Abortion in the United States

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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

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

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Catholics for a Free Choice spends millions in Latin American abortion support

Nov 26, 2012

The abortion advocacy group Catholics For a Free Choice has invested more than $13 million over the last decade in... 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

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Vatican to address abortions in Catholic hospitals

Nov 15, 2012

During its upcoming conference, the Pontifical Council for Health Care will address the problem of abortion and other practices against... Read more

A screenshot of the Heroic Media ad for ImPregnant.org.

Media group encourages pregnant women to consider adoption

Nov 13, 2012

The Austin-based pro-life media group Heroic Media has released a new video for National Adoption Month to encourage women with... Read more

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Montana passes parental notification abortion law

Nov 6, 2012

On Nov. 6, Montana passed a measure requiring abortion facilities to notify parents before performing the procedure on those under... Read more

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Abortion supporters try to attack Buenos Aires cathedral

Nov 6, 2012

On Nov. 1 a mob of abortion supporters and anti-clerical leftists in Argentina tried to deface the Metropolitan Cathedral in... Read more

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Uruguay Jesuits condemn priest's abortion support

Nov 1, 2012

The Society of Jesus in Uruguay has expressed “deep regret” over statements made to reporters by local priest Father Jose... 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

Bishop Heribeto Bodeant, Secretary General of the Uruguayan Bishops’ Conference.

Uruguay bishops clarify statement on excommunication of lawmakers favoring abortion

Oct 24, 2012

The Uruguayan Bishops’ Conference has explained recent statements regarding Catholic lawmakers who voted to legalize abortion in the country, saying... Read more

Melissa Deckman, political science professor at Washington College, speaks at a Catholic vote panel Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C.

Complex Catholic women's vote might influence the election

Oct 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

An analysis of Catholic women during the 2012 election season shows significant levels of agreement with Church teaching on contraception,... 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

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Uruguay bishops say lawmakers who support abortion are excommunicated

Oct 22, 2012

Uruguay's bishops say that local lawmakers who recently voted to legalize abortion in the country are automatically excommunicated for separating... Read more

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Uruguayan Senate ratifies law allowing abortion

Oct 18, 2012

By a vote of 17-14, the Uruguayan Senate voted to ratify a bill allowing abortion up to the 12th week... Read more

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Pro-life leader: Morin trial reveals tragedy of abortion

Oct 18, 2012

Spanish pro-life leader Josep Miro, who is president of e-Christians and a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity,... Read more

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Belfast bishop laments abortion clinic opening in his diocese

Oct 13, 2012

A new abortion clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland scheduled to open Oct. 18 has dismayed Bishop Noel Treanor of the... Read more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the vice presidential debate at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Ky.

Analysts say Biden's abortion stance leaves reality behind

Oct 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s profession that he is personally opposed to abortion while supporting its legalization fails to acknowledge... Read more

Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Sept. 7, 2012 in Nashua, N.H.

Romney reaffirms pro-life commitment after controversy

Oct 10, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reiterated his pro-life views after he made a statement in an interview that sparked concern... Read more

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Moroccan navy prevents Dutch abortion ship from entering waters

Oct 8, 2012

Moroccan officials ordered a Dutch ship that provides abortions to leave its territorial waters after the vessel attempted to approach... Read more