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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.

Project Rachel founder 'delighted' with new bishops' staff position

Nov 25, 2013 - 01:50 pm .- The founder of Project Rachel says she is extremely pleased by the U.S. bishops’ decision to create a full-time staff position to work with the post-abortion healing ministry.

Bishops create new staff position to aid post-abortion healing

Nov 12, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- The U.S. bishops have voted to add a bishops’ conference staff member to work with the post-abortion healing ministry Project Rachel at a national level, citing growing demand for help. 

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.  

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.  

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