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More than 10,000 people assembled at Dáil Éireann Dec. 4, 2012, to stand up for life and to tell Fine Gael and Enda Kenny to keep their pro-life promise.

Irish pro-lifers hold vigil against abortion legislation

Dec 6, 2012

Thousands of Irish pro-life demonstrators packed the street outside of the Dáil Eireann in Dublin for a Vigil for Life... Read more

Author Ashli McCall. File Photo-CNA.

Duchess of Cambridge's illness could save lives, author says

Dec 5, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge’s stay in the hospital for severe morning sickness could help other women avoid aborting their children,... Read more

Pro-life activist Lila Rose appears in Rome on Dec. 4, 2012.

Lila Rose spreading her US pro-life work to Europe

Dec 4, 2012

A young pro-life American activist is expanding her work overseas after speaking at her first international conference in France.  Read more

Chen Guangcheng gives his message from New York City with the Freedom Tower in the background (File Photo-CNA).

Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention

Dec 4, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The deteriorating human rights situation in China should inspire action on the part of the Chinese government and people, as... Read more

Sen. John McCain speaks Sept. 24, 2012 on campaign finance at USC's Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.

Pro-life leaders ask GOP to stand strong on abortion

Dec 3, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Top pro-life advocates are calling on the Republican Party to maintain its pro-life stance despite calls from some to back... Read more

pro-life sign on the inside of a bus window during a July 2, 2011 rally in Dublin, Ireland.

Irish pro-life group insists abortion on demand is likely

Nov 29, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

An Irish pro-life group has reiterated its opposition to proposed new regulations or laws on abortion, warning that these would... Read more

House Speaker John Boehner greeting Chen Guangcheng.

GQ magazine names pro-life activist 'Rebel of the Year'

Nov 29, 2012

A secular men's magazine has praised Chinese anti-abortion advocate Chen Guangcheng in its December 2012 issue, placing him on the... Read more

A picture of a pregnant woman. CNA file photo.

Drop in abortion numbers could reflect changing attitudes

Nov 27, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A new government report estimates the number of U.S. abortions dropped five percent in 2009, drawing praise from pro-life advocates... Read more

Everett Stadig recuperating in the hospital after being shoved and breaking his hip. Photo courtesy of Everett Stadig.

Assault of pro-life advocate leads to arrest of alleged serial rapist

Nov 21, 2012

The arrest of a prominent Denver realtor who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen collecting signatures for a pro-life petition has lead... Read more

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

New March for Life president plans increased youth appeal

Nov 21, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

After being named the president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Jeanne F. Monahan says she plans... Read more

Pro-life protestors in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012.

Pro-life leaders aim at cultural change after election losses

Nov 9, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Despite pro-life setbacks in the Nov. 6 election, there is still hope and ample opportunity for progress in promoting a... Read more

Catholic conference regrets failure of Calif. death penalty repeal

Nov 8, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The California Catholic Conference says it regrets the failure of a state ballot measure to repeal the death penalty, but... Read more

A Catholic prays the Rosary.

Catholics across nation hold Election Day prayer events

Nov 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God’s blessing upon the country... Read more

Chen Guangcheng, Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First, and Christian Bale at the award dinner. Photos by Michael Ian for Human Rights First.

Christian Bale presents award to blind pro-life activist from China

Oct 27, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Hollywood actor Christian Bale presented a human rights award to Chinese pro-life advocate Chen Guangcheng for fighting forced abortions in... Read more


Catholics United urges 'gay marriage' surrender

Oct 26, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The group Catholics United, which until now has avoided directly contradicting Catholic teaching in its defense of Democratic political causes,... Read more

Father M. Price Oswalt, one of the leaders behind the perpetual adoration chapel in Warr Acres, Okla.

Catholic chapel to open near Okla. abortion clinic

Oct 26, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic pro-life advocates in Oklahoma plan to open a perpetual adoration chapel and counseling offices next to an abortion clinic... Read more

The logo for the Ohio Department of Health.

Ohio abortion figures show large drop in 2011

Oct 23, 2012

An Ohio state government report shows that there were 24,764 abortions reported in the state in 2011, but the total... Read more

President Barack Obama, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laugh at the Oct. 18, 2012 Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

Al Smith dinner includes religious freedom references amid humor

Oct 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

An annual Catholic fundraising dinner with both major presidential candidates provided a night of laughter, as well as reminders of... Read more

Mrs. Katie Murphy runs in the Shamrock Marathon. Photo courtesy of Katie Murphy.

Catholic mom organizes 'virtual' race for Chinese orphans

Oct 18, 2012

After researching adoption in China and learning of the high rates of abandoned children, a Catholic homeschooling mother organized a... Read more

Kathleen Gilbert, former U.S. bureau chief for LifeSite News.

Pro-life news career helps journalist discover religious vocation

Oct 11, 2012

After years of working as a pro-life news reporter, a Catholic journalist discovered that she had a vocation to be... Read more