Abortion in the United States

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CNA

Petition to end abortion in Spain draws 100,000 signatures

Oct 5, 2012

Accompanied by a group of children, a local pro-life leader delivered a petition signed by 100,000 people to the Ministry... Read more

Ann Scheidler and Dr. John Bruchalski.

Former abortion clinic workers detail conversion stories

Sep 29, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

At a recent conference in Illinois, former abortion workers told the stories of the work that they once thought was... Read more

CNA

Uruguay congress legalizes abortion by one vote

Sep 26, 2012

By a vote of 50-49, the Uruguayan congress passed a law during a late-night session on Sept. 25 legalizing abortion... Read more

Maureen Ferguson of The Catholic Association

Abortion rhetoric at DNC criticized for failure to respect women

Sep 11, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Through the use of degrading language and extreme claims, speakers at the Democratic National Convention failed to respect women, said... Read more

Former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper speaks Sept. 5, 2012 at the Democractic National Convention's faith council gathering.

'Whole life' Catholic Democrat argues Obama is pro-life

Sep 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A former congresswoman known for being a prominent pro-life Democrat has advised fellow party members to tell Catholics that President... Read more

CNA

Democratic platform includes free abortions, official 'gay marriage' support

Sep 5, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage... Read more

CNA

Mexican bishops call for end to presidential election feud

Sep 4, 2012

The Bishops of Mexico have urged the country’s political parties to accept a court decision upholding the results of the... Read more

Planned Parenthood rallies supporters during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Planned Parenthood rally speakers frame pro-life views as anti-woman

Sep 4, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Supporters of Planned Parenthood argued at a Sept. 4 rally that pro-life views amount to the belief that women are... Read more

CNA

Spanish Catholic justice fends off calls to recuse himself in abortion case

Aug 20, 2012

Justice Andres Ollero of Spain's Constitutional Court, who will write the ruling on a case challenging the country's 2010 abortion... Read more

Melinda Gates speaking at the opening of the London Summit on Family Planning.

Family planning summit neglects women's real needs

Jul 12, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A critic of the London Family Planning Summit says that the international gathering does not address the true needs of... Read more

Rukhsana Hasib speaks with CNA on June 6, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Bangladeshi author decries female 'gendercide' in the East

Jun 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new novel by a businesswoman and author from Bangladesh is highlighting the ongoing tragedy of female “gendercide” in many... Read more

Rep. Chris Smith addresses the controversy of sex-selection abortions with (left) Lila Rose, Live Action, and Marilyn Musgrave.

Sex-selection abortion ban draws majority support but fails in House

May 31, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Despite gaining the support of more than half of the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill to prohibit abortions based... Read more

Abby Johnson, director of "And Then There Were None."

Abby Johnson launching ministry focused on abortion workers

May 31, 2012

Abortion clinic director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson has announced she will launch of a new ministry to help people... Read more

March for Life in Washington DC, 2012.

In 2012, more Americans identify as pro-life

May 23, 2012

The number of pro-life Americans is near an all-time high, while those who self-identify as pro-choice are at a record... Read more

Dr. Carlo Bellieni and Prof. Robert George

Academics' defense of infanticide supported by pro-choice logic

Mar 1, 2012

Abortion supporters can see their own principles and logic reflected in a new article advocating the killing of newborn children,... Read more

Archbishop Mario Conti.

Scottish midwives lose case about objecting to abortion

Feb 29, 2012

Two Catholic midwives from Scotland have lost their legal battle to avoid taking part in abortion procedures on grounds of... Read more