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Local Catholic offers burial for embryos who die in the IVF process

Local Catholic offers burial for embryos who die in the IVF process

| Bridget Ryder | January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In August and November, 30 embryos conceived through in vitro fertilization, but who died before they were able to be transferred to a uterus, were laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights. The embryos came to the Catholic cemetery from two fertility clinics, and their burial was facilitated by Laura Elm, founder of Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter. Another burial is scheduled for February.

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March for Life in January will emphasize ‘pro-life is pro-science’

March for Life in January will emphasize ‘pro-life is pro-science’

| Kurt Jensen | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Next year’s March for Life plans to fortify its pro-life message with science that proves life begins at conception and with a specific focus on stem-cell research.

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By helping a mom choose life, woman shows how one person can impact cause

By helping a mom choose life, woman shows how one person can impact cause

| Natalie Hoefer | October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

When David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life, spoke at a Right to Life of Indianapolis fundraiser, he shared stories to emphasize how one person can make a difference in the pro-life movement.

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U.S. abortion rate at its lowest since 1973 Supreme Court ruling

U.S. abortion rate at its lowest since 1973 Supreme Court ruling

| Mark Pattison | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. abortion rate is down to its lowest level since the Supreme Court made abortion legal virtually on demand in 1973, and the rate is half of its early-1980s peak.

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Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Texas Catholic Conference expressed disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision June 29 which temporarily blocks Texas from enforcing new requirements on abortion clinics that would force many of them to close.

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Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If they’re successful in this case, they will probably attempt to spread the practice in other states.”

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Pro-life group calls court ruling on Texas law a victory for women

Pro-life group calls court ruling on Texas law a victory for women

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Americans United for Life said a federal court ruling holding up most restrictions on abortion in Texas was “a sweeping victory for women.”

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AP: Number of abortions in U.S. has gone down since 2010

AP: Number of abortions in U.S. has gone down since 2010

| Mark Pattison | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Associated Press survey of abortion in the United States this decade has revealed that the number of abortions has gone down by 12 percent since 2010.

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Miscarriage website adds Catholic component

Miscarriage website adds Catholic component

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sara Rogers and Jessica Shurts’ shared belief that no one should have to face a miscarriage alone spurred them to help others. Together and with outside help, they created a website — www.catholicmiscarriagesupport.com — with information they wished they would have had.

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After drug use and despair, teen’s conversion includes parish, pro-life leadership

After drug use and despair, teen’s conversion includes parish, pro-life leadership

| January 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

A faithful Catholic throughout his childhood, the 18-year-old Prior Lake High School senior strayed during his early teenage years. He made some bad choices, and made some bad friends. Eventually, he turned away from God and to marijuana.

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Help & hope

Help & hope

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Philomena House provides lodging, food and support to pregnant women in need.

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Ruling in Priests for Life HHS suit ‘wrong’; group won’t ‘obey’ mandate

Ruling in Priests for Life HHS suit ‘wrong’; group won’t ‘obey’ mandate

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, said a federal appeals court that ruled against his organization in its challenge to the federal contraceptive mandate “is wrong, and we will not obey the mandate.”

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