Tag: Abortion

Opinion on abortion’s legality unchanged; some shifting within groups

Opinion on abortion’s legality unchanged; some shifting within groups

| Mark Pattison | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

While a survey of more than 54,000 Americans showed little change in their attitudes between 2014 and 2018 on the legality of abortion, researchers detected movement in many demographic groups, Catholics included.

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Pro-lifers say Wen’s firing shows abortion is Planned Parenthood priority

Pro-lifers say Wen’s firing shows abortion is Planned Parenthood priority

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news Dr. Leana Wen was fired by Planned Parenthood as its president, several pro-life leaders remarked that the organization was upset the physician had emphasized the need to expand Planned Parenthood services beyond abortion.

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Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion

Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion

| Simon Caldwell | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abortion and same-sex marriage will be made legal in Northern Ireland unless self-government in the province is restored within three months.

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Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced July 15 it would begin implementing the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” to bar Title X funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.

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Minnesota abortions drop overall; percentage by Planned Parenthood at record high

Minnesota abortions drop overall; percentage by Planned Parenthood at record high

| July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The number of abortions performed in Minnesota in 2018 declined by 2 percent to 9,910 from 10,134 the year before, according to an annual report on abortions released June 30 by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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MCC director decries lawsuit challenging abortion measures

MCC director decries lawsuit challenging abortion measures

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

A lawsuit challenging health and safety measures related to abortion in Minnesota is an attack on bipartisan legislation that protects and respects life, the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference said.

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Illinois House OKs abortion bill; vote called ‘collective moral failing’

Illinois House OKs abortion bill; vote called ‘collective moral failing’

In a 64-50 vote May 28, the Illinois House passed an abortion bill the Catholic Conference of Illinois called “an extreme measure” that allows “for the abortion of unborn life at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason.”

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Missouri could become first state where no abortions can be performed

Missouri could become first state where no abortions can be performed

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic’s license expiring May 31 unless the clinic makes changes to comply with various state health regulations.

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Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

| Carol Zimmermann | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The announcement of a new conscience protection rule May 2 protecting health care workers who object to abortion procedures on religious grounds was welcome news to U.S. Catholic bishops and the president of the Catholic Health Association.

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Twin Cities pro-life leaders say ‘Unplanned’ movie stirring local movement

Twin Cities pro-life leaders say ‘Unplanned’ movie stirring local movement

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Emagine Waconia Theatre didn’t intend to show the abortion-themed movie “Unplanned” when the film premiered at the end of March.

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During hearing on pain-capable abortion act, ‘pain’ definition contested

During hearing on pain-capable abortion act, ‘pain’ definition contested

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Statehouses across the United States have served as venues for the abortion debate to play out in the past few months, but the action April 9 was on Capitol Hill with a hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

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USCCB pro-life committee chair urges end to ‘barbaric’ late-term abortions

USCCB pro-life committee chair urges end to ‘barbaric’ late-term abortions

| April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee called on Congress to pass a measure that would stop “the barbaric practice of late-term abortion.”

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