Tag: Pro-Life

Vatican official: Use mercy to transform those who favor abortion

Vatican official: Use mercy to transform those who favor abortion

| Manuel Rueda | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Catholic groups need to use mercy and compassion in anti-abortion campaigns as they seek to “transform” those who do not support the rights of unborn children.

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Catholic speakers address Republican National Convention

Catholic speakers address Republican National Convention

| Kurt Jensen | August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Abby Johnson, former director of Planned Parenthood and convert to Catholicism, addressed the Republican National Convention Aug. 25 in a video message that emphasized President Donald Trump’s actions for the pro-life cause.

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NIH board votes against funding most research proposals using fetal tissue

NIH board votes against funding most research proposals using fetal tissue

| Julie Asher | August 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee Aug. 20 praised the National Institutes of Health’s Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board for its decision to withhold funds from 13 of 14 research proposals that involved the use of fetal tissue.

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Democratic Party urged to be ‘big tent’ and welcome its pro-life members

Democratic Party urged to be ‘big tent’ and welcome its pro-life members

| Kurt Jensen | August 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

By the time of their online Zoom caucus Aug. 17, organizers of Democrats for Life knew their effort to modify the party platform language on abortion was a nonstarter.

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Italy plans to stop requiring hospital stay for abortions using RU-486

Italy plans to stop requiring hospital stay for abortions using RU-486

| August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

After the Italian health minister confirmed on Twitter plans to approve the administration of abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals outside of hospitals, Catholic commentators reacted with concern, especially for women who could be at home, cramping and bleeding.

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Notre Dame study examines ‘everyday’ Americans’ views on abortion

Notre Dame study examines ‘everyday’ Americans’ views on abortion

| Dennis Sadowski | July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Americans participating in a study of attitudes toward abortion said they do not typically discuss it, find the labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” inadequate, and generally do not consider abortion a “desirable good” for society, according to a University of Notre Dame study.

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Catholic leaders denounce court’s rejection of federal death penalty appeal

Catholic leaders denounce court’s rejection of federal death penalty appeal

| Carol Zimmermann | June 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court announced June 29 that it would not hear an appeal by federal death-row inmates challenging the method to be used in their upcoming executions, a longtime advocate against capital punishment said the court “abdicated its legal and moral responsibilities.”

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Florida bishops call parental consent measure ‘common-sense legislation’

Florida bishops call parental consent measure ‘common-sense legislation’

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Florida’s Catholic bishops Feb. 20 said a bill passed by the Legislature requiring girls under 18 to get a parent’s consent before having an abortion is “common-sense legislation” and they look forward to Gov. Ron DeSantis signing it into law.

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Sasse bill is about providing care for abortion survivors, say supporters

Sasse bill is about providing care for abortion survivors, say supporters

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Former nurse Jill Stanek recalls 20 years ago holding “a precious child who had been abandoned to die alone in the hospital’s soiled utility room after surviving an abortion.”

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Remains of aborted babies now in final resting place in Indiana cemetery

Remains of aborted babies now in final resting place in Indiana cemetery

| Ann Carey | February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A cold, gray, wintry day in South Bend seemed like an appropriate setting for the burial of 2,411 aborted babies, whose remains were interred in Southlawn Cemetery in the city Feb. 12.

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Party’s abortion stance driving pro-life Democrats away, says ethicist

Party’s abortion stance driving pro-life Democrats away, says ethicist

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A prominent associate professor of theological and social ethics at Jesuit-run Fordham University and, until recently, a longtime board member of Democrats For Life said Feb. 6 the Democratic Party’s support for abortion at any stage has driven him away from the party.

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Policy change on funding for campus events ends pro-life group’s lawsuit

Policy change on funding for campus events ends pro-life group’s lawsuit

| February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

California State University-San Marcos has agreed to revise its student fee policies after a federal district court ruled last August that the university cannot block fees to pro-life students.

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