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Walk for Life West Coast draws witness across generations

Jan 27, 2014 - 08:52 am .- This past Saturday the tenth annual Walk for Life West Coast drew people from across the nation and of all age groups, particularly young adults and college students, to a prayerful witness to the value of life.

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.

Cardinal: joy and compassion are at heart of pro-life movement

Jan 23, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Catholics in the pro-life movement must “evangelize with beauty and with joy” as they seek to offer compassionate aid to women facing difficult pregnancies, said Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston.

Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

Jan 22, 2014 - 04:27 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of human life's value is deeply inscribed in our very identity as people.

God became an unborn child, priest tells youth at pro-life Mass

Jan 22, 2014 - 01:28 pm .- Catholics stand up for their unborn brothers and sisters “because the Son of God became one of them,” a priest said at a D.C. pro-life youth Mass ahead of the March for Life.

Pro-life lawmakers hopeful after 41 years of legal abortion

Jan 22, 2014 - 11:37 am .- On the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the U.S., pro-life lawmakers from both political parties voiced hope about the future of the pro-life movement.

March for Life is important witness of unity, advocate says

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- The annual March for Life plays a foundational role in the Church's work to promote human dignity at all stages of development, said a member of the U.S. bishops' pro-life office.

Rankings show pro-life 'momentum' in US state laws

Jan 19, 2014 - 06:20 am .- Organizers of a recent report monitoring pro-life laws in states throughout the country said that the data shows a trend towards the legal protection of women and their unborn children.

US bishops launch 9 Days for Life novena, campaign

Jan 18, 2014 - 06:43 am .- The U.S. bishops are inviting the faithful to participate in nine days of prayer, fasting and pilgrimage surrounding the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the nation.

March for Life broadens focus to engage cultural, political realms

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:18 pm .- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans prepare for the annual March for Life, organizers of the event are already making plans to enhance their impact long after it concludes.

Posthumous Paul Walker movie lauded for pro-life message

Dec 9, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- One of late actor Paul Walker’s final movies – a thriller set to debut next week – is drawing praise for its life and family-affirming message.

Pope: Church's teaching on abortion is unchangeable

Nov 26, 2013 - 05:10 am .- In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis explained that the Church can never change its teaching on abortion, which is part of a broader understanding of human dignity.

National pain-capable abortion ban introduced in Senate

Nov 8, 2013 - 02:38 am .- Legislation that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, at which point science indicates that unborn babies are able to feel pain, has been presented in the U.S. Senate.  

Teach society to respect life, Archbishop Gomez tells teens

Oct 11, 2013 - 04:26 am .- Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez encouraged a gathering of thousands of teens to deepen their respect for all human life and to show society how to reach out in love and compassion to all those in need.

Cardinal O'Malley calls Christians to open hearts to life

Oct 9, 2013 - 12:43 am .- A year-long initiative from the U.S. bishops is calling the faithful to respond to the needs of the unborn, supporting life in its most vulnerable stages.

Chinese pro-life activist awarded human rights fellowships

Oct 2, 2013 - 06:14 pm .- Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng has announced a new three-year partnership with the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., as well as with two other human rights groups.

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.

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