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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

CNA

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

Deirdre A. McQuade.

March for Life is important witness of unity, advocate says

Jan 21, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The annual March for Life plays a foundational role in the Church's work to promote human dignity at all stages... Read more

Denver March for Life on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol, Jan. 20, 2013.

Rankings show pro-life 'momentum' in US state laws

Jan 19, 2014

Organizers of a recent report monitoring pro-life laws in states throughout the country said that the data shows a trend... Read more

US bishops launch 9 Days for Life novena, campaign

Jan 18, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. bishops are inviting the faithful to participate in nine days of prayer, fasting and pilgrimage surrounding the 41st... Read more

Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

March for Life broadens focus to engage cultural, political realms

Jan 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans prepare for the annual March for Life, organizers of the event are already... Read more

Protestors in front of the US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court hears abortion zone case, declines 20-week ban

Jan 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The Supreme Court will rule this year on a case involving “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics, but it has declined... Read more

Helen Alvare.

Federal abortion funding harms women, experts tell Congress

Jan 13, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A proposed law blocking federal funding of abortion would be a big step towards “women's health” and a true “women's... Read more

CNA

'Extreme' judicial appointee confirmed to key court position

Dec 19, 2013

The confirmation of Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to the D.C. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has prompted concerns from critics worried... Read more

Doctor with female patient (file photo).

Health group slams push for abortion in Catholic hospitals

Dec 18, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

The New York Times was “inaccurate and irresponsible” to claim that Catholic hospitals' refusal to perform abortions threatens pregnant mothers... Read more

Pres Barack Obama with HHS Sec Kathleen Sebelius announce the contraceptive mandate at the White House, Jan. 12, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

DC health plans accused of illegally funding abortion

Dec 7, 2013

The Obama administration is being accused of violating federal law by directing members of Congress and congressional staff to over... Read more

Pro-life demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lawsuit against US bishops wrong on abortion, doctor says

Dec 3, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones, Adelaide Mena

A lawsuit charging that the U.S. bishops’ ethical standards for hospitals caused negligent care of a pregnant woman wrongly claims... Read more

Vicki Thorn.

Project Rachel founder 'delighted' with new bishops' staff position

Nov 25, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The founder of Project Rachel says she is extremely pleased by the U.S. bishops’ decision to create a full-time staff... Read more

Bishops create new staff position to aid post-abortion healing

Nov 12, 2013

The U.S. bishops have voted to add a bishops’ conference staff member to work with the post-abortion healing ministry Project... Read more