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Knights of Columbus' 'heroic' pro-life work wins Notre Dame prize

Oct 6, 2014 - 11:56 am .- The Knights of Columbus and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson have been named the recipients of a University of Notre Dame institute’s 2015 Evangelium Vitae medal in recognition of their pro-life efforts.  

Criticism of abortion funding in health care law spans party lines

Sep 23, 2014 - 12:34 am .- Pro-life Republicans and Democrats alike have voiced condemnation for the findings of a recent report showing that federal subsidies are funding abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act.  

Crisis pregnancy center film praised at UN Women's Guild screening

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:39 am .- A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 11.  

Spanish youth call on government to keep pro-life promises

Sep 18, 2014 - 09:29 pm .- A pro-life youth organization in Spain is asking the government to move forward with its reform of the country’s abortion laws, saying young people will oppose the party if it does not keep it’s pro-life pledges.  

Mo. lawmakers override governor's veto to pass pro-life measures

Sep 12, 2014 - 03:49 pm .- The Missouri legislature has overridden two vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon in order to implement a three-day waiting period before an abortion and a tax credit for pregnancy centers and maternity homes.  

'One of Us' coalition to defend human life, dignity in Europe

Sep 12, 2014 - 02:14 am .- Citizens of 28 European countries belonging to 25 different organizations defending life and human dignity have come together to form the European Federation “One of Us,” named after a prominent E.U. citizen’s initiative.  

Pope Francis is a 'son of the Church' on pro-life issues

Sep 4, 2014 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis has drawn praise for his firm pro-life stance as well as his approach to the topic – which goes to the heart of the issue and teaches the Church how to truly embrace humanity.

Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college 'speech zone'

Aug 27, 2014 - 01:38 pm .- A student group at the University of South Alabama is challenging the university administration after being told its pro-life display must be limited to the school’s small “speech zone.”  

Robin Williams' death renews call for mental health attention

Aug 13, 2014 - 04:05 am .- The death of iconic comedy star Robin Williams highlights the need for greater education, understanding and support surrounding those struggling with mental illness, say mental health advocates.

European pro-life effort petitions court to be considered for vote

Aug 4, 2014 - 04:34 pm .- A European Union citizens’ initiative to ban human embryo-destroying research has filed a court petition after being denied a legislative proposal despite acquiring nearly 2 million signatures of support.

Church response to refugees is part of pro-life call, bishop says

Jul 23, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Answering the needs of refugee migrants is one component of a truly pro-life view, said a U.S. bishop, announcing a new initiative to aid children who have fled Central America for the United States.

Faith leaders join in condemnation of UK assisted dying bill

Jul 16, 2014 - 02:18 pm .- Various religious leaders have joined their voices to denounce a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill in parts of the U.K., stating that doing so violates human dignity and opens the door to coercion.

North Carolina lawmakers stand by 'Choose Life' plates

Jul 16, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Several lawmakers in North Carolina have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a censorship case related to pro-life specialty license plates in the state.

Bishop calls for united prayer to stop UK euthanasia bill

Jul 15, 2014 - 03:14 pm .- Warning that a proposed euthanasia bill for parts of the U.K. would mark the “catastrophic collapse” of respect for life, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, is urging a day of united prayer against it.

Mother of Brazilian soccer star reveals she considered abortion

Jul 8, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Thiago Silva might not have been the captain of the Brazilian national team playing in the semi-finals this week in the 2014 World Cup: his mother considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him.

Study urges education about Down syndrome, to further acceptance

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the genetic condition.

Supreme Court unanimously rejects abortion clinic buffer zones

Jun 26, 2014 - 08:34 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts state law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, in which protestors and pro-life counselors could not enter to speak with patients.

Mother, daughter find faith despite unexpected pregnancy

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:10 am .- Waking up to her bedroom light one late night in October, Linda Padgett was flooded with fear. Standing there, her 18-year-old daughter Sarah revealed that she was pregnant.

Chile to abandon consistent pro-life stance at UN

Jun 12, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- In a radical policy shift, the government of Chile will alter its human rights stance at the United Nations by abandoning the defense of life from the moment of conception and accepting the legalization of abortion in several circumstances.

Dorms for single moms hailed as vital pro-life effort

Jun 10, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The all-women's College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb. has something rare.

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