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Pope Francis meets with the diplomats accredited to the Holy See at the Vatican's Hall of Blessing Feb. 8, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis tells diplomats 'right to life' is a foundational human right

Pope Francis told diplomats at the Vatican Monday that it is “painful” for him to see more countries move away... Read more

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signs the Reproductive Health Act during a ceremony at the New York State Capitol in Albany, Jan. 22, 2019.

Lawsuit over NY abortion law says it could help enable domestic abuse

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the state of New York over its 2019 law legalizing some abortions throughout pregnancy.  Read more

New Jersey bill would preserve abortion protections, even if Roe overturned

As change on the US Supreme Court puts the future of legal abortion in doubt, some political leaders in New... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin addresses the United Nations in a video message Sept. 21, 2020. Screengrab: Holy See UN.

Cardinal Parolin urges UN to return to founding ideals

The Vatican Secretary of State asked the United Nations Monday to return to its founding ideals to protect the common... Read more

Planned Parenthood Location.

ACLU lawsuit targets 'sanctuary cities' for the unborn

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed lawsuits against seven Texas cities that have declared themselves “sanctuary cities” for... Read more

Tafida Raqeeb.

Parents of comatose girl in UK may take her abroad for treatment, court rules

The High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the parents of Tafida Raqeeb may take her to Italy for medical... Read more

Tafida Raqeeb.

UK High Court to hear case on medical treatment of Tafida Raqeeb

The High Court has agreed to hear in September a bid from the parents of Tafida Raqeeb to take her... Read more

The Royal London Hospital, where Tafida Raqeeb is comatose.

English bishop: Let's be cautious responding to comatose girl's situation

The English and Welsh bishops' representative on life issues urged Thursday that the public be reserved in judgement on the... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice on Fleet Street, London. Via Shutterstock

Parents petition UK court to move comatose daughter to Italy

Parents of a comatose five-year-old are attempting to move their child to Italy from a London hospital after doctors in... Read more

Vincent Lambert.

Say Mass for Vincent Lambert, Paris archbishop tells priests

The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of Vincent... Read more

Vermont bill would bar any government restrictions on abortion

A bill was introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives Tuesday that would prohibit public entities from interfering with or... Read more

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan attend Columbus Day parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Oct. 2018.

‘This is progressive?’ New York bishops react to new abortion law

Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the state.... Read more

Polling Place Vote Here Sign.

Three states consider abortion, religious freedom amendments in midterm vote

In three states voters will be considering proposed state constitutional amendments that would protect the rights of the unborn and... Read more

US President Donald Trump, Ambassador Nikki Haley at the United Nations, Sept. 2018.

U.S. will remain committed to protecting the unborn at the U.N., Haley says

As negotiations begin on the annual United Nations humanitarian assistance omnibus resolution, the United States will remain committed to protecting... Read more

Mexican flag in front of the Mexican cathedral.

Mexico City constitution blasted for excluding right to life

The Catholic weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico City criticized the city’s new constitution, saying that “it does not recognize... Read more