When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are “equally sacred,” he was not trying to shift the focus of Catholics from fighting abortion to fighting poverty, he was trying to show they are part of the same battle, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Despite abortion having been part of the national debate for nearly a half-century, it remains a complex and complicated issue to a significant majority of Americans, according to a survey released April 17.
Medical and legal experts addressing the damaging effects of artificial contraception and abortion on health care, law and society as a whole urged hundreds of attendees at a symposium to evangelize and transform the culture through the Catholic Church’s profound encyclical reaffirming the sanctity of marriage and human life.
The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and religious freedom committees said it was “deeply disappointing” that Congress omitted the Conscience Protection Act from the congressional funding bill for fiscal year 2018.
The U.S. government, which once made guarding the well-being of children a top priority, has now abandoned their interests in favor of the sexual wishes of their parents, according to a new book by law professor Helen M. Alvare.
David Scotton has talked to groups before about his adoption, but his story goes nationwide and worldwide with the release March 8 of an internet-only documentary, “I Lived on Parker Avenue.”
The Irish government announced it will hold a referendum in late May asking citizens whether they want to retain or delete the constitutional article that provides for the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child “with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother.”
On Jan. 18, the day before the March for Life, Yoi Reyes who was raped and forced to have an abortion, joined more than 200 people outside of Planned Parenthood’s headquarters in Washington to show real-life examples of abortion.
“There is no one, regardless of their development or abilities, who does not matter in the eyes of God. No matter how short or how long a person lives, God longs to embrace them forever in heaven.”
The annual Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life March for Life will be held at the State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 22, to mark the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.