Abortion in the United States

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The Merrimack County Courthouse in  Concord, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire teacher drove pregnant student to get an abortion

Jun 29, 2024

By Matt McDonald

The student was at least 18 years old at the time and therefore under state law did not need the... Read more

Teresa Larkin, co-chair of the Pregnancy Care Alliance and executive director of Your Options Medical, a pregnancy center in the state speaks in support of pro-life pregnancy centers in Massachusetts.

Besieged Massachusetts pro-life pregnancy centers rally at state capitol

Jun 27, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Clinic leaders and women who have been helped by pro-life pregnancy centers testified to the variety of ways these resources... Read more

A billboard sponsored by the Democratic National Committee with the message “Trump’s Plan: Ban Abortion, Punish Women” is pictured on May 1, 2024, in Hollywood, Florida.

Democrats pledge millions to fight pro-life laws in GOP-leaning states

Jun 27, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Democrats have also launched a “Red State Fund” to advocate against existing pro-life laws. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court police officers put up barricades to separate pro-life activists (right) from abortion rights activists during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2024.

U.S. Supreme Court rules Idaho hospitals must perform abortions

Jun 27, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The decision hinged on the court’s interpretation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Read more

U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court mistakenly leaks controversial abortion decision

Jun 26, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

“The court’s Publications Unit inadvertently and briefly uploaded a document to the court’s website,” a spokesperson for the Supreme Court... Read more

Students and pro-life advocates gather at the Lincoln Memorial for a rally commemorating the second anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 22, 2024.

A father shares the heartache of abortion at rally celebrating overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 25, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Clementine, who was almost five months along, was “subjected to a second-trimester abortion without proper legal and ethical guidelines being... Read more

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Groups ramp up election spending on anniversary of overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

A coalition of nine pro-abortion groups calling itself “Abortion Access Now” announced on Monday a campaign to spend $100 million... Read more

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022. Pro-abortion demonstrators gradually made up a decided majority of the crowd as the day wore on.

U.S. bishops commemorate 2nd anniversary of Dobbs ruling

Jun 24, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Bishop Michael Burbidge urged Catholics “to engage their elected officials on all issues endangering life.” Read more

Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, attends the 50th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2023.

March for Life president Mancini urges advocates for unborn to continue fight

Jun 22, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

“I don’t think in my lifetime I thought Roe would be overturned, and to consider that it was overturned in... Read more

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The ethics of IVF: Where Catholics and Baptists can agree

Jun 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Here’s what you need to know about the Catholic Church's position on IVF and how it differs from that of... Read more

Pro-abortion activists gather in front of pro-life advocates outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Manhattan on Feb. 3, 2024, in New York City.

New York court puts pro-abortion amendment back on November ballot

Jun 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Although the proposed “Equal Rights” amendment does not use the word “abortion,” it would establish broad rights to “reproductive health... Read more

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Federal court shields U.S. bishops from abortion mandate as lawsuit plays out

Jun 18, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The bishops’ conference will not be “forced to support employee abortions against their religious beliefs” while a federal lawsuit works... Read more

Pro-life activists chant during a Celebrate Life Day Rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the first anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, June 24, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Two years after overturning of Roe, pro-lifers come to DC to ‘Celebrate Life’

Jun 18, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

March for Life President Jeanne Mancini will deliver the opening keynote session on the next steps for the pro-life movement... Read more

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to pro-life supporters before signing a law restricting abortion in Florida.

New data shows more people traveling for abortions post-Dobbs

Jun 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The data, which tracks month-to-month abortion numbers in the U.S., found that more than 171,000 Americans traveled out of state... Read more

Hundreds of pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators hold rallies alongside each other as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the high-stakes abortion pill case Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration, March 26, 2024.

Republicans nix amendment to spending bill that restricted abortion pill access 

Jun 11, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Lawmakers did not include language that would have prohibited pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS from dispensing the abortion pill... Read more

Joan Andrews Bell, Jean Marshall, Heather Idoni, and Paulette Harlow are four pro-life women serving time after being convicted on federal charges for for blockading the inside of an abortion clinic in 2020.

Locked up: Meet the elderly and infirm women now in prison for pro-life activism

Jun 6, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Jean Marshall, 74, and three other women with major health issues spoke with CNA about their imprisonment and their treatment... Read more

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North Carolina court strikes down restrictions on in-home chemical abortions 

Jun 6, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Here’s a look at abortion-related developments that took place in Washington and in various U.S. states this week.  Read more

Ranking Member Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, speaks about the development of a preborn baby during a Senate Committee on Health hearing titled "The Assault on Women's Freedoms: How Abortion Bans Have Created a Health Care Nightmare Across America" on Capitol Hill on June 4, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Democrat-led Senate panel scrutinizes pro-life laws ahead of election

Jun 5, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The June 4 Health, Education, and Labor Committee hearing invited four pro-abortion witnesses and two pro-life witnesses. Read more

Melinda French Gates shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a meeting at the Elysee Palace on June 23, 2023.

Melinda Gates, a Catholic, to give millions to fund abortion throughout the world

Jun 4, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Gates, who has written fondly about her Catholic upbringing, said last week she is giving multimillion-dollar donations to abortion-supporting groups. Read more

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In Title IX lawsuit, Texas professors say they won’t accommodate students who get abortions

Jun 3, 2024

By Daniel Payne

New U.S. Department of Education regulations prohibit “discriminating” against a woman for choosing to have an abortion. Read more