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Several pro-life laws take effect in South Dakota

Five pro-life laws went into effect in South Dakota on Thursday. Read more

Máire Lea-Wilson with her son, Aidan.

Meet the mother challenging the UK’s Down syndrome abortion law

Máire Lea-Wilson will take part in a landmark High Court case in July. Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, which houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Court to hear challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law in July

Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, a mother whose 23-month-old son has the genetic condition, are... Read more

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who has signed a law barring abortions based on non-fatal genetic disorders, speaks at an awards luncheon in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 17, 2019. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Arizona disability abortion ban will protect mothers and unborn babies, Catholic bishops say

The Catholic bishops of Arizona on Tuesday applauded the passage of an expansive state law that they say will help... Read more

Federal court upholds Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban

A federal court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of... Read more

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Senate pro-life chair: Down syndrome abortions are ‘eugenics’

In an interview with CNA this week, the Senate Pro-Life Caucus chair talked about new legislation to ban abortions on the... Read more

US Capitol dome with flag.

Lawmakers to re-introduce discrimination abortion ban

Members of Congress announced on Thursday they would be re-introducing a ban on discrimination abortion, or abortion based on a... Read more

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images.

South Dakota governor calls for Down syndrome abortion ban

The governor of South Dakota asked state lawmakers on Tuesday to introduce a bill banning abortions based on a prenatal... Read more

18 states file brief supporting Tennessee's discrimination abortion ban

An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race,... Read more

Only 18 babies with Down syndrome born in Denmark in 2019

Only 18 children with Down syndrome were born in Denmark in 2019, the lowest number on record in the Scandinavian... Read more

Mississippi state capitol, Jackson.

Mississippi bans abortion on sex, race, genetic disability

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law on Wednesday, July 1, banning abortion based on sex,... Read more

Heidi Crowter, right, with other demonstrators. Courtesy, Don't Screen Us Out

Woman with Down syndrome aims to change UK abortion laws

A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome has launched a lawsuit against the UK government, seeking to change British laws... Read more

Sign for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC.

DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.  Read more

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf speaks at a rally against pro-life legislation in Conshohocken, Dec. 11, 2017.

Pa. Catholic conference: Gov. Wolf failed to protect 'humanity's most vulnerable lives' with Down syndrome abortion veto

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf this week vetoed a bill that would have banned the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with... Read more

Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban remains blocked after court ruling 

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a block on an Ohio law banning abortions on the grounds of a... Read more

Judge blocks Arkansas abortion regulations

A federal judge in Arkansas on Tuesday temporarily blocked several new regulations on abortion clinics, which otherwise might have led... Read more

Hospital.

L'Arche: Failures are 'systemic' in NHS treatment of the disabled

The international federation L’Arche says that a British hospital’s mistreatment of a man with Down syndrome in the weeks leading... Read more

Utah bans most abortions after 18 weeks

Utah governor Gary Herbert signed a new law this week to prohibit most abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy.  Read more

Immaculata Classical Academy. Courtesy photo.

How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome

Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville,... Read more