Roe v. Wade

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After Supreme Court takes up abortion case, White House signals support for Roe v. Wade

May 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The White House on Monday made statements in favor of legal abortion and the Equality Act. Read more

Louisiana legislature recognizes anniversary of Roe v. Wade as ‘Day of Tears’

May 11, 2021

The Louisiana state legislature last week passed a resolution recognizing Jan. 22, 2022, the 49th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout... Read more

‘Roe v Wade’ film aims to accurately portray history of landmark decision

Feb 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The co-writer and star of a new film chronicling the courtroom drama of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court... Read more

March for Life participants in front of the Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

Biden, Harris state their support for abortion on Roe anniversary

Jan 22, 2021

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris stated their commitment to abortion on the 48th anniversary of the Roe... Read more

NJ bishops call for day of prayer and fasting on Roe anniversary 

Jan 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

As the United States approaches 48 years of legalized abortion nationwide, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey are asking Catholics... Read more

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 13, 2020.

Barrett hearings day 2: Barrett faces questions on abortion, Catholic faith, race, and religious freedom

Oct 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was pressed on Tuesday for her position on abortion, marriage, and health care, during... Read more

Senator Mitch McConnell.

McConnell: Trump Supreme Court nominee ‘will receive a vote’

Sep 18, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday night that after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a... Read more

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Louisiana abortion clinic rule heads to US Supreme Court

Mar 3, 2020

A Louisiana abortion clinic regulation sponsored by a pro-life Democrat could have a major impact on precedent regarding legal abortion,... Read more

Planned Parenthood Location.

ACLU lawsuit targets 'sanctuary cities' for the unborn

Feb 26, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed lawsuits against seven Texas cities that have declared themselves “sanctuary cities” for... Read more


States announce pro-life, pro-choice initiatives ahead of March for Life

Jan 24, 2020

On the eve of the 2020 March for Life in Washington DC, lawmakers in several states announced the introduction of... Read more

Pro-life demonstrators.

207 Senators and Congressmen say Roe vs. Wade is 'unworkable'

Jan 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to support Louisiana’s abortion regulations,... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Analysis: What is next for pro-life legislation?

Aug 30, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A Missouri decision this week calls into question whether any legislation is possible on abortion in the first two trimesters... Read more

Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island. Via Shutterstock

Catholic governor signs law enshrining abortion access

Jun 20, 2019

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the Reproductive Privacy Act on Wednesday. The act codifies the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into state... Read more

The Supreme Court of the United States.

Analysis: Which state pro-life laws could arrive at the Supreme Court

May 16, 2019

With a Supreme Court considered favorable to the pro-life cause and a total of more than 100 Trump nominees in... Read more

Raleigh, North Carolina, State Capitol Building. Via Shutterstock

North Carolina 20-week abortion ban unconstitutional, judge rules

Mar 27, 2019

A federal judge has struck down a 1973 North Carolina law that limited abortion to the first 20 weeks of... Read more

Commentary: Abortion, extremism, and the need for dialogue

Mar 4, 2019

By Michelle La Rosa

Last week, 44 U.S. Senators voted against legislation that would ban the willful or negligent homicide of babies -born alive... Read more

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who signed the 'triggered' abortion ban Feb. 19, 2019. Photo courtesy of the governor's office.

Little Rock diocese welcomes Roe-triggered abortion ban in Arkansas

Feb 22, 2019

By Perry West

The Diocese of Little Rock has said that a law signed Tuesday banning abortion in Arkansas in the event that... Read more

Crowds at the 2019 March for Life, Washington, DC.

'I survived my mom’s abortion appointment:' Voices from the March for Life

Jan 19, 2019

By Jeanne Marie Hathway

The March, held Friday, traced the annual route along the National Mall in Washington, DC. It was the Dillers’ second... Read more

The New Mexico state capitol.

New Mexico legislators want to repeal state's abortion ban

Nov 19, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A group of New Mexican legislators seeks to overturn a state law that would make abortion illegal if Roe v.... Read more

2015 March for Life in Washington D.C.

Pro-life women say they were overlooked by Netflix documentary 'Reversing Roe'

Sep 22, 2018

By Perry West

A new Netflix documentary claims to show both sides of the abortion debate in the U.S., but pro-life advocates say... Read more