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Lower abortion rate credited to culture shift, not contraception

Feb 5, 2014 - 05:37 pm .- Despite claims that contraception is responsible for record-low abortion rates in the U.S., one researcher says pro-life laws and a growing ‘culture of life’ could be playing a significant role.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014 - 03:17 pm .- A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares in Spain.

Ban on taxpayer abortion funding passes US House

Jan 29, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 28 passed bipartisan legislation to further restrict federal abortion funding by a vote of 227-188.

Defense of conscience critical to pro-life movement, scholar says

Jan 27, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- Prevailing attitudes toward abortion within the medical community show the need to safeguard conscience rights while working to protect life, said Princeton law professor Robert P. George.

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.

Governor faces backlash for calling NY pro-lifers 'extreme'

Jan 25, 2014 - 02:57 pm .- Catholic and pro-life leaders have criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for suggesting that pro-life individuals are extremists who “have no place in the state of New York.”

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.

Supreme Court hears abortion zone case, declines 20-week ban

Jan 17, 2014 - 02:07 am .- The Supreme Court will rule this year on a case involving “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics, but it has declined to hear a case on state abortion bans after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Federal abortion funding harms women, experts tell Congress

Jan 13, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- A proposed law blocking federal funding of abortion would be a big step towards “women's health” and a true “women's agenda,” experts told members of Congress at a recent hearing.

'Extreme' judicial appointee confirmed to key court position

Dec 19, 2013 - 12:08 am .- The confirmation of Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to the D.C. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has prompted concerns from critics worried about her “radical” views on abortion and religious freedom.

Health group slams push for abortion in Catholic hospitals

Dec 18, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- The New York Times was “inaccurate and irresponsible” to claim that Catholic hospitals' refusal to perform abortions threatens pregnant mothers in obstetric emergencies, the Catholic Health Association says.

DC health plans accused of illegally funding abortion

Dec 7, 2013 - 06:02 am .- The Obama administration is being accused of violating federal law by directing members of Congress and congressional staff to over 100 health insurance plans that pay for elective abortions.

Lawsuit against US bishops wrong on abortion, doctor says

Dec 3, 2013 - 05:44 pm .- A lawsuit charging that the U.S. bishops’ ethical standards for hospitals caused negligent care of a pregnant woman wrongly claims that abortion was medically necessary, a doctor and professor of medicine has said.

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