Abortion

The Latest

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, outgoing chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, presents pro-life initiative Walking with Moms in Need to the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, Nov. 17, 2021.

US bishops respond to Supreme Court arguments in Dobbs v Jackson

Dec 1, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Catholic leaders offered statements and prayers leading up to and following the oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson... Read more

Pavica Vojnović, leader of the pro-life prayer vigils in Pforzheim, Germany.

Pro-lifers win right to appeal ruling on German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

Dec 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The challenge was spearheaded by a member of 40 Days for Life. Read more

Groups gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 1, ahead of oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

Highlights from the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

Dec 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Activists from both sides of the abortion issue gathered on Wednesday morning outside of the Supreme Court. Read more

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

What makes Dobbs the best, and possibly last, chance to overturn Roe? 

Nov 28, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Legal experts say the Dobbs case presents an ideal opportunity for the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider previous rulings that... Read more

Credit: Wuttichai Jantarak/Shutterstock

Cordileone to Catholic students after boycott of pro-life assembly: 'Do not be victims of the culture'

Nov 22, 2021

By Kate Olivera

The archbishop of San Francisco has encouraged students at a local Catholic high school to reject the lies of the... Read more

Dorinda Chiappetta Bordlee, a New Orleans-based attorney.

Pro-life attorney: 'No court should be able to usurp state laws that protect human life'

Nov 21, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Dorinda Chiappetta Bordlee, a New Orleans-based attorney, is one of 240 pro-life women to sign an amicus brief with the... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

Catholic University says it wasn't aware student health plan covered abortion

Nov 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic University of America has acknowledged that its student health care plan has included coverage for certain abortion services... Read more

null

Leading pro-life bishops: Catholic Church must be prepared if Roe overturned

Nov 18, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The Catholic Church must be prepared to act if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide,... Read more

Gabriel Vance, of Columbus, Ohio, prays the rosary, with his three young sons beside him, at the pro-life Men's March in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2021.

Men's March participants call on bishops to take firm stand against abortion, pro-abortion politicians

Nov 15, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Approximately 200 men and boys from across the country took part in the pro-life Men’s March in Baltimore on Nov.... Read more

Alasdair MacIntyre, March 2009.

It’s time for a conversation about justice, top Catholic scholar says

Nov 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Famed ethicist Alasdair MacIntyre called upon academia, and other Catholics and intellectuals, to invest in the “expensive conversation” about justice,... Read more

null

Slovakia’s parliament debates pro-life bill

Nov 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the fourth attempt to pass pro-life measures in as many years. Read more

The United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Senators mark 1st anniversary of declaration rejecting push to declare abortion an ‘international right’

Nov 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Geneva Consensus Declaration was signed by 32 countries on Oct. 22, 2020. Read more

Sisterhood of Saint Mary with bishops from the Anglican Church of North America's Diocese of the Living Word.

In win for Anglican nuns, Supreme Court orders new scrutiny for New York mandatory abortion coverage

Nov 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Foes of mandatory coverage of abortion in New York State insurance law will have another hearing after the U.S. Supreme... Read more

Pro life outreach in front of a Planned Parenthood location in San Antonio Texas in 2019.

Supreme Court hears challenges to Texas abortion ban

Nov 1, 2021

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

The U.S. Supreme Court spent nearly three hours Monday hearing arguments in a pair of cases challenging Texas’ new abortion... Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

Spanish bishop critical of Joe Biden’s claim that pope said he can receive Communion

Oct 31, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastián, Spain, harshly criticized President Joe Biden’ claim that Pope Francis personally encouraged him... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone: Look deeper to see the 'spiritual reality' of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated as separate things. But with the Catholic sacramental sense we can see... Read more

Hundreds of people processed with the Eucharist around a Denver abortion clinic during a 40 Days for Life event on Oct. 3, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone ties Eucharistic reverence to respect for life

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent... Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

Vatican declines to comment on whether pope told Biden to keep receiving Communion in ‘private conversation’

Oct 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Biden told reporters that he and the pope did not discuss abortion. Read more

null

Parental notice repeal puts unborn children and young girls at risk, Illinois critics say

Oct 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Illinois legislature’s vote to repeal parental notice requirements for abortion hurts young girls and unborn children, the Catholic Conference... Read more

Angela Wu Howard, a legal scholar with Becket, a nonprofit organization that focuses on religious liberty issues.

Abortion is failing women: An interview with Angela Wu Howard

Oct 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Legal scholar Angela Wu Howard is one of the signers of an amicus brief in the Dobbs abortion case that... Read more