Pro-Life

Netflix Sees Historic Subscriber Drop, Loses 126,000 Customers After Threatening to Boycott Pro-Life Georgia, by Kaylee Greenlee

By Kaylee Greenlee, LifeNews – Netflix’s latest quarterly report shows the streaming service giant experienced a chill in growth with its first quarterly loss of paid domestic subscribers in eight years. The dip in subscriptions came in the same quarter as Netflix’s decision to take a stance against Georgia’s pro-life “heartbeat bill.”… Netflix “on Wednesday reported a loss of 126,000 domestic paid subscribers compared with analysts’ expectations for a 352,000 gain,” CNBC reported. “Netflix also missed its own forecast for global subscriber growth by 2.3 million.”

Wall Street Journal: A Coup at Planned Parenthood (‘Insufficiently Political’)

By The Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal – Progressives are hurtling to the left so fast that even liberals in good standing are casualties of the tornado. Witness the coup this week at Planned Parenthood, which is a tacit reminder that the group is less a health-care outfit than a political lobby… The Planned Parenthood board defenestrated president Leana Wen, a physician who had been on the job for less than a year. What happened? By Dr. Wen’s account she was pushed out because she wasn’t radical enough on abortion.

CNA: Planned Parenthood Eschews Federal Funding to Continue Abortion Referrals

Catholic News Agency – As a new regulation takes effect, barring Title X recipients from making abortion referrals, Planned Parenthood has reportedly decided to forego the federal funds in order to continue directing women to abortion… “We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care providers to not give full information to their patients,” Jacqueline Ayers, the group’s top lobbyist, said Tuesday as reported by ABC News… The Trump administration announced July 15 that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning funds from referring or performing abortions, will go into effect immediately.

Isn’t Abortion Protected by the Constitution? by Brian Clowes

By Brian Clowes, Ph.D., Human Life International – In the 1960s, revolution ― especially of the sexual variety ― permeated the air, wafting even into the hallowed chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.  The justices set about finding a means by which they could enact a far-reaching liberal agenda, and concluded that extending the right to privacy beyond its natural and legitimate dimensions would be the ideal means for accomplishing this objective.

Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Part Sales, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – David Daleiden, CMP founder and project lead, told LifeNews: “Now that all the facts, evidence, and testimony are in, even Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge refuses to buy into the abortion giant’s fake news and lies about the honest motives and protected speech of pro-life citizen journalists. Planned Parenthood is a government-sponsored crime syndicate selling baby body parts like widgets on an assembly line and should only appear in federal court as a criminal defendant.”

Planned Parenthood’s True Mission Exposed by Ousted CEO, by Joan Desmond

By Joan Desmond, National Catholic Register – The Times reported that Dr. Wen began to make waves after “she directed her staff to add new pages to the Planned Parenthood website about topics like asthma and the common cold — conditions that its clinics do not typically treat. One of her first major campaigns was simply called, ‘This is health care.’”… “Planned Parenthood was caught off guard and ill prepared to deal with the recent attacks,” reported the Times. “Instead of aggressively refuting the claims that Democrats were legalizing ‘infanticide,’ Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups were slow to form a cohesive and effective response.”

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Blessings of ‘Ordinary’ Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Most Reverend José H. Gomez said, For thousands of years, just about everyone intuitively understood that it was a good thing to commit one’s life to another in marriage, and then to bring children into the world. But for unusual cases, such as those entering the priesthood, or monasteries and convents, this is what the overwhelming majority of people would aspire to, and expect to do. Now, however, for a variety of reasons, “many young people are debating whether it is ‘ethical’ to have kids,” the archbishop noted. “There is an even larger conversation going on among millennials about the ‘value’ of starting a family.”

Euthanasia: Assisted Suicide in Select Cases? by Stephanie Gray

By Stephanie Gray – Since death is permanent, shouldn’t we err on the side of caution? In other words, if we had to choose between a society that either a) deprives someone of death when he wants it, or b) gives someone death before he actually wants it, which should we pick? The person being “deprived” of assisted suicide will still get death—just not at his own, personally-calculated time. But the person being deprived of life will never get that living time back.

A ‘Wealth’ of Resources Available to St. Louis Women With Unexpected Pregnancies, by Mary Farrow

By Mary Farrow, CNA – With a law banning abortions after roughly eight weeks of pregnancy and one remaining abortion clinic whose licensure is being debated in court, Missouri has been described as a state “hostile” to abortion… While the state may be increasingly restricting abortions, it has numerous programs that provide a wealth of resources and support to thousands of women in need… “Our aim is for those moms who want to give life to their baby, we provide them with all sorts of alternatives (to abortion),” Michael Meehan, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Children and Family Services in St. Louis, told CNA.

Planned Parenthood Firing Leana Wen is a Reminder That It’s Just an Abortion Business, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood is, first and foremost, an abortion business. And the firing of its new CEO less than a year after she was hired provides even more proof… Apparently, Wen, a doctor, was not aggressive enough in pushing Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion agenda. Wen basically admitted as much in a public statement after her firing… “For me, as a doctor and a public health leader … providing essential primary and preventive care to millions of under-served women and families should always be the driving force of Planned Parenthood’s work,”. …

Meet the Man Who Has Helped Save 16,000 Babies From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Shawn Carney’s leadership at 40 Days for Life has impacted lives across the globe… Since it began in 2004, the pro-life organization has helped to save 16,000 babies from abortion, The Blaze reports… Now an international outreach, 40 Days for Life began 15 years ago in a small Texas town. Carney and other pro-lifers began praying for an end to abortion in their community and for the Planned Parenthood workers to have a change of heart… “We’ve helped 190 abortion facility workers have a change of heart [and] leave their jobs,” Carney told the podcast. “We know of 16,000 babies that are alive today that we can affirm.”

Trump Abortion Rule Deals ‘Devastating Blow’ to Planned Parenthood, Group Says

By Caleb Parke, Fox News – The Trump administration stopped taxpayer dollars from going to abortion referrals at publicly funded family planning centers on Monday.Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, sued the administration, along with 20 states and the District of Columbia, in an attempt to stop Health and Human Services, or HHS, from diverting Title X family planning funding going to abortions. But the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, with two judges appointed by Trump, rejected the plea.

Parenthood Parenthood Fires CEO Leana Wen After 10 Months, Wants More Aggressive Pro-Abortion Leader, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood abortion business CEO Leanna Wen has been fired after just 10 months on the job. The abortion corporation wants a more aggressively pro-abortion activist as its leader as it heads into the crucial 2020 presidential election… According to the New York Times, the Planned Parenthood board engaged in “hours of negotiations” and ultimately canned Wen, citing the need for a “more aggressive political leader.”

Abby Johnson: I Went to Border to Help People. Members of Congress Were Shocked When I Asked Them to Help, Too

By Abby Johnson, Fox News – National media were covering their field trip, which reached its lowest point when aides to the Congressmen and women gave them cheap toys, which they, in turn, gave to the little kids at the respite center in front of all the cameras for the ideal photo op… They were dressed in starched suits and pressed dresses, pants, high heels, and polished shoes… I introduced myself and said we had an 18-wheeler arriving at the respite center in the next 20 minutes full of supplies for these poor people, who had nothing and needed help unloading it. I told them their cheap toys and photo op wasn’t helping these people… If they truly wanted to help, they could lend a hand in unloading the semi-truck in the 102-degree heat with all of us women who came from all over Texas to help.

WATCH: Activist Uses Watermelon to Demonstrate How to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortion activists demonstrated how easy it is to abort an unborn baby during a progressive political conference Friday in Philadelphia.Using a watermelon to simulate the procedure, abortion activists with Abortion Access Front tried to convince people that it is both simple and safe to abort an unborn baby with a plastic manual vacuum aspirator and cannula, The Blaze reports. Never mind that watermelons are not unique human beings with heartbeats.

Why Canadians Need to See Unplanned, Now Available in Canadian Theaters, by Dr. Élise Rose

By Dr. Élise Rose, LifeSiteNews – The US public certainly awarded the film unexpected box office success. Unplanned grossed over $18 million in its US theatrical release, triple its minimal budget. I believe that Unplanned is helping to break down our society’s denial about the true nature of abortion. More and more people are coming to recognize the violent nature of the procedure.

Trump’s Judicial Nominees Yielding Pro-Life Victories, by Bruce Walker

By Bruce Walker, Church Militant – (T)he president has been tremendously successful with the confirmations of constitutionalist judicial nominees… Thus far, the Ninth Circuit Court boasts six Trump appointees with a seventh recently confirmed… To date, Trump has successfully nominated 41 appeals courts judges; 80 district court judges; and two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh… The court’s July determination upholds Trump’s Protect Life Rule, which was promulgated in March.

Judge Upholds Oklahoma Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions That Tear Off Babies’ Limbs, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – In a victory for the rights of unborn babies, an Oklahoma judge upheld a state law Friday that bans brutal dismemberment abortions that tear nearly fully-formed unborn babies limb from limb… Tulsa World reports Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong upheld the 2015 pro-life law in a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Tulsa Women’s Clinic, an abortion facility.

When It Comes to IVF, Remember: Frozen Embryos Are People Too, by Ana Brennan

By Ana Brennan, J.D., LifeNews – Earlier this month a heartbreaking story about an IVF “mix up” was reported. It seems the fertility clinic responsible for handling embryos during the IVF process accidentally implanted the wrong embryos into a woman. Instead of giving birth to twin daughters, the woman gave birth to two boys who were not genetically hers. Not only did this woman have to relinquish the children she just gave birth to, but the clinic has yet to locate her unborn daughters.

Does the Abortion Pill Hurt Women? Finally Some Science. by Michael R. Egnor

By Michael R. Egnor, M.D., The Stream – (Researchers at Franciscan University) found this in pregnant rats who got the drugs… The leader of the research team was Dr. Stephen Sammut. He is a professor of psychology. He reports that rats who were administered the abortion-inducing drugs mifepristone and misoprostol early in pregnancy had significant symptoms of depression and behavioral change. They appeared prone to severe stress.

Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2018, Killing 42 Million People: ABORTION, by Bethany Blankley

By Bethany Blankley, The Hayride – According to a new report produced by Worldometers.info, the leading cause of death worldwide of human beings in 2018 was abortion– killing 42 million people… The independent site collects data from governments and other reputable organizations, reports data with estimates and projections… Breitbart News compared the number of deaths from abortion to leading causes of death, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents and suicide, and found that abortions far outnumber them all.

Court Rules President Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The abortion chain receives about $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds annually, but that could change now that the new rules are being implemented. The administration’s changes to Title X family planning grants have angered the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, prompting a lawsuit, but they provide hope for life-affirming pregnancy centers, which can now compete with the abortion giant for the federal funds

CNA: Ohio “Humanity of the Unborn Child” Bill Would Introduce Fetal Development into School Curriculum

Catholic News Agency – A recently introduced bill in Ohio would add scientific information about the development of the unborn child to the state’s public and charter school curriculum… HB 90, known as the “Humanity of the Unborn Child” bill, would direct the state board of education and department of health to create educational programing that “provides accurate, scientifically verifiable information concerning the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics of the unborn child” throughout a pregnancy.

Vincent Lambert Dies in Reims Hospital, by Aaron Benavides

By Aaron Benavides, Catholic Herald – Cardinal Sarah said Lambert ‘died a martyr’ while the Pontifical Academy for Life called his death a ‘defeat for humanity’… On Thursday morning, Vincent Lambert, the severely disabled Frenchman who was at the centre of a legal battle, died in Reims, France… In a tweet on Thursday morning, the Pontifical Academy for Life said Lambert’s death was “a defeat for our entire humanity.”

Reproductive Rights Glossary for the Unwoke, by Mike Most

By Mike Most, Crisis Magazine – I provide the following glossary as a service to those unwoke, unhip noctambulants who, like me, find themselves obliviously sleepwalking through the dreamscape of contemporary American culture… Abortion: “…a form of killing that we need to be able to defend.” The murder of children in the womb is an “acceptable violence,” justified by the “unacceptable violence” that an unborn baby “metes out” to its mother, the “gestator.”

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion is Wrong, by Alan Shlemon

By Alan Shlemon, Stand to Reason – The world’s smallest surviving baby, Baby Saybie, was born just 30 minutes from my house. She weighed 8.6 ounces or approximately the weight of a large apple. Saybie’s mother experienced severe pregnancy complications and was forced to give birth via emergency cesarean section at just 23 weeks gestation (normal pregnancy is around 40 weeks). The doctors worked heroically to provide Baby Saybie life-saving medical care.

One of Margaret Sanger’s Pals Ran a Concentration Camp That Killed Black People, by Jason Jones & John Zmirak

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream – Produced by the pro-life apostolate Life Dynamics with a mostly black cast of narrators and commentators, this film (Maafa 21: Black Genocide) claims that Planned Parenthood and other organizations and government programs that target the poor and try to block their reproduction are the 21st century’s answer to the Ku Klux Klan — which was founded by white Southern elites to keep down the “unruly” ranks of freed black slaves.

More Pro-Life Voters Than Ever Say They Will Not Vote for Pro-Abortion Candidates, by Dave Andrusko

By Dave Andrusko, LifeNews – A whopping 60% want abortion legal “only in a few circumstances” (39%) or “illegal in all circumstances” (21%)… That is a big, big jump of 7 points from just one year ago… There is an overall increased interest in abortion (“at a record high”). That is important but secondary. Look at which side has the largest increase in the percentage of people who will only vote for candidates who agree with them on abortion.

3 Botched Abortions in Minn. and Still Not Out, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Babies born alive during botched abortions in Minnesota apparently have no chance at life – despite a current law designed to protect the preborn victims in the state… For the year 2018, figures show that abortions are down about 2 percent to under 10,000 – only the third time it has dropped below that level since the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion from border to border.

Pastor Says Democrats Worship an “Imaginary God:” Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress slammed Democratic Party leaders for worshiping the “imaginary god” of abortion Saturday during the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference… The Democratic Party platform supports unrestricted, unregulated abortions up to birth and taxpayer-funded abortions. Despite the unpopularity of these position among voters, every major Democratic presidential candidate supports them, too… Their devotion to abortion – in defiance of most Americans’ beliefs on the issue – is almost religious in nature…

Justice Thomas: ‘SCOTUS Must Face Abortion Decisions’, by Mat Staver

By Mat Staver, Christian Newswire – Justice Clarence Thomas challenged the justices to confront the realities of what the Supreme Court “has wrought” through abortion rulings after it declined Friday to revive Alabama’s ban prohibiting dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion… Justice Thomas joined his colleagues in deciding not to hear West Alabama Women’s Center v. Thomas Miller, but he said the Court eventually must face the consequences from its past abortion decisions. The justice said that it is “implausible” that the Constitution would protect the dismemberment of a living child.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Before and After the Pill: Its Redefinition of Human Sexuality and Impact on Society

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – It truly is hard to overstate the impact of the pill on our world. As Evangelical Pastor Albert Mohler observes in writing about the death of Rosenkranz, the invention of the pill is truly one of those rare events in history, the consequences of which are so seismic that it constitutes a dividing line – before the pill, and after the pill. Only in the 1960s, for the first time in human history, did humans widely have access to a relatively reliable method of separating sex from procreation. And, as Mohler observes, “once that separation took place, you basically redefined human sexuality.”

New Gallup Poll Shows More Americans Say They’re Pro-Life Than Pro-Abortion, by Michael New

By Michael New, PH.D., LifeNews – Last week, Gallup released its annual public-opinion poll on abortion policy, and its results contain some good news for abortion opponents. According to the survey, a plurality of Americans now identify as pro-life, with 49 percent of respondents calling themselves “pro-life,” and 46 percent calling themselves “pro-choice.” This is the first Gallup poll since 2013 in which a higher percentage of respondents identified as “pro-life” rather than “pro-choice.”

Why Women Get Abortions by Human Life International

Human Life International – Many people believe that the reasons women get abortions are to save their lives or physical health, or in cases of rape and incest, or to avoid birth defects. This is a fallacy that pro-abortion groups continue to cultivate because it helps them spread abortion in nations with pro-life laws and helps them retain abortion-on-demand once they have achieved it… 0.69% of Abortions Done for the “Hard Cases”… 99.31% of all abortions are therefore performed for social or economic reasons

Ben Carson Slams Abortion: It Has “Perverted the Bond Between Mother and Child Into Something Evil” by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a neurosurgeon and pro-life advocate, encouraged pro-lifers as he denounced the radical pro-abortion agenda of the left, according to the Christian Post… “They have perverted that bond [between mother and child] into something that has become evil, something that is horrible, something that is harming me and something that I have a right to kill,” Carson said… “How in the world did we as a society get to that point?” he continued. “We have to be willing to talk about these things. It is our willingness to talk about them and to stand up for people’s rights that has resulted in this becoming the nation that this has become.”

Supreme Court Lets Dismemberment Abortions Continue, Won’t Hear Alabama Case, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – “Once again the Supreme Court has punted on abortion, this time refusing to take up Alabama’s humane law protecting unborn children from gruesome dismemberment abortions in which a child is torn apart, piece by piece,” the Susan B. Anthony List said in a statement… Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion in which he agreed the court shouldn’t take up the case, However, he called it a “stark reminder that our abortion jurisprudence has spiraled out of control.”

Alabama Stands Up to Pro-Abortion Fat Cat, by Rachel Bovard

By Rachel Bovard, The Stream – This year, and especially in the past few months, states have become increasingly willing to test the courts by passing new abortion laws. Arkansas on March 15 banned abortion after 18 weeks. The same month, Utah, too, banned abortion after 18 weeks, and Mississippi banned abortion after it is possible to detect a fetal heartbeat… Ohio passed a similar “fetal heartbeat bill” in April. On May 7, Georgia, did too. Eight days later, Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortions, the most restrictive law since Roe v. Wade. On May 24, Missouri banned abortion after eight weeks; six days later, Louisiana signed its own heartbeat bill into law.

‘You Told Me It Was Just Tissue’: Traumatized Abortion Pill Patients Return With Babies ‘in Ziploc Bags’, by Sarah Terzo

By Sarah Terzo,  Live Action News – Judging by woman’s testimonies, few women taking the abortion pill are told that they might see their babies, much less that those babies would be quite well-formed. But telling women too much information about fetal development could lead to them not choosing abortion, therefore causing the abortion facility to lose money. Instead, women will continue to be surprised and possibly traumatized by learning too late how developed their babies were.

Ohio Removes Planned Parenthood Funding From Budget, Will Fund Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Instead, by Micaiah Bilger,

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Ohio lawmakers are nearing final passage of a budget that defunds the nation’s largest abortion provider and increases support for pregnant and parenting moms in the state… Fox News reports the Ohio Senate passed the two-year, $69 billion budget bill last week with a $1.5 million cut in funding to Planned Parenthood annually. The budget also includes $5 million for pregnancy resource centers – five times what the nonprofits have received in the past, according to the report.

Pregnant Woman Changes Mind Mid-Abortion and Did This to Save Her Twins

By Caleb Parke, Fox News – A North Carolina woman, who had just begun the process of a chemical abortion, made a last-minute, split-second decision that saved the life of her babies… At six weeks pregnant, she walked into A Preferred Women’s Health Center, a Charlotte abortion facility, to end the pregnancy… “Oh, twins,” a technician performing an ultrasound told “Alexis.”… The words were enough. Alexis didn’t need to see the ultrasound. She’d always dreamt of having twins, but she had already begun the process terminating her pregnancy, having swallowed the first “abortion pill” of RU-486 and handed the second to take within 48 hours.

Amid Abortion Referendum, Zuckerberg Asked Ireland’s Government if He Should Block American Pro-Life Ads, by Tiana Lowe

By Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner – In a last-minute addition to the annual Aspen Ideas Festival hosted by the Aspen Institute, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to defend his company’s decision to leave a controversial altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the site. He also defended his calls for the government to regulate social media… He also revealed, possibly for the first time, that during Ireland’s recent referendum on abortion he consulted with Ireland’s government (which supported legalizing abortion) about whether Facebook should block pro-life ads originating outside the tiny island nation.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA! Dramatic Video Shows Police Saving Abandoned Newborn Baby Wrapped in Plastic Bag (Watch Video)

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Georgia sheriff’s office released a heart-wrenching video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn baby girl who was abandoned in a plastic bag along the side of the road… Baby India is doing well after her June 6 rescue in Forsyth County, Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The county sheriff’s office said they released the video with the hope that someone will come forward with details about her… The video is body camera footage from one of the local sheriff deputies during the rescue…

Gallup Poll: 60% of Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Gallup found 60% of Americans take a pro-life position on abortion wanting all (21%) or almost all 39% abortions made illegal. That 60% figure is the highest percentage of Americans espousing a pro-life position since 2009 and a dramatic rise in pro-life attitudes since the 53% figure Gallup pound in its polling last year… The poll found just 38% of Americans take a pro-abortion position wanting all (25%) or almost all (13%) abortions legal. That is down from the 43% pro-abortion figure Gallup found last year.

Men Can’t Stay Silent As Our Children Get Aborted, by Jason Jones

By Jason Jones, The Stream – My own journey started when I was just 17. One Saturday morning my girlfriend sat down on the edge of my bed. She woke me with news of her pregnancy. My shoulder pads and football helmet sat on the floor. Posters of my heroes Walter Payton and Mike Singletary hung on the wall. In a boys’ room, I learned I was embarking on a man’s journey… We agreed on what to do. I would join the Army, so I could support us. She would take prenatal vitamins and hide her pregnancy with baggy clothing until I was through with basic training. We would tell our parents when I returned… And that’s exactly what we did…

The Seamless Garment of Socialism Will Always Mean Forced Abortion, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a Senior Editor, The Stream – I suspect that British elites realized that they’d overplayed their hand. It was just a little too early to impose this sort of thing. Enough people still live who flew RAF planes in the Blitz to defeat a regime built openly on eugenics and euthanasia… But insofar as Britain or any other country accepts socialism, it will sooner or later take control over birth and death. Any other policy is fiscally unsound. The heirs of Margaret Sanger will revive her idea of restricting reproduction by the “unfit.”… If the State takes responsibility for all, it also will claim control.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: How the Gates Foundation Harms, Not Helps Human Development

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In 2017, the Gates Foundation pledged $375 million for “family planning,” with the goal of providing contraception to 120 million women around the world, particularly in developing countries. This was merely the latest of the many hundreds of millions that the Gates Foundation has previously spent on promoting contraception. Melinda defends her foundation’s emphasis on contraception by claiming that there are hundreds of millions of women with an “unmet need” for contraception.

Archives: There is No Such Thing as a “Pro-Choice” Christian, by Matt Walsh

By Matt Walsh, LifeNews – So this is why you can’t, for instance, advocate for slavery while also being a proponent of civil rights. Either you’re lying about your civil rights stance, or else you have an understanding of ‘civil rights’ which does not include a right to be free from enslavement. If that’s the case, then you are not a believer in civil rights at all, no matter how loudly you insist otherwise… For very similar reasons, you simply cannot be Christian and pro-abortion.

CNA: Missouri Health Department Denies License to Planned Parenthood

By Catholic News Agency – Missouri’s health department on Friday rejected a license-renewal request from a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis, the last remaining abortion business in the state.Pro-life groups have been calling for the business’ closure.“This particular facility’s track record shows an appalling pattern of botched abortions and other violations that prove they are incapable of policing themselves,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said May 31. “Planned Parenthood does not deserve special treatment, and the health and safety of women should never come second to the abortion industry’s bottom line.”

Newborn Girl Was Abandoned in Indian Garbage Dump. Couple Finds Her Through Twitter, Starts Adoption Process, by Shelby Talcott

By Shelby Talcott, The Daily Caller – A video of a newborn girl abandoned in a garbage dump in India went viral last week on Twitter, and a couple says they used the platform to find and try to adopt her… The graphic video shows a tiny baby naked and crying in the dirt. It was posted on Twitter where Sakshi Joshi, associate editor and news anchor with News 24 TV Channel, re-posted it asking for her followers to help find where the baby was located. She tweeted that her and her husband Vinod Kapri, also a journalist, wanted to adopt the baby.

Missouri Abortion Clinic Licensing Fight Due Back in Court, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal – Planned Parenthood and the state of Missouri are still at odds over whether or not the state’s only remaining abortion clinic will be allowed to stay open… The state of Missouri says that it won’t renew the license of the St. Louis abortion clinic after three failed abortions that resulted in “additional surgeries and another led to life-threatening complications for the mother, according to a now-sealed court filing that Planned Parenthood alleges state officials made public in violation of patient-privacy laws”

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Pres. Trump Can Defund PP, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal appeals court today ruled President Donald Trump can partially defund planned Parenthood while the abortion business’ lawsuit against his administration’s new rules moves forward.As LifeNews reported in March, the Trump administration finalized an administrative rule that would partially defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and deprive it of as much as $60 million in taxpayer dollars. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

Planned Parenthood’s Planned Cover-Up, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – Even from Planned Parenthood, the tweet is almost too unreal to believe. Here they are, accused of massive health violations in Missouri, and the organization posts a picture of the state, broken in half. “No safe, legal abortion in Missouri,” they posted — not that there ever were any, thanks to Leana Wen’s group… Would you take a woman you cared about to a clinic with 30 health violations?.. When inspectors flagged the St. Louis facility for more than two dozen deficiencies, it wasn’t because they had a political vendetta. It was because America’s biggest abortion business had put lives in jeopardy — and not just unborn one.

Pro-Life Group: Abortuary Getting a Pass, Compliments of Judge, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The public is being kept in the dark about the history of Missouri’s last abortion clinic… A ruling by Federal Judge Michael Stelzer has forced Missouri health officials into allowing Planned Parenthood to continue operating in St. Louis without a license. Stelzer has also sealed all records showing shoddy practices at the abortuary… “The fact that they’re not complying [or] cooperating with the investigation is very dangerous,” argues Cheryl Sullenger with Operation Rescue…

Melinda Gates Pushes Pro-Abortion Population Control in Third-World Nations, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Gates Foundation has a long history of pushing birth control on some of the world’s poorest countries – though leaders say their people need clean water, food and basic health care. The Gates family says the foundation does not support abortions, but it gives money to some of the largest abortion providers in the world, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International.

University of California Attacks Trump Administration’s Restriction on Fetal Tissue Research, Tom Ciccotta

By Tom Ciccotta, Breitbart – University of California System President Janet Napolitano released a statement condemning the Trump administration over new restrictions on fetal tissue research. UCSF, which lost a $2 million federal contract for fetal tissue research, says the decision is not based on “sound science.”… The New York Times reported earlier this month that the Trump administration had adopted a restriction on fetal tissue research. The restrictions also marked the end of a $2 million annual contract with the University of California San Francisco for fetal tissue research…

33 States Have Passed 479 Pro-Life Laws in the Last 10 Years Protecting Babies From Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new report from the Guttmacher Institute shows how pro-life advocates can make a difference when they elect pro-life leaders to office… Since 2011, state lawmakers have passed a record 479 abortion restrictions in 33 states, according to Guttmacher, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood. To put that number into perspective, states have passed 1,271 pro-life laws since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, the report states. This means more than one third of all pro-life laws in the U.S. have been approved in the past decade.

These Abortion Survivors Have a Message for Planned Parenthood’s Leana Wen

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Several states have enacted abortion legislation in the past year hoping the Supreme Court will revisit its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and other pro-choice advocates have spoken against restrictive abortion laws… Leana Wen became president of Planned Parenthood of America in November 2018. Since then, she has advocated strongly for unrestricted access to abortion and fought back against new abortion regulations… But these adults whose lives have been impacted by the abortion industry want Wen to know that their lives, and the lives of their unborn children, are of value.

Kevin Sorbo on Democrats: “A Party That Supports Abortion is Going to Lecture Me on Morals? Don’t Think So”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Actor Kevin Sorbo, the star of “Hercules” and “God’s Not Dead,” is on the short list of actors in Hollywood with a profound respect for unborn children killed in abortions… Sorbo has spoken out repeatedly against abortion and over the weekend he took Democrats to task for daring to claim they are more virtuous… “A party that supports abortion over Life … is going to lecture me on morals. Don’t think so,” he wrote on Twitter.

After HHS Decision on Aborted Fetal Tissue, Will Ethical Vaccines Get a Boost? by Peter Jesserer Smith

By Peter Jesserer Smith, WorldProNews – As part of its push to eliminate or greatly restrict federal funds involved with fetal-tissue research, the Trump administration canceled a medical research contract with the University of California, where fetal cells were infused with mouse immune systems… “Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration,”… The announcement may give hope for Catholics that the time has come to push for the development or distribution of ethical vaccines whose source cells did not involve the taking of a human life by abortion.

Unborn Babies are Being Extracted From Their Mother’s Wombs Alive to Have Their Livers Harvested, by David Daleiden

By David Daleiden, LifeNews – President Trump’s pro-life administration showed transformative leadership this week, prohibiting government laboratories from trafficking in aborted baby parts and intensifying the protection of human subjects for any remaining outside “research” authorized by statute. This new, exacting oversight is crucial… I speak from some personal experience, having participated in gathering the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos of top-level Planned Parenthood leaders, who admitted the organization’s involvement in the trade in baby body parts.

Companies Backing Abortion Should Be Careful What They Wish For

By Nicole Russell, Daily Signal – A vast array of corporations have come out in support of abortion in recent weeks—specifically to oppose “heartbeat bills” that ban abortion after six weeks, such as the ones recently signed into law in Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama… Last week, leaders of more than 180 companies… signed a letter in a full-page ad in The New York Times, saying that “restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our employees and customers.”

‘A Form of Killing That We Need to Be Able to Defend’, by Amy K. Hall

By Amy K. Hall, The Stream – Feminist Sophie Lewis has a series of videos promoting her new book, Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, and this clip caught my eye… “We have very little to lose at the moment when it comes to abortion, and I’m interested in winning radically. And I wonder if we could think about defending abortion as a right to stop doing gestational work… Abortion is, in my opinion — and I recognize how controversial this is — a form of killing. It is a form of killing that we need to be able to defend… I am not interested in where a human life starts to exist. I see the forms of making and unmaking each other as, sort of, continuous processes.”

Cdl. Cupich Defends Giving Holy Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians, by Martin M. Barillas

By Martin M. Barillas, LifeSiteNews – Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago defended giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, saying, “I think it would be counterproductive to impose sanctions, simply because they don’t change anybody’s minds.”… Cardinal Cupich expressed his position in the wake of Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois barring pro-abortion legislators from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion.

Despite Pressure, Many Hispanics Remain Pro-Life, by Nayeli Riano

By Nayeli Riano, Daily Signal – Hispanics and pro-life advocacy go together naturally, in no small part because of Hispanics’ Christian faith… Studies have shown that most Hispanics are religiously observant, with about 83% of them affirming a religious affiliation. More important than statistics, however, and more indicative of their views on the issue of abortion, is the emotion with which they explain their culture and views on life.

Texas Town 1st in Nation to Ban Abortion, Declares Itself ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – The law, which takes effect September 1, bars local governments from contracting in any way with abortion providers, and blocks cities from advocating for them… The resolution declaring Waskom a “sanctuary city for the unborn” was modeled after one passed in Roswell, New Mexico, though Waskom’s ordinance makes it the first city in the nation to actually ban abortions… Mark Lee Dickson, Right to Life East Texas director, told Fox News he became frustrated when lawmakers in Austin failed to pass “meaningful legislation that protects human life.”

Another Abortion in Everyday America, by Adriana Thurdekoos

By Adriana Thurdekoos, Human Life International – And both parents became victims of abortion, too. Carlos felt sadness, powerless, concerned, couldn’t sleep…and many more symptoms, such as those mentioned in the HLI brochure, “Men and Abortion.” When I spoke with him over the phone, I urged him to read a lot of this literature so that that he could better deal with post-abortion syndrome. I prayed with him, to try to make his “deep loneliness” turn to peace. He was even still worried about the physical and mental health of his girlfriend…

Democrats Vote to Force Doctors and Nurse to Participate in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – As LifeNews reported in May, President Donald Trump issued new rules that further protect doctors, nurses and medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to do abortions or refer for them. Trump announced new regulations through the Department of Health and Human Services that will more effectively enforce existing federal laws that protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers… While the Trump Administration released new rules last month designed to protect them from being forced to violate their conscience, Democrats in Congress think otherwise.

LifeNews: 9 States Now Allow Killing Babies Up to Birth After Illinois Legalized All Abortions

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Illinois’s new pro-abortion law has drawn outrage from all across the country. It strips away all legal protections for unborn babies and allows them to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth… But Illinois is not alone… Eight other states also allow unborn babies to be aborted through all nine months of pregnancy and some have done so for years… The states are Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Vermont, along with Washington, D.C. This fact is confirmed by the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group and former arm of Planned Parenthood.

Maine Gov Signs Bill Making (The Ninth Jurisdiction in the U.S.) to Legalize Assisted Suicide, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Maine will be the ninth jurisdiction in the U.S. to legalize the life-destroying procedure of assisted suicide. That’s because Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, today signed the bill into law… New Jersey passed a similar law in April. Assisted suicide also is legal in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Washington D.C… The bill narrowly passed the Maine legislature with the Senate voting 19-16 on Tuesday and the House voting 73-72 on Monday.

Making Abortion Unsafe and Legal, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Just days ago the head of Planned Parenthood was saying that before Roe v. Wade, thousands of women died each year because of substandard abortions. (There is zero evidence to support that claim, but it was dutifully relayed by the compliant mainstream media.) How is it, then, that a bid to reduce medical standards for the procedure is classified as a measure to protect women’s health?

Texas City Bans Abortion Clinics, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”, A Preventive Measure

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Members of a Texas city council declared their home a “sanctuary city for the unborn” Tuesday in a unanimous vote… KETK News reports leaders of Waskom, an eastern Texas city, said their pro-life ordinance is a preventive measure that they hope will keep abortion businesses out of their area… Waskom is not far from the border of Louisiana, which recently passed a law banning abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. City leaders said they do not want abortion businesses to try to open in their city to attract women from across the border.

Dozens of Business Leaders Advocate Abortion Access: ‘Don’t Ban Equality’, Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Signal – The National Abortion Rights of America League released a statement expressing gratitude. NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union led the effort to secure the business leaders’ support… “We are grateful and inspired to have so many business leaders standing with us proudly and publicly to oppose these dangerous, unprecedented attacks—raising the alarm about the chilling effect on their employees and the communities where they do business,” said Planned Parenthood President and CEO Leana Wen.

Fr. George W. Rutler: The Strange Case of Dr. Biden and Mr. Hyde

By Fr. George W. Rutler, Crisis Magazine – On June 5, Biden had a campaign spokesman reiterate his longstanding support of the Hyde Amendment which, passed by Congress in 1977, prevented federal funding for abortions save for pregnancies caused by rape, incest, and considerations of risk to the life of the mother… A day after affirming the Hyde Amendment, Biden gave a speech in Atlanta in which he repudiated the Hyde Amendment, while simultaneously insisting that he was not rejecting his previous position on abortion funding, and adding that he would make “no apologies for the last position.”

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a radical pro-abortion bill into law Monday, allowing unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth… The Republican governor said the new law simply affirms legalized abortions in Vermont — “protecting reproductive rights and ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider.”… pro-life leaders said the law really protects the abortion industry, not women… “By putting his signature on H. 57, Governor Phil Scott endorses unlimited, unregulated abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy,” said Mary Hahn Beerworth, Ex. Dir. of Vermont Right to Life. “His signature signals his preference for protecting the business of abortion over other life-affirming options in Vermont statute.

Texas Prohibits Cities From Doing Business With Abortion Providers Like Planned Parenthood, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation that forbids localities from doing business with Planned Parenthood or any other abortion business, enacting what is said to have been one of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s top legislative priorities… Senate Bill 22 forbids city and county governments from “enter[ing] into a taxpayer resource transaction with an abortion provider or an affiliate of an abortion provider,” such as reduced tax or lease agreements, except as specifically required by federal law. It also bars localities from engaging in “advocacy or lobbying on behalf of the interests of an abortion provider or affiliate.”

Patrick J. Buchanan: Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

What are these “values” of which politicians incessantly talk? Are they immutable? Or do they change with the changing times?… “My religion defines who I am. And I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life,” said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. “I accept my church’s position on abortion as … doctrine. Life begins at conception. … I just refuse to impose that on others.”… For four decades, Biden backed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of the tax dollars of Joe’s fellow Catholics to pay for what they view as the killing of the innocent unborn… Last week, Joe flipped…

In a Post-Abortion America, the Pro-Life Movement Must Prepare to Change Attitudes Toward Adoption, by Dan Hart

By Dan Hart, National Review – This is a thrilling and encouraging moment for the pro-life movement in the U.S., as American society shifts further away from abortion in both its attitudes and policies… But with this shift come new challenges for the pro-life movement. If Roe is overturned soon and states continue to criminalize the killing of unborn children, more unplanned babies will be born in America than ever before. This raises the obvious question: Is America ready to fully embrace adoption as the “loving option” the pro-life movement knows it to be?

CNA: Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a Perverse ‘Sacrament’ for Democratic Party Leaders

Catholic News Agency – In his June 10 column, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia slammed Biden, a Catholic, for kowtowing to party politics rather than defending his religious beliefs… “The unborn child means exactly zero in the calculus of power for Democratic Party leaders, and the right to an abortion, once described as a tragic necessity, is now a perverse kind of ‘sacrament most holy,’” Chaput said. “It will have a candidate’s allegiance and full-throated reverence…or else.”

The Next Tactic: Abortion is Violence, But Acceptable Violence, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – That is simply because it is either morally right to kill the child in the womb or it is not. There is no grey area here. Either the thing is morally licit or it is wrong. Period. It cannot be some of both. It cannot be sometimes justified and other times not… And remember, legality does not equal moral rightness. Slavery was legal. Everything Hitler did was legal. If in a few years pedophilia becomes legal, (may God save us!) it will still be heinously immoral and wicked.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Pro-Life Bill Banning Planned Parenthood Funding

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a pro-life bill that would ban local governments from funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which kills over 330,000 unborn babies in abortions every year… Abbott signed SB 22, the No Taxpayer Dollars to Abortion Providers Act. which protects taxpayers from subsidizing abortion companies and their affiliates through state and local tax dollars. Officials with Texas Right to Life, which supported the legislation, say the new law marks “the next step in removing all public funds from the abortion industry.”

NIH Fetal Experimentation Funding Sponsors Infanticide, by David Daleiden

By David Daleiden, Washington Examiner – President Trump’s pro-life administration showed transformative leadership this week, prohibiting government laboratories from trafficking in aborted baby parts and intensifying the protection of human subjects for any remaining outside “research” authorized by statute. This new, exacting oversight is crucial… National Institutes of Health… grantee Dr. Jörg C. Gerlach, an “experimental surgeon” at the taxpayer-funded University of Pittsburgh, has developed and published on a grotesque technique to harvest fresh, pristine livers from intact babies delivered alive in late-term abortions “at a gestational age of 18 to 22 weeks.”

FOX News: University of Alabama Gives Back $21.5M From Donor Who Urged Alabama Boycott Over Abortion Law

By Louis Casiano, Fox News – The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back $21.5 million from a philanthropist who urged students to boycott the school over the state’s controversial abortion law, and then promptly removed his name from the campus’ law school named in his honor.Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. said the school was punishing him for urging students to consider other educational options in the state. He pledged last year to donate $26.5 million in all over four years —  in what would have been the largest donation in the school’s 187-year history.

If Hollywood Boycotts Georgia for Protecting Babies From Abortion, Tell Hollywood to Take a Hike, by Ben Shapiro

By Ben Sharipo, LifeNews – Celebrities emerged from their Hollywood cocoon this week to sound off on abortion law … in Georgia. If this sounds bizarre, that’s because it is: The people of Georgia don’t spend an awful lot of time trying to control the policies of New York or California… Yet the greatest and most moral among us–people who read lines for a living and look attractive for magazine covers–now lecture people thousands of miles away on the necessity of late-term abortion… Netflix led the charge, announcing that it might cease filming in the state of Georgia should the state impose its “heartbeat bill,” protecting the lives of the unborn from the sixth week of pregnancy….

Abortion, Porn, And Liberal Order, by Rod Dreher

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative – …Sophie Lewis, whose new book advocates… “feminism against family.” She says in the clip that that abortion is killing, but it should be defended as the right to “stop doing gestational work.” In another clip… she also argues, from a Marxist point of view, that the family should be abolished… Her Verso bio says that she is a “feminist committed to cyborg ecology and queer communism.” The new book, Full Surrogacy Now, revives, in a late liberal age, the old Marxist call for abolishing the family, giving it a new spin thanks to reproductive technology. She believes that reproduction should be done through surrogacy alone…

Patients’ Rights Advocate Wesley J. Smith: Human Exceptionalism Is Backbone of Civilization

By Joseph O’Brien, National Catholic Register – How did you develop the idea of human exceptionalism in your writings over the years?… Human exceptionalism is more than just the sanctity of human life. A lot of people wonder why I don’t just use that term. But it’s actually more than that. There are two sides of this concept that are important. First, there is the unique value of human life and the indisputable fact that there has never been another species in the known universe like human beings. The difference in us is moral not biological. For example, it isn’t our opposable thumb that gives us unique value. That’s not a moral difference; that is a biological difference.

Brave Catholic Bishops and the Cultural Crisis, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – It’s the environment, stupid! At least that’s what the headlines are screaming. They argue that, if you aren’t concerned with clean air, global warming, population, and all the things that threaten being “green,” you are not a responsible citizen of this world… But wait a minute. What about the toxicity of hate-messaging that denies the relevance of the natural law? The movement to rid our culture of respect for human sexuality and the gifts of marital love and procreation makes environmental concerns pale by comparison.

It’s Happening: People are Canceling Netflix and Disney—and the Revenue Losses Are Growing by the Hour, by Megan Fox

By Megan Fox, PJ Media – Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus never waste an opportunity to tell the American public living in red states how much they hate them. From Netflix showing movies that could meet the legal definition of sexual assault of children to making cartoons about babies in drag (while ignoring customer concerns) to Disney’s CEO complaining about Alabama abortion laws, people are sick of their entertainment companies pushing a hard-left agenda… Now these services are not only going after conservative values but are actively trying to harm conservative states, reports Fox News.

Canada Conjoins Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting, by Wesley J. Smith

By Wesley J. Smith, American Spectator – How do you convince society to embrace euthanasia as a means of attaining utilitarian benefit — while also convincing yourselves that your culture remains both moral and compassionate? Once you get past the squeamishness of allowing doctors to kill patients, it isn’t that difficult: First, legalize euthanasia of the seriously ill and disabled. Once the community becomes comfortable with doctors committing homicide as a means of eliminating suffering, you next allow those who want to be killed to donate their organs. After all, they won’t need their livers anymore, so why not let others have them?

Susan B. Anthony List President: ‘Abortion Extremists Are Giving Us an Unlikely Gift’

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Abortion extremists are giving us an unlikely gift,” Susan B. Anthony List President SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser told the audience at the group’s 2019 Campaign for Life Gala Wednesday night… By pushing for abortion on demand up to and after birth, they have “unleashed a tidal wave of pro-life momentum,” which led to the advancement of pro-life bills in states like Alabama, Missouri, and more, Dannenfelser said… “Going into 2020, abortion extremists are giving us an unlikely gift. They know the Roe regime is rapidly unwinding and coming to an end. They are overreaching,” she said.

Louisiana Legislature Passes Constitutional Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Louisiana voters will have the opportunity to amend their state constitution to ensure no activist judges find a “right” to abortion in the state… On Wednesday, the Louisiana legislature passed the Love Life Amendment, a state constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in November 2020, The Advocate reports… The measure would add language to the Louisiana Constitution stating that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer funding for abortions. The bill had to pass the state legislature by a two-thirds majority, and voters must approve it before it can be added… Its sponsor is state Rep. Katrina Jackson, a pro-life Democrat…

Products That Use Aborted Fetuses, by Andrea Byrnes

By Andrea Byrnes, Human Life International – Do some products contain fetal parts?… The new utilitarian use of people is a sophisticated enterprise, not visible to the human eye… Perhaps you are a diligent supporter and promoter of pro-life legislation, only vote for pro-life candidates, avoid entertainment from musicians and actors who openly support Planned Parenthood. Regardless, you may unwittingly be cooperating in aborted fetal cell research by purchasing products that use aborted fetuses, either in the product itself or in its development.

Why I, As a Black Pastor, Must Speak Out on Abortion, by Nathaniel Thomas

By Nathaniel Thomas, The Stream – In recent months, multiple states like Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana have passed laws to curb access to abortion… The left and the mainstream media are spinning a narrative that a draconian cabal of lawmakers is unjustly trying to take power away from women… Loud is the outrage and sharp is the criticism from women’s groups, college students, and prominent Democratic leaders… But the fact of the matter is that over 61 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Over 19 million of those babies were African-American.

Archbishop J. F. Naumann: U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Strongly Commends Trump Administration for Discontinuing Fetal Tissue Research at NIH

By Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will discontinue research conducted within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involving the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortion and it will ensure that efforts to develop ethical alternatives are funded and accelerated. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the U.S.C.C.B. Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement strongly commending the Trump Administration for this important pro-life action.

As Last Missouri Abortion Facility Fights to Stay Open, Ex-Workers Cite a Wider Problem, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – A judge in St. Louis is deciding whether to issue an injunction allowing the last abortion facility in the state to remain open, amid the state health department’s refusal to renew its license due to concerns that include patient safety, failed surgical abortions and failure to obtain informed consent… And while Planned Parenthood argues that the state is targeting abortion access, some former abortion clinic workers say that the case is indicative of a larger problem that the organization has with meeting medical standards.

Opinion: Why Pro-life Incrementalism Is Dead, by Ryan Everson

By Ryan Everson, Crisis Magazine – There is a large consensus that despite being Republican appointees, Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts cannot be trusted to overturn Roe. Consequently, there is a risk for the 5-4 conservative Supreme Court majority to turn into a defeat of 4-5 or even 3-6 on abortion policy. However, the likelihood of such defeat depends upon which law is before the court. Roberts and Kavanaugh may be willing to uphold a 14-week Dilation and Evacuation abortion ban, but they are less likely to uphold Alabama’s all-out ban.

OneNewsNow: Democratic Lawmaker: Protecting the Unborn ‘Transcends Politics’

By Chris Woodward, J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – Last week, Louisiana’s Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy – a move The Associated Press points out puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. The primary author of that “heartbeat” bill says he and other defenders of the unborn had simply had enough with the radical pro-abortion measures being enacted in other states… “The sight of members of state legislatures cheering the legalization of late-term abortions rocked the moral infrastructure of our nation to the core,” states Louisiana State Senator John Milkovich (D-District 38)

Outnumbered by Abortion Activists, Pro-Life Women Speak Out in Hearing, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – On Tuesday morning, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee hosted a hearing on abortion rights issues that addressed current controversies from multiple angles… Organized by the House Democratic majority, the hearing “Threats to Reproductive Rights in America” was called in response to recent state laws that seek to protect lives in the womb by various legislative means… Nine states have enacted pro-life laws in recent months, notably Alabama, Missouri and Louisiana — the latter led by a Democratic Governor.

President Trump Cancels $2 Million Contract to Purchase Body Parts of Aborted Babies for Research, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has canceled another contract to purchase the body parts of aborted babies for research… The Trump administration has heard the concerns of pro-life organizations and pro-life Americans upset by the news that the FDA and NIH had purchased the body parts of aborted babies for research and this is the second time a federal contract has been scrubbed… Details uncovered by CNS News in 2018 shed light on an NIH contract with University of California San Francisco, which provides money for fetal body parts to conduct experiments involving “humanized mice.”

VIDEO: Vatican’s Former Doctrine Chief: Contraception is ‘Intrinsically Bad,’ Church Can Never Allow It, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Cardinal Muller has been called by his detractors the “#1 enemy of the Pope” for issuing a “manifesto of Faith” that some say reads as a correction of Pope Francis. The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has not stopped speaking out in defense of truths of the Catholic faith — now under assault from within — despite being asked to step down from his post by Pope Francis in 2017.

Hypocritical Hollywood to Boycott Georgia Over Fetal Heartbeat Bill, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – Netflix was the first company to issue a statement. Other companies that followed include Warner Media, which is the parent company of Warner Bros., HBO, TBS, TNT, Disney, Viacom, CBS, Sony, AMC, the sports network STX and NBCUniversal… Disney CEO Bob Iger said, “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.”

Chilling! PBS Abortion Documentary Shows Woman Killing Her Twin Babies: “I Feel a Sense of Peace”, by Leah Barkoukis

By Leah Barkoukis, LifeNews – In a recent PBS documentary about the abortion divide in America, viewers watch a woman abort her twins in real time… The segment of the documentary, which shows a woman taking the abortion pill, was highlighted by pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha, who noted that PBS “airbrushes abortion to make it look like some healthy new age practice.”

CNA: Illinois Senate Approves Bill Declaring Abortion a ‘Fundamental Right’

Catholic News Agency – The Illinois Senate has approved an expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion to be a “fundamental right” in the state and would remove regulations on abortion clinics and doctors… Shortly before midnight on the final day of the legislative session, the Senate approved the bill by a vote of 34-20. It had passed the House last week in a 64-50 vote… The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has indicated that he will sign it.

Contrasting New Laws in Louisiana and Illinois Highlight States’ Abortion Divide

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – Two Democratic governors, John Bel Edwards and J.B. Pritzker, exemplify the growing divide in the abortion debate as they recently backed measures, one to restrict and the other to expand abortion access… Louisiana Gov. Edwards stands out as a striking exception to the pro-abortion advocacy of his party… As the only pro-life Democratic governor in the South, he signed a heartbeat bill in his state despite immense pressure from his party nationally to do otherwise.

Yes, Conservatism And Abortion Are Mutually Exclusive, by Jeremy Frankel

By Jeremy Frankel, Daily Signal – Over the last few weeks, many states have passed legislation aimed at stopping abortion. Most recently and surprisingly, Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill banning abortions throughout the state once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. These heartbeat bills have now been passed in many states across the union, bringing light to the fact that life is sacred and must be protected from its earliest stages onward.

How Will We Respond? by Tanya Janoski

By Tanya Janoski, American Life League – Through social media and the like, we continue to be sedated from the truth. Our senseless minds have become darkened. The cries of the preborn are drowned out by shouts of “My body, my choice!” or the claim that “Women’s reproductive rights are under attack.” In reality, what is really under attack is our dignity as women. To the power-hungry elites, women are nothing more than a vast voting block that serves to solidify their power in government and the world.

Planned Parenthood Hired Prostitutes for Staff, Donors and Guests at Official Functions

LifeNews, SPUC, June 3 – The International Planned Parenthood Federation, one of the world’s largest abortion providers, oversaw the hiring of prostitutes for staff, donors and guests attending official functions, according to explosive allegations reported in the Daily Mail… In January, the UK’s Department for International Development (Dfid) came under fire for awarding £132 million of aid money to IPPF while an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and corruption against the abortion giant was ongoing.

How to Make a Pro-Choice Journalist Think, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – “Study Finds that the Press Often Favors Abortion Rights in its Coverage.” Not surprising, right? The liberal media push liberal causes. The mainstream media are well-known for being pro-abortion… That was a headline in the Los Angeles Times… from a story published July 1, 1990. Nearly 30 years ago. How times haven’t changed… The pro-life bills now working their way through various state legislatures have shocked and angered many in the mainstream media. The way the media cover the destruction of unborn lives is one of the few constants in our culture.

The Statistic That Shames Catholic Politicians, by Matthew Schmitz

By Matthew Schmitz, Catholic Herald – If Catholics were barred from public office, our politics might be greatly improved. Such a harsh assessment would be unthinkable if Catholic politicians had identifiably Catholic voting records, but on the whole they do not… In fact, when it comes to defending unborn life, our purportedly Catholic legislators do more evil than good… But how do these Catholic politicians actually vote? In Evangelium Vitae, St John Paul II states that every person has “the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life” and that responsibility for the killing of the unborn falls on “legislators who have promoted and approved abortion laws”…

Real Talk On Natural Family Planning, by Deanna Johnston

By Deanna Johnston, Catholic East Texas – I became aware of Natural Family Planning (NFP) when I was young; in fact, NFP was an integral part of my family’s return to the Catholic Church. As a child, I remember seeing charts with the baby stickers and the colors. I attended a mother-daughter program once in grade school and again in high school that explained the goodness of God’s design of the male and female bodies and the gift of fertility. Basically, I knew that NFP was a thing, that the Catholic Church liked it, and that at some point I would probably use it too.

Adoption and a Pro-Life Anthropology

By Timothy P. O’Malley, Public Discourse – We have adopted two children, but neither was welcomed into our home primarily because of our desire to participate in building a pro-life culture. We are an infertile couple, and adoption has been the way that we’ve been able to live out a parental vocation… We were not primarily focused on saving the lives of children who were in danger of being aborted. We were participating, through the act of adoption, in the human task of caring for, educating, and cultivating the next generation. Simply, we fell in love with two kids—as everyone with a heart falls in love with kids.

When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat? by Gail Peterson

By Gail Peterson, Human Life International – Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, her baby undergoes many stages of development in the womb before being born, and among these milestones which indicate life is the fetal heartbeat… Through the use of ultrasounds, modern science can detect the waves of the baby’s heartbeat as early as three weeks after fertilization. Although the child’s organs have not yet fully formed, soon after this three-week mark the heart beats between 105 to 122 times per minute… A fetal heartbeat can be distinguished from the mother’s because it is often much faster than hers.

Roe v. Wade Was Always Constitutionally Suspect, by Royal Alexander

By Royal Alexander, The Hayride – In recent weeks several states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and, likely, soon Louisiana, will have passed new pro-life legislation. In this article I put aside the moral implications of abortion, which are myriad and profound, and focus on the Roe v. Wade decision strictly as a matter of constitutional law. That’s a question which is bound to take a central place in the American discussion as the new abortion laws wind their way through the courts.

Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, Gov Pritzker Expected to Sign Bill, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews -Illinois could follow New York in approving legislation legalizing abortions up to birth. The Illinois state House rushed through a controversial pro-abortion bill that would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth… the state Senate passed the bill SB 25 on a 34-20 vote with three abstentions… “The people of Illinois spoke on this issue back in March when 4,000 protesters brought the Capitol to max capacity and 18,000 witness slips were filed in opposition to these bills in committee.”… “But, if there’s anything we’ve learned this week, it’s that Illinois politicians don’t care about what their constituents want – they have made that resoundingly clear”…

‘Tiny But Mighty’ Saybie, World’s Smallest Baby, Goes Home, by Alyssa Murphy

By Alyssa Murphy, National Catholic Register – While the nation has become a battleground on the issue of abortion with states like Missouri, Alabama, and now Louisiana standing to protect babies in the womb — and on the other side — Illinois now passing legislation darker than the new abortion-on-demand laws in New York, we now can open our eyes to the miracle of life, witnessing one baby’s struggle for survival outside the womb this week.

Clarence Thomas Lays Foundation to Overturn Roe v. Wade, by Clarence McKee

By Clarence McKee, NewsMax – The Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling this week in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky… The heart and meat of the ruling is the concurring opinion of the Court’s Senior Associate Justice Clarence Thomas… The Court upheld the part of the Indiana law that dealt with the disposal of aborted fetuses. Thomas wrote that the Indiana law “prohibits… treating the ‘bodies of aborted children’ as infections waste and incinerating them alongside … laboratory-animal carcasses, and surgical byproducts.”… His reference to “children” is itself noteworthy

Analysis: Abortion Makes Over Half Planned Parenthood’s Non-Government Income, by Carole Novielli

By Carole Novielli, Live Action News – Planned Parenthood’s estimated abortion revenue totaled more than half (52%) of the organization’s non-government health services revenue, reaching nearly $200 million ($190.3) for the second year in a row… The stunning numbers confirm what Planned Parenthood’s new president Dr. Leana Wen claimed when she identified abortion as Planned Parenthood’s “core mission.”

New York Times Tries to Dehumanize Unborn Babies, Calls Baby’s Heartbeat “Embryonic Pulsing”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Suddenly, unborn babies do not have heartbeats anymore… On Wednesday, the (New York Times) described the Louisiana heartbeat law with bizarre new language that dehumanizes unborn babies and ignores decades of scientific evidence… Rather than say the word “heartbeat,” the New York Times used the words “the pulsing of what becomes the fetus’s heart.” It also described the legislation as a “so-called fetal heartbeat bill” – as if it is questionable whether the unborn baby actually has a heart or a heartbeat

MLK’s Niece Applauds Clarence Thomas for Linking Abortion, Eugenics, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is right to call out some abortions as a form of eugenics, (Alveda King said )… Thomas’ concern, expressed in a Supreme Court opinion Tuesday, is not only relevant but “keeps truth, hope, and justice alive,” Alveda King said the next day in a phone interview… “It is so important and it’s so true that abortion is eugenics,” King said when asked about Thomas’ opinion. “And Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, basically said colored people were like weeds and need to be exterminated.”

WaPost Calls Out Planned Parenthood President for Lie That ‘Thousands’ of Women Died Yearly Pre-Roe, by Lisa Bourne

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Upon the Post inquiring with Planned Parenthood about Wen’s claim, the abortion giant referred the newspaper to a 2014 policy statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that contained a similar unsubstantiated claim, and ACOG subsequently referred the news outlet to data that was likewise “fuzzy.”… “Wen is a doctor, and the ACOG is made up of doctors,” the Post’s principal fact checker, Glenn Kessler, wrote. “They should know better than to peddle statistics based on data that predates the advent of antibiotics.”

‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Sent to Louisiana Governor, Who Will Sign It; Court Must Uphold It, by Sam Karlin

By Sam Karlin, The Advocate – Louisiana lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy if upheld by the courts, sending it to the governor’s desk without exceptions for victims of rape and incest… Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, said he will sign the bill into law… Supporters of the so-called “fetal heartbeat” legislation defeated proposed changes that would have exempted victims of rape and incest from the abortion ban in a lengthy and at times fiery debate in the state House Wednesday. Critics called the ban “unconscionable” without such exceptions.

Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Louisiana legislature today gave its final approval to the heartbeat bill to make it the next state to ban abortions this year – following states like Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Missouri. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says he will sign a bill that bans abortions when a baby’s heartbeat begins… The Louisiana House voted 79-23 to pass the pro-life bill — sending it to the governor for his signature. The House rejected an amendment that would have provided an exception to allow killing unborn babies in cases of rape or incest… The Heartbeat Bill, when it goes into effect, will prohibit abortion when a human heartbeat can be detected. An abdominal ultrasound can detect a heartbeat between eight and twelve weeks.

Margaret Sanger — Eugenics Supremist

By Willie Richardson, The Patriot Post – Margaret Sanger is upheld as an important figure to the Democrat Party and the slaughtering of infants in the womb through abortion. Her goal was to assure that “human weeds” would not procreate… Sanger was also an ally to the Klu Klux Klan. She said in her autobiography, “Always to me [any aroused group] was a [good group], and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Klu Klux Klan.” What was good about the KKK? What was their arousal centered on? Sanger’s legacy was to destroy the Negro race using a “reformed” lynching philosophy called eugenics.

Bishop Paprocki, Illinois, Condemns ‘Gravely Immoral Action’ of Illinois House Passing ‘Radical’ Pro-Abortion Act

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois issued strong words against the Illinois House passing Senate Bill 25 on May 28, calling it a “gravely immoral action.”… The legislation, titled “The Reproductive Health Act,” would overhaul the state’s abortion statute. The measure passed 64-50 in the House today. Several Democrats voted against it… The act is being called the most liberal reproductive health care measure in the country… The Thomas More Society called the act “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.”

Ambulances Know Route to St. Louis Abortuary, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The future of a St. Louis-based Planned Parenthood clinic is in the hands of a judge but pro-life activists have already reached a verdict about its reputation… After states such as Alabama and Georgia have made national headlines recently for their restrictive abortion laws, Missouri is getting national attention because the state’s only abortion clinic could be closing its doors any day now… That’s because The Show-Me State follows health and safety standards that must be followed and the clinic’s permit is set to expire Friday… Kathy Forck, a Missouri-based pro-life activist, says the St. Louis clinic has kept EMT teams busy for years, mostly due to women hemorrhaging including some life-threatening 911 calls.

SCOTUS Cases for Next Term: Religious Liberty, Guns and Possibly Abortion, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – The Supreme Court is going on its regular summer break, but has already lined up a few cases to hear when it returns in the fall. And as usual, since the Supreme Court became America’s main legislator, the cases mean a lot for the future of our country… America’s founding fathers designed the Court as an umpire. Now it rules… The court will decide whether federal anti-discrimination law that bans discrimination based on sex also bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification. The lower courts are split on this….

Justice Clarence Thomas: Abortion and Eugenics

Justice Clarence Thomas, SCOTUS, First Things – This case highlights the fact that abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation. From the beginning, birth control and abortion were promoted as means of effectuating eugenics. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was particularly open about the fact that birth control could be used for eugenic purposes. These arguments about the eugenic potential for birth control apply with even greater force to abortion, which can be used to target specific children with unwanted characteristics.

Two Cheers for The Washington Post Fact Check on Maternal Mortality Rates, by Michael New

By Michael New, CNS News – On Tuesday, The Washington Post published an informative fact check regarding maternal mortality trends in Texas. At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing May 16th Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) claimed that the reported rate of maternal deaths in Texas doubled after funding cuts to Planned Parenthood.  Unfortunately, as The Washington Post pointed out, Congressman Beyer was relying on incorrect data.

Justice Clarence Thomas Blasts Abortion As A Tool Of Racist Eugenicists, by Madeline Osburn

By Madeline Osburn, The Federalist – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted infants to be cremated or buried after an abortion. However, they sidestepped a larger ruling on abortion by deciding not to weigh in on whether a child can be aborted for their race, sex, or disability… Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion, in which he addressed the pro-abortion movement’s well-known history with eugenics, and how the Court’s decision not to rule on the Indiana statute leaves an open question on whether eugenic abortions are protected by the Constitution… “So long as the Supreme Court forces a policy of unfettered elective abortion on the entire country, it ought to at least allow for states to protect babies from unjust discrimination,” he said.

Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Margaret Sanger Walk Into a Segregated Bar… by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Justice Clarence Thomas made history this week. He used a routine Supreme Court decision not to review an abortion law to force us to face the truth. An ugly truth, which our elites don’t want to face. A stark truth, attested by documents and facts. An inconvenient truth, which belongs in the Memory Hole… Margaret Sanger was a violent, passionate racist. Her whole crusade for birth control was fueled by racist contempt. That’s how it succeeded. That same sick passion drove her successors at Planned Parenthood in their fight for legal abortion.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Recent Pro-Life Laws in Many States are Encouraging – But are There Dangers on the Road Ahead?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – There is a “sorting-out” among the states of our nation on the issue of abortion. It is a kind of a new “Mason-Dixon line.” The historical Mason-Dixon line was drawn to make clear the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware and was finally agreed to in 1779. But when Pennsylvania abolished slavery in 1781, the western part of this line and the Ohio River became a border between slave and free states. In those times it was a divide that was largely north and south. But today the divide is between red and blue states.

Missouri Could Soon Become First State to Totally Eliminate Legal Abortion, Tré Goins-Phillips

By Tré Goins-Phillips, Editor, Faithwire – The state of Missouri could soon become the first in the country to totally outlaw legal abortion — a possibility the president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, described as “a real public health crisis.”… According to a report from CBS News, an abortion clinic in St. Louis — the last one in Missouri — expects to be shut down by the end of the week. The state’s health department is “refusing to renew” the Planned Parenthood facility’s annual license to provide abortion to Missourians.

Through the Darkness: Funding Abortion Against Our Wishes, by Masha Goepel

By Masha Goepel, Catholic Stand – This week, my state passed a bill which would require Medicaid to pay for abortions. Taxpayers in Maine will now be funding Planned Parenthood. We’re not alone; there are fifteen other states which spend public money on abortion but I don’t live in those states. Until Tuesday, my state taxes were, if not clean, at least not drenched in the blood of children… It’s a devastating feeling. According to the Portland Press Herald, there were over 1800 abortions performed in Maine in 2015. Over 1800 children.

Can In Vitro Fertilization Ever Be Morally Permissible? by E. Christian Brugger

By E. Christian Brugger, National Catholic Register – Your beautifully worded dilemma comes down to a simple question: Is it ever morally legitimate to create new human life outside the context of marital intercourse? For if it is, then surely your situation — a devout, faithful, married Christian couple struggling with male infertility — would warrant a limited appeal to a technology like IVF… But the answer to the question, according to the authoritative, repeated and unchangeable teaching of the Catholic Church, is No. I tell you this with my deepest compassion and sympathy.

NPR Editor Gets Candid: ‘Babies Are Not Babies Until They Are Born’

By Julia Duin, Get Religion – Last week, NPR released a memo on coverage of abortion and abortion opponents that sounds like something out of a Planned Parenthood propaganda manual. But this was a style guide to shape news coverage on America’s most influential radio network… It was journalism policy in reaction to recent events involving a “fetal heartbeat” law in Georgia and an abortion ban in Alabama… Question: What sane editor would unveil such insider advice that’s going to enrage people? I know NPR isn’t known as friendly to traditional forms of religion, but this was asking for war.

Abortion Debate Shows How Media Deploys Language Gymnastics to Serve Left-Wing Goals, by Jarrett Stepman

By Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal – Few topics, however, draw out media bias like abortion, where the concerns of pro-life Americans are left on the back page or uncovered, and a magnifying glass is put on anyone who challenges pro-abortion orthodoxy… Ultimately, media bias regarding abortion is nothing new. Ross Douthat, a conservative New York Times columnist, wrote in 2012: Conservative complaints about media bias are sometimes overdrawn. But on the abortion issue, the press’s prejudices are often absolute, its biases blatant, and its blinders impenetrable….

Look Beyond the Politics, by Kathryn J. Lopez

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – “I was one of those babies whose mother couldn’t afford to keep her child,” Sobolik writes. “My birth mother was a 19-year-old girl with no money, no husband and limited resources. Her decision to place me up for adoption wasn’t an easy one. My birth mom longed for motherhood, but instead she had to choose childlessness.”… The couple who would become her adoptive parents desired children, but they suffered the pain of infertility and miscarriage. In the midst of an “excruciatingly long” domestic adoption process, they wound up watching a 20/20 documentary called “Shame of a Nation” about Romanian orphans.

Abortion Debate Shows How Media Deploys Language Gymnastics to Serve Left-Wing Goals, by Jarrett Stepman

By Jarrett Stepman, Daily Signal – “Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.”.. That was the headline on an absurd opinion article in The New York Times, deploying Orwellian language to turn the abortion debate on pro-lifers and comfort those who support abortion on demand… While the conversation over Alabama’s new abortion law has drawn out some wild arguments from the left, it’s easy to miss the less obvious ways the media reinforce the pro-abortion side… The media, cleverly and often subtly, use rhetorical adjustments to reinforce left-wing ideas under the guise of objectivity…

Archbishop Aquila: Curtail Our Culture of Violence by Addressing Abortion

By Archbishop Aquila, Denver Catholic – This past week, three states moved ahead with bills that recognize this reality by limiting abortion. I applaud these laws, which attempt to deliver justice to the most vulnerable among us — defenseless, unborn children. Every child has the right to life and should not have this right cast aside by his or her mother or father, regardless of the circumstances of his or her conception… When St. Mother Teresa addressed the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994, she boldly decried abortion. She told the assembled lawmakers, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child ….”

Once Again, Melinda Gates is Wrong About Catholic Teaching

By Patti Armstrong, EWTN News – In 2017, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $375 million for population control to organizations providing contraceptives and abortions, and they also gave over $117 million previously… In a TIME article, Melinda said that because she grew up Catholic, she had to “wrestle” with the issue of contraception and “reflect about it deeply before I came out publicly.” She opted against supporting Church teaching because “no country has made it from middle income to high income in the last 50 years without going through the transition of having contraceptives widely available to people.” So, there you have it — a decision made 100% on money and 0% on theology.

USCCB: Killing the Pain, Not the Patient: Palliative Care vs. Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide is in the news and on lawmakers’ agendas. Supporters call it “aid in dying” and claim it is just another option for ending intolerable pain as part of end-of-life care. But assisted suicide is radically different from end-of-life care and the practice of palliative care, the healing art of relieving pain and other distressing symptoms for patients who are seriously ill. In fact, these two agendas are at war with each other.

President Trump Issues New Rule to Protect Conscience Rights of People Who Oppose Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-life groups praised the Trump administration on Friday for proposing changes to an old Obama-era rule that threatened the conscience rights of people who oppose abortions… The new rule applies to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. It clarifies that the federal definition of sex discrimination does not include abortion and makes sure the health care law complies with conscience protection laws… Under the Obama administration in 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule that defined sex discrimination to include a “termination of pregnancy,” or abortion….

BREAKING: Missouri Governor Signs Ban on Aborting Babies With Beating Hearts, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Friday legislation making Missouri the latest state to ban abortion on nearly any preborn baby with a detectable heartbeat… the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act requires abortionists to test for a fetal heartbeat prior to abortion, and if one can be found the abortion is forbidden except in cases of “medical emergency.” Women would not be punishable, but abortionists who don’t perform the test would face six-month suspensions of their medical licenses and a $1,000 fine. Physicians who do test and abort the child anyway would permanently lose their licenses and be barred from applying for a new one.

Argentinian Doctor Convicted of Refusing to Perform Abortion

Catholic News Agency – Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, an OB-GYN in Argentina, was found guilty on Monday of having prevented an abortion, after he decided to save the life of an unborn baby whose mother had taken an abortion pill… After three days of arguments in the Rio Negro Court in Argentina, Judge Álvaro Meynet found Rodríguez guilty of failing to carry out his duty as a public functionary… In the coming days, the court will announce the sentence, which could range from suspension from practicing medicine to two years in prison.

Vincent Lambert and the ‘Brain Death’ Debate, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – Vincent Lambert’s life remains precarious despite the severely disabled Frenchman having his life support switched off and then turned back on yesterday after a court intervention… Lambert, 42, has been a tetraplegic for more than 10 years after injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, but on May 20, a hospital in Reims began removing Vincent’s feeding and hydration tubes — until a Paris court of appeal ordered a delay in ending life support.

Coming Out of the Closet, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Hats off to some of my friends from those olden days who knew me as a liberal and stayed my friend as I moved right; David LaGesse from high school and college who became a very successful journalist; Bobby Love, long ago managing editor of Rolling Stone, now running the AARP Magazine; and Scott Clarkson, a federal judge with whom I cut my political teeth in high school. All are on the left, and all remain good friends of mine… To all those who remain in the closet, to you, I say, come out.

‘Abortion Saves Lives’? Catholic Doctor Responds to NYT Op-Ed, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – Following an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that all pregnancies are life-threatening, a Catholic doctor emphasized that pregnancy is a natural and healthy condition, and that complications which may arise can be treated without abortion… “[Pregnancy] is not a serious health risk to the vast majority of women in this country. And unless these women have some underlying medical problems to begin with, most pregnancies are perfectly normal by any means,” said Dr. Mary Jo O’Sullivan, a high-risk obstetrician and Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami.

Are New Pro-Life Laws Riddled with Loopholes? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – We’re entitled to feel some hope as a wave of pro-life laws is sweeping American states. These laws will likely force the Supreme Court to re-examine the lawless, incoherent decisions on which our status quo now rests: Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We welcome such laws… Those three infamous court decisions I named above left a bleak legacy. Thanks to them, it’s de facto legal to abort any child for any reason at all, at any point in the pregnancy, in each of the 50 states. Whatever incremental pro-life laws our dogged legislative supporters have passed… Those three decisions carve out loopholes you could drive a Mack truck through.

Against Pro-Life Incrementalism, by Philip Jeffery

By Philip Jeffery, First Things – A crop of center-right commentators offered the pro-life movement some strategy tips last week. Responding to apparent pro-life victories in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and elsewhere, Jonathan Last, Rachael Larimore, and Ramesh Ponnuru argued that the new anti-abortion laws represent strategic missteps. The new legislation sharply curtailing the abortion regime is not only unproductive, they say, but devastatingly counter-productive.

Abortion Wars: In Louisiana, Softer Tone Paves Way for Sharp Restrictions, by Jessica Mendoza

By Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor – On those mornings, Ms. Gautreaux joins a group that gathers just outside the property lines of Delta Clinic, a squat brick building off Goodwood Boulevard on the city’s west side. Sometimes she arrives to find the place empty. Other times women have already lined up, waiting for one of the last three abortion clinics in the state to open its doors… Ms. Gautreaux’s job is to talk these women out of going inside. She keeps her voice low, avoiding words like “God” or “hell.”… Ms. Gautreaux tells them there’s a center with those resources right next door.

Louisiana Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Louisiana is moving forward with a bill that would confirm there is no right to an abortion in the state constitution. The state Senate passed the measure Tuesday evening… The bill would add language to the Louisiana Constitution stating that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer funding for abortions. To be added, the bill must pass the state legislature by a two-thirds majority and then be approved by voters… The Love Life Amendment now heads back to the House for some technical legislative matters before going to the Secretary of State’s office for placement on the October 12 ballot.

Heeding the Words of the Alabama Law, by Charlotte Pence

By Charlotte Pence, The Washington Times – No one can enjoy any of the freedoms in America if they are not first given the right to life. While the law is hotly debated, its very existence — and the language included in it — may lead to a shift in our culture, one that will serve to produce long-term effects rather than fleeting reactions… This law is written with the unborn woman in mind. It ensures that she will one day be able to have freedoms of her own, that a person can have a chance to live the life he or she wants in this great country. The specific language moves the conversation about abortion back to the most affected life in this difficult scenario: that of the child.

Fetal Heartbeat Laws Don’t Take Away a Woman’s Right She Never Had in the First Place, by Alex McFarland

By Alex McFarland, CNS News – Now that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed her state’s “controversial” heartbeat bill, the spirits of pro-life advocates who want to protect pre-born babies are buoyed, while others are lamenting “lost rights” and protesting with shouts of “My body, my choice!”… In fact, some media outlets report that “anti-abortion activists” are winning across the country, as similar measures are underway in Missouri, Utah and Louisiana.

Bill Protecting Religious Freedom Nearing Law in Texas, by Jody Brown

By Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – Since March, lawmakers in Austin and legal groups have been grappling with the City of San Antonio’s refusal to allow Chick-fil-A to operate at the San Antonio Airport. Six members of the city council voted to strip the fast-food chain from a contract that includes other businesses set to operate at the airport, claiming it discriminates against same-sex “marriage” by donating to groups such as The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Abortion Propaganda Conquered the World. Alabama Shows It Can Be Stopped

By C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald – As Americans hotly debate the state of Alabama’s abortion ban, as well as infanticide laws in New York and Virginia, it’s worth looking to a country which has “sorted out” all these questions… Last May the Irish people repealed their country’s eighth amendment which gave human beings in the womb the same rights as their mothers and fathers, effectively banning abortion. By a landslide, in one fell swoop, the Irish people reversed their “outdated” 19th century abortion ban. Though the majority would never use these words to describe their “victory,” they won the legal right to stop a fetal heartbeat.

No, Abortion Isn’t a Constitutional Right, by Ben Shapiro

By Ben Shapiro, Townhall – In the past several weeks, a bevy of states have passed extensive new restrictions on abortion. Alabama has effectively banned abortion from point of conception. Georgia has banned abortion from the time a heartbeat is detected, as have Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi. Missouri has banned abortion after eight weeks. Other states are on the move as well.

Abortion Bans: Let’s Have the Fight, by Scott McKay

By Scott McKay, American Spectator – Since last week, when Alabama joined several other states — Georgia, Mississippi, and Ohio among them — in passing a bill seeking to greatly restrict legal abortions within its borders, the Left has gone almost completely berserk in protest… This wasn’t a surprise, since to the Left abortion is akin to a religious sacrament and extremism in support of ending the lives of the unborn is no longer a vice (nor moderation a virtue) to them… When Planned Parenthood is exposed as running an underground marketplace for the chopped-up remains of aborted babies and the response is to kill, or at least arrest, the messenger…

Alabama Governor Defends Signing Abortion Ban and Doesn’t Care if Hollywood Boycotts Her State, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In her statement announcing her decision to sign the bill, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey points to the fact that the bill “was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers” of the state’s legislature… “Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur,” Ivey said in her statement.

How Controlling Pop Culture Helps The Left Dominate Abortion Debates, by Carrie Gress

By Carrie Gress, The Federalist – New pro-life laws in Georgia and Alabama have elicited predictable responses from pro-abortion activists. Framing the pro-life argument as an attack on women, Alyssa Milano suggested a sex strike, while Linda Sarsour was quick to blame white women for supporting the patriarchy… With the left’s sacrament of the left under fire, pro-abortion women are trotting out the same old tired arguments, ignoring the reality that millions of women are pro-life, including Gov. Kay Ivey, who signed Alabama’s bill into law.

Growing Violence Against Pro-Lifers

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Thankfully the issue of aggression and violence against peaceful pro-life activists is receiving some (but still shockingly limited) media attention right now, thanks to the contemptible antics of Pennsylvania Democratic Representative Brian Sims. Earlier this month Sims posted a video of himself harassing a pro-life woman who was praying the rosary outside an abortion facility, calling her “shameful,” “disgusting,” “racist,” as well as “old white lady.”… Even worse, he also filmed himself approaching two young girls (aged 13 and 15), calling them “a bunch of pseudo-Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here.”

We Know Better Now, by Kathryn J. Lopez

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – When the United States Supreme Court first legalized Roe v. Wade, Frederica Mathewes-Green had a bumper sticker on her car: “Don’t labor under a misconception; legalize abortion.” She’s since changed her mind about that. Reflecting in 2016, she wrote: “(A)t the time, we didn’t have much understanding of what abortion was. We knew nothing of fetal development….

Contraception Has Led to ‘Diabolical’ Experiments on Human Life: Cardinal, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – The Church of England’s endorsement of contraception at its 1930 Lambeth Conference has led to the “diabolical monstrosity” of “procreative medicine,” German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller told the Rome Life Forum on Friday… The acceptance of contraception — which separates the sexual act from procreation — has now resulted in practice of “procreative medicine” — in-vitro fertilization, genetic engineering, eugenic prenatal screening, abortion — in which “man has seated himself on the throne of the Creator,” Cardinal Brandmüller said.

There Are No Exceptions, Mr. President, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – American Life League president, Judie Brown, issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s stance on abortion exceptions: Sadly, President Donald Trump has now aligned himself with the mainstream less-than-pro-life political movement by Tweeting: “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly pro-life, with the three exceptions—rape, incest, and protecting the life of the mother—the same position taken by Ronald Reagan.”

I’ve Had 2 Abortions. Here’s Why I Support Alabama’s Pro-Life Law. by Leslie Dean

By Leslie Dean, Daily Signal – I’m an unlikely person to be supporting Alabama’s new pro-life law. I was pro-choice for many years, and as a young woman I had not one, but two abortions… Both of my abortions would have been illegal under Alabama’s new law passed last week. The law bans abortion at all stages and allows an exception only to save the life of the mother. Other states like Missouri and Louisiana aren’t far behind Alabama—and I applaud them all… I’ve come a long way to get to this position. As I mentioned, I was once pro-choice.

Alabama’s Challenge, by Kristan Hawkins

By Kristan Hawkins, First Things – By passing a law that protects life in the womb, Alabama has accomplished the unthinkable—according to the highly profitable abortion industry… Notably, the new law puts the focus on abortionists—not mothers. Committing an abortion in Alabama is now a Class A felony carrying a sentence of 10 to 99 years in prison (depending on a judge’s ruling). Attempting to commit an abortion is now a Class C felony carrying a prison term of 1 to 10 years.

CA Parents Not Surrendering Kids to Sick Sex-Ed, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Informed Parents of California has announced parents are keeping their children home as part of a sit-out day planned for today, May 17… Their target is the California Healthy Youth Act and in particular the graphic public school lessons that have been likened to child pornography… Informed Parents founder Stephanie Yates tells OneNewsNow that California children are not getting a birds-and-the-bees lesson… “We’re dealing with a radical agenda,” she warns, “and to deal with a radical agenda that they’re pushing, we have to take radical action.”

Men Have a Duty Toward the Child in the Womb, Too, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – The duty doesn’t only rest with women, though. Fathers also have a duty to protect and care for their children. More than that, fathers have a duty to protect and care for the mother of their children as well. If the inequality of pregnancy demands much of a woman, the duty of care, protection, and provision demands just as much from men… It’s been humorous to see some of the Tweets and posts on Facebook from women who only now seem to be making the connection between sex and babies. And the connection between men and babies.

VP Mike Pence Slams Democrats for Refusing Vote on Anti-Infanticide Bill, This is “Deeply Troubling”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday issued a statement about abortion and said he is very concerned about Democrats who continue to refuse a vote on a bill to stop infanticide and Congress… Pence slammed Democrats and their leader Nancy Pelosi who “refuses even to vote on a bill that would protect children that are born alive is deeply troubling to millions of Americans.”.. Pelosi and House Democrats continue to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

The New Pro-Life Moment, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – No, the real novelty is that Alabama essentially banned abortion last week with a bill that was passed by the legislature and signed into law by governor Kay Ivey who, like large numbers of women, believes abortion is the taking of innocent human life… Numerous states have now passed law restricting abortion, so we’re about to see a titanic battle in the Supreme Court – and American society… Pro-abortion commentators are worrying about a reversal of Roe v. Wade, though the swift discrediting of the Center for Medical Progress’s videos showing Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parties suggests that it’s still easy to gaslight the public about such matters.

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion; Prepared to Sign Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Ban

By Morgan Gstalter, The Hill – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is reportedly prepared to break with the Democratic Party to sign a bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat detected if it passes a final vote in the state House, The Associated Press reported… The proposal awaits a final vote before it heads to Edwards’s desk. The legislation would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around the six-week mark, before many women even know they are pregnant… The procedure would be allowed if the pregnant woman’s health is in “serious risk,” but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest, AP noted.

The Babies in the ‘Breyer Patch’, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown. American Life League – It is “dangerous,” (Justice) Breyer concluded, “to overrule a decision only because five members” of the court disagree with it. “Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next.” And if there were any doubt which cases Breyer was alluding to in this dark denouement, he cited the portion of Planned Parenthood v. Casey that explained why Roe should be upheld. The justice has hoisted a red flag, alerting the country that the court’s conservative majority is preparing an assault on the right to abortion access.

Forced Birth or a Moral Human Duty, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – The state of Alabama has done a remarkable and courageous thing by outlawing abortion in the state, with an exception if the mother’s life is in danger. Georgia passed their own law banning abortions after 6 weeks… Abortion-demanders are apoplectic. They left livid behind miles ago and are simply beyond consolation now. Poor devils… We will hear ever-louder cries of “forced birth!” and see the handmaiden costumes employed for dramatic emphasis. So let’s talk about it.

Shouldn’t We Permit Abortion Only to Save the Life of the Mother? by Brian Clowes, Ph.D.

By Brian Clowes, Ph.D., Human Life International – Pro-lifers must vigorously oppose the “mother’s life” abortion exception because of the inherent dishonesty of abortionists who expand it to mean abortion on demand. Additionally, if surgical procedures intended to save the life of the mother are labeled “abortions” in those many countries that still have pro-life laws, people will get used to the idea of killing preborn children much more easily, paving the way for a rapid expansion of exceptions and eventual abortion on demand.

Chinese Catholics to Suffer Worst Persecution World has Ever Seen: Expert Steven Mosher

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – China expert and social scientist Steven Mosher warned that persecution of Christians, particularly Catholics, in China is currently unfolding in a way the “world has never seen the likes of.”… Mosher, the president of the Population Research Institute who in 1979 was the first American social scientist to visit mainland China, began his talk at the Rome Life Forum on Thursday at the Angelicum by saying he wished he had happier news to tell his audience… Citing Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s video address, Mosher said the bishop had spoken to his heart in talking about the City of God versus the City of Man.

‘Unplanned’ Is Driving Abortion Workers Out of the Industry, Daily Signal

By Daniel Davis and Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal – You mentioned that some of them are going in as critics. Have any of (those who left) mentioned to you—other than wanting to go in as a critic—anything that intrigued them to the film? I’m sure in some cases it was definitely going against their own beliefs to step out and see this film… Johnson: Yeah. They have told us that some of them went in as groups, like a group of workers from the clinic that went together… It’s been sort of different, different stories there. But yeah, they definitely were instructed not to see the film by Planned Parenthood.

Abortion Lobby Killing Free Speech, Too, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Patriot Post – There was a time when there were real liberals on the Left. That is, people who believed in liberty. Their disagreements with conservatives were profound, but they shared a commitment to free speech, religious liberty, and more… Today, however, those traditional liberals are nowhere to be found. The hard, authoritarian Left dominates Democratic politics. That is obvious on a number of issues, especially abortion… Consider the argument of Alabama State Representative John Rogers: “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved. You send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

Abortion a Deductible Medical Expense? Who Knew? by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Self-described “progressives” often use the terms mentioned in the same sentence, but a GOP congressman – and many others – says “abortion” is not “health care.”… Yesterday, Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) introduced the Abortion Is Not Health Care Act, which would end the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of out-of-pocket abortion costs as a medical expense… “Most people don’t realize that you can claim an abortion as an out-of-pocket medical expense under the IRS code and get a deduction for that”…

USA TODAY: Why the US Birthrate Hitting a 32-Year Low Could Become a Big Problem

By Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY – “We’re clearly in the throes of major social change with regard to women getting married and choosing to have children,” Donna Strobino, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told NBC News. “There’s no question that part of the explanation for that is economic. It’s very expensive to raise children these days. And in part it’s social – all the changes in women’s roles.”

Brian Sims Promises Democrats Not to Bully and Harass Pro-Lifers Again, So They Won’t Hold Him Accountable, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pennsylvania Democrats apparently will not take any action against state Rep. Brian Sims after he bullied pro-lifers in his district, including an older woman and three young teenage girls… Rep. Brian Sims’ actions reflect the worst in how people should behave and treat one another in a civil society,” Pennsylvania Republican leaders said in a statement Wednesday. “We expect him to accept full responsibility for his egregious and unacceptable behavior and to pledge that he will meet the high standards that the people of Pennsylvania have for their elected officials.”

The Coming Civil War Over Abortion, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – A civil war is coming to America. Only this time it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation. And while I hope with all my heart that it will not be a physically violent war, the ideological conflict will certainly be intense… We witnessed some of this during the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, when the opposition to his confirmation was fierce to the point of screaming and pounding at the Senate’s doors… This brought to my mind the famous line, “Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned”…

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law today the strongest pro-life bill in the country, making almost all abortions illegal in the Yellowhammer state… The law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, makes it a felony for doctors to commit abortions. Abortions are only allowed to “avert (a mother’s) death or serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.” The law makes committing an abortion a Class A felony – punishable by up to 99 years in prison – and attempting to commit an abortion a Class C felony.

The Most Inspiring Story I Have Covered, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – (Five years ago) Something special happened in Cambridge last night, and I confidently predict that we shall see the results for years to come. Grace is real, and grace works in unpredictable ways. How many non-Catholic Harvard students went to St. Paul’s to show respect for their Catholic friends, and saw something there that will spark an interest in the faith, and draw them to the Church? How many young men, as they renewed their devotion to the Eucharist, felt the first stirrings of a call to the priesthood? We didn’t merely win a battle in the spiritual combat; we launched an offensive.

3 Mistakes Pro-Lifers Can Make That Could Ruin Our Recent Victories, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The Spirit is moving. You can see it shifting the waters. In state after state, legislators are moving to offer a hand of friendship to our unborn brothers and sisters. They are paring back one, then another, mode of destroying preborn Americans for our sexual convenience. Forty-five long, lethal years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court justices hid like superstitious primitives behind a veil of pretended scientific ignorance.

What Happens to a Child Born-Alive? The Media Won’t Tell Us. by Patrina Mosley

By Patrina Mosley, Townhall – President Trump is taking heat for comments he made at a Wisconsin rally where he described what happens to a child after she is born alive following a failed abortion, saying, “The baby is born. The mother meets with the doctor, they take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. I don’t think so. It’s incredible.”

Brian Sims and America’s Abortion Endgame, by Grayson Quay

By Grayson Quay, The American Conservative – There’s no middle road. Very soon, either pro-lifers or pro-choicers will suffer a devastating loss… I’ve written quite a few pieces for TAC bemoaning the transformation of the public square into an irradiated no-man’s-land flanked by a pair of armed camps. Usually, I end with an appeal to shared values and a plea for civil public discourse. But the more the debate surrounding the recent wave of anti-abortion bills heats up, the more convinced I become that, on this issue, compromise is impossible.

Alabama Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – An Alabama bill that would make aborting unborn babies a felony passed in the state House on Tuesday… State House Bill 314, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, would make an abortion and attempted abortion a felony. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Mothers would not be punished for having an abortion under the legislation, which would make killing a baby in an abortion a Class A felony — punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in prison for abortionists who kill them.

UPDATE: Beaumont Woman Removed From Ventilator Against Family’s Will Under 10-Day Rule

Texas Right to Life – Donald Jones and his daughter, Kina, watched powerlessly as the Texas 10-Day Rule sanctioned the removal of a ventilator from their beloved wife and mother, Carolyn Jones, against their wishes… A dozen family members and invited guests, including Texas Right to Life’s Director of Media and Communication Kim Schwartz, gathered at Carolyn’s bedside at Memorial Hermann Southwest… The family begged, “Please don’t do this,” between heartbreaking sobs, as hospital staff turned the switches.

Do Pro-Lifers Owe Rep. Brian Sims a Note of Thanks? by Marybeth Hagan

By Marybeth Hagan, Crisis Magazine – Sims, a gay-rights attorney who first ran for office as a Democrat in 2012, cast himself as the star of two videos filmed outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Center City Philadelphia. The first was a live Facebook video on April 18; the second was a Twitter post on May 2. Each contained a continuous monologue… In his first video, the self-professed champion of women approaches a woman and three teenage girls, referring to them as “white people” and “pseudo-Christian protesters.” The mother, her two daughters and their friend, are members of the group Sidewalk Servants.

Supreme Court Session Includes Key Cases for Catholics: Abortion and Religious Liberty, by Gerald J. Russello

By Gerald J. Russello, National Catholic Register – The U.S. Supreme Court has a number of cases that Catholic and other believers should keep an eye out for, touching on areas from religious liberty to abortion… Some judiciary watchers are confident that, with the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanagh last year, the court will move in a more decidedly conservative direction. However, much depends on such technical issues as how the cases are presented to the high court and whether a decision on a narrower ground can win the day.

Thanks to Alyssa Milano’s #SexStrike More Babies Will be Saved From Abortions, by Abby Johnson

By Abby Johnson, LifeNews – Liberal Hollywood actress and activist, Alyssa Milano, has come up with a brilliant idea to promote her agenda of women having complete control over their bodies and of course, abortion access for everyone for any reason whatsoever: go on a sex strike… Her reasoning is that once men realize they won’t be getting the one thing they desire above all else – conjugal relations – then they will make sure no pro-life laws limiting abortion are passed.

Mom of Teens Brian Sims Harassed Files Criminal Complaint, Wants Him to Apologize to Her Daughters, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The mother of teenage girls who Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims offered money to identify earlier this spring said she filed a police report against the Democratic politician… Ashley Garecht told CBS Philadelphia that Sims’ aggressive behavior had her concerned for her daughters’ and their friend’s safety. The girls are ages 13 and 15… “Absent the pro-life issue, this was about an adult interacting with minors in an aggressive manner and an adult infringing on minors’ speech,” she told the news station. “I don’t need an apology from him. I’m an adult. I’ve already forgiven him.”

#SexStrike: Hollywood Finally Embraces Abstinence, by Abby Johnson

By Abby Johnson, Townhall – Fighting for the lives of the unborn and the empowerment of their mothers against a billion-dollar industry can be exhausting. Every day is literally a fight between life and death and while the pro-life movement has had some wins, over 3,000 abortions are still happening every day in this nation. It’s intense. It’s emotional. And some days it can be disheartening. 

Hundreds of Pro-Lifers Rally in Philadelphia to Call Out Democrat ‘Bully’ Brian Sims, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Ashley Garecht, the mother of two of the girls seen in the video, told the crowd how she was always pro-life yet initially skeptical of the impact of sidewalk counseling before being exposed to the work of Abby Johnson. “We are here to witness the tangible fruit of incredible effort,” she said. “God is working in incredible ways.”… “About ten blocks from where we stand is the house where James Madison lived,” she continued. “This city is where the self-evident, unalienable right to life was first declared. And our forefathers believed in our right to liberty so strongly that they specifically enumerated our rights in our Constitution. And no one, not even an elected official, can take that away from us.”

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Battle for Life and Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – (I)n comments to some German pilgrims in 2005, Pope Benedict stated: “Christ did not promise an easy life. Those who desire comforts have dialed the wrong number. Rather, he shows us the way to great things, the good, towards an authentic human life.”… In his encyclical Spe Salvi, the Holy Father further clarified the nature of the greatness that humans are called to. “Man was created for greatness—for God himself; he was created to be filled by God.” But, added the pope, “his heart is too small for the greatness to which it is destined. It must be stretched.”

Planned Parenthood President: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Abortion Up Until Birth’, by Alex Madajian

By Alex Madajian, CNSNews – Dr. Wen did not mention, however, that more than 8,000 late-term abortions (21 weeks or later) occurred in 2015 — the latest data available — as documented by the CDC. Also, the new abortion law in New York, signed by Gov. Cuomo on Jan. 21, allows abortion up to the moment of birth. On a related note, in 2015, the number of late-term abortions in New York City, 1,485, outnumbered the number of homicides in that city – 352.

Those Unlikely Saints Among Us, by Clara Sarrocco

By Clara Sarrocco, Crisis Magazine – Jean Vanier founded L’Arche communities which are an alternative living environment for the mentally and physically disabled because he saw the suffering of the most vulnerable and saintly among us. His first community was in France and there are now 154 communities in 38 countries that form the network of L’Arche International.

Mom of Teens Brian Sims Harassed Files Criminal Complaint, Wants Him to Apologize to Her Daughters, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The mother of teenage girls who Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims offered money to identify earlier this spring said she filed a police report against the Democratic politician… Ashley Garecht told CBS Philadelphia that Sims’ aggressive behavior had her concerned for her daughters’ and their friend’s safety. The girls are ages 13 and 15… “Absent the pro-life issue, this was about an adult interacting with minors in an aggressive manner and an adult infringing on minors’ speech…I don’t need an apology from him. I’m an adult. I’ve already forgiven him.”

Immoralists: The Example of Brian Sims, by Daniel J. Flynn

By Daniel J. Flynn, American Spectator – A man must be something of a moralist if he is to preach,” G.K. Chesterton observed, “even if he is to preach immorality.”… Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state representative by profession and abortion counterprotester by avocation, embodies Chesterton’s quip… (Sims) aggressively hectored a woman who appeared to be praying the rosary outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in his Pennsylvania district. On the uncomfortable eight-minute clip, Sims calls the silent protester “an old white lady” and announces, “If you know who this woman is and if you can give me her address, we’ll protest in front of her home. Let’s protest out in front of her house.”

OneNewsNow: A Face-Off in Philly to Push Back On a Bully

By Chris Woodward, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Among those scheduled to gather in front of the clinic are pro-life leader Abby Johnson, pro-life writer Matt Walsh, and Live Action president Lila Rose… Walsh has credited Rose and Live Action for organizing the protest but Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood executive, is calling out Sims… In a Twitter post, Johnson challenged Sims to come with his “little camera and shaky voice” to confront a “young, empowered, pro-life woman who won’t back down from bullies.”… She finished the challenge with, “Bring it, coward.”

U.S. Exorcist: ‘Abortion Is a Demonic Sacrifice’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman CNSNews – Priest and exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas, whose work has been depicted in the book The Rite and the Hollywood film based on that book, starring Anthony Hopkins, said that demons can sometimes take hold of people if they participate in forbidden practices, such as an abortion, which is “a demonic sacrifice.” He added that “Satan hates the human race,” hates “everyone of us out of jealousy and rage.”… Fr. Thomas, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in San Jose, Calif., was selected by his bishop to study exorcism in Rome at a school there devoted to the phenomenon.

Truth of Abortion ‘Ugly and Barbaric,’ Gosnell Producers Tell March for Life, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – The producers of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer told Canada’s March for Life they made the movie to capture on film an abortionist’s sworn testimony of what really happens in an abortion… “We had to tell this story,” Ann McElhinney told the crowd of some 5,000 gathered on Parliament Hill on a cold, windy Thursday for the 22nd annual March for Life, which marked 50 years of legal abortion in Canada… There have been 4 million babies aborted in Canada since abortion was legalized in 1969, and there are now roughly 100,000 abortions every year.

Archbp. Chaput: Rep. Brian Sims’ Harassment of Pro-Lifers ‘Unbecoming of an Elected Official’

Catholic News Agency – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called for broad participation in a pro-life rally this week, scheduled in response to a Penslyvania state representative’s live-streamed harassment of a woman praying outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic… “These videos, which Representative Sims took himself, have rightly sparked broad outrage … His actions were unbecoming of an elected official,” Archbishop Chaput said in a statement released May 8… “I’m calling on all people of good will to channel their indignation into right action and prayerful witness,” he said.

Mom of Pro-Life Teens That Democrat Brian Sims Bullied: “I Was Concerned for My Girls”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The mother of the teen girls who Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims bullied last month told Fox News that she was “concerned” for her daughters during the interaction… Ashley Garecht spoke to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday about the now-viral exchange between the pro-abortion Democrat and her family… “What we’ve got here is a bunch of … pseudo Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here. So, here’s the deal, I’ve got $100 to anybody who will identify these three, and I will donate to Planned Parenthood,” Sims said in the video.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law Tuesday to ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable… Kemp, a pro-life Republican, signed the pro-life measure… “The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act … recognizes something that many have known for years. It recognizes that science tells us that children in the womb are living, distinct human beings that are worthy of full legal protection… “Common sense tells us if you look at a child in the womb with a beating heart and a distinct blood type, and you ask a preschooler, a small child, ‘What are you looking at?’ … They would look and say that’s a baby…”…

Republican Party Slams Democrat Brian Sims After He Harasses Pro-Life Women: His Behavior is “Despicable”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “State Rep. Brian Sims’ harassment of a woman’s peaceful and religious exercise of her First Amendment rights is yet another example of a troubling trend of growing extremism and hypocrisy among Democrats,” the party said in a statement… Many also are calling for Sims, a pro-abortion Democrat, to resign for bullying the woman outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, and then proudly posting his actions online for the public to see. A second video shows him appearing to call for the doxxing of several pro-life teenage girls.

Iowa Governor Signs Budget Cutting Planned Parenthood From Sex Ed, Sex Changes From Medicaid, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds gave her signature Friday to a state budget containing two measures denying taxpayer funds to two left-wing social priorities: gender-reassignment surgery and the abortion lobby’s influence over sex education… Among (the almost $2 billion budget) provisions are language to exclude any organization involved in abortions from receiving state sex education grants (which stands to deprive Planned Parenthood of the Heartland of just over $260,000), and to state that the Iowa Civil Rights Act does not require state or local governments to fund gender-reassignment surgery.

Democrat Lawmaker Verbally Assaults, Bullies Elderly Catholic Pro-Lifer, by Todd Starnes

By  Todd Starnes – Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat and LGBT activist, verbally harassed and bullied an elderly pro-life woman who was quietly standing outside a Planned Parenthood abortion mill… Sims record his eight-minute tirade against the pro-lifer he called an “old white lady” and posted it on social media… “Push back against Planned Parenthood protestors, PLEASE!” Sims wrote on Twitter Thursday. “They prey on young women, they use white privilege, & shame. They’re racist, classist, bigots who NEED & DESERVE our righteous opposition. Push back, please!”

When a Black Democrat Starts to Sound Like Margaret Sanger, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a Sr. Editor, The Stream – On May 3, Rev. William Owens, President of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), offered ironic thanks to Alabama State Legislator John Rogers. What had the Democrat accomplished? He’d exposed how extreme the Democratic Party’s abortion stance has become… Commenting on a bill to ban abortion except when the mother’s health is at risk, Rep. John Rogers set out his opposition by claiming that unwanted children inevitably become death-row murderers.

17 Inspiring Moments from #AliveFromNewYork, by Alyssa Murphy

By Alyssa Murphy, EWTN News – The day began as a gloomy one: rainy and overcast. Amid the hustle and bustle of Times Square, draped in ads and glitzy commercials overwhelming one’s senses, billboards displaying, “Alive From New York,” could be seen. Above, an ad for the pro-life movie, Unplanned played, showcasing the number of abortions taking place every minute.By the afternoon, just a few minutes before a deep bench of pro-life witnesses took to the stage, the sun broke out. Thousands were gathered waiting for the first ever display of a 4-D ultrasound in technicolor Times Square.

Louisiana Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life,told LifeNews: “We commend the Senate for voting overwhelmingly in a bipartisan fashion to approve SB 184 to protect the unborn baby once the heartbeat can be detected. Louisiana Right to Life supports protecting all unborn babies, including those with a heartbeat that begins only 18 days after conception. This is even before most women know they are pregnant. Abortion stops the beating heart of a precious unborn child, and our nation must bring an end to this injustice.”… Pro-Life Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is likely to sign it into law.

Fr Richard Heilman: Pray (Pres.) Ronald Reagan’s Personhood Proclamation Become a Constitutional Amendment

By Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man – Because of the limitations of the proclamation, and because it depended on a Union military victory, President Lincoln recognized that the Emancipation Proclamation would have to be followed by a constitutional amendment in order to abolish slavery… Let’s pray that President Ronald Reagan’s Personhood Proclamation will soon be followed by a constitutional amendment in order to abolish pre-born child murder.

‘Science Is On Our Side,’ Says Pro-Lifer

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – An unnamed university professor in California has been under fire since his slide examining the parallels between cancer and a preborn baby went viral on social media… The lecturer for an upper-level biology course at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine is now backtracking his assertion that an preborn child is a “legitimate parasite” invading its mother, according to LifeNews. He claims he was not trying to indoctrinate students with the notion that preborn babies are cancers, but some critics are not buying it.

ALIVE From New York: The Day Abortion Died, by Kevin McCullough

By Kevin McCullough, Townhall – Not content to believe the organizers, protestors attempted to disrupt the proceedings. But those protests, which began with profane chants, obscene signs, and thundering drums, ended with nary a whimper, and dispersed far more mysteriously than they had appeared… The reason why the 2,000 protestors evaporated wasn’t because the 20,000 life supporters had shouted them down. In fact the very opposite was what occurred… It was an amazing moment to observe yesterday… I was there, at the corner of 43rd and 7th, face-to-face with Planned Parenthood supporters…

‘Demonic’ Describes Pro-Aborts’ Campus Protest, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – On April 9, the Students for Life group on the UT-San Antonio campus erected a “Cemetery of the Innocents” display – 911 pink crosses planted in the ground, one for every baby aborted each day in the U.S. Someone had a camera rolling when several students holding Planned Parenthood signs marched through the display shouting about their abortions… “Those girls need Jesus,” responded the vice president of American Family Association. “That is demonic; that is the devil celebrating over the murder and the butchery of unborn children.

More Love, Not Less, by Kathryn Lopez

By Kathryn Lopez, Townhall – “Some kids are unwanted, so you either kill them now or kill them later.”.. That quote is from an Alabama state Democratic representative, John Rogers, speaking a few days ago during debate about an abortion bill… He went on to say, “You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then send them to the electric chair.”.. He said this during the same week in which all of Israel had a period of silence to remember the millions who were exterminated during the Holocaust.

Dust or Humus? The Advent of Human Composting, by John M. Grondelski

By John M. Grondelski, Ph.D., Crisis Magazine – Christians have just completed Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday with the tracing of ashen crosses on foreheads and the formula “Remember, man, that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Lent leads to Easter, where Christians are reminded they are more than dust—their mortal shells formed from “the dust of the earth” (Gen. 2:7)—being destined to transfiguration and immortality… This Christian perspective may soon be competing in Washington State with the vision “from human to humus.”

Reversing the Baby Bust, by Charles F. Lehman

By Charles Fain Lehman, The American Conservative – Why is it so hard to raise kids in America today? We keep choosing to have fewer and fewer [1] of them—less than 1.8 per woman, down from 2.5 or so in the 1970s. Studies persistently find [2] that parents are less happy than non-parents. The costs can’t help—raising a kid to age 18 will now run you more than $230,000… Indeed, in a world after Donald Trump’s brand of blue-collar populism shook the nation, conservatives are now beginning to ask themselves: how might we build a more pro-family state?

President Trump Issues New Pro-Life Rules Protecting Doctors and Nurses From Having to Do Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today, on the National Day of Prayer, President Donald trump issued new rules that further protect doctors, nurses and medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to do abortions or refer for them. Trump announced new regulations through the Department of Health and Human Services that will more effectively enforce existing federal laws that protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers.

I Asked Planned Parenthood a Question About Post-Abortive Healing. The Response Was Telling. by Chelsea Brown

By Chelsea Brown, The Stream – I’m a post-abortive woman. I know how hard it is to toe the line between regret and repentance for abortion, and compassion and wisdom for those who have had abortions, too… Abortion is sold to women as a quick fix. It will free them of the burdens that motherhood would potentially impose on them. The truth is, unless you’ve had an abortion yourself — and don’t deny what abortion is — it’s hard to understand how such brutality could also be met with compassion and forgiveness.

CNA: Federal Judge in Oregon Blocks Title X Abortion Rule

CNA – A federal judge in Oregon has issued a temporary nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s requirement that recipients of Title X family planning funds be separate from abortion facilities… U.S. District Judge Michael McShane of Eugene, Oregon, blocked the changes from taking effect. In his Monday ruling, he called the new regulation “a solution in search of a problem” and a “a ham-fisted approach to health policy that recklessly disregards the health outcomes of women, families, and communities.”

Truth-Telling and Big Abortion by George Weigel

By George Weigel, First Things – That effort to witness to the truth continues in Unplanned, which reminds me of Pope St. Paul VI’s comment that modern men and women learn better from witnesses than from teachers; and if self-conscious moderns listen to teachers, it’s because they’re first witnesses. Abby Johnson, just such a witnessing teacher, is beautifully portrayed in the film by Ashley Bratcher—who also deserves credit for putting her own career at risk, given the assault that’s been mounted on Unplanned by the “pro-choice” Hollywood commentariat in the mainstream media, and by attempts to censor positive comments about Unplanned on social media.

Late-Term Abortions Outnumber Homicides in New York City 1,485 to 352

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Shocking new government statistics show that there are more than four times as many late-term unborn victims of abortion in New York City as victims of homicide… CNS News reported on the comparison earlier this week in response to mainstream news outlets’ claims that late-term abortions are “rare.”… The comparison is based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and the New York Police Department.

LIFENEWS: Louisiana House Passes Constitutional Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Louisiana House late Tuesday passed HB 425, the Love Life Constitutional Amendment… The bill would add language to the Louisiana Constitution stating that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer funding for abortions. To be added, the bill must pass the state legislature by a two-thirds majority and then be approved by voters… Its sponsor is state Rep. Katrina Jackson, a pro-life Democrat who spoke at the March for Life in January… “By passing this we can rest assured that, together with our state law, we will never become like New York, which recently legalized abortion up to the very moment before birth.”

The Church is Waking Up! by Sean Martin

By Sean Martin, The Stream – In the case of abortion, children die when pastors are afraid to speak up and actively seek to rescue those being led away to death… Ken Peters, pastor at Covenant Church Spokane, Washington, sensed God leading him to plant another campus of the church he leads at the Planned Parenthood in Spokane… but the location was a bit unorthodox… This call came during a worship service, and Pastor Peters has been obedient. He planted a church right on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood. The church now holds a worship service one night a month at the Planned Parenthood.

Trump Was Right: 19 States Allow Infanticide, Let Abortionists Leave Babies to Die Who Survive an Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – President Donald Trump (said), “Your Democrat governor here in Wisconsin, shockingly, stated that he will veto legislation that protects Wisconsin babies born alive,” Trump said Saturday at a rally in the state… “The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby,” he continued… Making a chopping motion with his hand, Trump said: “You hear late term, but this is where the baby is actually born. It came out, it’s there, it’s wrapped — and that’s it.”

Archives: Contrary to Reports, There is No Flash of Light at Conception, by Stacy Trasancos

By Stacy Trasancos, EWTN News – Northwestern’s newscenter is partially at fault for the mix-up. They reported the research as a “stunning explosion of zinc fireworks” when a human egg is “activated” by sperm enzyme, but they also correctly (of course) explained the other details later in the article. It seems the Telegraph’s science writer mistook the opening metaphor as literal, and apparently the writers citing the Telegraph took it from there.

California Supreme Court Stops Hearing Against David Daleiden Over “Political Bias and Selective Prosecution”

By Micaiah Bilger LifeNews – Undercover journalist David Daleiden received some good news Friday when the California Supreme Court suspended his preliminary hearing until further notice… Daleiden’s attorneys with the Thomas More Society told LifeNews that the court based its decision on “political bias and selective prosecution.”.. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye released the decision Friday, his attorneys said. Daleiden’s preliminary hearing was slated to begin Monday and continue for approximately two weeks. Now, it is not clear if it will happen at all.

How I Came to View Fertility As a Delicate Gift, by Mary Rose Somarriba

By Mary Rose Somarriba, Editor, Natural Womanhood – There’s a bumper sticker I’ve seen on cars that says “Peace begins in the womb.” Pregnant now with our third wished-for child, I feel that phrase intimately. I’ve come to view fertility as a fragile and precious gift that I want to let take its course, uninhibited. Like the peace that begins in the spring, when the first flowers sprout through the rain. Or the first late twilight, and the fresh dawn that follows, bringing a warm new day. It’s a gift to behold and may only last for a short window of time, but it’s a promise of hope that’s far more enduring.

Abortion Mills Target Blacks, by Patrick Hampton

By Patrick Hampton, Patriot Post – The truth is, Planned Parenthood has been winning the propaganda battle in the black community for decades. But I believe the tide is turning. That’s partially due to social-media campaigns, national pro-life events, and members of the film industry securing funding and fighting back by creating inspiring media messages.

After Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, New York Democrats Ban Pro-Life Group From Using State Capitol, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-abortion Democrats in control of the New York legislature tried to stop a pro-life group from conducting its annual Lobby for Life day this spring… The New York Post reports New York State Right to Life reserved space at the state Capitol in Albany more than a year ago, but Democratic lawmakers revoked the reservation in February… The move came shortly after state lawmakers passed one of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the country. The so-called Reproductive Health Act allows unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo celebrated……

FDA Confirms Dangerous Mifeprex Abortion Pill Has Killed 24 Women, Injured Thousands, by Patrina Mosley

By Patrina Mosley, LifeNews – The FDA has updated their adverse events reports on Mifeprex, also known as “the abortion pill,” with two additional deaths since December 2018… Now, an update to the FDA’s Questions and Answers on Mifeprex states that “As of December 31, 2018, there were reports of 24 deaths of women associated with Mifeprex since the product was approved in September 2000, including two cases of ectopic pregnancy resulting in death; and several cases of severe systemic infection (also called sepsis), including some that were fatal.”

We Need More Honesty on Medication Abortion, by Rebecca Downs

By Rebecca Downs, Townhall – Late in March, Unplanned, the story of how former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, became pro-life, hit theaters… One of the abortions shown, which was one of Johnson’s two abortions, is medication abortion. Johnson forks over the cash and is given Mifeprex pills which starves the child of nutrients, causing death in the womb, and then a day later takes Misoprostol to complete the abortion and expel the child.

Pro-Life Catholic Medical Group’s Title X Application Included Contraceptive Promise

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – Controversy continues to swirl around pro-life medical group Obria as its application for government funding in Texas comes to light… Obria’s pro-life critics believe that the medical organization has compromised its original Catholic mission to provide pro-life medical services by agreeing to partner with groups that dispense contraceptives… A reporter for the Houston Chronicle has published a copy of the application Obria made this year to receive Title X funding for its affiliates in Texas. Obria’s proposal, written on Obria letterhead, clearly states that it will “ensure” several forms of contraceptives.

Alabama Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – State House Bill 314, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, now moves to the full Alabama House for consideration, according to the Montgomery Advertiser… The legislation would make an abortion and attempted abortion a felony. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Mothers would not be punished for having an abortion under the legislation… Collins said the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong in Roe v. Wade, and unborn babies deserve a right to life.

Legally Right Versus Morally Right, by Tom Collingwood

By Tom Collingwood, Catholic Stand – St. Mother Teresa’s prophetic statements upon her visit to the United States in 1994… “The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. If a mother can kill her own child – what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me – there is nothing between.”

40 Days for Life Campaign That Inspired “Unplanned” Movie Saves 446 Babies From Abortion, by Shawn Carney

By Shawn Carney, LifeNews – The largest Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign is in the books…and we have 446 confirmed reports of babies saved from abortion! And reports are continuing to come in!.. Save the date for Tuesday, April 30, as we’ll host a special LIVE video webcast to recap how your prayers and witness saved lives and changed hearts worldwide!… Marcus in Memphis, Tennessee brought his girlfriend to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. He didn’t want her to abort their baby, so instead of accompanying her inside the building, he stopped to talk with Meg, the sidewalk counselor on duty.

Pro-Abortion Snobbery, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – If ever there was an obvious example of fallacious reasoning, it’s this: “I am rich, and you are not. Therefore I’m right, and you’re wrong.”… What could be more stupid than an argument along these lines? And yet this is precisely the reasoning that has been used, century after century, by those in the higher classes to dismiss complaints made by persons from the lower classes. This is the reasoning that permitted lords of the manor to dismiss complaints by serfs, slaveholders to dismiss complaints by slaves…

Is Abortion Okay? No Hands Went Up, by Sr. Christina M. Neumann

By Sr. Christina M. Neumann, Catholic Stand – The Church teaches the truth about the value of every unborn child in clear, unequivocal terms: Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life… Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.(CCC2270)

Abby Johnson Speaks up About Contraception (Video worth watching)

Published by Natural Womanhood – Abby Johnson’s keynote speech at Natural Womanhood’s Benefit Dinner on November 8, 2018, describes how abortion is tied to contraception. …(Abby) explains Planned Parenthood’s business plan concerning contraception and how it impacts women. She makes a powerful call for a change in culture and for the promotion of fertility awareness-based methods and natural family planning. Natural Womanhood is dedicated to promoting the natural benefits of fertility awareness as an effective and healthy alternative to contraceptives…

Trump Sends Millions of Planned Parenthood Tax Funding to Pro-Life Women’s Clinic, by Patrina Mosley

By Patrina Mosley, LifeNews – News that Planned Parenthood lost a few million dollars to a pro-life healthcare company has sent a shockwave through an abortion industry that, up to now, had a virtual monopoly in Title X family planning money… a $1.7 million annual grant that could have gone to Planned Parenthood has instead been awarded to the Obria Group, a chain of pregnancy care centers that provide comprehensive and life-affirming care to low-income women and men across the country… This demonstrates two things: first, that there are already better options to meet the healthcare needs of women than abortion clinics, and second, that having a pro-life administration from the top down can make a difference.

(Understanding) Planned Parenthood: 96 Years of Sex and Death, by Jim Sedlak (Archives)

By Jim Sedlak, Catholic News Agency – Sanger had three basic philosophies that are still active within Planned Parenthood today: 1. A desire for uninhibited sexual activity.. 2. An aversion to large families, which led her to champion birth control – including abortion – to avoid the natural result of sexual activity… 3. A passion to prevent the birth of “defectives,” which led to her stating in her 1932 Plan for Peace that persons from “dysgenic groups” should be given their choice of sterilization or confinement on a farm for the rest of their lives. Sanger was a member of the American Eugenics Society.

ADF: Abortion Mandate ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “It’s blatantly unconstitutional,” says attorney Jeremiah Galus of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the organization representing the churches. “It’s rather uncontroversial that churches should be free to operate according to their faith without being threatened by the government, and it’s also not very controversial to say that it’s wrong to force a church, or anyone else for that matter, to participate in the funding of abortion, especially when their religious beliefs teach that that is the taking of an innocent human life.”

Is ‘Unplanned’ the ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ of Our Era? by Nicholas Healy

By Nicholas Healy, National Catholic Register – In the 1850s the nation was roiled by the issue of slavery. There had been major political compromises regarding slavery both in the nation’s founding documents and in subsequent congressional legislation. There was an uneasy peace between the members of Congress from the South, who were determined not only to preserve slavery but to extend it to the new territories in the West, and members from the North, who were determined to limit its expansion. In the beginning of that decade there were few in the North that believed slavery could or should be abolished outright.

CNA: North Dakota Bans Common Abortion Procedure

Catholic News Agency – North Dakota’s governor signed into law Wednesday a bill that outlaws the common abortion procedure known as “dilation and evacuation.” Mississippi and West Virginia also outlaw the procedure… Tammi Kromenaker, director of the Red River Women’s Clinic, the sole abortion facility in North Dakota, told reporters that before deciding whether to file suit against the law’s constitutionality, she will wait until the verdict of an appeal of a similar 2017 law passed in Arkansas is reached.

New Jersey Gov Signs Bill Making It 7th State to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Will Force Taxpayers to Fund Suicides, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law today a bill targeting elderly and disabled people that legalizes assisted suicide statewide… Six states (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont) and Washington D.C. permit the dangerous practice of allowing physicians to write lethal prescriptions to certain groups of persons to kill themselves… New Jersey works on a system where a bill must achieve 41 votes in the Assembly to pass and 21 votes in the Senate to pass, regardless of how many votes are cast against it. Advocates of the assisted suicide measure received the bare minimum in each chamber to pass it.

Since “Unplanned” Movie Released, 94 Abortion Clinic Workers Have Said They May Quit Their Jobs, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abby Johnson’s powerful conversion story is moving hearts inside the abortion industry… Chuck Konzelman, who is a co-writer/co-director of “Unplanned,” the new film detailing Johnson’s life, said nearly 100 abortion workers have reached out to them in the past few weeks because they are thinking about quitting, The Western Journal reports… Konzelman told a U.S. Senate Judiciary meeting Wednesday that 94 abortion workers have reached out to the ministry since they released the film. Watch his testimony here.

White House Goes on Offense Against Abortion by Screening ‘Gosnell’ Movie, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement to the Register that the movie provides a “startling reminder” of the gruesome true story of Gosnell’s practices… “Kermit Gosnell was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder for killing babies by cutting their spines after he botched the abortions, and this film is a startling reminder of these horrific atrocities,” Deere said… He also linked Gosnell’s murder of infants born alive to the recent defense of late-term abortion from Democrats.

Texas Committee Hears Bill That Would Outlaw Abortion From Conception (HB 896 Abolition of Abortion Act)

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – A Texas bill that would outlaw abortion from conception was heard Monday in the state’s capitol. The bill is now pending in the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee… Texas H.B. 896, also called the Abolition of Abortion Act, would make it illegal to get an abortion or to kill a baby by abortion at any stage of pregnancy. It would also be illegal to fail to treat an infant born alive after an abortion. Doctors who failed to treat a baby born alive after an abortion would be fined no less than $100,000….

Ohio Governor Signs Heartbeat Abortion Ban Into Law, by Michael Gryboski

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law that would prohibit abortions for unborn babies that have a detectable heartbeat, which can be found as early as six weeks into a pregnancy… “The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us — those who do not have a voice,” DeWine said just before signing Senate Bill 23, or the Ohio Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act, into law on Thursday afternoon… “Government’s role should be to protect life from the beginning to the end, to protect those who cannot protect themselves, such as the elderly, the unborn, those who are sick, those who have a disability, those who have a mental illness, or an addiction.”

Twitter Exec Spars with Senators Over ‘Unplanned’ Social Media Blackout, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – In a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday, filmmakers behind the Abby Johnson biopic Unplanned presented “evidence of one-sided discrimination” on Twitter and Google… “The subject of abortion has been targeted on these platforms,” Unplanned director Chuck Konzelman told The Stream. “If you mention it from the conservative side, you’re done.”… Within days, Senator Ted Cruz, R.-Tex, called a hearing on the apparent incident of censorship… Committee members grilled executives from social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. They questioned the Unplanned Twitter blackout as well as suppression of pro-life content from Susan B. Anthony List.

Planned Parenthood Clinic Rushes Hemorrhaging Woman to Hospital After It Injures Her in Botched Abortion, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – The Carol Whitehill Moses Center Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. is a modern glass and brick abortion facility that opened in 2016. But all the outward glitz and glam apparently hasn’t improved patient safety or service… A case in point is a medical emergency that took place at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at around 5:30 p.m., about an hour after the facility should have closed for the day.

Abortion Takes Center Stage in State Legislatures, by Kevin Jones

By Kevin Jones, CNA – With 2019 well underway, states across the country have seen an increase in bills related to abortion, as pro-life advocates seek more success and abortion rights backers fear Supreme Court decisions.“There is likely more activity this spring than there has been in many years. Perhaps ever. Each year in the past several years we thought the wave had crested. But it hasn’t,” Steven H. Aden, general counsel at Americans United for Life, told CNA April 8.

We Hide The Truth About Abortion Because It Condemns Us All, by Noelle Mering

By Noelle Mering, The Federalist – There’s a powerful scene in “Breaking Bad” at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting where Jesse Pinkman, plagued with guilt over having murdered a man (but unable to admit it) “confesses” to having heartlessly killed a dog instead. When one woman in the group expresses shock and disgust, she is quickly quieted by the group leader and told not to judge… The leader’s words, while well-meaning, are abrasively inadequate in the face of Jesse’s sorrow. Jesse responds, “If you just do stuff and nothing happens, what’s it all mean?

Take Unplanned Inspiration for Your Own Life

By Jennifer Roback Morse, National Catholic Register – The highly successful film Unplanned has inspired many people to pray in front of abortion clinics. It may have inspired you. But before you do, you need a plan… There is nothing wrong with praying in front of abortion clinics. After all, the 40 Days for Life campaign, depicted in the film, has saved the lives of many babies, along with many souls of abortion clinic workers like Abby Johnson. But there may be something better for you to do in the cause for life, something no one else can do.

Trump to Host Screening of Pro-Life Film ‘Gosnell’ at White House, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – In his latest gesture of solidarity with the pro-life movement, President Donald Trump will host a screening of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer at the White House on Friday.Gosnell tells the true story of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s arrest, trial, and conviction for the first-degree murder of three born-alive babies and the involuntary manslaughter of patient Karnamaya Mongar. It’s based “very heavily on actual court transcripts,” “dozens of hours of interviews” with Gosnell himself, and the case’s grand jury report.

‘Unplanned’ Is Unstoppable, Is Beating All Expectations Despite Hollywood’s Best Efforts Against It, by Shawn Carney

By Shawn Carney, Lifezette – Twitter tried to censor it into oblivion. Hollywood gave it an R rating to deter viewers. The leftist media even refused to air commercials… Now they’re clamoring about how it’s an over-exaggeration, all because up until now, they’d never looked abortion in the face prior to “Unplanned.”… The pathetic and elementary prohibitions of free speech couldn’t stop the success of this movie.

40 Days for Life Campaign That Inspired “Unplanned” Has Saved 374 Babies From Abortion So Far

By Shawn Carney, LifeNews – This is it! With one week to go, we now know of…374 babies spared from abortion because you answered the call to pray atyour local 40 Days for Life vigil!… Haven’t made it out yet? It’s not too late…. A pro-lifer in Worcester, Massachusetts couldn’t stay for an entire hour. But when she found herself with 15 minutes in between work meetings, she met her friend at the 40 Days for Life vigil to pray.

‘No Backdoors, No End-Runs’: Pompeo Vows Total End to Foreign Aid for Abortion, by Kate Scanlon

By Kate Scanlon, EWTN, Pro-Life Weekly – Pompeo announced last month that the Trump administration would implement the Global Protect Life Policy, also known as the Mexico City Policy, “to the broadest extent possible.” The policy bars taxpayer funds from going to nongovernmental organizations abroad that perform abortions… “We will enforce a strict prohibition on backdoor funding schemes and end-runs around our policy,” Pompeo told reporters…

“There is Something in Abby Johnson’s Story That Speaks to the Soul” by Maria V. Gallagher

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation – I have labored for a long time to seek an end to the tragedy of abortion. I believe that the movie “Unplanned” is a pivotal moment in not only the history of cinema, but in our history as a nation. For the veil is coming off the abortion industry, and people are seeing it—perhaps for the first time—for the tragic enterprise it is… But, like the people who call our office wanting to lend a helping hand, I feel as if I now need to do more…. Abby’s story will not only touch your heart, it can rock your world!

Why Unplanned Is a Hit, While Other Great Pro-Life Films Weren’t, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – What did the makers of Unplanned get right? They told a simple story beautifully. They did not run from the fire but through the fire. Having courage in your marketing is as important as having courage in your storytelling. The filmmakers and their team never flinched. The storytellers demonstrated the courage of their brave protagonist, Abby Johnson… it simply and courageously tells the story of a young women’s commitment to living a kind and just life in our fallen and confused world. It is a work of daring impiety to the gods of our city. Of Hollywood, the Main Stream Media and the Democrat party.

ADF: California Caves to Planned Parenthood’s Demands, Forces Churches to Fund Abortions

By Alliance Defending Freedom – Three churches filed a notice of appeal Thursday in their lawsuit challenging the California Department of Managed Health Care’s mandate that forces churches to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans… As revealed in e-mails that Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys who represent the churches discovered, the agency issued its mandate in response to specific demands from Planned Parenthood.

Unplanned Opportunity: How a Movie’s Unexpected Success Is Reinvigorating Pro-Lifers

By Elisabeth Deffner, National Catholic Register – Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the head of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, wrote a commentary for The Wall Street Journal, “Hollywood Admits Abortion Is Violent,” in which he recommends the film “to all people of goodwill.”… “Unplanned wasn’t produced to shame women who have had abortions or to condemn those who perform them. It’s about redemption,” he wrote. “Perhaps Abby Johnson’s courage in coming forward will change our nation from one that embraces violent, R-rated solutions for unplanned pregnancies to one that sees each human life as a gift to be celebrated.” 

ICYMI: The Movie Abortion Supporters Don’t Want You to See, by Marc A. Thiessen

By Marc A. Thiessen, Patriot Post – But the movie also shows us what really takes place inside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The passcode to get into the clinic is “2-2-2-9” (a wicked joke; it spells “baby”). At one point, Cheryl invites Abby to chat with her in the “P.O.C.” room. When a nurse asks if Abby knows what “P.O.C.” stands for, she replies “products of conception.” No, her colleague says, it means “pieces of children.” Every aborted child must be reconstructed so that they can be sure no parts were left inside the womb.

Abortion Clinic Kills 33-Week-Old Baby in Legal Abortion, Fails to Call 911 After Severely Injuring Mother, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – Late yesterday, Operation Rescue obtained 911 records that revealed shocking details of a medical emergency that took place on April 2, 2019, at Warren Hern’s notorious Boulder Abortion Clinic… According to the records, a doctor at the Boulder Abortion Clinic bypassed the 911 exchange and directly called American Medical Response (AMR) requesting an urgent response for an 18-year old female who was 33 weeks pregnant… (these) calls are not subject to public records laws.

‘Unplanned’ Threatens America’s Innocence on Abortion. But It Also Offers Hope, by Daniel Davis

By Daniel Davis, Daily Signal – In so many ways, abortion is like other atrocities that blot the pages of history… It’s like slavery because it turns certain human beings into the property of others. It’s like the Holocaust because it writes off a whole segment of the population as being “life unworthy of life,” and so sends those human beings to their deaths… But abortion is also different from those atrocities because it is shrouded in secrecy. Abortion has claimed more lives than both slavery and the Holocaust, yet it continues year after year in America, thriving in obscurity behind closed doors.

The Movie Abortion Supporters Don’t Want You to See, by Marc Thiessen

By Marc Thiessen, Washington Post – The film tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood “employee of the year” turned pro-life activist… But everything changed one day… As she administered the sonogram, Johnson heard a beating heart and saw a human life. “I could easily see its head, arms, and legs,” she says. Then she watched in horror as the doctor inserted the suction tube. “The baby jumped away from it but it was all for naught. The abortionist turned on the suction and I saw that baby get sucked apart right in front of me on the screen and inches from the probe I was holding.”

What You Need to Know About Planned Parenthood (Video)

By Lila Rose, PragerU – What does Planned Parenthood really do? What do they actually stand for? President and founder of Live Action, Lila Rose, lays out everything you need to know about Planned Parenthood.

‘Unplanned’ Isn’t Propaganda, But a Mirror to a Culture of Death, by Joan Desmond

By Joan Desmond, National Catholic Register – “‘Unplanned’ got its R rating for ‘violence,’” said Archbishop Naumann… ”It is noteworthy for Hollywood to acknowledge that abortion is violent, but the on-screen violence in ‘Unplanned’ isn’t gratuitous; it’s medically accurate. Viewers see exactly what compelled Ms. Johnson to leave an organization to which she had devoted herself for more than eight years.”… Archbishop Naumann further noted that New York state laws now allow abortions for “up to the moment of birth and a teenage girl can have an abortion without her parents’ knowledge or consent. What an irony that the MPAA rating of ‘Unplanned’ doesn’t allow a 16-year-old to see this movie without a parent or guardian present.”

‘Unplanned’: Abby Johnson’s Story Exposes Both Abortion and Complicit Silence, by John Stonestreet 

By John Stonestreet, CNSNews – I took my daughter to see “Unplanned,” and I was moved. Even more, I left convinced that it teaches an incredibly important lesson: Silence about abortion is unacceptable and the reasons Christians give to justify their silence—like abortion being too “political” or too “negative”—are tragically bogus… Abby Johnson was the youngest Planned Parenthood director in the country. Over her eight years with the organization, she grew increasingly uncomfortable. As she says at her website, she realized “abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity they were fighting to decrease.”

USDA Offers a Policy of Humane Treatment… for Cats, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, staff, Family Research Council – Even the Democrats’ statements were shockingly tone-deaf. While the GOP scrambled to find liberals with the decency to fight infanticide, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) praised the government for ending the brutality against cats. “I commend the USDA for their decision to end this type of testing on kittens,” he said with absolutely no sense of irony. “They listened to the people and responded appropriately to our concerns. This is how our institutions, our government, and our democracy should work.”… Just replace the word “kittens” with “newborns,” and you’ll see how indefensible the Left’s position on infanticide sounds….

A Radical but Uniting Message, by Kathryn J. Lopez

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – Unplanned certainly has what is an undeniably pro-life message. But it’s not a list of talking points. It’s the real story of Abby Johnson. She’s a wife and mother who had two abortions herself. She never closed herself off to learning, to befriending people she disagreed with, including the pro-life activists whom she was able to turn to when she realized that her conscience would no longer allow her to work for Planned Parenthood. Her message is one of mercy….

Thousands of Pro-Life People Stand Against Abortion at Virginia March for Life, by Christina Vazquez

By Christina Vazquez, LifeNews – Pro-life advocates boldly rose to the occasion in front of the Virginia state capitol in Richmond to rally together to protest the injustice of abortion and defend the sanctity of life… The march took place on April 3 to commemorate the “Veto Day” of the Virginia legislative session. This holds particular weight in light of recent pro-abortion legislation introduced by state Delegate Kathy Tran, which would have radicalized abortion law in Virginia by stripping away basically all rights and protections from the unborn.

7 Surprising Cameos in the Breakout Box Office Hit Unplanned, by Josh M. Shepherd

By Josh M. Shepherd, The Stream – Taking the fourth spot nationwide with $6.4 million in its opening weekend, Hollywood analysts are calling Unplanned a box office “miracle.” The film expands to 1,700 screens nationwide on Friday… Based on the memoir of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, it chronicles her transformation from abortion rights activist to pro-life advocate.

House Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide For 26th Time, Refuse Care for Aborted Babies Born Alive, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats continue to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

‘So Much Evil, Mommy, Those Poor Babies’, by Dr. Michael L. Brown

By Dr. Michael L. Brown, OneNewsNow – More importantly, this powerful, pro-life movie that exposes the evil of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry is making a powerful impact on its viewers. This could truly be a major game-changer in the days ahead… A woman wrote: “I cried through so much of this movie. I don’t understand how people can continue to justify the killing of the unborn. I walked out of this movie with the conviction to get involved in crisis pregnancy assistance ASAP.”

40 Days for Life Campaign That Inspired “Unplanned” Has Saved 263 Babies From Abortion So Far, by Shawn Carney

The movie “Unplanned’ spurred a HUGE 40 Days for Life vigil turnout this weekend! And it’s no wonder. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s box office performance more than DOUBLED expectations going into this weekend!… As a result, the film will be on 600 MORE screens nationwide compared with the opening weekend!… Today we know of 263 babies saved from abortion through YOUR prayers since March 6.

NJ Governor: ‘I Look Forward to Signing’ Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide, by Alex Madajian

By Alex Madajian, CNSNews – New Jersey has passed legislation in both legislative chambers expected to make it the seventh state, along with D.C., to legalize physician-assisted suicide… “I look forward to signing this legislation into law,” Governor Phil Murphy (D) has said, New Jersey radio station WBGO reports.

The Abortion Industry is Having One of Its Worst Years Ever…Thanks to Pro-Life Efforts, by Jonathan Van Maren

By Jonathan Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – No wonder American abortion activists have been panicking: According to a recent report from Planned Parenthood and the Guttmacher Institute, more than 250 bills restricting abortion have been filed in 41 states since the beginning of 2019. More than 400 pro-life laws have passed in state legislatures since 2011, but the avalanche of pro-life legislation seems to have increased and picked up speed over the past two years, especially with an uptick in “heartbeat bills”….

Unplanned Doubles Box Office Expectations, Twitter Explains Why Unplanned Account Was Suspended

By Aliya Kuykendall, The Stream – Unplannedhad a good — in fact, surprisingly successful — first weekend. The movie shows the reality of abortion as it tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate. The pro-life movie made 6.1 million in box office sales this weekend. That’s more than double what movie industry forecasters were projecting.

‘Unplanned’ Can Change the Debate on Abortion, by Katie Anderson

By Katie Anderson, Washington Examiner – “Unplanned” will change how you view abortion, even if you’ve read about the gory details of the procedure. Tina Griffin of CNS News wrote that the movie “changed my life forever.” Dozens of pro-life advocates have likewise praised “Unplanned,” including Serrin M. Foster, president of Feminists for Life of America, who argued, “If you support abortion as a right or a choice, this is a must-see film. … Women deserve better — including abortion workers. You can’t unsee this.”

Wetwork: a Review of “Unplanned”, by Brad Miner

By Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing – My anti-abortion views solidified in 1976 when I bought a copy of Esquire magazine. There was something in it by or about George Plimpton that I wanted to read, but thumbing through the pages I came to an article titled “What I Saw at the Abortion” by Richard Selzer, M.D…. I’d been a Catholic for about three years and knew what I was supposed to believe about abortion. I’d recently read Humane vitae for the first time and been deeply impressed by its clarity: “all direct abortion, even for therapeutic reasons, [is] to be absolutely excluded.”

41 States Have Introduced Over 250 Pro-Life Laws Since January, Planned Parenthood Complains, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Planned Parenthood and its former research arm released a new report this week intended to warn their followers about rising threats to so-called “reproductive rights,” but the numbers will just as likely hearten pro-lifers by putting the scope of 2019’s pro-life legislative progress in perspective.

Kicking a Pro-Life Man When He’s Down, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – An elderly pro-life activist is awaiting justice after he was literally kicked on the ground by a man who stole a pro-life banner and walked away… LifeNews reports the assault victim, known as Ron, was participating in a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco, when he confronted a second man who swiped a 40 Days banner and intended to steal it… “I think the video pretty much speaks for itself in terms of just how brazen…..

EXCLUSIVE: HHS Makes $5.1 Million Grant to Pro-Life Community Clinics, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal – The founder of an organization of community care clinics that cater to women praises the Trump administration for deciding to give her group $5.1 million over three years for use in California, a grant that once might have gone to Planned Parenthood… “With this grant, the administration has opened up a new avenue of health care choices for low-income and underserved women and their families in California,” Kathleen Eaton Bravo, CEO and founder of The Obria Group Inc. and Obria Medical Clinics….

Is it Ethical to Give Emergency Contraception in Catholic Hospitals? by Chris Kahlenborn, MD

By Chris Kahlenborn, MD, LifeSiteNews – Each year, over 250,000 women get sexually assaulted in the United States, while the actual number of victims is likely far higher, considering that less than 40% of victims report their assaults. Of the women who do go to an emergency room, almost all will get a pregnancy test, and if the test is negative, almost all will receive emergency contraception, usually Plan B, which consists of a hormone called levonorgestrel, given with the hope that it will prevent pregnancy. The main ethical debate concerns the question of whether this medication works via preventing pregnancy or via ending pregnancy…

Twitter Suspends “Unplanned” Movie’s Account as Pro-Life Film Opens in Theaters Nationwide, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Opening weekend has not been without issue for the pro-life movie “Unplanned.” The film, which covers the amazing conversion story of former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson, had its twitter account suspended for a brief time today… Despite the suspension, a source close with the movie informed LifeNews that the film’s box office take this weekend is surpassing expectations. Producers had a $3 million expectation for opening weekend and ticket sales have already reached $7 million and could rise higher.

Sen. Mike Lee: Yes, Babies Are a Better Solution to Climate Change Than the Green New Deal

By Sen. Mike Lee, Daily Signal – But what was surprising about the reaction to my speech on the Green New Deal is which chart garnered the most vehement anger. It wasn’t Reagan riding a dinosaur or Utah Gov. Gary Herbert battling tornado-propelled sharks or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserting that the resolution’s own supporters don’t know what’s in it… No, the most controversial poster of the 14-minute speech turned out to be a simple image of six smiling babies… Why such an aggrieved reaction to such a heart-warming image?

SDG Reviews ‘Unplanned’: The Abby Johnson Story

By Steven D. Greydanus, National Catholic Register – Based on the memoir by Planned Parenthood clinic director-turned-pro-life activist Abby Johnson, Unplanned opens on the crucial Saturday in September 2009 when, per Johnson’s conversion story, Abby (Ashley Bratcher, War Room) is asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion and witnesses the image of a 13-week-old unborn child squirming in an apparent effort to avoid the vacuum cannula that proceeds to dismember its body piece by piece.

A Pro-Choice Review of Pro-Life Film “Unplanned”, by Bridgette Bayley

By Bridgette Bayley, Central Florida Post – This film will challenge you in a way that politically-charged Facebook disputes never will…. Unplanned was a bloody, emotional spiritual roller coaster. I find it ironic how the, self proclaimed “conservative” Pro-Life crowd, often preaches facts over feelings, but used this narrative to tug on my heart strings in a way that actually made me reflect on a subject that I felt so confident on my beliefs of.

My Uncontrollable Sobbing While Watching Unplanned Scared My Wife

By Michael Brown, The Stream – This weekend, history will be made as the Unplanned movie will open in more than 1,100 theaters across the nation. You can expect the backlash to be intense. And I mean very intense. The foundations of the pro-abortion movement, in particular, those of Planned Parenthood, will be challenged. Evil will be exposed and hope will be exalted… By all means, make your plans to flood the theaters this weekend, not just for your own benefit, but to help send a message to the movie industry that this movie needs to be seen. That means it needs to be widely available.

A Pro-Natal Proposal for America, by Lenny Glynn

By Lenny Glynn, First Things – Among America’s culture wars—from guns to gay marriage, drug legalization to penal reform—no battle is more emotionally wrenching than the decades-long struggle over abortion. And none is more bitterly polarized: As pro-choice states like Virginia and New York are enacting laws that allow abortion up to the moment of birth, pro-life states are advancing legislation that will ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected… Where might pro-life and pro-choice Americans find common ground?

Planned Parenthood HQ Has Sent 15 Women in 26 Months to Hospital After Botched Abortions

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood’s flagship abortion facility, located in the heart of Manhattan, has apparently injured another woman, who required ambulance transport to a nearby hospital… On March 6, 2019, two ambulances arrived at the Margaret Sanger Center Planned Parenthood, located at 26 Bleecker Street. One pro-life witness told Operation Rescue that the first emergency crew entered the Planned Parenthood high-rise with a gurney… However, since gurneys cannot fit into the elevators, a young African American woman was brought out of the building in a wheelchair and loaded into the ambulance.

U. S. Rep. Lois Frankel to Pompeo: ‘Your Administration Is Abortion Obsessed’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of being “obsessed” with abortion… At a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the State Department’s 2020 budget proposal, Frankel cited Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement Tuesday that the administration is expanding enforcement of the Mexico City policy, blocking non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote or perform abortions from receiving federal funds.

Nancy Pelosi: We Have a “Moral Responsibility to Protect God’s Creation,” Just Not Babies From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes Americans need to protect “God’s creation” for future generations, but not future generations from abortion… On Wednesday, the pro-abortion Democratic leader touted her Catholic faith as she introduced a new bill to control climate change. She called protecting the environment a “moral issue” and “the existential threat of our time,” USA Today reports… “If you believe, as I do, that this is God’s creation, this planet, we have a moral responsibility to be good stewards of it,” Pelosi said. “But even if you don’t subscribe to that, you know we have a moral responsibility to future generations.”

Watch: 85-Year-Old Pro-Life Advocate Pushed to Ground, Kicked Outside Planned Parenthood

By Aliya Kuykendall, The Stream – “40 Days for Life vigils have a 12 year track record of being peaceful. This attack on an 85-year old man — who has been leading the San Francisco campaign for years — by a young aggressor shows that the idea that San Francisco is tolerant is a joke,” Shawn Carney, president and CEO of 40 Days for Life said in an official statement. “We believe every person should be treated with kindness, love and respect, even those with whom we may disagree.”

US Secretary of State Expands Mexico City Policy, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday an expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy and the slashing of funds to the Organization of American States in response to its abortion advocacy… These new policies are designed to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortion or the promotion of abortion abroad… “The American people should rest assured that this administration – and this State Department, and our USAID – will do all we can to safeguard U.S. taxpayer dollars and protect and respect the sanctity of life for people all around the globe,” Pompeo said March 26.

They Are Real: Meet Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

By Chloe Kilano, Human Defense – On Monday, February 25, 2019, the Senate failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in a 53-44 vote. The bill would have provided protection for babies born alive after abortions, and every single Democratic candidate for 2020 voted against it. Thor Benson even went on to tweet that there is no such thing as an abortion survivor. This is void of anything truthful, and the testimonies of abortion survivors below prove it to be so.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The International Day of the Unborn, 2019

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “What she saw changed everything.” That’s the tagline for the new movie Unplanned, which tells the true story about former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson. The movie is being released in theaters this Friday – March 29. Fittingly, the release comes the same week as we celebrate the International Day of the Unborn Child, today March 25.

Every Democrat Who Voted Against the Born Alive Bill Received Money From Planned Parenthood, by Jimmy Lewis

By Jimmy Lewis, LifeNews – The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced to the Senate on Jan. 31 by Republican Sen. Ben Sasse. The legislation came after a Virginia delegate faced backlash for stating that an abortion bill under consideration in the state would allow abortions up until the moment of birth… The Senate bill would “prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion,” according to the bill summary.

Planned Parenthood CEO Denies Babies are Born Alive After Abortions: “There’s No Such Thing as Infanticide”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – In a letter to the Wall Street Journal, Leana Wen claimed that pro-life lawmakers are misleading the American people, and there is “no such thing as infanticide in medical care.”… “These claims by politicians about abortion later in pregnancy are false. That is simply not how abortion care or pregnancy care works,” Wen wrote. “There is no such thing as infanticide in medical care—I can tell you, as a doctor, that it doesn’t happen and it is already illegal.”

Special Catholics: Parishioners With Down Syndrome Bless the Church With Their Gifts

By Susan Klemond, National Catholic Register – Whether Jimmy Alverado is running the sacristy, helping to train altar servers or having a say in other parish matters, he’s well-known at St. Francis of Assisi in East Palo Alto, California. Although the energetic young man with Down syndrome has limited verbal skills, the staff and other parishioners make him feel at home.

Abby Johnson Explains to Parents ‘Unplanned’ Movie’s R Rating, Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Many pro-lifers were shocked and confused when the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) gave an “R” rating to the upcoming film about pro-life leader Abby Johnson’s conversion story. Now, Johnson is speaking directly to concerned parents to clarify exactly what they can expect in the movie….

Liberalism is Dehumanizing, by David Limbaugh

By David Limbaugh, The Stream – Liberal ideology is rife with inconsistencies, but none is greater than how its supposedly animating motivation — human compassion — is contradicted by its devaluation of human life… Liberals have long claimed superior compassion and demonized conservatives as being uncaring. This has always been untrue while superficially appearing to be true, and liberals have evangelized countless young minds with this seductive canard.

MUST WATCH: Glenn Beck Interviews Shawn Carney, Pres. CEO 40 Days for Life

Trump Greets Kids With Down Dyndrome at White House on World Down Syndrome Day, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – President Trump was joined by daughter Ivanka, Vice President Pence, and some wonderful special guests to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day at the White House… “Today we celebrate the lives and achievements of Americans with Down Syndrome,” said the President in a tweet. “Vice President Pence and I will always stand with these wonderful families, and together we will always stand for LIFE!”

So Many Illinois Pro-Lifers Flooded the Capitol Opposing Abortions Up to Birth They Had to Shut It Down, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-lifers flooded the Illinois Capitol on Wednesday in opposition to several radical pro-abortion bills that would allow unborn babies to be aborted up to birth… The Illinois News Network reports so many people showed up for the peaceful pro-life rally that police temporarily closed access to the capitol due to “overcrowding.”… Photos on Illinois Right to Life’s Facebook page show pro-lifers packed in the capitol rotunda. The pro-life group said more people stood outside the building because they could not get inside.

Mississippi Gov. Bryant Signs ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

By Henry Rogers, The Stream – Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a “heartbeat bill” Thursday, which will make abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected illegal in the state… “I am very pro-life, always have been,” Bryant said after signing the legislation. “I think obviously we’ll have some legal challenges on it. We have legal challenges with every pro-life bill that we have ever passed. We anticipate that. We hope that it will get to the Supreme Court and they will uphold it.”

Planned Parenthood CEO Lies: Claims Late-Term Abortions “Rare,” But They Kill 13,000 Babies Every Year

By Brittany Hughes, LifeNews – Let’s break down Wen’s claim using actual facts: firstly, the claim that late-term abortions are “rare.”
While not nearly as common as early abortions performed in the first trimester, abortions performed at or after 24 weeks are hardly “rare.” In fact, the CDC estimates that roughly 13,000 of these late-term abortions are performed in the United States every single year. That’s enough unborn babies to fill up about half the L.A. Chargers football stadium.

“Unplanned” Plans to Change Hearts and Minds

By Guest Writers, National Catholic Register – As a college student, Johnson encounters Planned Parenthood at a career fair, and—given the organization’s efforts to “empower women”—decides to give volunteering there a try. When she encounters the sidewalk counselors praying at the fence around the parking lot, their actions and attitude rile her, making her more committed to Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood, While Aborting Babies, Tweets: ‘We All Deserve to Live Free From Violence’

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, Live Action News – Last week, the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, horrified the entire world… The death toll was 50 people… People almost immediately began sending their sympathies and expressing outrage; Planned Parenthood, the abortion corporation, likewise wasted no time doing the same. In a tweet that earned the abortion corporation many rebukes, Planned Parenthood rightly said that all people deserve to live free from fear and violence. What the company seemed to miss was the terrible irony in its statement….

Directors Speak of ‘Spiritual Warfare’ While Making Pro-Life Film, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – The writers and co-directors of the upcoming film “Unplanned” have spoken of how they prepared for a “spiritual battle” to make the pro-life film in the hopes that it will change hearts and minds through it groundbreaking depiction of the abortion process… “We, from the beginning, knew that it would be spiritual battle, spiritual warfare. It was prophesied over us that this is not a normal movie,” co-director Cary Solomon told CNA in an interview following a screening for press on March 18.

Aborted Babies Are Still Being Used in Today’s Vaccine Production: Expert , by Diane Montagna

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews – The “sordid history” of vaccine production using aborted babies began with the eugenics movement and has become a billion-dollar industry that threatens parents’ rights and fills the pockets of pharmaceutical companies and abortion providers, a leading advocate for ethical vaccines has said… “Until our physicians and clergy leaders unite worldwide demanding the moral alternatives, the pharmaceutical industry is not going to change,” Vinnedge insists. “In fact, as history and the current trends are proving, it’s only going to get worse.”

House Democrats Block 19 Times Vote on Bill to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortion, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal – Nineteen times House Democrats have blocked a vote on a bill that would protect babies who survive an abortion… “It is a shocking reality that the majority party in the people’s House refuses to allow a vote to protect the lives of newborn babies,” Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said in a statement… This bill simply affords infants born alive during a failed abortion attempt the same care any other newborn would receive.

State-Level Abortion Battles Continue Across the U.S.

By Catholic News Agency – A judge blocked a Kentucky law that would prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, in the latest setback in efforts to expand abortion restrictions in the United States… Federal Judge David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky ruled on March 16 that Kentucky’s newly-signed law to ban abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy may be unconstitutional, and delayed its enforcement for the next two weeks.

91 Babies Saved From Abortion During 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign, So Far, by Shawn Carney

By Shawn Carney, LifeNews – Today we know of 91 babies saved from abortion by YOUR prayers since March 6…and the fate of one of those children was left to chance… “One couple stood out,” said Tina, who volunteers for the 40 Days for Life campaign in Forest Park, Georgia. “They were playing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors.’”… “They must have made an agreement that if one of them won, they should go in [for an abortion],” Tina continued. “But if the other person won, they would walk away. It was apparent that one of the two wasn’t happy with the results because they played the game repeatedly.

Assisted Suicide Battle Plays Out Across Several States, by Stephen Beale

By Stephen Beale, EWTN News – Key battleground states include Maryland, New Jersey, New York and New Mexico, where the leading advocate for the bills, Compassion and Choices, is focusing its efforts, according to Sean Crowley, a spokesman for the organization. Other states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Utah and Virginia.

Interview: Pro-Life Rhode Island Student Says She Couldn’t Stay Silent, by Patrina Mosley

By Patrina Mosley , Family Research Council – Many of us still can’t believe we have to have a debate over whether it’s okay to kill a child up until the day of birth—and now even after birth! It may seem like we are in dark times, coincidently at a time when we have one of the most pro-life administrations ever in office… In the last two years, we have seen significant pro-life turnarounds, and the abortion business feels threatened. As the forces of darkness are emboldening lawmakers, that aggressiveness is also emboldening ordinary Americans and churches to take a pro-life stand.

Christian Refuses to Pay Taxes Because They Fund Abortions, Wins Court Battle Against IRS, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – An Oregon man won an initial victory against the IRS last year in his determination not to pay taxes because they fund abortions… Michael Bowman, a pro-life Christian, has refused to pay income taxes or file tax returns for more than two decades, National Review reports. He repeatedly has made it very clear why: He believes unborn babies are valuable human beings, and killing them is wrong.

Oppression in Its Barest Form, by Charlotte Pence

By Charlotte Pence, Washington Times – If our generation is to be concerned with the disenfranchised, the marginalized, the oppressed and the outsider, the unborn child fits all of these descriptions…. Yes, abortion is a violation of providing life to a human being — but it should also be acknowledged as oppression in its barest form. It ostracizes the weaker members of society, and it places a particular burden on minority communities.

Ben Shapiro: ‘Hilarious’ That The New York Times Is Complaining ‘About China’s Declining Birthrate’

By Michael Morris., CNSNews – The New York Times is complaining “about China’s declining birthrate.”… “Now, there’s something hilarious about The New York Times complaining about China’s declining birthrate,” stated Ben Shapiro. “The real reason they’re worried about the declining birthrate in China, of course, is because they have a massive social welfare state infrastructure – it’s a communist country. If you don’t have young people, nobody’s paying the bills. And they used a one child policy to completely destroy the future of their country.”

New Mexico Defeats Radical Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The New Mexico Senate rejected a radical pro-abortion bill Thursday that would have kept abortions legal for any reason up to birth in the state… The vote was 18-24. It was a tough fight for pro-life advocates after the bill passed the House in February and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who claims to be Catholic, said she would support it… Pro-life advocates celebrated the victory and praised the Republican and Democratic lawmakers who helped to defeat the bill.

New Open Society Foundations Leader Co-Founded Controversial ‘Catholic Spring’ Groups, by Kevin Jones

By Kevin Jones, CNA – The deeply influential Open Society Foundations has announced that Tom Perriello – a former congressman, pro-abortion rights gubernatorial candidate and co-founder of controversial Catholic political groups linked to John Podesta amid speculation of a “Catholic Spring” revolution against the bishops – will oversee grantmaking and advocacy for the U.S. programs branch of financier George Soros’ philanthropy network.

‘We’re Always Required to Choose Life’: Paris Archbishop Gives Profound Lenten Pro-Life Homily, by Jeanne Smits

By Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews – “(Jesus’) third temptation is about love. We always need to know just how far those who love us are capable of going because of that love. Tempting God is not having confidence in Him and putting Him to the test. Jesus will not tempt his Father, even in the paroxysm of anguish. At Gethsemane, at the heart of the most profound dereliction, Jesus will ask His Father to spare Him the horrible suffering of the cross. Yet He ends his prayer in trusting abandonment: ‘Still, not my will but yours be done’ (Luke 22:42).

Abortion Survivors Speak Out, Detail Their Gut-Wrenching, Firsthand Testimonies, by John Stonestreet

By John Stonestreet, CNSNews – A chilling quote is often attributed to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin: “One death is a tragedy. One million deaths are a statistic.” Stalin is alleged to have said this in the days leading up to one of the largest man-made disasters and mass-murders in history: the 1932 Ukrainian famine… Anyone who wants to truly communicate the horror of killing needs to do more than cite statistics. They have to tell stories. This holds true for any atrocity, including one that has claimed more lives than even the highest estimates of Stalin’s regime.

Scientists Call for Ban on Genetic Engineering of Unborn Babies and “Designer Babies”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A group of international scientists is calling for a global moratorium on the genetic engineering of human beings as fears about parents creating “designer babies” grow… Their open letter, published in Nature on Wednesday, urges countries to ban the practice after reports surfaced late last year about a Chinese scientist who genetically altered the DNA of twin girls before they were born in November. The letter noted that the widely-condemned experiment highlighted the “growing interest in proposals for genetic enhancement of humans.”

Pro-Life Advocate Abby Johnson Has Helped 500 Abortion Clinic Staffers Quit Their Jobs, by Christina Vazquez

By Christina Vazquez, LifeNews – Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director-turned pro-life advocate, recently shared her story of how she left the abortion industry and now helps others leave as well… Despite growing up in a pro-life household, Johnson was drawn to Planned Parenthood after a representative on her college campus spoke of ideas like women empowerment and healthcare, The Blaze reported… “I really didn’t know anything about the organization, so I think I was just really naive and really ignorant to what they were truly selling,” Johnson said. “I wasn’t working from a well-thought out position.”

The Unsettling Truth About Essure Birth Control

By Darian Carrow, The Stream – Essure, a sterilization device for women, isn’t safe. At least that’s what the evidence suggests, with thousands of women reporting being harmed by the devices. Regardless, Bayer AG kept the device on the market until December 2018. America was the last country that sold the device… Many women have filed lawsuits against Bayer because of the side effects caused by Essure. Some of the side effects include tears of the uterus or fallopian tubes and migrating devices.

State Dep’t Removed ‘Reproductive Rights’ From Human Rights Report, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – Pushing back against accusations that women’s rights have been excised from annual reports on human rights, a senior State Department official said Wednesday the term “reproductive rights” has been dropped because some advocates interpret the term as incorporating a “right to abortion” – even though U.S. administrations of both parties have not done so.

Fr. Edward Looney: A Litany for Couples Praying to Conceive

By Fr. Edward Looney, Catholic Exchange – I had the privilege of spending 10 weeks in the Holy Land during my time in seminary. Three of those weeks were spent in Bethlehem as our home base. We traveled throughout the area on day trips, returning each night to the monastery where we stayed. On days when there was no travel, we had class, and free time to read, study, and pray in the city of Bethlehem.

Federal Court: “Planned Parenthood Does Not Have a 14th Amendment Right to Perform Abortions”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a major victory to Ohio taxpayers Tuesday when it ruled that the state may defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood… Ohio lawmakers tried to cut off the abortion group’s taxpayer funding after it was caught in multiple states allegedly selling aborted baby body parts. Then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the pro-life bill into law in 2016, but Planned Parenthood challenged it in court… The Sixth Circuit ruling, written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, a George W. Bush-appointee, argued that Planned Parenthood does “not have a Fourteenth Amendment right to perform abortions.”

CNA: Baton Rouge Catholic Charities Expands International Adoption Services

Catholic News Agency – Paula Davis… (of) Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge, told CNA that the agency saw a need for adoption services north of Baton Rouge and expanded to fill that need… “I think one of the values [of being a Catholic-based adoption service] is that we are mission-based, so we’re providing services, whether its domestic or international, based on the needs of the child, but also with respect for life,” Davis said… She also said that they are looking for families not only for infants, but for “all children who are in need of a loving, stable home.”

FDA Tells Abortion Activists to Stop Selling Dangerous Abortion Pills Putting Women’s Lives at Risk, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters last week to two abortion groups that are selling dangerous abortion drugs to American women over the internet… The groups are putting women at “significant health risks,” according to the agency. They allow women to buy the drugs online without ever seeing a doctor, though abusive partners or parents could easily buy the drugs as well… It noted that approved abortion drugs in the U.S. are dangerous even when provided legally, writing, “… the drug carries a risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects, including serious and sometimes fatal infections and prolonged heavy bleeding …”

Gratitude, Sacrifice and Hope, by Kathryn J. Lopez

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – His birth mother continued: “The reason I am going into all of this is because I want you to try to love him without any reservation. You see, he has my love, but he won’t know that firsthand. I have had to trust many people in this past year that I never would have met if not for my pregnancy, and though I am a trusting person, this is different. This tiny life was in my care until just over two months ago. Now he is with people I don’t even know. The separation is difficult, but the worry is worse. I am trusting him to you…..

Why One Alabama Man is Suing on Behalf of an Aborted Fetus, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the United States, an attorney will represent the estate of an aborted child, after the father filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the six-week old fetus… Court documents allege that a then-16-year-old Alabama woman obtained a medication abortion in February 2017, despite the protestations of her boyfriend, who says he is the father of the child… The man subsequently sued the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville last month, saying that he had wanted to keep the child.

An Archbishop’s Warning to Catholic Politicians, By Jordan Bloom

By Jordan Bloom, Catholic Herald – Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the chairman of the US bishop’s pro-life committee and Archbishop of Kansas City (pictured), has issued a clear statement that politicians who support abortion should not present themselves for Communion, “for the protection of many others from moral confusion”… “Recent efforts to perpetuate and expand abortion in state laws have illuminated the deplorable actions of some Catholic public officials and advocates,” Naumann said in a statement posted on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Pope Francis’s Socialist Agenda, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – This reminded me for the umpteenth time that the pope has far more radical ideas than most people realize. Like Bernie Sanders, the pope is a socialist. He has had many unkind words about capitalism (“the dung of the devil”)… Like Sanders, his ideas about economics were shaped by Marxist thinkers and activists… Meanwhile, as the Democratic Party becomes more like a church, the Church, under Francis, is becoming more like a leftist political party… Francis’s increasingly “humanistic” Church seems less concerned with the salvation of souls and more concerned with the creation of an egalitarian utopian society here on earth.

Rhode Island House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth, Funding Free Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Rhode Island House lawmakers passed a radical pro-abortion bill late Thursday night that would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth… The pro-abortion bill passed in a 44-30 vote, and now awaits action by the state Senate… State Senate Bill 152 is similar to the new abortion law in New York. It would allow abortions for basically any reason up to birth, even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and strike down modest abortion restrictions in the state

It’s the Weather: 40 Days for Life Kicks Off Its Largest Spring Campaign, by Aliya Kuykendall

By Aliya Kuykendall, The Stream – Being out in the cold and rain pays off. “We always see more babies saved per campaign in the spring campaign than in the fall, even though we have more campaigns in the fall,” Shawn Carney, head of 40 Days for Life, said Monday. 70 Christians had gathered at a Lutheran church for a kick off rally for the 40 Days for Life vigil in Lewisville, Texas… Why is that? “The only explanation — that comes from the Midwest, where we have a huge presence in the spring — is the weather,” Carney explained. “There is an instant respect for somebody being outside in miserable weather.

40 Days for Life Kicks Off Largest-Ever Lent Campaign in 377 Cities

By K.V. Turley, LifeSiteNews – As Lent begins so does the pro-life initiative 40 Days for Life… This year there will be pro-life vigils organized by 40 Days in 377 participating cities across 31 countries, with now over 150 cities outside of North America. In the United Kingdom alone there will be 10 campaigns running… This will be 40 Days for Life’s largest ever Lent campaign… Recently, I met up with two people involved in 40 Days for Life here in the United Kingdom. Robert Colquhoun is a veteran of 40 Days campaigns as befits his role as the organization’s Director of International Campaigns.

The Pro-Life Tortoises and the Pro-Abortion Hares, by Marybeth Hagan

By Marybeth Hagan, Crisis Magazine – Anyone who’s been around the pro-life movement for a while knows that some babies are born alive during late term abortions. Doctors and others determine whether to resuscitate or to lay the infant on a table until he or she dies, as pro-life advocate and nurse Jill Stanek witnessed and has long testified. Pro-lifers also know that some aborted babies, like pro-life advocates Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden, survive being aborted and live to address the issue.

Tony Perkins: Fight Over Infanticide Is Just Beginning

By Tony Perkins, CNSNews – Democrats don’t want a vote on infanticide, they explain, “because they know the rest of the country doesn’t agree with them – 77 percent of Americans support protections for abortion survivors and 62 percent oppose late-term abortion.” But there’s a way around Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “iron grip” in the House, the men write. It’s called the discharge petition. “If a majority of the Members of Congress sign the discharge petition on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the Speaker will be forced to bring it to the floor for a vote.

Late-Yerm Abortionist Says Protecting Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions is ‘Ignorant’ 

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart broke a decade of silence to condemn the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, saying that the bill’s sponsor – fellow Nebraskan Sen. Ben Sasse – is “ignorant and doesn’t understand what he is talking about, or even worse, he’s lying.”… This was Carhart’s first television interview in nearly ten years.

Will Gene Editing Allow for Human Perfectibility? by John G. Brungardt

By John G. Brungardt, Crisis Magazine – “Don’t immanentize the eschaton!” was William F. Buckley’s popularized version of an idea taken from the political philosopher Eric Voegelin. Buckley later made it a political slogan: “Don’t let them immanentize the eschaton!” With apologies to Voegelin scholars, what Buckley meant was:“Don’t let ideologues try to create heaven on earth, because they’ll deprive us of freedom and make things a lot worse.”

Girl Scouts Gives Its Highest Award to Teen Who Organized Campaign Promoting Abortion, Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Girl Scouts’ support of abortion is growing increasingly apparent in the information age… Its materials, social media accounts and more point to the organization’s pro-abortion bias. One of the groups exposing it, MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, posted more evidence Friday on its Facebook page… Breitbart reports the group discovered that the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona recently honored a teen for her volunteer work on “reproductive health justice” – an umbrella term that includes abortion on demand.

The Word You Are Looking for Is “Monster”, by Shawn Carney

By Shawn Carney, President, 40 Days for Life – The baby was supposed to be killed and is now alive. He or she is on the table, moving, crying, looking around. I have seen my seven children come into the world; the last thing any halfway sane person who is looking at the baby is thinking is “Let’s NOT give her what she needs.” But, then again, my wife and I usually just have my sweet mother-in-law in the delivery room and not Virginia Gov. Northam.

CNA: Tennessee Bishops Oppose ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Over Legal Concerns

Catholic News Agency – In 1973, the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade found that a woman had a constitutional right to abortion throughout pregnancy. This, the bishops noted, created a legal precedent that must be considered when framing legislation that seeks to restrict abortion… The bishops cited similar laws in other states that were passed, but never went into effect because of legal challenges. In those cases, the laws were found to be unconstitutional, and the state was forced to pay significant sums of money to the lawyers representing the pro-abortion challengers to the laws.

Legitimizing the Killing of Innocent Life, by Stephen M. Krason

By Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine – The extent to which one of our two major political parties—the Democrats—has embraced the anti-life, pro-killing ethic is breathtaking. Not only are the Democrats in the House of Representatives so sweepingly pro-abortion that it’s said that on any given vote one can count on only Congressman Dan Lipinski of Chicago and perhaps one or two others in that party to be on the pro-life side. Now we see a Democratic filibuster in the Senate of a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions—in effect, a filibuster to protect infanticide.

Catholic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Vows to Sign Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is pushing a radical pro-abortion bill in her state while claiming to be Catholic… “Opponents have expressed fear that, somehow, this legislation would facilitate murder,” said Lujan-Grisham. “Elected officials have no business making a woman’s choices for her. Neither do faraway federal judges who have, in some cases, made a career out of antagonizing marginalized groups, not the least of all women.”

Birth Control a “Good” Alternative to Abortion? No Way…

By Vincent Weaver, EWTN News – So, if we say birth control is the answer to avoiding the consequence of abortion, we’re saying people aren’t capable of self-mastery. We’re saying they are simply animals who cannot control their urges. We’re saying they really don’t have dignity and should not be expected to avoid any temptations that come their way. None. “Choices” are actually just an illusion.

“Me …Still Me” is a Wonderful Way to Illuminate the Continuum of Human Life From the Womb to the Crib, by Dave Andrusko

By Dave Andrusko, National Right to Life – The beauty of being a genuine grassroots movement is that often times some of the very best ideas come from pro-lifers motivated by the pro-abortion actions of their governmental officials and love for their children… Nichole Rowley wrote to NRLC’s Jacki Ragan about what is called “Me …Still Me,” a delightful way to show everyone, including pro-abortionists, there is perfect continuity between a baby in the womb and the baby born after 40 weeks.

Medicare for All Act Would Fund Abortion, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates have responded to a bill introduced Thursday which would radically transform health care in the United States and provide government funding for abortion services through Medicare expansion… The Medicare for All Act of 2019 was introduced February 28 by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI). The bill is co-sponsored by more than 100 House Democrats. Jayapal is also the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus.

NM on Cusp of Joining States With Extreme Abortion Laws, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – It’s been described as “the most radical abortion bill in the country,” and it’s up for debate in a hearing Saturday (March 2) before the Senate Public Affairs Committee of the New Mexico legislature…. House Bill 51, titled “Decriminalize Abortion,” not only keeps abortions up to birth legal, it also would force medical professionals and institutions to participate in abortions… “We’re asking folks to really take an opportunity to start speaking up about this issue,” says Elisa Martinez of New Mexico Alliance for Life….

We Hear You: ‘Abortion Is Not the Answer, Adoption Is’

By Ken McIntyre, Daily Signal – Dear Daily Signal: As a retired registered nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit who attended a thousand deliveries in her career, my response to Rachel del Guidice’s report is to say that many babies born alive (even those born at term) often need resuscitation… Resuscitation may mean anything from stimulation and brief oxygen treatment of some sort to full-blown CPR with medications. No NICU nurse or neonatologist I know would stand there and wait for a mother to make a decision as to whether the baby should be resuscitated.

When It’s Right to Indict the Democrats, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – A colleague of mine, himself a fellow-believer in Jesus, recently faulted me for calling out the Democrats for voting against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. In his view, as a minister of the gospel, I should not be taking political sides. Rather, I should be asking how Jesus would address the difficult subject of abortion.

Democrats Bash Trump for Defunding Planned Parenthood But the Abortion Biz Funds Their Campaigns, by Laurettea Brown

By Laurettea Brown, LifeNews – House Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Thursday demanding justifications for the recent rule change that would bar federal Title X family planning funds from going to facilities that provide abortions or give abortion referrals… The rule requires “clear financial and physical separation between Title X funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning.”

HHS Extends Contract to Make ‘Humanized Mice’ With Aborted Baby Parts for Another 90 Days, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The Department of Health and Human Services says it has granted a second 90-day extension to a contract it has with the University of California at San Francisco that requires UCSF to make “humanized mice.”… These creatures are made by implanting mice with human tissues taken from late-term aborted babies… The HHS’s multi-million-dollar contract with UCSF that requires the construction of these “humanized mice” creates a demand–driven by federal tax dollars–for tissue taken from late-term aborted babies.

Smallest Baby Boy, Born at 24 Weeks, a Reminder that US Kills Viable Babies Yearly, by Liberty McArtor

By Liberty McArtor, The Stream – The world’s smallest baby boy to survive a premature birth went home Tuesday after several months in a Tokyo hospital… The boy was born at 24 weeks gestation. That’s a little over five months into a pregnancy, usually considered the age of viability in the U.S… Doctors determined his life was in danger after he failed to continue growing in-utero, the Japan Times reported. He was born via emergency cesarean section in August.

Upcoming Film ‘Unplanned’ Exposes Truth of Abortion, Offers Healing, by Tina Griffin

By Tina Griffin, CNSNews – I’ve been a pro-life advocate for over two decades, but nothing prepared me for what I saw this past Saturday night at a private screening of the upcoming, life-altering movie “Unplanned.” Starring Ashley Bratcher, who reenacts Abby Johnson’s story to a “T,” this moving film shares about the eye-opening journey of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic director in history, who went from her “my body, my choice” mindset… to one of the top anti-abortion advocates in the country.

Did You See Her Fetus Bump? by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – With the subject of abortion ever on my mind these days, I recently tweeted, “We’re told that ‘fetus’ is just the proper term for the baby while in the womb. Why, then, doesn’t a pregnant woman say to her husband, ‘Honey, the fetus is kicking a lot today,’ or, ‘I heard the fetus’s heartbeat at my doctor’s appointment’?”

Protect Life Rule Is Good News for America, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, The Patriot Post – The Trump administration has taken another critically important step in strengthening the moral health of our nation, and hence our future… The Department of Health and Human Services has issued the Protect Life Rule, stopping the flow of Title X federal funds to family planning clinics that perform abortions or do abortion referrals… It also requires that clinics receiving Title X funds be “physically and financially” separate from any entity providing abortions… This puts a stop to organizations like Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, from claiming that, although they perform abortions, Title X funds they receive are used for other purposes.

Louisiana Takes Action Against Disciplined Abortionist

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Louisiana Right to Life recently wrote to the State Board of Medical Examiners concerning abortionist Kevin Work… Solicitor General Liz Murrill tells OneNewsNow that Work, who had been on probation, was doing abortions in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and had failed to pass an obstetrics and gynecology reinstatement exam… “We wanted to know what he had done to demonstrate his competency and whether he was, in fact, competent to be performing those procedures… because the Medical Licensing Board records showed that his license had been revoked and only reinstated to provide wound care.”

House Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide For 10th Time, Cut Off Pro-Life Congressman’s Mic, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – On Thursday, three days after Senate Democrats voted to block a bill to stop infanticide, House Democrats blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a similar bill to require medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions… This is the 12th time Congressional Democrats thwarted an attempt by Republicans to vote on a bill that would provide medical care and treatment for babies who provide survived failed abortions — 10 times in the House and twice in the Senate.

LifeNews: ABC, CBS, and NBC Blacked Out Coverage of Democrats Supporting Infanticide

Late in the afternoon on February 25, extremist Senate Democrats voted in favor of legalized infanticide… The bill would require a health-care provider to “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child” who survives abortion as he or she would to “any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”… Network coverage of this vote in the first 24 hours? Zero on ABC, CBS, and NBC….

Everyone Agrees that Life Begins at Conceptionc, by Thomas Ascik

By Thomas Ascik, Crisis Magazine – I can’t find anyone—including Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion media—who disagrees about what science has to say about the beginning of human life… What, you say that the March for Life caused the publishing of several public statements and articles that lambasted the “junk” and “debunked” science of pro-lifers and offered “existing science” as a substitute?

Woman Who Survived Being Aborted: I’m ‘Living Proof’ Born-Alive Act is Necessary, by Lisa Bourne

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Democrats tried to obscure the issue from the Senate floor as well, Sasse said… “We heard, I think, six floor speeches from opponents of my legislation,” he said, “and I think four of them were filled with just this blatant nonsense that had nothing to do with anything that was in the text of the bill.”… Ohden addressed this in her conversation with the Fox News network Tuesday morning… “And the Democrats continue to say things like this [law] is unnecessary,” she said. “I’m living proof that this is necessary.”

Pro-Abortion Push Boosts Pro-Life Cause, Poll Finds, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN New – A Marist Poll released Monday, Feb. 25, shows a dramatic shift in Americans’ attitudes toward abortion within the last month, with 47 percent of respondents now self-identifying as “pro-life.” The most dramatic change has been among Democrats, who moved from 20 percent pro-life in January, to 34 percent in the most recent study.

Ten U.S. ‘Catholic’ Senators Just Voted To Allow Babies To Die

Complicit Clergy – The Senate in an evening vote Feb. 25 failed to advance a measure sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, that would have required babies born alive after an abortion to be given medical attention and “the same protection of law as any newborn.”.. The vote to bring the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act forward was 53-44. Sixty votes were needed to invoke cloture and cut off a filibuster of the measure, which Sasse’s press office said was co-sponsored by half the Senate.

Want to Kill a Baby? Call It a ‘Fetus’, by Liberty McArtor

By Liberty McArtor, The Stream – It’s now clearer than ever that “safe abortion care” and “constitutionally protected rights” are really about the ability to kill unwanted offspring, plain and simple… By the abortion camp’s own accepted definition, this baby is no longer a “fetus” or a “pregnancy.” It’s a human being, because it’s been born. And who could argue refusing medical treatment to that tiny, helpless human being?

Trump Slams Democrats for Blocking Bill to Stop Infanticide: “They Don’t Mind Executing Babies After Birth”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Monday to criticize Senate Democrats for blocking a bill to stop infanticide… “Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth,” he tweeted. “This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”

What You Need to Know About Planned Parenthood, by Lila Rose

By Lila Rose, PragerU – What does Planned Parenthood really do? What do they actually stand for? President and founder of Live Action, Lila Rose, lays out everything you need to know about Planned Parenthood.

All 6 Democratic Presidential Candidates Vote for Infanticide, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – There is no spin that can be put on this. No justification. No explanation that softens the blow. On February 25, 44 Democrat senators, including all 6 declared presidential candidates, voted against the Born Alive Protection Act. Put another way, they voted for infanticide.

Only 3 Democrat Senators Vote for Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Abortion, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal – The Senate voted 53-44 in favor of legislation that would protect survivors of abortion, falling short of the necessary 60 votes to proceed as Democrats blocked the bill when only three of them joined Republicans… Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania were the only Democrats to vote for the bill. All other 44 Democratic senators voted against the bill.

Shawn Carney: Planned Parenthood Is Rated R

By Shawn Carney, Townhall – It’s official: The Unplanned movie has been rated R… Unplanned tells the beautiful story of her journey out of the abortion industry. The movie is entertaining, fast-paced, educational and well done, but the journey does not, as the media and many politicians do, ignore the barbaric nature that is abortion. It shows not one but two abortions.

Cong. Bob Latta: Shame on Democrats for Repeatedly Blocking Legislation to Save Babies From Infanticide

By Cong. Bob Latta, LifeNews – there are a few times where a comment from a member of Congress or a governor has stopped me in my tracks. That happened recently when I heard Virginia Governor Ralph Northam talk about what would happen to a baby born after a failed late-term abortion. He said, “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

The Pro-Abortion Prof, the Pagan Gods, and How Hard It Can Be to Tell the Difference

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – When four Notre Dame professors led a pro-abortion discussion on campus last month, they weren’t just putting forth a doctrine of death. One of them, at least, was claiming the rights and powers of a god… My stomach lurched when I read this from Professor Karen Graubart at that meeting: I decided that I needed to have a baby. … I went to a sperm bank, which is like the center of eugenics.… I was able to get myself pregnant, have a baby, and then create a life for myself using that….

Vermont House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth, Baby “Shall Not Have Independent Rights Under Law”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Vermont House passed a radical pro-abortion bill Thursday that would keep abortions legal and unrestricted for basically any reason up to birth… Vermont House Bill 57 passed overwhelmingly in a 106-36 vote. Lawmakers also rejected 12 amendments that would have allowed some minor, common-sense abortion regulations, including parental notification for minors and counseling

Pro-Life Film ‘Unplanned’ Receives ‘R’ Rating

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – The pro-life film ‘Unplanned’ has received an R rating from…the MPAA for “some disturbing/bloody images,” leading the film’s directors to note that the rating reinforces the position that abortion is violence… The directors of ‘Unplanned,’ Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, told Movieguide that “UNPLANNED is an ‘R’ rated film which has no MPAA cautions for profanity, nudity, sex or violence … except for violence directly associated with the abortion process.”… “Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence,” the directors added.

President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump today finalized an administrative rule that would partially defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and deprive it of as much as $60 million in taxpayer dollars. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

Human Rights are Human Rights. They Apply to Everyone. by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council – ….this week, when an “exclusive report” from NBC News said, “The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality.” There’s just one problem. Besides the ambassador, it doesn’t seem that President Trump — or anyone else in the administration — authorized this “campaign.”

Unplanned: A Love Story for All, by Kathryn J. Lopez

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – Abby was a clinic director of a Planned Parenthood in Texas, and through a series of events — the pivotal one being a participant in an ultrasound-guided abortion — felt compelled to leave her job. Unplanned, which will be in theaters at the end of March, will naturally attract pro-life people familiar with Abby’s story. But it should draw a wider audience — it’s a love story full of hope.

Planned Parenthood President: We Kill Babies Because “We Believe in Life. It’s Being Pro-Life”

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen absurdly tries to claim the pro-life mantle, saying, “Our nurses and our clinicians are all here because we believe in life. Being pro-choice is being pro-women. It’s being pro-family. It’s being pro-community. It’s being pro-life.” What she really means is they are pro-certain types of life. Only life that has no flaws or possible abnormalities, or that arrives at the perfect maternal age, home situation, or financial time, or is wanted, or whatever other reasons a woman may come up with.

Focus on the Family to Host Pro-Life Event in NYC, Broadcast Live 4-D Ultrasounds of Preborn Babies on Jumbotrons

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Focus on the Family is hosting a major pro-life event in Times Square on May 4th called “Alive in New York.” A 12-week campaign called “See Life Clearly” will lead up to the event. On that date, in one of world’s most iconic locations, the organization will broadcast live ultrasounds of babies in the womb.

LIFENEWS: Nicholas Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million For Smearing Him

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Attorneys for Sandmann filed the lawsuit Tuesday, accusing the Washington newspaper of engaging in a “modern-day form of McCarthyism.” The lawsuit also blames CNN and NBC, “among others,” for taking part in the smear, but it does not take direct legal action against those outlets… “The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C., when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips, a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face,” the lawsuit says.

Abortion – a Reproductive Right … or a Moral Wrong?

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – If the idea of a “Christian abortionist” makes your head spin, you may want to take the opportunity this week to listen to a debate between abortionist Willie Parker and pro-life author Mike Adams… Self-described “Christian abortionist” Willie Parker has spent a good portion of his career trying to synthesize his zest for killing the unborn and his professed embrace of a Christian tradition. But the Bible is true: a man cannot serve two masters. Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries, which is sponsoring the Parker-Adams debate this week.

Doctor to Perform Live 4D Ultrasound at Pro-Life Event in NYC’s Times Square

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – In New York City’s Times Square, on May 4, the pro-life group Focus on the Family (FOTF) will present a live, 4D ultrasound of an unborn baby as part of the pro-family event Alive from New York… At the event, which will also include speakers and live music, a doctor will perform the 4D ultrasound – four-dimensional images – which allows viewers to see a baby moving around in his mother’s womb and potentially kicking, sucking his (or her) thumb, yawning and even smiling.

Former Planned Parenthood Manager Saw the Devastation of Abortion and Now She’s a Pro-Life Advocate, by K.V. Turley

By K.V. Turley, LifeSiteNews – On the trolley in the middle of the room was a woman prepared for the medical procedure. Into the room came another woman, the person tasked with carrying out that procedure… As the visitor watched, she was struck by two things: the fact that no one spoke to the woman lying on the trolley in the middle of the room; and that the darkness all around was intended to conceal the identity of the other woman whom the visitor assumed was a doctor… Then it began: the noise of the suction machine, followed by a sickening thud as human remains hit the tubing and passed into a large glass jar.

Standup Guy: NFL Star Ben Watson Donates Ultrasound to New Orleans Ministry to Save Infants, by Cortney O’Brien

By Cortney O’Brien, TownHall – All around good guy Benjamin Watson, who finished out his football career last year with the New Orleans Saints, made a moving donation to a New Orleans pregnancy center. Along with his family, Watson donated an ultrasound machine to the New Orleans-based ministry of Baptist Community Health Services (BCHS) in the fall.

Planned Parenthood Called Patty Murray, Who Defended Infanticide, a “Champion.” Bankrolled Her Campaign

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A senator for Washington state since 1992, Murray’s biggest campaign donors include pro-abortion groups. In fact, EMILY’S List, a group dedicated to electing pro-abortion women to Congress, is Murray’s biggest campaign donor, with contributions totaling $610,621, according to Open Secrets… Additionally, Planned Parenthood’s PAC gave Murray a total of $48,033 in the past two decades, according to Open Secrets. This includes $13,391 in 2016, $200 in 2014, $10,249 in 2010, $1,250 in 2008, $1,200 in 2006, $11,750 in 2004 and $9,993 in 1998.

The Man Who Gave His Consent to Be Born

By Tom Gilson, a Sr. Editor, The Stream – But there really was a child who was born by His own consent. His parents never guaranteed Him any property. In fact He never owned any at all, to the day He died. His parents didn’t guarantee Him a good life, either; no such luck. This was a man who had “no place to lay His head.” He was constantly under pressure from enemies who wanted Him killed. In the end, though, it was a friend, of all people, who betrayed Him. He died horribly, painfully, humiliatingly at a very young age.

Abortion Lobby Shows Its Hand: How Far It’ll Go to Protect Roe (Locked in an Endless Battle)

By Marissa Mayer,  Alliance Defending Freedom – That’s why, ever since the Supreme Court created a constitutional right to abortion in 1973, abortion activists and the pro-life movement have been locked in an endless legal debate over everything related to abortion. Informed consent, safety regulations, ultrasounds, parental notification, fetal pain, first trimester abortions, webcam abortions, second trimester abortions, fetal viability, partial-birth abortions, freedom of conscience for doctors and nurses, pro-life speech, insurance plans and abortion-inducing drugs, taxpayer-funded abortions… and the list goes on and on.

UK Doctors Perform Prenatal Surgery on Child With a Birth Defect

Catholic News Agency – The mother, 26-year-old Bethan Simpson, learned during a routine 20-week scan late last year that Elouise had spina bifida, a condition that affects the spinal cord and backbone and can lead to many complications, including an inability to walk… Her doctors spoke with her about her options; abortion was one of them… “I physically couldn’t bring myself to consider termination…”