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Grassroots effort could end late-term abortion in Albuquerque

Nov 6, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- A citizen-initiated ordinance to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Albuquerque, N.M., will receive a vote on Nov. 19 and could have a big impact on the abortion-friendly state.

Pro-life groups say McAuliffe too 'extreme' for Va. governor

Nov 5, 2013 - 05:06 am .- As Virginians head to the polls to elect their next governor, pro-life groups are urging voters to consider the ‘extreme’ views of Terry McAuliffe, which they say could jeopardize the health and safety of women.  

Pro-life advocates urge abortion transparency in health care

Nov 2, 2013 - 04:18 pm .- Pro-life leaders are calling for transparency in the health care exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, asking that they include an open acknowledgement of whether each individual plan funds abortion.

Court unanimously overturns block on Texas abortion law

Nov 1, 2013 - 05:26 pm .- Texas pro-life advocates have claimed victory after a federal appeals court unanimously reinstated state rules that require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

EU proposes $38 million to advance 'reproductive health'

Oct 31, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Pro-life advocates are voicing concern over abortion funding after a report revealed that the European Commission has set aside 28 million euro, roughly $38.4 million, for projects related to “sexual and reproductive health.”

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.

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