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The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

'Women deserve better': Experts criticize EU Parliament resolution on ‘right to abortion’

Jul 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Legal experts have called “inaccurate and misleading” a proposed resolution by the European Parliament to include a “right to abortion”... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Pope Francis condemns abortion in new comments about Roe v. Wade decision, responds to question on Communion

Jul 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis condemned abortion in new comments about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more

Hundreds of pro-abortion demonstrators tried to block a monthly pro-life march and prayer vigil at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022, setting off a tense confrontation.

PHOTOS: Heated abortion confrontation in NYC

Jul 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pro-abortion demonstrators tried to block a pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion clinic in Lower Manhattan Saturday, setting off a... Read more

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to the media on May 26, 2022, in New York City.

NY AG asks Google to remove pregnancy centers from ‘abortion’ search results

Jul 1, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The state argues that pregnancy clinics that don't provide abortion aren't "legitimate" health care providers. Read more

Pope Francis greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi in St. Peter's Basilica after Mass on June 29, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi reportedly receives Communion at papal Mass

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pelosi was banned from receiving Holy Communion in her home diocese, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, in May. Read more

More than 100,000 people attended a march for life in Madrid, Spain, on June 26, 2022.

More than 100,000 march for life in Spain

Jun 27, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pro-lifers also protested proposed changes to the country’s abortion law. Read more

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022. Pro-abortion demonstrators gradually made up a decided majority of the crowd as the day wore on.

What the U.S. bishops have said about Dobbs

Jun 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, bringing an end to nearly a half-century... Read more

The charred remains of St. Colman Catholic Church in Shady Spring, West Virginia, which was destroyed in a suspected arson attack on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Historic Catholic church in West Virginia destroyed in suspected arson

Jun 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

"The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain" is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

How bishops around the U.S. have responded to Dobbs

Jun 25, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, bringing an end to nearly a half-century... Read more

John Roberts testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during confirmation hearings to be Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Sept. 13, 2005.

Why did Chief Justice Roberts disagree with overturning Roe v Wade?

Jun 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade — a case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 — in a decision... Read more

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in Dobbs, June 24, 2022.

Why was Roe v. Wade overturned? Here's a look at some of the reasons given

Jun 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v.... Read more

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

Roe v. Wade overturned: The scene outside the Supreme Court

Jun 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Maisy Sullivan

While emotions ran high, demonstrations on Friday afternoon appeared orderly. Read more

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Puerto Rican Senate passes bill banning abortion after 22 weeks

Jun 24, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

If passed in the House, the bill will go to the desk of the governor of Puerto Rico for his... Read more

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Pontifical Academy of Life says overturning of Roe v. Wade ‘challenges the world’

Jun 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The statement was the first official reaction to the court’s decision issued by an entity linked to the Roman Curia. Read more

Associate Justice Samuel J. Alito Jr.

Dobbs excerpts: Why the U.S. Supreme Court said Roe v Wade was 'egregiously wrong'

Jun 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, saying that previous abortion rulings were “egregiously wrong from the start” and... Read more

Pro-abortion protestors outside the Supreme Court after the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

LIVE UPDATES: Bishops, leaders and companies react to Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision

Jun 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Live updates after the Supreme Court's abortion decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more

An armored police vehicle is positioned on the plaza between the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court after the court handed down its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Unrest after Dobbs? Here's what's happening.

Jun 24, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Police with riot gear arrived outside the Supreme Court at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, just hours after the court... Read more

Left to right, Supreme Court associate justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Brett M. Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Neil M. Gorsuch.

Read about the five Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Five conservative justices joined the majority opinion in the Dobbs abortion case. Read more

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Seven myths about overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Dobbs decision means the legality of abortion will now be determined at the state level.  Read more

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Roe v. Wade is overturned. What happens next?

Jun 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Dobbs decision sends the abortion issue back to the states. Here's what you need to know. Read more