Tag: Pro-Life

Iowa court upholds state’s requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortions

Iowa court upholds state’s requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortions

| Lindsay Steele | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Iowa District Court judge Oct. 2 upheld the state’s 72-hour waiting period for abortions, signed into law in May by former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

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‘Love Saves Lives’ theme for 2018 March for Life marking Roe decision

‘Love Saves Lives’ theme for 2018 March for Life marking Roe decision

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The theme for the 45th annual March for Life will be “Love Saves Lives: Life Is the Loving, Empowering and Self-Sacrificial Option.”

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U.S. House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation

U.S. House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation

| October 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

The U.S. House Oct. 3 passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, about the time doctors have determined that an unborn child can feel pain.

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Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone, but especially young people, should have the “wonderful experience of giving” of their time and resources; giving open hearts and minds to brotherhood and sharing and is essential for building “the civilization of love,” Pope Francis said.

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St. Croix Valley pregnancy center marks 30 years, moves to new location

St. Croix Valley pregnancy center marks 30 years, moves to new location

| Anita Draper | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Re-branded as Options for Women, the center will be visible from the new St. Croix River bridge connecting Minnesota to Wisconsin, which opened Aug. 2.

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St. Gianna’s daughter, abortion survivor among October pro-life speakers

St. Gianna’s daughter, abortion survivor among October pro-life speakers

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, St. Gianna Molla’s daughter, is among speakers who will be presenting at pro-life events in the Twin Cities in October, Respect Life Month.

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N.Y. court ruling that upholds ban on physician-assisted suicide welcomed

N.Y. court ruling that upholds ban on physician-assisted suicide welcomed

| September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference applauded the state’s highest court for unanimously determining that the state constitution does not include a fundamental right to physician-assisted suicide.

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Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

| September 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Father Leo Tibesar, known for putting Catholic social teaching into action, died Aug. 31. He was 74. His funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at St. Frances Cabrini in Minneapolis, with a visitation beginning at 9.

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The “Expendable Children”

The “Expendable Children”

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Couples who struggle to get pregnant are turning with greater frequency to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) industry for assistance. In some cases, they can end up feeling they are “too pregnant” when twins, triplets or quads arise. This occurs from the practice of implanting more than one embryo at a time to improve pregnancy success rates.

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Catholics to be honored with Champions for Life Awards

Catholics to be honored with Champions for Life Awards

| August 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Seven people will be recognized this year with St. John Paul II Champions for Life Awards, an initiative of the Office of Marriage, Family and Life of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The awards recognize people who strive to protect life at all stages.

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Report: Iceland population of people with Down syndrome ‘disappearing’

Report: Iceland population of people with Down syndrome ‘disappearing’

| Josephine von Dohlen | August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Iceland is on its way to “eliminate” people with Down syndrome, a report from CBS News explained, causing uproar in the pro-life community over the high numbers of abortions following prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

| Simon Caldwell | July 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.

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