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Katrina Jackson (D), the Louisiana state representative who authored and sponsored the bill.

La. House passes abortion clinic regulations to protect women

Apr 3, 2014

The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals,... Read more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Margo Davidson (D).

Planned Parenthood opposes lawmaker with Gosnell victim tie

Apr 2, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Planned Parenthood has decided not to endorse a Pennsylvania lawmaker who supported increasing health regulations for abortion clinics, a move... Read more

Mother and Baby by Anna Langova (CC0 1.0).

Spanish bishop affirms Church's commitment to women, unborn

Mar 12, 2014

As controversy surrounds reform of Spain's abortion law, the newly-elected president of the local bishops' conference says Catholics must both... Read more

Spanish bishop issues letter on abortion

Mar 6, 2014

Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian in Spain has released a new pastoral letter on abortion that answers questions... Read more

Planned Parenthood election spending demands response, pro-lifers say

Mar 4, 2014

Planned Parenthood’s intention to spend millions of dollars to support political candidates who favor legal abortion shows the need to... Read more

Copyright European Union 2013 / European Parliament (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Spain's pro-life bill hailed as growing European trend

Feb 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A new bill in Spain to re-establish limits on abortion and assert the state's right to protect unborn children is... Read more

Ultrasound.

Encyclopedia acknowledges fetal pain as a scientific fact

Feb 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

A new chapter published by Dr. Carlo Bellieni in a prestigious German encyclopedia explores the topic of fetal pain, stating... Read more

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 5, 2013.

Texas candidate softens opposition to abortion ban

Feb 16, 2014

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who garnered national attention for her opposition to a 20-week abortion ban in the state,... Read more

A prolife supporter holds a Defund Planned Parenthood sign at the March for Life, Jan. 25, 2012.

New Orleans archdiocese to boycott abortion clinic collaborators

Feb 10, 2014

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans said his archdiocese will not conduct business with individuals or organizations whose work is... Read more

The United Nations flag flies outside UN Headquarters, September 20, 2011.

United Nations' report on Vatican sparks backlash in US

Feb 6, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

U.S. Catholic leaders criticized a United Nations committee report for trying to impose secular moral views and failing to acknowledge... Read more

Prolife supporters participate in the West Coast Walk for Life 2012 in San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2012.

Lower abortion rate credited to culture shift, not contraception

Feb 5, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Despite claims that contraception is responsible for record-low abortion rates in the U.S., one researcher says pro-life laws and a... Read more

A defense of marriage rally gathered in the streets of Paris on March 24, 2013.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014

A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop... Read more

Diane Black (R-Tenn.).

Ban on taxpayer abortion funding passes US House

Jan 29, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 28 passed bipartisan legislation to further restrict federal abortion funding by a vote... Read more

Prof. Robert P. George speaks at Georgetown University on Jan. 20, 2014.

Defense of conscience critical to pro-life movement, scholar says

Jan 27, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Prevailing attitudes toward abortion within the medical community show the need to safeguard conscience rights while working to protect life,... Read more

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Scholars say abortion is a public, not private matter

Jan 25, 2014

Scholars from across a wide field of inquiry discussed the framing of abortion as a private matter, challenging that the... Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Governor faces backlash for calling NY pro-lifers 'extreme'

Jan 25, 2014

Catholic and pro-life leaders have criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for suggesting that pro-life individuals are extremists who “have... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley gives the homily at the opening Mass for the National Prayer Vigil for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21, 2014.

Cardinal: joy and compassion are at heart of pro-life movement

Jan 23, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics in the pro-life movement must “evangelize with beauty and with joy” as they seek to offer compassionate aid to... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

Jan 22, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of... Read more

Pilgrims attend the Mass for Life at the DC Armory before the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 22, 2014.

God became an unborn child, priest tells youth at pro-life Mass

Jan 22, 2014

Catholics stand up for their unborn brothers and sisters “because the Son of God became one of them,” a priest... Read more

(L-R) Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.).

Pro-life lawmakers hopeful after 41 years of legal abortion

Jan 22, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

On the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the U.S., pro-life lawmakers from both political parties voiced hope about the... Read more