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June 4 rally in support of Tanner Cross, Loudoun County, Virginia

Court reinstates Virginia teacher suspended over transgender pronoun policy

Jun 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

A county court on Tuesday ruled that a Virginia teacher suspended for opposing a school transgender pronoun policy must be... Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.

Spanish bill would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

May 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bill proposed last week by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics. Read more

Pro-life prayer outside an abortion clinic.

Call for abortion clinic buffer zones throughout Scotland

Nov 24, 2020

Pro-choice activists are calling on the Scottish government to ban prayer and public discussion of abortion in the vicinity of... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Scottish pro-life student group investigated, but no action taken

May 5, 2020

After complaints that a pro-life event held by the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society violated a 'safe space policy', an investigation... Read more

Empty hallway in a public school.

School threatens suspension for student's 'Virginity Rocks' sweatshirt

Jan 16, 2020

School administrators in Wentzville, Missouri, threatened to suspend a seventh grade student if he returned to school wearing a sweatshirt... Read more

Pro-life prayer outside an abortion clinic.

Appeals court hearing challenge to London abortion clinic buffer zone

Jul 16, 2019

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales is hearing a challenge Tuesday and Wednesday to a buffer zone banning... Read more

The University of Aberdeen.

Pro-life student group wins affiliation at Scottish university

May 24, 2019

A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school's student association, a month after... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Australian pro-lifers lose challenge to abortion clinic buffer zones

Apr 10, 2019

Australia's high court on Wednesday threw out cases brought by pro-life activists challenging “buffer zone” laws in Victoria and Tasmania... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Scottish universities seek to limit student pro-life groups

Nov 27, 2018

Student associations at both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow have recently blocked pro-life student groups from... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Pro-life leaders welcome UK decision to reject abortion clinic buffer zones

Sep 25, 2018

Catholic leaders and pro-life advocates in England and Wales are praising the government’s decision not to impose buffer zones around... Read more

Pro-life prayer outside an abortion clinic.

UK government rejects calls for nationwide abortion clinic buffer zones

Sep 13, 2018

The British Home Secretary has rejected proposals for buffer zones around abortion clinics throughout England and Wales as disproportionate, after... Read more

Life stall at Lambeth Country Show

Pro-life charity evicted from London fair by local council for being “against their values”

Jul 24, 2018

By Ed Condon

A British charity that provides women with alternatives to abortion was ejected from the Lambeth Country Show after a local... Read more

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Bishops weigh in on SCOTUS union case and workers' rights

Jun 29, 2018

A US Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory fees paid to public-sector unions undermines workers’ collective rights and can’t be... Read more

Alliance Defending Freedom booted from Amazon Smile program over 'hate group' label

May 7, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal organization that promotes life, marriage and religious liberty, has been removed from the... Read more

Appeals court strikes down Baltimore law targeting pregnancy centers

Jan 5, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

An appellate court struck down a Baltimore city ordinance Friday, ruling that the city's pro-life pregnancy centers would not be... Read more

'Bubble zone' law could end Ontario’s March for Life, bishop warns

Oct 30, 2017

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Canada, called into question Ontario’s new “bubble zone law,” which he said restricts the peaceful... Read more

Bishop Francisco Javier Marti?nez.

Spanish court throws out 'hate crime' complaint against archbishop

Aug 9, 2017

A Spanish state prosecutor has dismissed a ‘hate crime’ complaint against the Archbishop of Granada after an LGBT activist group... Read more

Catholic doctors protest French law banning 'misleading' pro-life websites

Feb 22, 2017

An international group of Catholic physicians is protesting a law passed by France's parliament last week sanctioning pro-life websites that... Read more

Massachusetts law could forbid churches to preach on transgenderism

Oct 13, 2016

Four churches and their pastors are challenging a Massachusetts law which they say could regulate their speech regarding gender identity.... Read more

A still image from an amateur video posted on Youtube shows a moment of the assault on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 7, 2015.

Vatican condemns 'horrible attack' on French newspaper

Pope Francis has voiced his “strongest condemnation” of the “horrible attack” on a French satirical newspaper that published insulting cartoons... Read more