Abortion in the United States

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"Love life, choose life:" National March for Life and Family in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 18, 2022.

Polish New Left party pushes pro-abortion bills in new coalition government

Nov 15, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Current laws prohibit all surgical and chemical abortions except when the life of the mother is at risk or the... Read more

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‘Do the right thing’: Senators demand secretary of defense rescind abortion travel policy

Nov 15, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin last year directed his department to establish allowances for service members to access abortion. Read more

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Human Life International says pro-life training has reached 10,000 African seminarians

Nov 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The U.S.-based pro-life Catholic group says it has trained thousands of African seminarians in its anti-abortion programs over the last... Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door lunch meeting with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol Nov. 7, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Senate Democrats plan to bypass Sen. Tuberville’s pro-life blockade on military promotions

Nov 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Sen. Jack Reed introduced a resolution last week to temporarily change Senate rules to allow the military promotions to be... Read more

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Missouri attorney general files lawsuit against FDA over abortion pill by mail 

Nov 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Republican State Attorney General Andrew Bailey claimed the FDA had “unlawfully approv[ed] the shipment of chemical abortion pills in the... Read more

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Kentucky and Mississippi governor’s races end with Democratic, Republican victories

Nov 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The gubernatorial races in Kentucky and Mississippi on Tuesday ended with two incumbent victories, one Democratic and the other Republican. Read more

Voters check in at a polling location on Nov. 7, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio voters overwhelmingly approve amendment enshrining abortion in state constitution

Nov 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

With 59% of the vote tallied, nearly 56% of voters selected “yes” for the adoption of Issue 1, in contrast... Read more

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U.S. bishops back 15-week abortion ban as ‘positive step’ forward

Nov 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge also emphasized that the Church urges that the government protect preborn children from the moment of... Read more

Students for Life activists tabling at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Hundreds of pro-life students fight to prevent passage of Ohio abortion referendum

Nov 3, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

In addition to door-knocking, some pro-life students have been active on their campuses, encouraging their classmates to oppose Issue 1. Read more

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Election 2023: Even in Southern states, abortion is a top issue

Nov 3, 2023

By Daniel Payne

In both Kentucky and Mississippi’s gubernatorial races, big money is being spent by pro-abortion factions in traditionally Republican strongholds. Read more

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Tuberville refuses to back down on his block on military promotions 

Nov 2, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville defied both Democrats and several Republicans in an hourslong debate on the Senate floor Wednesday night. Read more

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Ohio abortion supporters outraise pro-life side 3 to 1 ahead of November referendum

Nov 2, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Supporters of the effort to enshrine a right to abortion in the Ohio Constitution outraised their pro-life opponents by a... Read more

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U.S. bishops: Biden administration’s proposed workplace guidance a ‘chill’ to free speech

Nov 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The proposed guidance advises that sex-based harassment can include harassment based on a “woman’s reproductive decisions” or gender identity. Read more

Pro-abortion vandalism at Incarnation Catholic Church in Centerville, Ohio, ahead of the Nov. 7, 2023, vote on Issue 1 in the state.

Pro-abortion vandals target Ohio Catholic churches, schools before Issue 1 vote

Nov 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

One church was defaced with pro-abortion messages spray-painted on a window and more than a dozen other church properties had... Read more

A billboard in Ohio paid for by Catholics for Choice in October 2023.

Catholic pro-abortion group funds ‘billboard blitz’ ahead of Ohio Issue 1 vote

Oct 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Issue 1 would amend the state constitution to add a new right to “reproductive freedom,” which includes “abortion” and “contraception,”... Read more

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Tennessee sues Biden administration, says HHS diverted health funds to Planned Parenthood

Oct 26, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti is suing the Biden administration in response to a federal decision to redirect millions of... Read more

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Catholic scholars sign essay on advancing culture that puts ‘life at the center’

Oct 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Nearly 30 prominent Catholic scholars have signed on to an essay calling for advancing “a Catholic vision of the human... Read more

Gold dome of Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Via Shutterstock.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds ‘heartbeat’ law banning abortion

Oct 24, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Abortion in Georgia is banned after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is considered detectable, except in some cases of rape, incest,... Read more

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Texas county becomes largest yet in state to enact abortion ‘travel ban’

Oct 24, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The ban on transport applies “if the transportation of such individual begins, ends, or passes through the unincorporated area of... Read more

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Mexican high court declares articles that criminalize abortion in Chihuahua unconstitutional

Oct 20, 2023

By Diego López Colín

In response to the decision, pro-life leaders criticized this “great blow” against the “fundamental and inalienable right to life.” Read more