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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.

Chilean abortion plan is 'a trap for the gullible,' cardinal says

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:25 am .- Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, firmly rejected a proposal to legalize abortion in Chile, calling it “a trap for the gullible.”

Record-breaking 40 Days for Life campaign sees monumental results

Nov 6, 2015 - 06:28 am .- After its 2015 fall campaign of prayer and fasting outside hundreds of abortion clinics around the world, the pro-life advocacy group 40 Days for Life says its efforts have been met with record-breaking results.

US House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but not without controversy

Oct 23, 2015 - 04:12 pm .- Amid continuing controversy over fetal tissue harvesting at abortion clinics, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood and to reroute funding to community health centers.

Stop 'corporate welfare' for Planned Parenthood, pro-life Democrats say

Sep 30, 2015 - 05:13 pm .- The House on Tuesday passed a bill allowing states to withhold Medicaid funds from health care providers that perform abortions.

House votes to transfer federal funding from Planned Parenthood to health centers

Sep 18, 2015 - 02:24 pm .- In a 241-187 vote on Friday, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to freeze funding for Planned Parenthood for one year, following months of political debate surrounding information revealed in a series of undercover videos on the abortion provider.

Office Depot apologizes after claiming pro-life flier was 'hate material'

Sep 17, 2015 - 12:02 am .- Office Depot officials have apologized to a pro-life Catholic woman in Illinois after their store refused to print her pro-life flier on fetal organ harvesting and prayer for the conversion of the Planned Parenthood abortion provider.

Pope to Catholic lawmakers: Be strong. Protect life.

Aug 31, 2015 - 05:00 pm .- On Sunday, Pope Francis urged Catholic legislators to be protectors of human life, calling them to “be strong” against a throw-away culture marked by Christian persecution, and the rejection of the unborn and migrants.

Black leaders to Smithsonian: Don’t honor Planned Parenthood founder

Aug 31, 2015 - 03:20 pm .- While Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is sometimes hailed as a champion of women’s rights, she was no savior to minorities and those with disabilities, said speakers at a recent rally in Washington, D.C.

Tens of thousands protest at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country

Aug 23, 2015 - 06:40 pm .- Hundreds of demonstrations were held outside of Planned Parenthood clinics across the U.S. this weekend with protesters calling on the federal government to stop funding the abortion giant.

Is Planned Parenthood 'aborting' babies after birth?

Aug 19, 2015 - 02:36 pm .- A new video in an investigative series on Planned Parenthood shows a former technician saying that she had once been traumatized by the experience of gathering tissue from an aborted baby whose heart was still beating.

Former technician: Planned Parenthood took baby organs without consent

Aug 12, 2015 - 11:55 am .- The latest in a series of videos on Planned Parenthood features testimony from a former technician who says she worked with the clinics to procure tissue from aborted babies without the mother’s consent.

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