic Media is disappointed after several national newspapers refused to run, and labeled “too controversial,” an ad featuring a model of a 20-week old fetus held in a hand.

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.

After crisis pregnancy, young mom finds fulfillment

Jun 30, 2013 - 04:22 pm .- A 22-year-old single mom who chose life during an unplanned pregnancy says that she has found “purpose and love” in the joys and trials of motherhood.

Cardinal pushes for law to protect pain-capable unborn

Jun 17, 2013 - 05:10 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ point man on pro-life issues is calling on federal legislators to support a bill that would ban late-term abortions after unborn children are able to feel pain.

Pope's friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

Jun 16, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck by his friendliness and closeness to the people.

Pope: Selfish living leads to slavery, death

Jun 16, 2013 - 06:25 am .- As he met with thousands of pro-life advocates from around the globe, Pope Francis stressed that the Gospel is the “way to freedom and life,” but lifestyles that are “dictated by selfishness” lead to slavery and death.

Defending life in politics part of New Evangelization, Cardinal Burke states

Jun 15, 2013 - 09:25 am .- Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said as he kicked-off a pro-life weekend at the Vatican.

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