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Federal judge places hold on Tennessee heartbeat-based abortion ban

Jul 15, 2020

Citing the need to protect the unborn, the Tennessee governor has signed strong heartbeat-based abortion restrictions into law. However, a... Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

New Florida law requiring parental consent for abortion limits harm, Catholic bishops say

Jul 1, 2020

After Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law requiring parental consent for a minor’s abortion, the Florida Conference of Catholic... Read more

Missouri's last abortion clinic receives license

Jun 26, 2020

The Missouri health department issued a license to the state's only abortion clinic Thursday. Its license had been revoked a... Read more

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Guernsey approves law expanding abortion access

Jun 25, 2020

The parliament of the Channel Island of Guernsey voted Wednesday to approve a bill expanding abortion time limits, and removing... Read more

‘Huge disappointment’ as UK House of Lords backs Northern Ireland abortion regulations

Jun 16, 2020

The House of Lords backed new abortion regulations for Northern Ireland by an overwhelming majority Monday, after the Northern Ireland... Read more

UK government doubles down on N Ireland abortion regulations

Jun 5, 2020

While saying that abortion regulation is a devolved issue, the British Minister of State for Northern Ireland emphasized at Westminster... Read more

Dr. Tom Perille, president of Colorado's chapter of Democrats for Life, displays a model of a seven-month-old fetus at the Colorado capitol, Feb. 11, 2020.

Coloradans gather final round of signatures for late-term abortion ban

May 15, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A coalition of volunteers in Colorado hopes to gather enough signatures in the next two weeks on a petition to... Read more

House of Lords committee raises concerns over N Ireland abortion regulations

Apr 29, 2020

A legislation scrutiny committee of the House of Lords last week published a report on the abortion regulations imposed on... Read more

Parliament Buildings in Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

N Irish bishops encourage legislators to debate abortion law

Apr 23, 2020

The bishops of Northern Ireland wrote to members of the region's legislature Wednesday urging them to debate the abortion regulations... Read more

Updated: Three states' coronavirus abortion bans remain after court interventions

Apr 20, 2020

Eight states that have enacted temporary bans on abortion during the coronavirus pandemic are contending with legal challenges, and judges... Read more

Poland considers citizen-proposed ban on abortion of those with severe disabilities

Apr 15, 2020

Poland's parliament will consider a citizen-initiated bill to ban abortion in cases where the unborn child has a severe abnormality,... Read more

Parliament Buildings in Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Democratic Unionists lament introduction of elective abortion in N Ireland

Mar 31, 2020

Politicians of the Democratic Unionist Party, the leading pro-life party in Northern Ireland, along with other pro-life leaders, are lamenting... Read more

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UK groups push for 'emergency contraception' expansion amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 25, 2020

While the U.K. government has quickly backed away from rules allowing women to complete a medical abortion at home during... Read more

Ohio AG: abortion clinics can't use resources needed for coronavirus fight

Mar 23, 2020

Ohio’s abortion clinics are wrongly using resources that should be conserved for health care workers fighting the new coronavirus, and... Read more

Mississippi bill would ban abortions on basis of sex, race, genetic abnormality

Mar 5, 2020

A bill has been introduced in the Mississippi legislature to prohibit abortions being performed because of race, sex, or genetic... Read more

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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

Colombian court leaves abortion regulations unchanged

Mar 3, 2020

Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Monday to maintain the country's status quo on abortion, neither banning the practice entirely nor legalizing... Read more

An entrance to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif.

Catholic uni reform triggered California abortion mandate that violated federal law

Feb 23, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

A California rule to require abortion coverage in health care plans now faces scrutiny from federal officials who say it... Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

Fla. bishops laud parental consent for abortion bill as it goes to governor

Feb 21, 2020

The Florida bishops applauded Thursday the passage through both houses of the state legislature of a bill requiring parental consent... Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners after Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall: Pope Francis 'passionate about life' from conception to natural death

Feb 20, 2020

By Mary Farrow

After visiting with Pope Francis for two and a half hours during his region’s ad limina visit, Bishop James Wall... Read more