Pro-Life

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.

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…”

Democrats Will Soon be Forced to Go on Record About Whether They Support Infanticide, by Rachel Del Guidice

By Rachel Del Guidice, LifeNews – Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for green-lighting a Senate roll call vote on Feb. 25 for Sasse’s legislation protecting abortion survivors… “I want to thank the majority leader for scheduling this vote so that every American can know where their senator stands on the issue of infanticide,” Sasse said in a statement released Thursday.  “A lot of senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy. Well, here’s the chance for them to prove it.”

A Window of Hope, by Kathryn J. Lopez

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – In so many ways, it really is that simple. Mother and child. New life. Expectation. Abortion isn’t a political issue; it isn’t a women’s issue. It’s about our basic humanity, the most precious resource there is… I haven’t gone in to ask, but I assume the people who run Hatch on Bleecker Street aren’t trying to make a bold pro-life statement in their window. But they couldn’t have a healthier message. Mama. That’s what the woman is. She has a baby. And that’s now the focus. That’s what we need to rally around.

Live Ultrasounds Will Be Shown in Times Square to Show How Unborn Babies are Human Beings, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – New Yorkers will be given the chance to see the value of life in the womb this May when Focus on the Family hosts a live, 4D ultrasound display in Times Square… Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family (said) he hopes the powerful image will help people realize the radical political “overreach” of New York’s new pro-abortion law… “I think what’s happened in New York and Virginia has prompted a response,” Daly said. “These politicians that have overreached, in our opinion, when it comes to reshaping the abortion debate.”

Shawn Carney: Racism & Abortion

By Shawn Carney, President, 40 Days for Life – Somehow, Ralph Northam is still the governor of Virginia… Abortion advocates rushed to defend Northam after he endorsed infanticide on a recent radio interview. But when racist photos from his medical school yearbook page hit the internet, even staunch supporters called for his resignation… The connection between racism and abortion is nothing new. After all, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a notorious racist who even appeared at a speaking engagement for…the KKK.

President Trump: “Susan B. Anthony’s Pursuit for Equal Rights Demands Respect for Unborn Babies”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump today marked the birthday of pro-life women’s suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony. In his proclamation, Trump said her pursuit for equal rights and equality for women also included respect for all human life — including unborn children…. “Today, we commemorate the birthday of Susan B. Anthony, an American champion of civil liberties and women’s rights. Susan B. Anthony was a steadfast advocate for the founding principles of our Nation. She advocated tirelessly for life, liberty, and equality for all Americans….”

Nurse Who Held Baby Born Alive After Abortion: Virginia Governor Described ‘Exactly What Happens’, by Lisa Bourne

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Stanek discussed the fallout in a recent interview with LifeSiteNews, where she also recalled her experience of learning that the faith-based Chicago-area hospital where she worked in the late 1990’s was leaving children born from botched abortions to die… It was while she was a registered nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn in 1999 that she discovered the hospital was involved in late-term abortions, Stanek recounted… “Sometimes babies survived the abortion procedure,” she said, “and if they survived, they were allowed to die without any medical intervention whatsoever.”…

Satanic Temple Loses Abortion Religious Freedom Case in Missouri

CNA/EWTN NEWS – The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge against an informed consent abortion law from a self-described Satanic Temple adherent who claimed the state violated her religious beliefs… Chief Justice Zell M. Fischer, writing in a concurring opinion, said that the U.S. Supreme Court “has made it clear that state speech is not religious speech solely because it ‘happens to coincide’ with a religious tenet,” St. Louis Public Radio reports.

Abortion’s Devastating Impact Upon Black Americans, by Arthur Goldberg

By Arthur Goldberg, Public Discourse – Abortion cannot be allowed on economic, social, or racial grounds—to afford a higher standard of living, for the convenience of uncommitted relationships, or because a minority racial group is involved… When Stacey Abrams lost her bid for Georgia governor last November, she explained away her loss with the common liberal talking point that racism deprived her fellow African-Americans and other minorities of their fundamental right to vote. Her campaign was largely focused on turning out the minority vote.

SHOCK WAVES…STILL! Watch Abortion Survivors Tell Their Stories, Blast Late-Term Abortion Bills

By Grace Carr, The Stream – Three abortion survivors told their stories on Fox and Friends Monday morning, and reacted to comments from Virginia’s governor supporting late-term abortion as well as attempts in a number of states to legalize abortion until birth…. Abortion survivors Melissa Ohden, the founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, along with Josiah Presley and Claire Culwelljoined Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt to discuss their personal stories.

Louisiana AG Landry Confident His State Will Remain Pro-Life, by J.M. Phelps

By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – Notwithstanding a current legal battle, Louisiana remains one of the most pro-life states in the nation – and a determined attorney general plans to keep it that way… While Chief Justice John Roberts appears to have become the Supreme Court’s new swing vote, he split away last week from the court’s other conservative justices and his previous position on abortion, joining the liberal bloc in halting a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospital facilities.

OBGYN Who Delivered 5,000 Babies: Abortion is “Never” Necessary to Protect a Woman’s Health

By Grace Carr, LifeNews – Doctor and Kansas Rep. Roger W. Marshall wrote an op-ed saying there aren’t any reasons why a late-term abortion is necessary to protect a woman’s health… “To this day, I can’t think of a single scenario where I thought a late-term abortion would help to improve a woman’s mental health,” Marshall wrote in a Monday op-ed published by Fox News. “Contrary to the pro-abortion movement, regardless of the mother’s underlying medical health, I never saw the scenario where we had to choose between a mom’s life and a baby,” Marshall wrote.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Abortion Extremism Revealed

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “Baby.” “Ripped from the mother’s womb.” “Living, feeling, beautiful babies.” “Innocent life.” Not a single euphemism in sight. What an extraordinary thing to hear the President of the United States highlighting the humanity of the unborn baby, and calling out pro-abortion extremism, in such clear, unambiguous language before all the nation (and indeed the world!).

Chris Woodward: Heritage Sees Silver Lining in SCOTUS Blocking Abortion Law

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – A public policy group says it’s highly likely the Supreme Court will review a lower court’s ruling on a Louisiana abortion law that’s been making the rounds in courts for more than four years… The 2014 law in Louisiana sought to require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Texas, but the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has more recently ruled in favor of Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act” (Act 620).

Pete Baklinski: Names of Aborted Baby Parts Traffickers to Remain Secret in David Daleiden Case: Judge

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews – A California judge decided today that the 14 “secret” pro-abortion “Does” named as accusers in 15 criminal charges brought against pro-life advocates David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt in 2017 will remain sealed during the case… Judge Christopher C. Hite of the Superior Court heard arguments today regarding what kind of evidence will be allowed in an upcoming preliminary hearing for Daleiden…

He Stabbed His Girlfriend’s Stomach to Kill Her Baby, Won’t be Charged Because of New York’s Abortion Law

By Bill Donohue, LifeNews – Hobson killed both the woman and her baby. He was immediately charged with two crimes, but the charge for killing her baby was subsequently dropped: it was noted that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new abortion law provides no penalties for the killing of unborn children; abortion was removed from the criminal code and inserted into the public health law. Cuomo has not commented on what he has wrought.

Reggie Littlejohn: New York’s Abortion Law is More Barbaric Than China’s Practices

By Reggie Littlejohn, The Stream, – At the time, “Best Practices — Infanticide” constituted a compelling testimony against the brutal enforcement of China’s One Child Policy…. Never did I imagine that ten years later, a law in New York, and a proposed law in Virginia, would allow procedures more extreme even than those required by the Chinese Communist Party under the One Child Policy.

Kathryn J. Lopez: An Escape From Toxic Politics

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Patriot Post – I’ve been thinking a lot about the women who get lost in our debates about abortion, and the children of those women. The Democratic Party appears to be doubling down on brutality. If an unborn child survives an attempted abortion and is delivered alive, even then, her life is not worthy of protection? The governor of Virginia – a doctor! – said as much the day before he became embroiled in that state’s blackface scandal.

MUST WATCH! Survivors of Abortions Share Their Stories Amid Controversial New Bills in N.Y., VT, R.I. and VA

FOX News, Feb. 10, 2019 – 5:55 – Melissa Ohden, Josiah Presley and Claire Culwell share their abortion survival stories.

LET’S RECAP! New York is Celebrating Abortion up to Birth (Video)

By Brian Fisher, Human Coalition – As New York celebrates the impending deaths of defenseless preborn children through the RHA (Reproductive Health Act), help us reach women who are at-risk to abort. Rescue preborn children, and restore our culture to one that values life by donating to Human Coalition… Planned Parenthood and its government allies are working harder than ever to promote abortion. Their most recent annual report shows excess revenues increased to $244.8 million and government funding increased to $563.8 million.

Lauren Enriquez: After Ralph Northam, The ‘Bodily Autonomy’ Argument For Abortion Is Shot

By Lauren Enriquez, The Federalist – The new national debate over the legality and morality of infanticide may have just unraveled what was left of the bodily autonomy argument. First, the abortion industry’s most powerful ally—the Democrat Party—has spearheaded legislation that would allow abortion until the point of birth (which is now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia), and sanction infanticide when a so-called unwanted child emerged from her mother’s body.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Responds to Pelosi’s Climate Committee: Does Protecting God’s Creation Include Babies?

By Randy DeSoto, The Western Journal – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley questioned whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s commitment to protecting God’s creation extended to include babies… On Thursday, Pelosi tweeted, “We have a moral responsibility to protect God’s creation for generations to come. That is why today, we named members to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. #ActOnClimate.”… Haley replied, “Does God’s creation not include protecting babies as well Madame Speaker? A committee on that issue would be welcome.”

Katherine Rodriguez: Man Accused of Murdering Pregnant Girlfriend Escapes Abortion Charge Due to NY Law

By Katherine Rodriguez, Breitbart – A Queens, New York, man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend had initially faced an abortion allegation as well, but prosecutors spared him that charge due to New York’s recently passed pro-abortion law… a spokeswoman for the Queens District Attorney’s Office told the Post that there is no such abortion charge under the current “law as it exists today” because the charge “was repealed by the Legislature.”

One Democrat Stood When Trump Called for Banning Late-Term Abortions: Because They’re “Horrific”

By Grace Carr, LifeNews – Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin stood and cheered a call to ban late-term abortions during President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night State of the Union address… Manchin was one of the few Democratic legislators attending the event who applauded the president’s call to action. Republican lawmakers stood and clapped vigorously, while a majority of Democrats remained in their seats.

Pete Baklinski: The 14 Names of Body Parts’ Traffickers Planned Parenthood Wants to Keep Secret in Daleiden Case 

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNew – A California judge will decide on Monday if the 14 “secret” pro-abortion “Does” named as accusers in 15 criminal charges brought against pro-life advocate David Daleiden in 2017 will be revealed… Judge Christopher C. Hite of the Superior Court of California in San Francisco heard arguments January 28 from Daleiden’s legal team for why Daleiden’s accusers should be named… Daleiden, 30, is the undercover journalist and director of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) who in 2015 released grisly videos (watch here) allegedly exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal harvesting and sale for profit of body parts from aborted babies.

Hospitals Implement Do Not Resuscitate Orders Without Parental Consent. States are Working to Change That With Simon’s Law, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Sheryl Crosier’s son died when he was three months old. He had been diagnosed with Trisomy 18. While complications from the syndrome can be fatal, some patients live years after the diagnosis… His doctors had a different idea of how long he should live… In Simon Crosier’s case, doctors placed a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, along with a “comfort feeds” order in his medical chart. They didn’t ask or tell either parent. Simon passed away on December 3, 2010. Read his heartbreaking story here.

The Pro-Abortion Legacy of a Prestigious Catholic Prep School

By Anne Hendershott, Crisis Magazine – In what is becoming yet another scandal for the Catholic Church, Rhode Island’s governor, Gina Raimondo, joined a growing list of Catholic lawmakers embracing a woman’s access to late-term abortion. A graduate of Providence’s Catholic college prep school La Salle Academy, an institution that describes itself as “rich in history and grounded in the tradition of Catholic education,” Raimondo has the dubious distinction of being the most pro-abortion governor the State has ever elected…

Steven Ertelt: House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Third Time

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – This is the fourth 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 — three times in the House and once in the Senate… “Before the entire House, (Minority Whip Steve Scalise) asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide?” Scalise asked on Twitter following the denial.

John Roberts Joins Liberal Justices as Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press, Washington Times – A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights… The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals… Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case… President Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh, were among the four conservative members of the court who would have allowed the law to take effect.

Supreme Court Stops Enforcement of Pro-Life Louisiana Law After Roberts Joins Pro-Abortion Minority

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court barred enforcement of a Louisiana law called the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act on a five to four vote Thursday night… Pro-abortion attorneys argued that the Louisiana law should be ruled unconstitutional under the precedent of Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The Texas law required abortionists to have admitting privileges and required abortion clinics to meet the same standard as ambulatory surgical centers. However, the Louisiana law did not require clinics to meet the ambulatory center requirements.

Lauretta Brown: SCOTUS Faces Potential Test on Abortion as Louisiana Law Is Halted for Review

By Lauretta Brown, Townhall – Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito temporarily halted a Louisiana abortion law late Friday which had been set to go into effect Monday. The law is halted through Thursday and Alito noted in his brief order that the Justices need time to review the filings in the case and the order “does not reflect any view regarding the merits of the petition for a writ of certiorari that applicants represent they will file.”

George Weigel: The Moral Depravity of Andrew Cuomo & Friends

By George Weigel, Denver Catholic – Of all the obscenities surrounding Governor Cuomo’s January 22 signing of a bill whose title (“The Reproductive Health Act”) would make George Orwell gag, the most cringe-inducing was the signing ceremony itself. You can watch it on YouTube, if you’ve the stomach for it… The ceremony is replete with the self-congratulatory political blather to which many of us have become inured. What is truly sickening is the unholy glee with which Cuomo signed this sordid bill — a demonic mirth shared by the other miscreants on the platform with him.

Michael Brown: Evangelicals, Trump, Abortion, and the State of the Union

By Michael Brown, The Stream – You could sum up in one word why many evangelicals voted for Donald Trump: abortion. It is therefore highly significant that it was Trump who made what might well be the strongest pro-life statement ever in a State of the Union address… But Trump took things to another level by rebuking the celebration of New York’s new abortion law and Virginia Gov. Northam’s infanticide comments. The President minced no words.

Hadley Arkes: The Rediscovery of the Born-Alive Act

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – Of course, it could not be. The aim of that bill is to restore the penalties that had been stripped away from the original bill, the “Born-Alive Infants’ Protection Act of 2002.” That earlier bill sought to plant in the law this key premise: that a child who is born alive, surviving an abortion, has the same claim as any other human being to the protection of the law…

Little Hope for Pain Capable Bill in D.C.

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Mallory Quigley of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List tells OneNewsNow the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has been the groups “top legislative priority” for the last few years… One obstacle, she says, is a 60-vote requirement for passage in the U.S. Senate. A second obstacle is the rabidly pro-abortion House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi… “And now with Speaker Pelosi just dead-set on a pro-abortion agenda in the house,” says Quigley, “it’s an uphill battle for that legislation.”

Fr. Roger Landry: A Nation That Destroys Its Infants Destroys the Common Good

By Fr. Roger Landry, EWTN News – While stating that “to take care of life exacts doing so during the whole of life, and up to the end … [and giving] attention to the conditions of life: health, education, work opportunities and so on,” Francis nevertheless underlined that “the defense of life has its fulcrum in the reception of the one generated and who is still protected in the maternal womb, enveloped in the mother’s womb as in one loving embrace that unites them.”

Pelosi Sits, Scowls, Shakes Head as Trump Says: ‘Let Us Work Together to Build a Culture That Cherishes Innocent Life’

By CNSNews.com Staff – She grimaced when President Trump said: “Let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children–born and unborn–are made in the holy image of God.”… Here is the transcript of what President Donald Trump said in the state of the union about innocent life: “There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days…. “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.

Micaiah Bilger: Planned Parenthood Launches New Sex Ed Videos Targeting 4 to 9-Year-Old Kids

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortion activists are pushing their irresponsible sex agenda on younger and younger children… This week, Planned Parenthood and several partner groups launched a new YouTube channel with sex education videos designed for children as young as 4… “Amaze jr.” advertises itself as a tool to help parents of young children “have healthy conversations” about their bodies, sex and gender.

‘Resist Infanticide Rally’ in Virginia Draws Hundreds of Pro-Lifers, by Zoey Maraist

By Zoey Maraist, Catholic Herald – Anger and disgust over comments by Virginia politicians supporting abortion even when a woman is delivering her baby inspired hundreds of people with two days’ notice to attend the pro-life Resist Infanticide Rally outside South County High School in Lorton on February 2.

Media Called Out for Shrugging Off Baby-Killing Comments, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Terry Schilling, executive director for American Principles Project, says that when Republicans make a gaffe or misstatement, the media devises campaigns against them — but not so with Democrats… “They come up with things like ‘Republican War Against Women,’ but when it comes to Democrats,” says Schilling, “when they’re openly talking about infanticide, as we saw with Governor Ralph Northam, it becomes a one-day hit and they put it under the rug almost immediately.”

Sen. Murray Stops Bill to Prohibit Infanticide, by Emily Ward 

By Emily Ward , CNSNews – On Monday night, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) used her authority to table a bill in the Senate that would have prohibited the killing of a child that survives an abortion and instituted penalties for any health worker who killed or tried to kill a baby that survived an abortion… The legislation, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, was introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). When Sasse, on the Senate floor, asked for unanimous consent for the bill to move forward to committee, Sen. Murray objected and did not give her consent. As a result, the bill was stopped.

Congresswomen in White Sit Stone-Faced as Chamber Cheers Trump’s Call to Ban Late-Term Abortion, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – An enduring image from the 2019 State of the Union address: a bloc of Democratic congresswomen, dressed in “suffragette white,” sitting in stony silence as colleagues cheered President Trump’s request for “Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”

BREAKING: Trump Blasts Democrats’ Abortion Extremism in State of the Union, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – “There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” he said. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth.”

Trump Administration Moves to Protect Religious Adoption, Foster-Care Providers, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, The Stream – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently made a move that could be significant for religious child-welfare providers who face federal and state regulations that conflict with their deeply held beliefs when it comes to placing children with same-sex couples. HHS granted a religious exemption to a non-discrimination regulation for faith-based foster-care agencies in South Carolina.

Vote for Life, Says Film Producer: Plan to See Unplanned on March 29, by Tom Gilson

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – Want to raise a voice for life that people will pay attention to? Then put it on your calendar today to see the groundbreaking new pro-life movie Unplanned when it opens the weekend of March 29.

OPINION: The Church and the Abortion Capital, by Ross Douthat

By Ross Douthat, New York Times – In a sense it’s not surprising that a renewed debate about abortion would begin in New York State, which passed a law last week — since imitated, to more controversy, by Virginia Democrats — ratifying the right to kill human beings in utero in the third trimester… Almost 50 years ago, in 1970, New York passed the nation’s most liberal abortion law, a template for the Roe v. Wade decision two years later. And the state has a justifiable reputation as (to quote a 2005 New York magazine story) “the abortion capital of America” — with a strong pro-choice consensus and high abortion rates.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Satan Always Overplays His Hand

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Blog – Those videos of Planned Parenthood people selling baby body parts? You thought they did not have enough impact. They did have impact. They were part of a larger plan of exposure orchestrated not by individuals, but by a greater power. The virulent, violent and bloodthirsty campaign of the Democrat politicians to legalize partial birth abortion and the slide into infanticide?… The devil has overplayed his hand. The Democrat party has blood on their hands and this is not going to go away. They are now the infanticide party, and America and the world has finally seen the crime of abortion for what it is.

The Catholic Thing: Two (writers) on Abortion

Michael Pakaluk and Tony Francois, The Catholic Thing – When I teach about abortion, I start with a poll. “How many of you believe that abortion is legal only for the first three months of pregnancy?”  All the students raise their hands – naturally enough, because this is what the media has repeatedly told them… I then go to my computer, connected to an overhead projector, and search on “late-term abortion near me.”  The search comes up with clinics in one’s own neighborhood offering abortions up to 24 or even 36 weeks…

‘Choice’ Words for Infanticide, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – She sat in the dirty utility room, rocking him back and forth. He was tiny, barely 10 inches long when the doctors delivered him. His parents didn’t want to hold him, she was told. So for 45 minutes — the only 45 minutes he would have on earth — Jill (Stanek) cradled him, watching his chest rise and fall. Surrounded by the hospital’s stained sheets and trash, his body fell quiet, another victim of live-birth abortion. The last, she decided, she would ever witness.

CNSNews: Planned Parenthood – Which Donated $3M to Va. Gov. Ralph Northam’s Campaign – Calls on Him to Resign

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called on Northam to resign Friday after he admitted to appearing in the racist photo but didn’t specify which one he was… “As the nation’s largest provider of reproductive health care, we have a responsibility to advocate for our patients, and to provide everyone who walks through our doors with compassionate health care. There is no place for Gov. Ralph Northam’s racist actions or language. He must step down as Governor. The people of Virginia need to be able to trust that their leaders will fight for them, and support policies that protect their health, safety and value their communities. Gov. Northam’s actions have put that in doubt,” Wen said in a statement on Twitter.

The Northam Debacle, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, American Spectator – The liberal apoplexy about the Northam debacle is a reminder that the Democrats obsess not over sound policies but the preservation of politically useful images. They don’t want to lose any ground to a president whom they routinely smear as a racist. They live in dread fear of losing a monopoly on the black vote, a monopoly based not upon substantive achievements but on the successful manipulation of identity politics.

Democrats Outraged Against Gov. Northam — For Only Half the Right Reasons

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – Democrats are outraged by Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s past racism. And about his inability to get his story straight: Did he or did he not dress in a Klan get-up or black-face three decades ago, when he was in med school? Then there’s his admitted black-face Michael Jackson costume shortly after graduating from med school… They should be mad. We all should be. But only a couple of days earlier, Democrats and their allies in the media were rallying around Northam for his defense of infanticide.

How Do We Respond to New York’s New Abortion Law? by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – The state of New York recently passed a law that guarantees women the “right” to have an abortion right up to birth at full term. The videos of this bill being passed are heartbreaking — a roomful of men and women clapping and cheering for the abortion of unborn children… I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was deeply, deeply saddened by this outcome. But what can we possibly do in the face of so much evil?… Of course, we can pray. We must pray. We can and should fast, too, in whatever way that we are able.

Cardinal Dolan Gets Canon Law Wrong on Abortion, by Monica M. Miller

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis Magazine – I have already discussed the problem of Dolan’s inaction, and the inaction of bishops generally, when it comes to the scandal of pro-abortion Catholic politicians. However on the same Fox and Friends broadcast, Dolan made further egregious errors to which a response needs to be made. Towards the end of the broadcast the cardinal answered the following question submitted by a viewer: “What is the Church’s stance on a mother who gets an abortion?”

Every Single Democrat Running for President Against Donald Trump is Pro-Abortion! by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The line of Democrats hoping to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 keeps growing, but the variety of faces does not mean a variety of positions on the abortion issue… So far, every single Democrat who has announced a presidential campaign is pro-abortion… “As the party moves further to the left on abortion, pushing for fewer restrictions and more public funding, it has become almost unthinkable for a pro-life Democrats to make a national run,” the Washington Examiner reports…

Katrina Trinko: Senate Democrat Blocks Infanticide Ban

By Katrina Trinko, Daily Signal – Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blocked Monday night Republican Sen. Ben Sasse’s push to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act by unanimous consent… The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act states that “If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws” and would require health care professionals to care for the child and take the child to a hospital… “We have laws against infanticide in this country. This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object,” said Murray, per The Hill.

CNA: Louisiana Law Regulating Abortion Facilities May Head to US Supreme Court

By Catholic News Agency – Abortion rights’ advocates have asked the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals… The bipartisan law, known as the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, or Act 620, was effectively upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Jan. 18 when it rejected a petition to rehear a challenge to the law… A three-judge panel of the court had already upheld Act 620 in September 2018.

Kevin Daley: Supreme Court Will Decide (This) Week on Pro-Life Louisiana Law That Could Close Abortion Clinics

By Kevin Daley, LifeNews – The Supreme Court will delay its decision as to whether a Louisiana abortion law can take effect… The Louisiana measure — which was scheduled to take effect Monday — requires that physicians conducting abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital… In a short order issued Friday night, Justice Samuel Alito said the Court would block implementation of Louisiana’s law until Feb. 7 because the justices need time to review court filings from each party. The last of those filings was submitted on Friday morning.

Media Misses: Bias Exposed Over Abortion Extremism (Video)

By Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal – Few topics bring out media bias more than the issue of abortion. This week was a perfect example of that… Virginia state Delegate Kathy Tran, a Democrat from Fairfax County, introduced a bill that, the lawmaker acknowledged Monday, would allow abortions to be performed as a woman is giving birth… Then Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, followed this up with a defense of the bill Wednesday that actually managed to seem more extreme than the original proposal.

Kathryn J. Lopez: Message and Meaning in a Chaotic Time

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – Not everything is about Donald Trump, the next presidential election or politics in general. Not everything has to do with right and left and Republicans and Democrats… When it comes to abortion, there seems to be a new breeze blowing, bringing moments of clarity and even newfound transparency… It started with the new president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, talking about how providing abortion access remains part of the organization’s core mission. She seemed unashamed to say the a-word, a word that for years pro-choice activists have largely suppressed, opting for euphemisms instead.

Steve Jordahl: Media Shrugs After VA Gov Describes How to Kill a Baby

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – It’s hard to miss the outrage surrounding the radical abortion bills in New York and now in Virginia – that is unless you’re the mainstream media…. On the heels of New York’s flagrant infanticide law, a statement by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northum (pictured above) sickened pro-lifers and left abortion defenders dithering to defend his defense of controversial legislation… “The infant would be delivered,” Northum, a former pediatric neurologist, said in a radio interview.

Dov Fischer: On Abortion, Killing, Murder, Tearing Limbs, Throwing Out Heads, and Personal Responsibility

By Dov Fischer, American Spectator – We now have states like New York racing to expand their abortion-on-demand laws, in anticipation that the United States Supreme Court soon will revisit Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and overturn all of part of it, finding finally that the opinion was fabricated injudiciously, using hokey reasoning and specious legal precedent to arrive at a politically predetermined conclusion… When Justice Ginsburg or Breyer steps down and is replaced by a Constitutional Originalist, Roe v. Wade presumably will be aborted on the federal landscape, but states still will be allowed to permit abortions in their jurisdictions if they so please.

New Movie Tells Story of Abortion Clinic Worker Turned Pro-Life Advocate (Watch Trailer)

Catholic News Agency – A movie chronicling the conversion of a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who became a pro-life advocate will be released in theaters nationwide on March 29… A trailer for the film Unplanned, which tells the story of Abby Johnson, was released on Thursday… Based off Johnson’s book of the same name, Unplanned recounts her experiences in the abortion industry. After being first approached at an on-campus activities fair, Johnson began volunteering at Planned Parenthood as a clinic escort. After graduation, she took a job with the company and eventually became the director of the Bryan, Texas clinic. In 2008, she was named as the clinic’s employee of the year.

Ben Shapiro: Recent Abortion Bills Blow Left’s ‘A Baby Is Not a Baby’ Abortion ‘Argument to Smithereens’

By Michael Morris, CNS News – Ben Shapiro called out the left on their recent legislative proposals on abortion, saying that the recent abortion bills blow the left’s “a baby is not a baby” abortion “argument to smithereens.”… “But what the left is acknowledging is that they believe the same thing in reverse. They believe that it is just as morally unproblematic to kill a baby that is fully formed as it is to kill a baby at eight weeks, which blows their entire argument to smithereens because their argument has been, ‘A baby is not a baby. That’s why you can kill it.’”

Primetime CNN, MSNBC Ignore Virginia Dems Supporting Late, Post-Term Abortions

By Curtis Houck, National Right to Life – There were crickets in large swaths of the liberal media on Wednesday as the left’s attempt to advance late-term abortion measures took an even more gruesome turn as pediatric neurologist and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) articulated on WTOP-FM support for infanticide if parents decide with physicians to not provide care to a delivered child if deemed unviable.

THE MASK IS OFF! The Governor of Virginia: Let’s be Civil About Killing Newborns

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – For those who question whether abortion is really “baby killing,” the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has left us no doubt. Not only does he advocate the possible killing of a newborn baby, he wants us to be “civil” when discussing it…. This is reminiscent of Nazi leaders discussing the slaughter of Jewish children, women, and men in icy, dispassionate terms the way an accountant would discuss balancing the books. Such is the face of evil…. This, of course, is the deadly and logical progression of the spirit of abortion.

Lisa Bourne: Rhode Island’s Catholic Democratic Gov. Backs Abortion Bill Overturning All Pro-Life Laws

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Following the lead of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rhode Island’s pro-abortion Catholic governor supports what amounts to unrestricted abortion written into her state’s law… “I write in strong support of House Bill 5127, which would enshrine the important provisions of Roe v. Wade in state law,” wrote Governor Gina Raimondo (D) in a Jan. 29 letter to Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary Robert Craven.

To Anyone Who Thinks the Ralph Northam Controversy Is Insignificant, by Bruce Ashford

By Bruce Ashford, Daily Signal – Thus, only a few years after the civil rights movement had expanded protection of human dignity, seven lawyers chose to bypass the legislature to rule that an entire class of human beings—unborn babies—will not be guaranteed justice and equality… The effects have been catastrophic, with Roe v. Wade functioning like an environmental disaster on the moral ecology of our nation… The worst effects have been felt by the unborn beings who die violently in the womb during the act of abortion. Indeed, an unborn baby in a medical facility enjoys less legal protection in America than an endangered species of bird.

Opinion: John Zmirak: Andrew Cuomo and ‘Everyone Who Voted for Him Deserves Excommunication’ for NY Abortion Law

By Robert Kraychik, Breitbart – John Zmirak (recalled)… “The pro-life movement was actually quite strong in New York until the last 15 years, and that’s what’s really interesting to me. The pro-life cause was actually 50-50 in New York until quite recently, and what changed it was immigration. What’s changing it everywhere is immigration.”… “What upsets me the most about the Catholic bishops is that they support mass immigration for their own reasons,” said Zmirak. “That makes it impossible to protect the lives of unborn children in one state after another state after another state, and Cardinal Dolan in New York City is a big part of this.”

Rachel del Guidice: Pro-Death Advocates Are Just Getting Started

By Rachel del Guidice, CNSNews – “So where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about [to] give birth, would that still be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified?” state House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert asked Tran. “She’s dilating.”… “My bill would allow that, yes,” Tran answered.

Bishop Burbidge Responds to Governor Northam’s Extreme Abortion Comments

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington – Since the beginning of the Virginia General Assembly session on January 9, we have witnessed the introduction of extreme abortion legislation culminating in an attempt to pass a law similar to what New York recently passed. This bill rightfully failed—but I am, along with so many people of good will, distraught that this bill was introduced in the first place….

Va. Delegate Tran Says Her Bill Doesn’t Legalize Late-Term Abortion, It Just Makes It Easier

By Craig Millward, CNSNews – Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D) responded to criticism of her bill that would eliminate restrictions on abortion in Virginia and would permit abortions to be performed right up to the moment of birth, saying that her bill does “nothing to change” abortion in the latter stages of pregnancy… “I want to be very clear about what is currently allowed by Virginia law. Right now women are allowed to access an abortion in the later stages of pregnancy under certain conditions with the approval of medical doctors,”

Planned Parenthood Called Democrat Governor Who Endorsed Infanticide a “Champion,” Gave Him $3 Million

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under fire for endorsing infanticide yesterday on a radio talk show. Northam not only defended a bill in the state legislature that would legalize abortions up to birth – even if the mother is dilated — he defended infanticide during a radio show today… Northam apparently thinks it’s okay to kill a baby once the infant is fully delivered.

CANON LAWYER: Bishops Have Options for Dealing with Politicians Who Support Abortion (EWTN)

Complicit Clergy – Canon lawyer and President of The St. Joseph Foundation, Philip Gray, counsels faithful Catholics on how to defend their rights under canon law in cases of liturgical abuse, marriage, sacrament denial, and more. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

40 Days for Life CEO: If Cuomo’s Abortion Activism Doesn’t Merit Excommunication, Then What Would?

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – “The outrage has been pouring out and ranges from Protestant and Evangelicals calling out pastors who have been silent on abortion to Catholics who are calling for Gov. Cuomo, a public Catholic, to be officially excommunicated,” wrote Shawn Carney…. “If Cuomo is not excommunicated, then I as a Catholic join many in wondering what one must do or publicly advocate for in order to get excommunicated,” he added.

US Bishop Rebukes Virginia Governor for ‘Staggering’ Infanticide Remarks

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews – The staunchly pro-life Catholic Bishop of Arlington, Virginia, has strongly rebuked pro-infanticide comments made earlier this week by Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam… Bishop Michael Burbidge today called Northam’s comments a “staggering admission” that reveals just “how far abortion advocates are willing to go in taking the life of a precious child.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: The Masks Are Coming Off

By Msgr. Charles Pope – This much must also be clear: the masks are coming off and the fierce face of abortion on demand is on display. Upon Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the “Reproductive Health Act” in New York, the open celebration, the applause, the lighting of the World Trade Center spire in pink were egregious and boldly fierce—“in your face,” if you will. Now we have this shocking episode in Virginia.

New York Abortionist Sets Sights on Texas

By Texas Right to Life – Sarah Valliere is an abortionist trying to bring New York, pro-abortion attitudes to Texas – and there is a powerful abortion lobby coming with her.  The Pro-Life movement in Texas needs to be ready… Valliere outlined her agenda in her USA Today opinion piece titled, “Texas made it hard to have my abortion. With Roe at stake, I’m going home to expand access.”  Valliere is an abortionist training with the radical, New York-based group Physicians for Reproductive Health. 

Graham to Catholics: Expel Cuomo Over NY Abortion Law

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) signing of New York’s new abortion law that removes restrictions on late-term abortions and makes it legal to abort preborns until the moment of birth, Rev. Franklin Graham is calling on Catholic leaders to “take a moral stand” against the Catholic governor and excommunicate him from the Roman Catholic Church…. Graham backed Catholic leaders’ urging to excommunicate Cuomo in his re-tweet of an article where they wanted to ban the Democratic governor for his “flagrant celebration of [a] pro-abortion bill.”

National Review: Fostering a Culture of Life

By National Review, Interview – Flynn: Abortion is our national shame. Abortion destroys the lives of children but also, in many cases, the love that created them. Abortion harms mothers and fathers. And legal protection for abortion will always be an intolerable and exploitive injustice. In the Church right now, we’re trying to eradicate exploitation and injustice. That’s what so many people in the Me Too movement have tried to do too. But no matter what else we’re working for, we have to work for the unborn, because if we don’t remember them, no one else will.

Jennifer Hartline: Apparently One Gosnell Just Wasn’t Enough

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – Not to be outdone in bloodlust by New York, the state of Virginia is poised to pass its own abortion legislation that may be even worse than New York’s. (If that is possible.)… Introduced by Democrat Kathy Tran, the Repeal Act would wipe out all existing restrictions on abortions in Virginia. According to Tran, her bill would allow for a woman at full-term, in labor, to still have an abortion if the doctor deemed it “necessary” for her mental or physical health.

Tony Perkins: Where Are the Self-Proclaimed ‘Human Rights Advocates’ When It Comes to Late-Term Abortions

By Tony Perkins, CNSNews – For 40 years, America has had one of the most extreme abortion laws on the planet. Babies in the womb — boys and girls, unwanted by their families, rejected as members of the human family, have been deprived of their human rights and legal protection until the moment of birth, thanks to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. But rarely has there been the collective outrage we now see against the New York legislature and its governor, Andrew Cuomo.

BREAKING: Trump Blasts Virginia Democrats for Defending Infanticide 

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – President Donald Trump lambasted Virginia Democrats for supporting abortion up until, during, and even after birth, calling Delegate Kathy Tran’s comments on her bill permitting abortion even as a woman goes into labor “terrible.”… Virginia Governor Ralph Northam suggested in comments this morning that Tran’s bill would also allow doctors to refuse to resuscitate an infant born alive after a failed abortion “if that’s what the mother and the family desire.”

Rachel del Guidice: The Culture of Death Is Never Satisfied

By Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal – Virginia became the latest state to unabashedly attack the sanctity of human life when lawmakers this week considered a bill to legalize abortion right up to birth… The debate produced a chilling exchange between the Republican leader… and Delegate Kathy Tran, the Democrat who sponsored the abortion bill… “So where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about [to] give birth, would that still be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified?” state House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert asked Tran. “She’s dilating.”… “My bill would allow that, yes,” Tran answered.

Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life CEO: Think New York’s Abortion Law is Barbaric? Here’s What You Should Do

By Shawn Carney, LifeSiteNews – New York has sent our country a barbaric invitation to recognize the humanity of the pre-born baby lost in abortion. And that baby at 39 weeks has the same value, dignity, and humanity at 8 weeks, 16 weeks, or 24 weeks. At no point do we increase in dignity during gestation, we simply grow. Once we dehumanize a person, we become very capable of killing them and this new law puts that reality on full display.

Love Will End Abortion: Interview with Archbishop Joseph Naumann

By Jim Havens, Love Will End Abortion – Archbp. Naumann: Yeah, I think that’s true, that the way we evangelize best is by living the Gospel. I think St. Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is the perfect example. You know what, she’s probably, in my lifetime, the most powerful witness of the truth of the Gospel and really opened the hearts of many people in the world to Jesus Christ because of her work with the poorest of the poor, but also because of her bold stand for the sanctity of the life of the unborn as well. So yeah, I think when you have witnesses like that, the world takes notice.

Chris Woodward: Silence From Pulpits on Issue of Life Needs to Stop: Pastors’ Group

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Get to know your lawmakers and talk more about the life issue. That’s what the head of the American Pastors Network is recommending for clergy following New York’s passage of some of the toughest pro-abortion protections in the U.S… Last week, just days after the annual observation of “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Reproductive Health Act – which columnist Dr. Michael Brown describes as an “utterly Orwellian” name for legislation he deems “murderous” and reflective of “moral bankruptcy.”

Wesley J. Smith: A Scourge of Death Doctors

By Wesley J. Smith, American Spectator – Assisted suicide sure brings out the medical bottom feeders. Jack Kevorkian was the most notorious of these — let’s call them “death doctors” — assisting the suicides of some 130 people during the 1990s. Not only did he help sick, disabled, and (at least 5) healthy despairing people kill themselves, but he did it in a particularly crass fashion, such as having them inhale carbon monoxide from a canister in the back of his old, rusty van.

Mary Rezac: After 25 Years, What JP2’s Letter to Families Can Teach Today’s World

By Mary Rezac, Catholic News Agency – When the Communist Party ruled Poland, family’s work and school schedules were arranged in such a way that they spent as little time together as possible. The state, and not the family, was, according to the government, the ultimate good and end of society… “So he was in this battle for family life very directly in Communist Poland,” he said of Wojtyla… Much of what Wojtyla came to know about the sanctity and importance of marriage and family life can be found in his 1994 “Letter to Families.”

Ed Condon: Excommunicate Cuomo

By Ed Condon, First Things – Let me be clear: I am not arguing that any Catholic politician who has supported or voted for pro-abortion legislation can ipso facto be termed a heretic. Gov. Cuomo’s consistent and vocal support for this particular legislation, his unique role in enacting it, and his flouting of the clear and public admonitions of two bishops who can claim jurisdiction over him make his case unique.

Gov. Cuomo Lights NY Landmarks in Pink, Celebrating Abortion, to Shine Bright Light for Rest of Nation to Follow

By Grace Car, Reporter, Daily Caller – The bill codifies a woman’s right to abort under state law and removes abortion from New York’s criminal code. The bill also allows women to have abortions after 24 weeks in cases where “there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health,” according to the legislation. Nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and qualified health care professionals can provide abortions under the legislation.

Randall Smith: Neither the Seamless Garment, Nor Merely Anti-Abortion

By Randall Smith,. The Catholic Thing – Let me begin by saying that I have no desire to attach the pro-life cause to such a wide array of issues that the cause itself disappears from view. People who work in non-profit organizations call this “mission creep”: you start out doing good for one group, then someone says, “Why not these people?” and then these, and “How about all those?” until, finally, you have precious few resources to do much good for anyone.

Planned Parenthood Promotes Facade of Health Care

Patriot Post – Planned Parenthood recently released its annual report for last year. Unsurprisingly, in reviewing the report it’s apparent that abortion is still the organization’s number one business, though PP is still attempting to distort this reality… The abortion mill claims that the procedure amounts to only 3% of its business. But that’s a cleverly disguised farce. Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review explains, “Planned Parenthood arrives at this statistic by dividing the abortion procedures for the year (332,757) by the number of ‘services’ the group provided (9.7 million).

New York and the Conscience of a Nation, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – For 40 years, America has had one of the most extreme abortion laws on the planet. Babies in the womb — boys and girls, unwanted by their families, rejected as members of the human family, have been deprived of their human rights and legal protection until the moment of birth, thanks to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. But rarely has there been the collective outrage we now see against the New York legislature and its governor, Andrew Cuomo.

Charlie Daniels on Cuomo’s Abortion Law: It’s a ‘New Auschwitz…Satan Is Smiling’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – “Watch the wrinkles on cuomo’s face lengthen as the ramifications of the thousands of murders he has sanctioned come to bear on him,” wrote Charlie Daniels in a Jan. 26 tweet… “The NY legislature has created a new Auschwitz dedicated to the execution of a whole segment of defenseless citizens,” he wrote… “Satan is smiling,” concluded Daniels.

Bishops Wring Their Hands at the Whirlwind of Hell, by Monica M. Miller

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis Magazine – Several years ago, after I taught a course on Church history, my students presented me with a gift. It was an 8-inch tall action-figure of Pope Innocent III they purchased from a novelty store in Frankenmuth, MI. A pope of the thirteenth century, Innocent III, besides approving the Rule of St. Francis, is also known for calling the Albigensian crusade. This odd children’s play-thing came with a short biography which included: “Action-figure’s Weapon of Choice: Excommunication.”

New York Governor Justifies Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth: I’m Not Here to Represent Catholicism, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Governor Andrew Cuomo dug in his heels today, defending signing a law legalizing abortion up until birth while lashing out at Catholic bishops, some of whom increasingly speak of his future excommunication… “The Catholic Church doesn’t believe in a woman’s right to chose…I understand their religious view… I’m not here to represent a religion.”… “I’m here to represent all the people and the constitutional rights and limitations for all the people, not as a Catholic,” asserted the governor.

Advancing a Culture of Death: Andrew Cuomo and the Sins of the Father, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, American Spectator – With intentionally sweeping language, New York’s progressives have engineered one of the most hideous forms of death legislation in the Western world. I would say that their work would make ancient pagans blush, but even pagans of old would bristle at this blatant affront against innocent life. Worshippers of Baal, after all, didn’t have ultrasound machines.

New York’s Not Alone: Here’s a List of States That Permit Abortion Up to Birth, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, Townhall – Many have been upset recently by New York’s new permissive abortion law that allows abortion “within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.”… However, New York’s law is not as extreme as the policies in the following seven states that have no, or little, restrictions on abortion and allow abortion up until birth, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research and policy group.

The Point: What the Pro-Abortion Movement Really Wants

By John Stonestreet &  G. Shane Morris, Breakpoint – To the sound of supporters chanting “free abortion on demand, we can do it, yes we can,” the New York legislature just passed the terribly named “Reproductive Health Act.” It’s the most radically pro-abortion state-level initiative in recent memory… The new law has nothing to do with health, and everything to do with death… Take note. The pro-choice movement just revealed its true face. It’s not about choice. It’s about glorifying, even idolizing, death as the path to a good life, with cult-like glee…

Dr. Michael Brown: New York Reveals Its Blood Lust for Baby Killing

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – New York was already doing a fine job of slaughtering its unborn, especially its black babies. Why, then, did it need to pass a new, more extreme abortion law? And why did New York do this on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade? There’s one simple answer: blood lust.

New York’s New Abortion Law is Terrible. Just like Roe v. Wade

By Austin Ruse and Cathy Ruse, JD, The Stream – Pro-lifers are making a mistake by touting the new abortion law in New York state as anything drastically new… Roe v. Wade itself legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy… Most Americans have no idea how radical our national abortion law is. Why would they? A day after the Roe ruling, the headline in the New York Times read: “High Court Rules Abortions Legal the First 3 Months.” The original Fake News.

PragerU: 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.

Abortion Giant Didn’t Need Taxpayers’ Money But Got it Anyway

Planned Parenthood really doesn’t need the flow of federal tax dollars into its coffers. That’s the view of an expert who keeps the abortion giant under a microscope…. In its 2016-2017 report, Planned Parenthood reported an income of $1.46 billion; in 2017-2018, that number jumped to $1.67 billion – $563.8 million of which came from the federal government. Planned Parenthood also spent the year claiming Congress was trying to defund them, according to Jim Sedlak of the American Life League.

Nancy Flory: New York State Downgrades From ‘Nineveh’ to ‘Sodom’ With New Abortion Law

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – As The Daily Wire reports: On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, delighted that the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act which would allow mothers to kill (pardon me, abort) their babies up until birth, celebrated this legalized murder by ordering that the spire at One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany all be lit in pink on Tuesday night.

Emily Ward: Planned Parenthood Did More Than 2 Million Abortions While Funded by Republican House

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – Planned Parenthood did more than 2 million abortions while receiving federal funding through appropriations approved by the House of Representatives when the House was controlled by Republicans from the beginning of 2011 through the beginning of 2019, according to abortion numbers published in Planned Parenthood’s annual reports.

By Steven Ertelt: You Can’t Give a Lethal Injection to Murderers in New York, But You Can Give One to an Unborn Baby

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – But in one analysis article, pro-life columnist Matt Walsh made an interesting observation. He noted how the state of New York prohibits the death penalty but now allows abortions of unborn babies up until the day of their birth. That makes it so that while convicted murderers can’t receive a lethal injection, unborn babies can.

Chris Woodward: TX Permitted to Drop PP Money After Appeals Court Ruling-“Big Win for Taxpayers”

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – The public can expect to hear a lot more in coming weeks about the state of Texas dropping Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program…. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court’s decision that prevented Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program… Speaking on the “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” radio program, Attorney General Ken Paxton called the ruling a big win for taxpayers.

Christine Rousselle: Meet the Kids Who Traveled 24 Hours On a Bus to Stand Up for the Unborn

By Christine Rousselle, CNA/EWTN News – The Diocese of Lincoln sent more than 200 young people to Washington, D.C., to stand up for the unborn, and they believe they are part of a growing trend of pro-life sentiment… CNA spoke to some of these students outside of the capitol to see what motivated them to embark on a daylong journey to the nation’s capital. The group was meeting with pro-life Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), who represents their district.

One World Trade Center Lit Up Pink to Celebrate New York Passing Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

By Brittany Hughes, LifeNews – The One World Trade Center was lit up pink Tuesday night to celebrate the passage of a bill by the New York state legislature that legalizes abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy while rolling back protections for babies born alive after a botched abortion… The “Reproductive Health Act”… relaxes the state’s already-permissive abortion laws to allow abortions past the 24 week of pregnancy – the current limit in New York – while also allowing non-doctors to perform abortions

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Humanity of the Unborn Child

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – As Pope St. John Paul II lamented at World Youth Day in Denver: “In our own century, as at no other time in history, the ‘Culture of Death’ has assumed a social and institutional form of legality to justify the most horrible crimes against humanity: genocide, ‘final solutions’, ‘ethnic cleansings’, and the massive ‘taking of lives of human beings even before they are born, or before they reach the natural point of death’.”

Mark Ballard: Law That Will Soon Close More Louisiana Abortion Clinics Goes into Effect Next Week 

By Mark Ballard, The Advocate – On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that a new law would go into effect next week that could further limit access to pregnancy termination procedures in Louisiana… Starting Monday, Jan. 28, physicians who perform abortions must have permission to use nearby hospitals, called “admitting privileges,” Landry said in a news release. That’s barring any appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of a decision last week by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court Appeals.

Phil Lawler: They Came for Covington Catholic; Next Will They Come for You?

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – What happened at the Lincoln Memorial was a classic demonstration of Alinsky tactics: a staged confrontation, an emotional appeal to the media, and then a scorched-earth campaign to demonize the opposition. For a few days it worked. And to their shame, many prominent pro-lifers succumbed to the propaganda and joined in the group-hate.

Eugenics Is Alive and Well in America, by Gary L. Welton

By Gary L. Welton, CNSNews – Since the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973, more than 60,000,000 babies have been aborted in America… As Ian McEwan wrote in The Child in Time, “Children are our greatest resource.”… I know many Christians who are living out their faith by adopting one or more babies. Many of these adoptions today involve international handicapped children, in large part because American babies are not available, given the practice of abortion.

EXCLUSIVE: David Daleiden: Planned Parenthood Likely in ‘Chills’ Over Supreme Court Scrutiny

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – In November, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting that it dismiss Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against CMP for recording the undercover videos in the first place. CMP argues that the suit ignores California’s Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) laws that protect journalists from retaliation by public speakers.

Here’s The Response From Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School “Correcting the Outright Lies”

By Nick Sandmann, LifeNews – The protestor everyone has seen in the video began playing his drum as he waded into the crowd, which parted for him. I did not see anyone try to block his path. He locked eyes with me and approached me, coming within inches of my face. He played his drum the entire time he was in my face…. I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation. I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict. I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand.

Micaiah Bilger: New York Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “May almighty God have mercy on this state!” in the Senate soon after the vote… The legislation goes beyond Roe v. Wade, allowing abortions even when the Supreme Court has said states may regulate them, according to the pro-life leaders. Late-term abortions, which currently are illegal in New York, would be allowed, and non-doctors would be allowed to perform them… The bill appears to restrict late-term abortions, but it adds a broad “health” exception for abortions after 24 weeks.

Successes and Setbacks in the Fight for Life

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – First, the bad news. Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions in the U.S., reportedly totaled 332,757 babies aborted in 2017, an increase of 11,373 babies from the previous year. PP also reported that it received $563.8 million in revenue from “government health services reimbursements and grants” through the year ending June 30, 2018. In other words, PP has been steadily increasing the amount of taxpayer funding it receives each year,

Calvin Freiburger: Planned Parenthood Aborted 332,757 Babies Last Year, Got $563.8 Million From Taxpayers

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The abortion giant admits to committing at least 332,757 abortions, an increase of 11,373 over its FY 2016 count (the true number would be much larger due to the abortifacient capacity of an indeterminate percentage of contraception services, of which Planned Parenthood doled out more than 2.6 million). Curiously enough, contraception – which many falsely push as an alternative to abortion – declined by more than 80,000 services… Abortion continues to account for 96% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy-related services.

Micaiah Bilger: Andrew Cuomo’s Bill Allowing Abortion Up to Birth Could Make Being Pro-Life a Crime

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – They noted that Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators “hail this new abortion law as progress.”.. “This is not progress,” the bishops countered. “Progress will be achieved when our laws and our culture once again value and respect each unrepeatable gift of human life, from the first moment of creation to natural death. Would that not make us truly the most enlightened and progressive state in the nation?”… The bill refers to abortion as a “fundamental human right,” which is cause for concern, said Gallagher. Because of the strong language, the bill could be used to block religious organizations from advocating for life, or prevent doctors from abstaining from performing abortions on religious or moral grounds.

CNA: NY Bishops Lament Bill to Expand Abortion in State

By Catholic News Agency – We mourn the unborn infants who will lose their lives,’ the New York State bishops said.. The bishops of New York decried on Thursday the likely passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which would expand abortion access throughout the state, noting it will only increase family suffering… The bill was first introduced in 2007, but was often blocked by a Republican-led state senate.

WATCH! Shawn Carney Talks About The END of Abortion on Mike Huckabee (Video)

Garrett Kell: We Had an Abortion. It Wasn’t My Body, but It Was My Baby.

By Garrett Kell, Daily Signal – Neither of us expected it, and neither of us felt ready to raise a child together. We were not in love and thought it would be better to go our separate ways with a clean slate… So we aborted our child… We gathered $400 from a friend and went to a clinic that prescribed us a pill… I got her a glass of water to take the pill. I held her hand while she cramped and cried. I was there as we ended the life of our unborn child… I had loved my life so much that I had been willing to kill my own child to protect my happiness.

Jesse B. Russell: Feral Leftists Attack Catholic Teens at March for Life

By Jesse B. Russell, Crisis Magazine – Regardless of what political and theological position they took on the matter, American Catholics developed a modus vivendi with the fact that in the United States, free speech was to be granted to any and all political positions… as we round the second decade of the twenty-first century, it has become increasingly clear to religious conservatives—including Catholics—that political forces of a different kind seek to deprive them of their free speech rights and question their suitability to hold public office.

What Did This Year’s March for Life Really Look Like?

By Josh M. Shepherd, The Stream – On Friday, an estimated 250,000 people braved winter temperatures in Washington, D.C. to rally together at the 46th annual March for Life… Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen made a surprise appearance at the rally. “We gather here because we believe as our Founders did,” said Pence, as the crowd cheered and waved pro-life signs. “That we are, all of us, born and unborn, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights… “First among these rights is the right to life.”

BRAVO! Bishop Writes Open Letter to N.Y. Gov.: Mr. Cuomo, Do Not Build This Death Star.

By Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany – Although in your recent State of the State address you cited your Catholic faith and said we should “stand with Pope Francis,” your advocacy of extreme abortion legislation is completely contrary to the teachings of our pope and our Church. Once truth is separated from fiction and people come to realize the impact of the bill, they will be shocked to their core. By that time, however, it may be too late to save the countless lives that will be lost or spare countless women lifelong regret.

CNA: At Pro-Life Mass, Naumann Calls for Mercy

Catholic News Agency – The pro-life movement must be one of mercy, said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City Thursday night, at the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC… “The pro-life ethic challenges us to care about the sacredness of every human being throughout the life spectrum. We are called always and everywhere to promote the dignity of the human person,” Naumann said in his homily at the Mass, which preceded the nation’s annual March for Life Friday.

Alveda King on Her Uncle MLK’s Forgotten Legacy

By Rob Bluey and Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal – Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a moment to reflect on the life of the civil rights leader whose nonviolent activism and Christian values made America a better place. The Daily Signal spoke to his niece, Alveda King, about her uncle’s enduring legacy and her plans for honoring him. Listen to the interview on our podcast or read a lightly edited transcript below…

LifeNews: Federal Appeals Court Rules Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts Not Deceptively Edited

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Eventually, the truth always does prevail… For years now, mainstream news outlets have been running with the claim that undercover videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts were deceptively edited or debunked. It’s a claim put forward by the abortion industry, but it is not true… This week, one of the highest courts in the United States confirmed the videos’ validity.

Hope is Enough: TLC’s Rattled Stars on Trusting God and the Miracle of Family

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – “We were trying to have a baby. We thought the next big call we would be making to our family was that I was pregnant, and instead we’re calling them saying I have breast cancer.”.. Aly Taylor was only 24 when she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. “We were living a normal life,” said Josh. “I was building houses, Aly’s in school. … We were just kids. And then this happens.” For the first two months after the diagnosis, he felt like he was drowning. It was all about surviving each moment.

28 of the Best Signs From March for Life

By Katrina Trinko, The Daily Signal – Every year, thousands and thousands of pro-lifers come to Washington, D.C., brave the cold, and walk as witnesses in memory of the millions of lives lost in abortion and in hope that someday our country will no longer allow this injustice… Many of those attending make their own signs to share their special message. Photographer Jeff Malet snapped photos for The Daily Signal during the March for Life this year, and here are some of my favorites.

Escorts of Death: Roe v. Wade’s Handmaidens by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, American Spectator – The “escorts” work outside abortion clinics. Their duty is to ensure that every pregnant mom who approaches the door doesn’t get deterred or change her mind, especially by pro-life sidewalk counselors banished to the perimeters of the clinic. They strive to guarantee that every potential customer with cash or credit leaves with an abortion under her belt.

Susie Lloyd: Prayer Outside Abortion Clinics is Powerful, Says Former PP Employee

By Susie Lloyd, EWTN News – “You see, when you come to pray, you are saving lives even if you don’t know it. Women see you and instead of pulling into the parking lot, they drive right by. When you are on the sidewalk, women see you as an outward sign of their inward conscience,” she said… What I am doing now, standing outside just a few feet from the door of a local PP, praying, occasionally trying to talk to someone, is still just another step. Does it help anyone? I don’t know. But I hope it at least prepares me to help someone when the time comes.

Tom Gilson: Why March for Life? They’re Only Babies. …

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – The science is irrefutable, the jury has rendered its verdict. There’s no more pretense that an unborn child is a pod produced by mother, a clump of cells, or some kind of parasite. Even some feminists like Naomi Wolf came around to admit it. Abortion is killing. A fetus is human, innocent, alive, and really just another word for “baby.” Wolf was honest enough some years ago to grant all that. But she said that it doesn’t matter. We should still be allowed to kill them.

Fr. Frank Pavone: New Pro-Life Message Will Be on Full Display Tomorrow at March for Life

By Fr. Frank Pavone – Is there anything new about their message, and in particular, anything new that legislators need to take into account?.. The answer is yes, and it is a dimension of the message that will be on full display at this year’s march. Moreover, it is an aspect of the pro-life message that has not developed in the halls of academia, or even the hearing rooms of Congress, but in the trenches of experience… The longer we go down the road of abortion on demand, the more people learn from experience that it is not a solution to any problems, but rather creates problems of its own.

Robert Royal: Faith, Reason, Life

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – Today’s 46th March for Life in Washington is not a Catholic thing. It’s been gratifying over the years to see the growing numbers of Evangelicals, mainstream Protestants, Jews – you gotta love the blowing of the shofar from the stage just before marchers set out – Mormons, Muslims, and others. All of whom have come to realize that killing the smallest and most vulnerable of our human kind is not humane

Msgr. Charles Pope: Proverbs for Pro-Lifers

By Msgr. Charles Pope – (Msgr. Pope offers) some lessons drawn from the 24th chapter of the Book of Proverbs: If you remain indifferent in times of adversity, your strength will depart from you. Rescue those who are being dragged to death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not. If you say, “I know not this man!” does not he who tests hearts perceive it? He who guards your life knows it, and he will repay each according to his deeds (Prov 24:10-12).

David Poecking: Share the Credit for a Culture of Life

By David Poecking, The Human Life – Let’s share broadly the peace and merit of being pro-life. The culture of liberty from which the cancerous “right” to abortion emerges also facilitates the March for Life, curbside demonstrations, and pro-life care centers for mothers. The culture of responsibility that heightens risk to mothers is also the moral framework by which we hold fathers, physicians, politicians, and judges to account for the common good…

Star Parker: We Will Look Back and View Abortion as We View Slavery Today

By Star Parker, Daily Signal – Tennessee’s new senator, Marsha Blackburn, has just introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This coincides with this year’s March for Life, noting 46 years since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion… The legislation would end all federal funding to all abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood… This is the first legislative initiative by Blackburn, elected to the Senate in 2018 after serving eight terms in the House of Representatives.

Bruce Walker: US Birthrate Falls to Drastic Lows

By Bruce Walker, Church Militant – Total fertility rates have decreased significantly over the past 60 years. According to a report by John Binder, “Between 1955 to 1960, the U.S. birth rate peaked with nearly 3.6 children being born per woman. Demographers predict, based on current trends, for the U.S. birth rate to remain below replacement level into the year 2100.”… Beyond specific Catholic doctrine against abortion and contraception, the decrease in total fertility rates as a result of both poses serious financial concerns from a strictly utilitarian point of view.

Tony Perkins: Abortion Isn’t Health Care, and It’s Time Our Laws Reflected That

By Tony Perkins, CNSNews – Heading into Friday’s March for Life, some Republicans are already taking their first steps: bills to put the protection of the unborn front and center. House leadership may have changed, but the GOP is counting on the fact that American opinion has not. Abortion isn’t health care, and it’s time our laws reflected that… From Obama’s abortion surcharge to the contraception mandate, Americans are more involved than ever in the procedure that so many oppose.

#Knights4Life: 7 Ways the Knights of Columbus Amazingly Defend Life at Every Stage

By Andy Fowler, ChurchPop – Like other Catholic organizations, the Knights of Columbus defends life in its various stages from conception to natural death… The Knights do so through a variety of unique initiatives, including: 1) The Knights of Columbus was founded to care for widows and orphans… The needs of suffering immigrants and families inspired Father Michael J. McGivney to establish the Knights as a fraternal benefit society and this mission remains to this day.

Louis DeBroux: The Consequences of Falling Fertility Rates

By Louis DeBroux, Patriot Post – In addition to the progressive cultural shift that has placed a lower priority upon marriage, other barriers have impeded marriage and family creation, including prohibitive levels of student-loan debt, decreasing levels of home ownership due to rising costs, an extended adolescence as younger men and women spend longer in college, rising childcare costs resulting in part from a decline in the support of extended families, and a self-centered mindset that places personal… well above the thought of sacrificing in order to create, raise, and provide for a family.

Robert Kraychik: March for Life Leader: ‘Pro-Life Side’ Is ‘Only Side Discussing Science’

By Robert Kraychik, Breitbart – Shawn Carney, president and CEO of 40 Days for Life, said the “pro-life side” is the “only side discussing science” in the abortion debate, offering his remarks in a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow ahead of 2019’s March for Life, scheduled for January 18 in Washington, DC.

Micaiah Bilger: Obama Judge Blocks Trump’s Pro-Life Rules Protecting Christians From Funding Abortions

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Religious freedom suffered another blow Monday at the hands of a judge nominated by President Barack Obama.
U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone of Pennsylvania blocked a new Trump administration rule Monday that protects religious employers from being forced to pay for drugs and devices that may cause abortions… Her ruling applies to the whole country, whereas a California judge’s order on a similar case Sunday applied to 13 states. California Judge Haywood Gilliam also was a nominee of pro-abortion President Obama…

Chris Woodward: Helping Pro-Lifers Find ‘hope’ in Pro-Abortion States

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Don’t give up hope: That’s what a pro-life legal organization is advising people in the least protective states for life… Americans United for Life (AUL) is reporting on the states that are an enemy or an ally to pro-lifers who live there, pay taxes, and vote… “The most important thing you can do,” says Tom Shakely of AUL, “if you’re in a state like Hawaii or Washington.. it’s important to first not feel discouraged, to realize the state of any particular law is not a reflection of the true feeling of the people in that place.”

New York Abortion Bill Could One Day Make Being Pro-Life ‘a Crime’

By Emily Benson, Catholic Herald – Officials at the New York State Catholic Conference are calling the Reproductive Health Act “worse than we thought it would be.”.. “It foresees a time in New York where it’s a crime to be pro-life,” said Kathleen Gallagher, director of pro-life activities and the Catholic Action Network for the conference, which is the public policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops… “The RHA is a great blow to the pro-life community,” said Renee Morgiewicz…

JP Nunez: What the Bible Says About Contraception

By JP Nunez, Catholic Exchange – When we Catholics defend our Church’s teaching about contraception, we almost always use philosophical arguments that appeal to the natural law without relying on God or revelation. These kinds of arguments are great, as they can appeal to people of any faith (or even no faith), but there is another approach we can take as well, one that is particularly helpful when discussing the issue with other Christians…

Molly Prince: Trump’s Shutdown Differs Greatly From Obama’s

By Molly Prince, The Daily Caller – Services typically suspended during government shutdowns have continued to operate under the Trump administration, with insiders pointing to acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought as the reason why… Agencies impacted by government shutdowns are forced to severely cut back on operations, suspend services, and often send workers home without pay. 

Lauren Enriquez: Rescue Requires Sacrifice

By Lauren Enriquez, The Stream – As Americans embark on the 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the pro-life movement is reminded of the fortitude required to battle abortion. Several generations have now marched for life since the Roe v. Wade decision — each no doubt wondering if theirs would be the one to see the abolition of abortion.

Julie Asher: Shutdown Won’t Deter Crowds From Marching for Life

By Julie Asher, Catholic Herald – Neither snow nor sleet – nor a partial government shutdown – will keep pro-lifers away from Washington, DC for the March for Life on January 18… If it continues, the shutdown will be almost a month old by then. Daily news reports show the closures of monuments, memorials and the Smithsonian museums in Washington and trash cans overflowing on some federal property – images that might lead some folks around the country to think it is affecting big events planned for the nation’s capital.

Planned Parenthood Official on Being Able to Kill Babies in Abortions: “Let the Fun Begin”

Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, LifeNews – Lori Carpentier, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) and Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI), joyously exclaimed on a recent Facebook posting “Let the fun begin!” in response to out-going Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s veto of a ban on telemedicine abortions. The public statement was made in a Dec. 31st Facebook memo exchange between Carpentier and former PP head Cecile Richards.

Steven Ertelt: Three Pro-Life Women Introduce Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood claims to have a stranglehold over women, but three pro-life women members of Congress have introduced legislation to defund the nation’s biggest abortion company. LifeNews has already profiled two of the pieces of legislation – one in the Senate and one in the House – that would defund Planned Parenthood of the taxpayer dollars that receives under Medicaid.

Tony Perkins: An Obamacare Fee-for-All

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – If anyone has a full mailbox, it’s HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Republicans and Democrats are keeping the agency chief in reading material with a set of dueling letters over a new rule that would finally bring some transparency to the taxpayer-funded abortion debate. And that’s exactly what the far-Left doesn’t want!.. On Tuesday, HHS moved one step closer to finalizing a rule that wouldn’t change the fact that Obamacare customers are billed for abortion, but it would change how they’re billed.

Congresswoman Wants to Defund Planned Parenthood: “Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay For Its Abortion Industry”

By Aurette Brown LifeNews – ep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) introduced a bill in the House Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. The bill would “place a one-year moratorium on all federal funding for Planned Parenthood.”
“Taxpayers should not have to pay for Planned Parenthood’s abortion industry,” Hartzler said in a statement announcing the legislation. “Abortion is not healthcare, yet it is the foundation of Planned Parenthood’s mission.”

Pets are Becoming People Too—Under the Law

By Anne Hendershott, Crisis Magazine – In many of California’s largest cities, pets are replacing people.  In a recent article titled, “San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone?,” the New York Times reports that the City by the Bay has the lowest percentage of children of any of the largest 100 cities in America. The article introduces a young San Francisco couple “in a compact studio apartment on the fringes of the Castro district where a young couple live with their demanding 7-year-old whom they dote on and take everywhere: a Scottish terrier named Olive.”

‘A Very Scary Future’: Experts Reveal What Abortion Industry Plans Next

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – After two years marked by a few victories, conservative leaders caution that the newly divided Congress will likely derail any attempted pro-life federal legislation. These scholars urge Americans to become more aware of emerging threats to vulnerable lives… “We should count on a stalemate for the next two years,” notes Chuck Donovan, president of Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) based in Arlington, Va. “Just last week, the House Democratic majority used a limited spending bill to try to roll back the Global Mexico City Policy…..

Tom Gilson: John Kasich’s Ambitions and the Failure of Ohio’s 2018 Heartbeat Bill: An Insider’s View

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – Late last month Ohio failed by one vote to enact a Heartbeat Bill, which would have prohibited abortion once a fetal heartbeat has become detectable. It had all the appearance of a close call, but it was in fact political theater for the sake of John Kasich’s next bid for president, says Ohio State Representative Jim Butler. But Kasich is gone now. The bill is likely to pass in 2019, and it could very likely contribute to an eventual Supreme Court challenge against Roe v. Wade.

Emily Ward: Planned Parenthood President Admits Abortion Is ‘Our Core Mission’

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen admitted that abortion access is her organization’s “core mission.”… “First, our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care,” Wen tweeted. “We will never back down from that fight – it’s a fundamental human right and women’s lives are at stake.”

Ingrid Skop, M.D.: Top 10 Myths About Abortion

By Ingrid Skop, M.D., Family Research Council – The issue of abortion is emotional, heated, and fraught with passionate opinions on all sides, and rightly so—the lives of human beings in the womb hang in the balance. It’s no surprise, then, that a lot of misguided, inflammatory, and patently false rhetoric inevitably surrounds the abortion issue whenever it is debated… Dr. Ingrid Skop, a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist for 22 years, is passionate about inserting some much-needed scientific truth and common sense into the abortion debate from the perspective of a medical professional who works with pregnant women…

Will New York Have the Most Liberal Abortion Laws in the World?

By Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register – For 12 years, New York state’s pro-life activists successfully kept the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) at bay — a bill that would not simply make New York have one of the most abortion-permissive legal regimes in the world, but also go beyond the Roe v. Wade decision to strip away existing protections for pregnant women and unborn victims of violence… Now, the state’s pro-life movement is on the back foot, but undeterred in generating awareness about the pending legislation’s impact on New Yorkers.

Msgr. Charles Pope : Some Basics of Christian Anthropology and How They Speak to Moral Issues of our Day (Part 2) (Video)

By Msgr. Charles Pope – At its root, anthropology considers what human beings are and how they have interacted with one another and the world around them over time. While many think of anthropology as a secular study of cultures from ancient to modern day, I propose that there is also a Christian anthropology, one that considers who and what the human person is based on God’s revelation in His word and through our bodies. Indeed, our body is a revelation from God, and by and through it He teaches us.

St. John Paul II: Violence and the Value of Life

By St. John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (1995) – The Lord said to Cain: “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground” (Gen 4:10).The voice of the blood shed by men continues to cry out, from generation to generation, in ever new and different ways… The Lord’s question: “What have you done?”, which Cain cannot escape, is addressed also to the people of today, to make them realize the extent and gravity of the attacks against life which continue to mark human history; to make them discover what causes these attacks and feeds them…

Cheryl Sullenger: Abortion Clinics Closed in 2018, 79% of All Abortion Clinics Open in 1991 Have Shut Down

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – The number of abortion clinics in America continued to decline in 2018, following a trend that has seen an overall decrease of 159 abortion facilities since 2012… Overall, in 2018, 40 abortion facilities closed or no longer qualify as abortion clinics… Today, there are a total of 697 abortion centers left in America – seven fewer than there were at the end of 2017.

New Mexico Bill Could Allow ‘Suicide Tourism,’ Critics Warn

CNA/EWTN New – Proposed legislation in New Mexico could legalize assisted suicide in the state, and may even allow for the prescription of deadly drugs outside the state via telemedicine, and by healthcare professionals other than physicians… Deacon Steve Rangel, associate director for the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the bill was disheartening to read… “In our Catholic faith, we know the dignity of life from conception to natural death,” he told CNA…

Nancy Pelosi Prays “Lord Make Me a Channel for Thy Peace,” Then Votes to Fund Abortions

By Lauretta Brown, LifeNews – House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed Democrats late Thursday evening for including provisions to expand taxpayer-funded abortion in their funding measures to end the partial government shutdown… McCarthy particularly criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who describes herself as a Catholic but ignores the church’s teachings on abortion… “Earlier today Speaker Pelosi quoted a prayer by Saint Francis: ‘Lord make me a channel of thy peace… Hours later, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats voted to allow foreign aid money to be used to perform and promote the violence of abortion overseas.”

Pro-Life Prayer Unites Catholics and Evangelicals, Spurs Recent Victories

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – “The pro-life movement is the only real ecumenical movement in America,” says Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life. He reveals how public prayer is linked to pro-life victories…. As pro-life leaders look forward to the March for Life, many are evaluating the past year’s victories and defeats. Significant advances have come generally in the states rather than at the federal level… Shawn Carney, president of faith-based nonprofit 40 Days for Life, believes there’s a greater force at work than lobbying or party priorities. In 2018, the group’s grassroots prayer vigils in front of abortion centers drew their largest-ever turnout — along with rancorous protests. Now he connects that prayerful public presence to pro-life victories.

Micaiah Bilger: Snopes Claims Abortion Isn’t the Leading Cause of Death Because Babies Don’t Die in Abortions

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Snopes has become more of a left-wing ideology proponent than a fact checker… The site recently ran a piece attacking the assertion that abortion is the leading cause of death in the world… The statistic came by comparing data from Worldometers, an independent site that collects and reports data from governments and other reputable organizations… The site estimated there were 41.9 million abortions in the world in 2018.

Fr. Matthew P. Schneider: New York Times Criticizes the Contraceptive Mentality & More IUDs

By Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC, Patheos – I was surprised to see an article from the New York Times being negative about contraception. They don’t get the intrinsic problem with contraception but they see the eugenic problem when society uses contraception as a poverty cure. The new wave is pushing the IUD on poor women.

Calling Abortion a Human Right is ‘Evil’, says Princeton Professor Robert George

By The Christian Institute – A law professor at Princeton University has criticised a UN committee for claiming that abortion and assisted suicide are human rights that should be protected… The ‘General Comment’ on the right to life from the United Nations Human Rights Committee argues for abortion to be legalised around the world… Professor Robert George said it abandoned moral reasoning.

Steven Ertelt: Democrats Pass First Bill After Taking Over House: Forcing Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In a vote late tonight, House Democrats passed a bill attempting to end the partial government shutdown that also funds the Planned Parenthood abortion giant. The vote on the bill came just hours after Democrats took over the House and installed abortion activist Nancy Pelosi as Speaker… Democrats want to restore the $100 million President Donald Trump took away from Planned Parenthood when he defunded its International arm during his first week in office. The Trump policy prohibits taxpayer funding to international groups that promote and/or provide abortions overseas.

SHOCKING! Abortion Activist Tells Kids: Abortion is ‘Part of God’s Plan,’ Like Visiting Dentist (VIDEO)

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – By any definition, the video featuring a young woman chatting with children has now gone viral, racking up 822,00 hits by January 2. It is part of a series called “Kids Meet,” and prior episodes have included gimmicky setups like “Kids Meet A Bounty Hunter” as well as your typical progressive indoctrination sessions, such as “Kids Meet A Gender-Non-Conforming Person.”

Kansas Judge Strikes Down Ban on ‘Telemedicine’ Abortions

By Catholic News Agency – A district judge in Kansas has ruled that the state cannot prohibit “telemedicine” abortions and blocked a law banning the practice that was due to go into effect this month… A telemedicine abortion is when a woman consults a doctor via a video chat rather than an in-person visit. The doctor then writes a prescription for abortion inducing drugs which the woman can fill locally, taking the drugs at her own home or another location.

Law Student: ‘My Contraceptive Pill Almost Killed Me’

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Grace Marwick, a former law student and now insurance claims handler, revealed that she developed a blood clot on her lung as a result of taking the contraceptive pill and, if the doctors had not uncovered the problem when they did, it could have caused her to suffer a stroke or killed her…

Steven Ertelt: Democrats Use Bill to End Shutdown to Try to Restore Planned Parenthood Funding Trump Cut

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Democrats never miss a chance to promote abortion. And House Democrats, under incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi, slipped language to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business into their bill to end the partial government shutdown… Democrats want to restore the $100 million President Donald Trump took away from Planned Parenthood when he defunded its International arm during his first week in office. The Trump policy prohibits taxpayer funding to international groups that promote and/or provide abortions overseas.

ARCHIVES: The Fetal Solution, by Jeffrey T. Kuhner

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner, The Washington Times, Jan. 20, 2011 – Abortion is the deliberate, systematic slaughter of babies in the womb. It is state-sanctioned infanticide. It encodes in law the pernicious principle that there is an entire category of people – the unborn – who are less than fully human. Their lives are subject to the whims of their masters. Most societies in history have been based on the oppression of an entire class; the strong dominate the weak. The law of the jungle trumps moral decency…

Abortion Leading Cause of Death in 2018 with 41 Million Killed, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart – As of December 31, 2018, there have been some 41.9 million abortions performed in the course of the year, Worldometers revealed. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS… Globally, just under a quarter of all pregnancies (23 percent) were ended by abortion in 2018, and for every 33 live births, ten infants were aborted.

Chris Woodward: Being Pro-Life Isn’t Just a Religious Stance

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Mark Powell, a Presbyterian minister in Australia. “As a Christian, I’ve always been pro-life, but as I stepped back and reflected on it and thought about common grace issues, I just thought there’s some really powerful arguments here that relate to us as human beings.”… These arguments include the fact that life begins at conception, meaning that abortion is therefore an act of murder – one in which the baby suffers unimaginable pain.

Ohio Senate Fails to Override Kasich’s Veto of Bill to Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger – The Ohio state Senate has failed to override Governor John Kasich’s veto of a bill to ban abortions after the unborn baby’s heart begins to beat. The Senate’s failure came just a brief time after the state House voted to override the veto… On Thursday, the Ohio House passed the measure, 61-28, but the Ohio Senate came up one vote short, 19-13.

What are Abortifacients?, by Human Life International

By Human Life International – In 1963, the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) shared the widely held definition of abortion as being “all the measures which impair the viability of the zygote at any time between the instant of fertilization and the completion of labor.”[2] Indeed, until the mid‑1960s, scientists universally acknowledged that human life begins at the moment of fertilization of the ovum by the spermatozoa, somewhere in the Fallopian tube.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Vetoes Bill to Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a controversial bill Friday that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable… (Kasich) vetoed similar legislation in 2016, said he rejected the bill based on the unlikelihood of it succeeding in a court challenge… Kasich explained Friday that he believes the bill would be struck down as unconstitutional before it could save any lives. He also said the legal challenge would cost taxpayers money.

Planned Parenthood Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees, by Grace Car

By Grace Carr, The Stream – A number of former and current Planned Parenthood employees claim the organization mistreats and discriminates against pregnant employees and new mothers… Former Planned Parenthood employee Ta’Lisa Hairston alleged the abortion organization didn’t allow her to take breaks during her pregnancy, which a nurse recommended because of her high blood pressure, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Could Compete with Planned Parenthood for Title X Funds, by Emily Ward

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers across the United States are transforming into comprehensive women’s clinics that may soon become eligible for federal family planning funds under Title X – and compete with pro-abortion giants like Planned Parenthood, offering women a pro-life alternative… Crisis pregnancy centers are pro-life nonprofit organizations that provide basic family planning and reproductive health services, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, as well as counseling for pregnant and post-abortive mothers and free parenting supplies, including diapers and baby clothes.

For One Actress, It Is a Wonderful Life – Watch Video!

By Tony Perkins, Patriot Post – When Ashley Bratcher took the leading role in Unplanned, she wasn’t ambivalent about life — but she wasn’t exactly passionate about it either. Then came the revelation that turned her world upside down. Ashley, who was about to star in a movie about abortion, had almost been a victim of it… Her emotional true story came tumbling out in interview on Fox & Friends Tuesday, giving the project a whole new meaning. And not just for Ashley. Like a lot of actresses, Bratcher had no idea who Abby Johnson was when she first auditioned to play her.

NIH Director Francis Collins Says It’s “Pro-Life” to Use Aborted Baby Parts in Research

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins defended research using aborted baby body parts this week by claiming it could save lives… Earlier this week, several pro-life groups urged President Donald Trump to replace Collins because he has not supported the administration’s pro-life, pro-science position… The NIH doles out tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grants annually to researchers who use aborted baby parts in their experiments.

Michael L. Brown: A Call to Pray for President Trump

By Michael L. Brown, LifeSiteNews – So, how should we pray for the president? We can certainly pray that God will not let anything happen to him until he finishes his course, however long that course is. We could pray that for any president in office, asking the Lord for His best plan for their presidency… But along with that, we can pray that God would give the president a heart to seek Him, a heart to lean on Him, a heart to pray… at times like this, times that can crush and destroy us, we need to learn to take refuge in the Lord, and we do that best through prayer.

‘Miracle Child’: Boy Born ‘Without a Brain’ Is Absolutely Thriving, by Will Maule

By Will Maule, FaithWire – When new parents Shelly and Rob Wall went in for their 20-week ultrasound, they were expecting to see a healthy baby boy. Instead, the British couple was met with the most horrifying news: Their baby had an array of complex medical conditions that meant he would likely not survive outside the womb…Their child had spina bifida….

Abortion Giant Admits ‘It’s a Baby’ in Sex-Ed Video, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “This latest video came out actually came out November 14, but it didn’t receiving a lot of attention. It’s called ‘How Do I Talk With My Kids About Where Babies Come From?’ – and Planned Parenthood’s narrator talks about how ‘a baby grows in the parent’s belly’ and ‘if sperm and egg meet, they can grow into a baby.'”

The Birds and the Plan Bs, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – At some new college vending machines, you can get a lot more than snacks! On a growing number of campuses, food is just one thing you can buy. Emergency contraception is the other… They call it “wellness to go,” but Yale’s unconventional pharmacy is a lot less about wellness than you’d think. Like Columbia, Stanford, Dartmouth, the University of California, Miami of Ohio, and so many others, a vending machine full of drugs is supposed to make the pills like Plan B more accessible.

WATCH: ‘Unhinged’ Pro-Choice Activists Disrupt Pro-Life Prayer Vigils, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – It’s less certain how other battles will advance. A “conservative” Congress closes the year keeping intact over $500 million in taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood. Most reporting on the decline of abortion does not reflect increasing use of the RU-486 pill regimen. And a new Supreme Court Justice disappointed some pro-life leaders with his stance on a recent case.

Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Might Get Title X Family Planning Funds. Here’s How, by Grace Carr

By Grace Carr, The Stream – Pregnancy centers might soon be able to access federal funds currently given to pro-choice family planning organizations following a proposal to revise the regulations determining where Title X funds are allocated… The measure would withhold funds going to abortion providers, and strip the mandate that health facilities provide abortion counseling and referrals, according to a May HHS announcement… The proposal “prohibit[s] referral for abortion as a method of family planning,” according to the announcement.

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should, by Ryan T. Anderson

By Ryan T. Anderson, The Daily Signal – Two remarkable things took place last month in the world of biotechnology: A Chinese doctor claimed to have created two genetically modified human embryos who were successfully nurtured to birth, and the worldwide scientific community roundly rejected this experiment as a violation of ethics.

Prophetic 1930 Register Article Warns of Homosexuality, Birth Control, by The Register Archives

By The Register Archives, EWTN News – This 1930 article from the Register carried a warning from Father William Bolger to a gathering of the National Council of Catholic Women in Minnesota. “Father Bolger’s address was one of outstanding frankness, and the priest left his audience gasping” at his predictions. Four decades before Humanae Vitae, he hinted at the sexual revolution that would follow society’s embrace of contraception, and warned especially that “neither homosexuality nor any perversion” would be considered off-limits in such a culture.

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

By Lila Rose, Prager U – 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.

Of Weather and Warnings: A Pro-Life Meditation, by Msgr. Charles Pope 

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Collectively, we Americans know what we are doing. The science is clear that human life begins at the moment of conception. The Pro-life message is effective and clear. Our consciences are testifying to us. We know better and are better than this. We once forbade the killing of the innocent through abortion. This once Christian nation has forgotten the God who has blessed and saved us; we have scorned the promises of our own land.

LifeNews: Scientist Tells Congress: “We Do Not Need Body Parts From Aborted Babies to Treat Patients”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During a Congressional hearing today, a leading scientist informed members of Congress that research with body parts from aborted babies has never been needed to treat patients or find cures for diseases… Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D. is an Associate Scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and did post-doctorate work at both Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital in molecular and cell biology, later establishing her own lab to study congenital heart disease and vascular disorders in children.

LifeNews: President Trump Names Pro-Life Mick Mulvaney Chief of Staff, He Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President-elect Donald Trump picked another pro-life leader to join his administration today, choosing pro-life Mick Mulvaney as his new Chief of Staff… Trump chose U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina to head the Office of Management and Budget early on in his administration and elevated him to the top White House position today.

Barack Obama, The Abortion President, Receives Human Rights Award, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – During his first week in office, Obama made it clear that he would support abortion when he made it a priority to overturn the Mexico City Policy… He went on to weaken conscience protections for health care workers and to appoint two pro-abortion U.S. Supreme Court justices… Obamacare, has been damaging to religious individuals and unborn babies alike… Under Obama, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also tried to force religious employers to pay for forms of birth control that may cause abortions….

Reproductive Rights Bill a Reminder of Pro-Abortion Push, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Should abortion be a human right? Some far-left Democrats are pushing that belief, so pro-lifers are advising the public to pay attention to what is coming… The Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act would require the U.S. State Department to include abortion on demand and other reproductive rights in its annual human rights report… “It’s a reaction to the Trump administration”…

African Nations Oppose Abortion Group’s Population Control, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Now, the governments of Kenya, Niger and Zambia have ordered Marie Stopes International to stop administering illegal abortions, or else… Brian Clowes of Human Life International told OneNewsNow that the bold move by the three nations is no surprise – especially since Marie Stopes has no regard for the custom, culture or laws in Africa … including at its home base in England.

Grace Carr: Abortion Services Cease In Tennessee’s Capital. Here’s Why

By Grace Carr, The Daily Caller – Nashville, Tennessee, now has no remaining facilities that offer abortions after the city’s last abortion clinic announced it will no longer provide abortions… Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi officials credited the cease in abortions to a shortage of physicians able and willing to perform the service… Women seeking to abort now must travel roughly 200 miles to clinics in Memphis and Knoxville….

(Pro-Abortion) Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Continue to Strive to Secure the Right to Life…’

By CNSNews.com Staff, CNSNews – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a statement issued to honor UN Human Rights Day that “we continue to strive to secure the right ‘to life, liberty and security of person’ for everyone, everywhere.”
“Today, as we recall the historic signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, we continue to strive to secure the right ‘to life, liberty, and security of person’ for everyone, everywhere,” Pelosi said.
“As Americans we have a duty to maintain our critical leadership in the defense of human rights both at home and around the world,” she said.

Pro-Life Speaker Ben Shapiro Will Headline 2019 March for Life

By Christina Vazquez, LifeNews – Pro-life conservative speaker Ben Shapiro will be headlining the 2019 March for Life… Shapiro is a conservative media personality, and the editor-in-chief of Daily Wire, a news site that garners more than 140 million page views monthly. He also hosts a podcast called “The Ben Shapiro Show,” which is one of the top conservative podcasts in the nation.

SCOTUS Stumbles in Refusal to Review Abortion Funding, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post – The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a lower court’s ruling that prevented two states from ending public Medicaid funding for abortion providers, with the obvious target of those states being the nation’s leading baby killer: Planned Parenthood… On a final note, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency for the past two years and could have tackled this issue by passing legislation to prevent government funding of Planned Parenthood. They failed to do so.

Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring U.S. to Call Abortion a “Human Right”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-abortion Democrats introduced a bill in the U.S. House this week that would force the government to declare the killing of unborn babies a “human right.”… The pro-abortion bill, the Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act, would require the U.S. State Department to include abortion on demand and other reproductive rights in its annual human rights report. It is a reaction to the Trump administration…

Is Kavanaugh Keeping a Promise to Susan Collins?, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – And now it appears it’s the kind of Republican we’re getting on the Court. The “sweet spot” elitists of the GOP Deep State count on us settling for it. And still turning out to vote because … well the Democrats are even worse, aren’t they?… In the long run, of course, there’s really no difference between getting boiled slowly or zapped in the microwave.

BREAKING: Steven Ertelt: Supreme Court Refuses to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court declined to take two cases today out of Kansas and Louisiana where lower courts refused to allow the states to defund the nation’s biggest abortion business… Both states, and several others, moved to revoke taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood after videos exposed the abortion giant selling the body parts of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood took the states and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Kansas cannot defund Planned Parenthood, despite an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into its aborted baby body parts trade…. The four pro-abortion liberals on the court were joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh in refusing to accept the cases!

Fr. Mike Schmitz: Why God Gave Us Bodies (Video)

By Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents – God made the world—and you—on purpose. What is that purpose? Well, that’s what St. John Paul II went to great lengths to explain in his Theology of the Body talks, which Fr. Mike sums up beautifully in this video. With profound simplicity, Fr. Mike—inspired by St. John Paul II—shares the fundamental truths of this ingenious vision of humanity and sexuality. Made in God’s image and likeness, you are your body, and you are made for love. What you do with your body matters.

Decency Hasn’t Passed Away, by Kathryn Jean Lopez

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, Patriot Post – “It was June 1, 2006. I will never forget that date.” That was the day Angela Jozwicki had an abortion. She had grown up with “a lot of screaming” around her, and was using drugs by the time she was 14. In 2006, she was 22 and found herself pregnant. “I knew in my heart that a baby would stop me from having drugs, but I wasn’t ready,” she told Andrea Picciotti-Bayer of The Catholic Association Foundation for an amicus brief in a case before the Supreme Court earlier this year. “I used abortion to avoid getting better”…

Five Times President Trump Has Worked to Defund the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – President Donald Trump and his administration have worked to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses in numerous ways during the past two years… Some efforts have been successful, while others have been thwarted by the abortion industry and activist judges. But no one can accuse the Trump administrating of doing nothing to stop our hard-earned tax dollars from supporting the largest abortion chain in America.

Lauretta Brown: The Pro-life Response to the Mother of a Child With Down Syndrome Who Supports Abortion

By Lauretta Brown, Townhall – (Holly Christensen’s) op-ed is just the latest in a string of op-eds by both parents of children with Down syndrome and others who feel that a diagnosis of the condition justifies abortion for some women who cannot handle the financial and emotional hardship of it… Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who has a son with Down syndrome (said) “The value of human life is a timeless principle we must always cherish,” she emphasized. “Becoming a parent and having a child is overwhelming no matter who you are.”

Obamacare 2019: Fewer Options and More Abortion Funding

By Patrina Mosley and Charles Donovan, LifeNews – Since FRC and CLI began investigating Obamacare in 2014, insurance companies have become more transparent regarding which plans pay for abortions, thanks to stronger enforcement of the law under the Trump administration. However, that improved transparency also shows that things have gotten worse. Our investigation found that Americans have fewer plans to choose from than ever before and more locales than ever are providing abortion-only plans.

Brad Mattes: The Amazing Story of How President George H.W. Bush Became Pro-Life

By Brad Mattes, LifeNews – George H.W. Bush supported abortion as a candidate for president, one of the reasons Reagan prevailed. When Ronald Reagan named Bush to run on the ticket with him during the Republican Convention, there was considerable disappointment from rank and file pro-lifers… Dr. Jack Willke, my former colleague and founder of Life Issues Institute, was then president of the National Right to Life Committee. Upon hearing the news of a Reagan/Bush ticket, he went to the hotel that served as the Republican headquarters and asked to see Mr. Bush…

Student Group: Accessibility Actually Displays ‘Obsession’ (Yale Launches “Plan B” Vending Machines)

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – A pro-life student organization says Yale’s launch of “Plan B” vending machines shows “a tragc obsession with ending life.”… Plan B (Levonorgestrel) is also referred to as the “morning-after pill,” an emergency contraception that “reduces the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex” or failure of a regular birth control method. As reported by YaleDailyNews.com, a new 24/7 “wellness-to-go” vending machine will soon sell Plan B pills, as well as other over-the-counter medications and condoms, at Silliman College….

Christine Rousselle: ‘Holding the Line’ Pro-Lifers Look Ahead to New Congressional Session

By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency – Pro-life legislators and organizations remain optimistic about ongoing efforts to ban abortion in the United States, despite an incoming House of Representatives, led by a Democratic majority committed to the practice… Although leadership elections have not yet taken place, former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is widely expected to replace outgoing speaker Rep. Paul Ryan… Pelosi is in favor of abortion rights, and once defended her refusal to support a bill banning late-term abortion by saying “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me.”

Micaiah Bilger: Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Baby Parts Makes Over $100 Million Doing Abortions

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Planned Parenthood affiliate at the center of the baby body part sales scandal recently reported a record $100 million income… Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, based in San Jose, California, was caught in a series of undercover videos allegedly selling aborted baby body parts for profit. A U.S. House investigative committee later referred it to federal authorities for criminal investigation, but there has been no word on the investigation for almost a year.

Micaiah Bilger: Dozens of Irish Doctors Storm Out of Meeting After They’re Told They Must Participate in Abortions

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Dozens of Irish doctors walked out of an emergency meeting about abortion Sunday after they said their concerns about conscience protections are being ignored… About 300 doctors attended the meeting by the Irish College of General Practitioners EGM in Dublin to discuss the government’s plans to legalize abortions… Dozens walked out… Many doctors also fear being forced to help abort unborn babies against their consciences….

Dennis Prager: The Most Important Question About Abortion (Archives)

By Dennis Prager, PragerU – Is abortion right, or is it wrong? It’s the big question that’s lost in a societal debate that’s mostly focused on legality. But, really, whether it’s right or wrong is the most important question about abortion.

Doug Mainwaring: Where Not to Shop for Christmas: How Consumers Can Align Their Dollars With Their Pro-Life Values

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The Christmas shopping season is off to the races, with retailers aggressively vying for attention and money. Unbeknownst to unsuspecting holiday shoppers, many corporations with familiar names contribute a portion of each sale to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign, and other leftist organizations and causes.

AUL: Some Abortion Stats Conspicuous by Their Absence by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – And so of the 52 area reporting areas – which are the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the city of New York – only 49 reported information.”… Significantly missing from those reporting areas was New Hampshire, Maryland, and California, which Busick says together make up “a large percentage” (12%) of the population of the United States. “So the information we have is incomplete at best and skewed by selective reporting at worst…”

Micaiah Bilger: Premature Baby Born at 21 Weeks is the Youngest Ever to Survive, Look at Her Now

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Four-year-old Lyla Stensrud is a medical miracle… The Texas preschooler is believed to be the youngest documented premature baby to ever survive, and today she is thriving at home with her family, NBC reports… Four years ago in July 2014, doctors thought it was nearly impossible for her to survive. Lyla was born after 21 weeks and four days in the womb, weighing just 14.4 ounces, according to her mother’s blog.

Kristan Hawkins: Students for Life Calls on Trump to Defund Planned Parenthood

By Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America – Your commitment to respecting preborn life persuaded pro-life leaders like me, who heads the largest pro-life organization of our kind, that supporting you and your administration was the right choice in 2016. Like me, many in my organization of more than 1,200 pro-life student groups nationwide are committed to voting pro-life first.

Efforts of Pro-Lifers Are Paying Off by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – It’s not fake news! Abortions are at an all-time low since 1973… That was the year the United States Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade – and estimates are that nearly 61 million babies have been aborted in the U.S. since that fateful ruling. But there are indications the abortion rate in America is on a continued decline.

Live Action: Mom of Stillborn Baby Speaks Out: ‘I Will No Longer Be Silent on Abortion’

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, Live Action – … My baby kicked and responded to everything we said to him. His daddy would talk to my belly every single morning and every single night and he would kick in response. He responded to water hot or cold, shower, bath, or pool he hated it! He would move as far as he could up my belly to get out of it. He didn’t like me sleeping on certain sides and he would let me know. Just because they aren’t born yet, doesn’t mean they can’t feel anything.

Rod Dreher: The Dalitization Of Humanity

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative – Well, you knew it was going to happen sooner or later. Now, China has done it.From MIT Technology Review: When Chinese researchers first edited the genes of a human embryo in a lab dish in 2015, it sparked global outcry and pleas from scientists not to make a baby using the technology, at least for the present… It was the invention of a powerful gene editing tool, CRISPR, which is cheap and easy to deploy, that made the birth of humans genetically modified in an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) center a theoretical possibility.

5 Reasons to Go See ‘Instant Family’ by Virginia Allen

By Virginia Allen, The Daily Signal – I walked out of the theater surprised after viewing the new movie “Instant Family,” starring silver-screen heavyweights Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as foster parents.  It was not what I expected… The film features Wahlberg as Pete and Byrne as Ellie, an upper-middle-class married couple who decide on a whim to foster three children—Lita, Juan, and Lizzy—played by Julianna Gamiz, Gustavo Quiroz, and Isabela Moner.

Exorcist Warns About Celine Dion’s Occult Children’s Clothing by Patti Armstrong

By Patti Armstrong, National Catholic Register – Iconic singer Céline Dion was raised Catholic but her just-released New World Order-themed, gender-neutral clothing for children indicates she has gone to the dark side… If this were just another story of a celebrity engaged in the occult, I would not have given it my attention. But since children are involved, I am hoping that others will join me to pray for those poor children….

Report: Independent Abortion Clinics in the U.S. Are Closing at an ‘Unprecedented Rate’ by Emily Ward

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – A report released earlier this month by the pro-choice Abortion Care Network (ACN) found that independent abortion clinics in the United States are closing at an “unprecedented rate.”.. The report, “Communities Need Clinics: Independent Abortion Care Providers and the Future of Abortion Access in the United States,” states that “independent clinics are closing at an unprecedented rate: the number of independent clinics has been reduced by nearly 28 percent since 2012.”

After Years of Controversy, HHS Reconsiders Fetal Tissue Funding

CNA/EWTN News – Health researchers need alternatives to using fetal tissue, DHH leaders have said after several years of controversy and investigations into whether fetal tissue procured from aborted babies was sold illegally… HHS Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chair of the Freedom Caucus, saying HHS did too little to find alternatives under (Obama) administrations and there need to be “adequate alternatives” to scientific research involving human fetal tissue.

Live Action: Abortion Facilities Closing at Unprecedented Rate, Says New Report

By Carole Novielli, Live Action News – Good news for pro-life advocates can be found in a recently released report from an abortion organization claiming that “independent [abortion] clinics are closing at an unprecedented rate.” The report was published by Abortion Care Network (ACN), whose stated mission is to “ensure access” to abortion.

LifeNews: 19 States Want Supreme Court to Uphold Pro-Life Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Attorneys general in 19 states asked the U.S. Supreme Court this month to uphold an Indiana law that protects unborn babies with Down syndrome and other disabilities from discrimination… The states that signed the brief were: West Virginia, Wisconsin, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.

Children With Down Syndrome Are Applying to Be on the Endangered Species List (Watch Video)

By Kelsey Harkness, Daily Signal – In the U.S., at least 67 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. In the U.K., that number is closer to 90 percent. In Denmark, it’s 98 percent… In Iceland, the prospect of people with Down syndrome becoming extinct is not hypothetical. From 2004 to 2013, fewer than four babies with the disorder were born each year, according to the campaign. The abortion rate there for babies with Down syndrome is effectively 100 percent.

Dem House Takeover Targets Hobby Lobby to Force Abortion Funding

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – After retaking control of the United States House of Representatives in last week’s midterm elections, Democratic representatives are now focusing their attack on reversing the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision that kept the Christian chain, Hobby Lobby, from being forced to provide healthcare coverage funding abortion.

LifeNews: Ohio House Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Ohio House lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat… State House Bill 258 passed in a 58-35 vote and now moves to the state Senate for consideration… The controversial legislation would ban most abortions in Ohio if it becomes law. An unborn baby’s heart begins beating around six weeks, though new research suggests it may begin as early as 18 days after conception…

You Should Be a Single Issue Voter, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder,The Stream – The destruction of persons in the womb is the single greatest moral issue of our time. It surmounts every other issue. The ongoing killing of the unborn is far more important than tax reduction or fuel efficiency standards… Narrow? Insensitive? That is the jargon of moral rationalization

A Proposed Fix to ‘Trickery’ in Obamacare Abortion Coverage

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) included a mechanism – except in states that opted out of it – through which a person wanting abortion coverage in insurance exchanges could make a separate payment for that coverage; and insurers then would pay for abortions out of that money. However, the Obama administration issued regulations that allowed the “separate” abortion surcharge to be collected along with regular premiums.

LifeNews: New Planned Parenthood President Says Abortion Biz is “All About Saving People’s Lives”

By Grace Carr, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood’s new president, Dr. Leana Wen, said that the abortion organization offers “live-saving care,” in a Monday interview on “CBS This Morning.”… “As a doctor, I am proud to lead our organization as we deliver life-saving care to two and half million people every year,” Wen said, responding to a number of questions from CBS hosts… Planned Parenthood aborted 6,803,782 babies between 1978 and 2014, according to CNSNews. The organization aborted 328,348 unborn babies between 2015-2016, according to an annual report.

Dear Vogue, Allow Me to Explain My Interests

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – Dear Vogue… My interests are the following: Life: Because I Have No Need for Your “Rights”… First and foremost, my interests are in policies and laws protecting LIFE. As a woman, I find it insulting and demeaning that anyone should consider me oppressed or restricted in any way, and needing to be set free from the child in my womb.

WATCH: Horrible Pro-Abortion Ad Shows Beautiful Newborn Baby, Says It’s OK to Abort Her

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A horrible new ad created for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood uses an adorable baby girl with big eyes and precious smile to advocate for abortion on demand… The 40-second video, “The Chosen,” was created by the Agenda Project, a pro-abortion advocacy group, to promote the abortion giant Planned Parenthood… In the video, the baby girl smiles and coos among soft, white blankets while a lullaby plays in the background. “She deserves to be loved… She deserves to be wanted. She deserves to be a choice.”

A Look at President Trump’s Pro-Life ‘Solution’

By Michelle La Rosa, Catholic Herald, CNA – Asked by EWTN News Nightly how he would continue pushing forward the pro-life agenda with a now-divided Congress, Trump responded, “I won’t be able to explain that to you, because it is an issue that is a very divisive, polarizing issue. But there is a solution. I think I have that solution, and nobody else does. We’re going to be working on that.”

The Necessity of Adoption, by Kathryn Jean Lopez 

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, Patriot Post – Her adoption story begins when she and her husband were matched up with a little boy and arranged to take him and his siblings camping. In the middle of the night, his younger brother “reached his little hand” from across his sleeping bag and asked Delilah: “I was just wondering: Could I call you mom, too, since I don’t have a mom?”

WATCH: Woman Leaves Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic. “My Baby Has a Heartbeat?”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Recently, a pro-life advocate with Created Equal spoke with a mother outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Missouri. When he told her that her unborn baby already has a heartbeat, the mother responded with surprise and began to think twice about going through with her scheduled abortion… “My baby has a heartbeat?” she asked in surprise.

15,000 Babies Saved Since 40 Days for Life Began

By Moira Cullings, Denver Catholic – A few years ago at a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil in Madison, Wisconsin, Steve Karlen met a man passing by the abortion clinic who stopped when he noticed the group praying outside of it… Curiously enough, the man began taking photos of families at the vigil. Karlen came to realize the man’s daughter was pregnant with a boy who had Down Syndrome, and she and her husband planned to abort the baby.

Pro-Life Groups Applaud Trump for Latest Exemptions to Contraception-Abortifacient Mandate

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – Pro-life leaders applauded the Trump administration this week for issuing two new rules that allow small businesses and non-profit groups to exempt themselves, on moral or religious grounds, from an Obama-era regulatory mandate requiring them to cover contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs and devices (such as Plan-B and IUDs) in the health insurance plans they offer their employees.

The Great News about Pregnancy Centers

By Maria McFadden Maffucci, Editor of the Human Life Review – “But these numbers don’t begin to describe what the centers do.” Donovan said. They change lives—and for multiple generations. When you save a baby, you save a future family. This is the theme of the stirring testimonies included in the report, stories and photos of babies saved who go on to have spouses and children of their own. “When a baby is saved,” Donovan said, “you are saving a legacy.”

Alabama Recognizes Right to Life for Unborn Children

By John Clark, EWTN News – To declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

Planned Parenthood Slams Trump For Stopping Taxpayer Funding of Abortions: He Hates Women

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews –  The new rule doesn’t ban abortions or end abortions or do anything to prevent women who want an abortion from getting one to end the life of their unborn child. But what the new rule does do is ensure that Americans don’t have to be forced to pay for it with their tax dollars.

President Trump Issues New Rule to Protect Americans From Funding Abortions Under Obamacare, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Trump administration today issued a new rule designed to protect Americans from being forced to pay for abortions under Obamacare… Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule directing insurers selling Obamacare plans that cover elective abortion to collect a separate payment from enrollees for that coverage, as required by law.

Some Pro-Life Bright Spots in the 2018 Midterm Elections, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN News – The 2018 midterm election results are coming in, and I am happy/sad. I’m sad because in Michigan, the noble John James lost his long-shot bid to wrestle a Senate seat from liberal Debbie Stabenow. I’m sad, too, because voters in Oregon voted to force taxpayers to fund abortion through all nine months of pregnancy…. But despite the disappointments here and there, yesterday’s election results, lumped together, pointed to some bright spots in Americans’ attitudes toward abortion.

Steven Ertelt: West Virginia Approves Pro-Life Amendment Saying There is No Right to Abortion

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – West Virginia is one of 17 states that forces its taxpayers to pay for elective abortions. But that could change now that state voters approved Amendment 1 saying there is no right to abortion… West Virginians tonight approved a constitutional amendment that makes it clear that their state does not recognize abortion as a “right.”

First Things: The Point of Gosnell

By Charlotte Allen, First Things – I went to see Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer because I thought I ought to. I hadn’t read any reviews of the movie—there are hardly any—so I thought it was going to be a low-budget documentary, well-intentioned but looking as though the money (crowdfunded) had run out or never existed. I dreaded abortion-clinic carnage: bloody images of aborted fetuses that some pro-life groups plaster onto their picketing posters.

Star Parker: Democrats Are ‘The Party of Anti-Christ’

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Because of its support for abortion on demand, including in the ninth month of pregnancy, the Democratic Party is “evil” and is “the party of Anti-Christ,” said conservative author and activist Star Parker, the founder of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.

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ICYMI: Planned Parenthood’s Massive Political Operation Is Done On Your Tax Dollars

By Dustin Siggins, The Stream – America’s largest abortion company also has a huge political operation. Its affiliated arms have pushed $20 million into this year’s midterms. They worked with three other groups for a combined $30 million towards liberal advocacy. And while legally Planned Parenthood’s $540 million-plus government teat is “separate” from the abortion giant’s political action…..

Covert Operations–Closing Prayer Service for 40 Days for Life by Fr. Richard Heilman

By Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man – The leaders of Madison’s 40 Days for Life became aware that this protest group infiltrated their email list, and was planning to turn out for every event. This meant they were going to be there for our closing prayer service today, which was originally scheduled for 4:30pm. So, the leaders of Madison’s 40 Days for Life sent out a “fake email” saying the closing event was moved to a local parish, instead of Planned Parenthood…..

Abortion Doulas: Committed – Not to Helping Women – But to Their Own Deadly Agenda, by Eric Metaxas

By Eric Metaxas, CNSNews – Abortion activists like to use the same words we pro-lifers use, but they’re using an entirely different dictionary. Case in point: the word “doula.”.. “Do you think that God hates me?”.. The teenage girl—who is about to have an abortion—is asking the question of a woman she has just met, who is there to keep her company during the procedure… “No,” the woman replies. “I think God knows we have to make tough choices sometimes.”…

LifeNews: Franklin Graham Slams Religious Leaders Blessing an Abortion Clinic: “That’s Like Blessing Auschwitz”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Evangelical Christian leader Franklin Graham boldly condemned pastors this week who are leading a “blessing” of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Ohio… Graham compared the religious service to pastors standing outside a Nazi concentration camp and “blessing the murder of innocent Jews…”… The sacrilegious “blessing” will take place Nov. 9 at the Planned Parenthood in Columbus, Ohio where unborn babies are legally killed in abortions. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is organizing it.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Your Vote Counts in Tuesday’s U.S. Mid-Terms (What is at Stake)

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Our pro-life momentum could come to a drastic halt if we let pro-abortion candidates win. This is why it’s urgent we let our pro-life voice be heard next Tuesday!.. Many in our nation have forgotten God and His holy will. The consequences speak for themselves: immorality, division, confusion, violence, rejection of the natural family, and indifference toward the most vulnerable of our citizens, the unborn child.

Facebook Apologizes for Censorship of Pro-Life Ad by Emily Ward

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – Facebook apologized for banning a pro-life advertisement by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) on Thursday, Nov. 1, saying it “never should have been disapproved.”.. “This ad does not violate Facebook’s policies and should never have been disapproved. We’re sorry for this mistake – the ad has been restored and is now running on Facebook,” the company wrote.

These Five Senators Up for Re-Election Voted to Keep Abortions Legal Up to Birth by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – In January, the U.S. Senate had the opportunity to enact moderate restrictions on abortion. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would have prohibited late-term abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. Neither Congress nor state legislatures can vote to ban all abortions under Roe v. Wade… The bill had strong public support, and it would have made American abortion laws similar to those in Europe and other developed nations. The U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks….

Is America Resigned to Being a Nation of Child Sacrifice and Mutilation?

By Linda Harvey, LifeSiteNews – It’s not a Halloween horror flick, and it’s not some gruesome, colossal joke. Child mutilation and infant sacrifice are becoming so widespread in America that they are now considered sound health care and even “blessings” from God… When are we going to wake up and end this nightmare?… No sane person calls an abortion clinic a “sacred space,” yet that’s the theme of an upcoming Planned Parenthood event in Columbus, Ohio – another example of leftists losing their minds.

Promoting Adoption, Trump Affirms Human Life for ‘Born and Unborn’

By Fred Lucas, Daily Signal – President Donald Trump called Thursday for helping children in need—both born and unborn—by supporting adoption.
“Adoption affirms the inherent value of human life and signals that every child—born or unborn—is wanted and loved,” Trump said in a statement, released Wednesday by the White House, proclaiming November as National Adoption Month. “Children, regardless of race, sex, age, or disability deserve a loving embrace into families they can call their own.

Point of Order: Amendment Would NOT Outlaw Abortions

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – In 1993, the state legislature passed a law banning taxpayer funding of elective abortions, except in certain circumstances. But as noted by Dr. Wanda Franz of West Virginians for Life, it was challenged in court… “The Panepinto decision determined that [the law] was null and void and instead … found in our state constitution the right of women to have elective abortions paid for by the state of West Virginia with Medicaid funds,” she tells OneNewsNow – which means taxpayers have funded about 35,000 abortions.

Nancy Flory: Abortion or Homicide? The Schizophrenic Logic for Killing a Child

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – It was, the court said, attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Maniskumar Patel had slipped a drug into his girlfriend’s drink. She suspected that he had spiked the drink and had it tested. When it came back positive for a dangerous drug, he was charged with murder… What makes this case significant? The DA charged him with murder. If his girlfriend had taken the drug herself, the state would defend her right to do so. It might even pay for the drug. How does this make sense?

The Contradiction of “Pro-Choice but Not Pro-Abortion”, by Steven Rummelsburg

By Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg, Integrated Catholic – Many of our public officials and leaders, including prominent Catholic politicians, have publicly proclaimed a “pro-choice, but not pro-abortion” position. Many of these have worked strenuously to promote access to and acceptance of abortion, even going so far as to hypothetically and personally support the idea that under certain circumstances  abortion can be a moral act and legitimate choice. 

Video: The American Trinity: Three Values That Make America Great by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Media Editors, Patriot Post – Race and ethnicity have defined every nation on earth. Except one: the United States of America. It is defined by values… So, to understand America, you have to understand American values… They are: “E Pluribus Unum”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust.”… I call this “The American Trinity.” I made up the name, but I didn’t make up the values. They are on every American coin.

Michael J. New: Reversing Roe V. Wade

By Michael J. New, First Things – Reversing Roe, the recent Netflix documentary directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, is billed as a film that “lifts the lid on a decades-long political attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.” But while the film purportedly gives a thorough overview of abortion politics since the 1960s, it leaves out several major events essential to any history of the political attempt to overturn Roe…

Life, Love and a Shining Example

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – And she celebrated another kind of mother — Mother Agnes Mary Donovan of the Sisters of Life, a religious community of women who care for women who are pregnant and need support, housing them and becoming an integral part of their lives to help families succeed. They are women of joy who help make so much possible.

Victory! Judge Brings End to California Law Requiring Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion

By Kevin Daley, Daily Caller News – A federal judge in San Diego has permanently barred enforcement of California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which requires pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to disseminate information about abortion… The Friday order follows a June 26 Supreme Court decision that found that the FACT Act likely violates the First Amendment… “The government has no business forcing anyone to express a message that violates their convictions, especially on deeply divisive subjects such as abortion,” said the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Michael Farris….

ACLJ: It’s Not About Women, It’s Not About Healthcare, It’s About Money

By Olivia Summers, American Center for Law and Justice – “A lot of clinics are scared stiff—some talk about pooling facilities to meet their colossal overheads, especially rents,” said Dr. Richard Hausknecht, who recently completed a report for the New York County Medical Society on “ideal” abortion services… “The days are doomed for doctors who made a million dollars or more, doing 50 or 60 abortions per four‐or‐five‐day week in a clinic.”

Media Fawn Over Thousands in Migrant Caravan, Ignore 100s of Thousands at March for Life

By Krisan Hawkins, LifeNews – Watching the coverage of the caravan, I am struck by how the media races to tell the stories of those who fit their narrative. Substitute the pre-born for immigrants in most stories, and the narrative carries forward almost seamlessly… Right now plans are underway for the January 2019 March for Life, as groups like mine, Students for Life of America, make preparations to bring thousands to the nation’s capitol… if only Americans were permitted to see the hundreds of thousands filling the streets in song, in prayer, and in peace.

Science and Catholic Teaching: Human Life, Sacred from Conception to Birth

By Bob Kurland, The Catholic Stand – “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.” ~Catholic Catechism, 2258

“Gosnell” Movie Not Even Shown in Philadelphia Where Abortionist Ran His House of Horrors

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “There’s a movie out on notorious abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. But you wouldn’t know if you live in Philly,” the headline reads. Listings on the film website do not show any theaters in Philadelphia showing the film. The closest showings are in Media and Plymouth Meeting, both about a 45-minutes drive out of the city…. The film is not a documentary, though. It is a crime drama based on a true story.

Woman Becomes Pro-Life After Watching Gosnell Movie: “I Finally Understand the Horror of Abortion”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – DCA college student who watched the new “Gosnell” movie said she became pro-life because of the film… Kathy Zhu, a student at the University of Central Florida, has a huge following on social media… On Sunday, she promoted “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” to her nearly 50,000 Twitter followers… “Yesterday, I was pro-choice. I believed that women should have a say & the gov shouldn’t be interfering w/ our lives,” she wrote. “Today, I’m pro-life.”

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Respect Life Month and the “Great Campaign”

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life.” ~St. Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, ¶95… Equally as importantly, Evangelium Vitae concluded with a resounding, passionate call to arms directed at all Catholics and people of good will. What the Church and the world needed, exclaimed St. Pope John Paul II, was a “great campaign in support of life”! “All together, we must build a new Culture of Life,” he urged….

Brian Clowes: What is the Role of Conscience in Moral Decision-Making?

By Brian Clowes, Ph.D., Human Life International – A fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the human conscience lies at the root of many of the problems in the Catholic Church today.  Very few Catholics even know what the conscience actually is.  When pressed, many will say “If my conscience tells me it’s all right, I can do it.”  This is just one way of saying “If it feels good, do it,” or, in the case of abortion, “If I think abortion is the lesser of two evils in my own personal situation, then it’s all right.”

‘Unique From Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science’: U.S. March for Life Announces 2019 Theme

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The March for Life Defense and Education Fund has announced the theme for its 46th annual gathering at the nation’s capital, deciding to emphasize the science of preborn personhood in 2019… On Friday, January 18th, pro-lifers from across the United States and around the world will gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for a series of speeches and music before the main event: marching to the U.S. Supreme Court, which imposed abortion-on-demand on all fifty states with 1973’s Roe v. Wade.

Burying Gosnell All Over Again

By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNSNews – In 2013, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of three babies whose necks he snipped after they were born alive. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, a refugee from Nepal who was overanesthetized, and faced hundreds of lesser counts. He was sentenced to life without parole.

Kathryn Jean Lopez: Love, Life and Protest

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – There’s a scene in the new movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, that should launch candid conversations around the country. Alexis McGuire… the lead prosecutor in the case against the Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, is depicted at home with her husband, distraught at the reality of the horror she’s had to face in the investigation.

LifeNews: NIH Spends $13.5 Million on Aborted Baby Parts to Transplant Their Brain Tissue Into Mice

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new government contract uncovered by CNS News shows the federal government continues to spend taxpayer dollars on research using aborted baby body parts… The National Institute of Health contract is with University of California- San Francisco. The contract provides money for fetal body parts to conduct experiments involving “humanized mice,” according to the report. NIH is an agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Euthanasia: Killing People for Their Body Parts, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Wesley Smith opposes the dead donor rule, arguing that it turns medical organ harvesters into executioners… “It turns one of our great healing medical specialties, if it was ever implemented,” Smith pointed out. “And I want to emphasize that it has not yet been implemented – but it would turn one of our great healing specialties into a killing specialty.”… This is not a fantasy because it is already a reality.

LifeNews: Media Ignore “Gosnell” Movie, But Viewers Give It a 99% Rating at Rotten Tomatoes

By Gabriel Hays, LifeNews – From their usual lack of coverage on the annual March for Life to treating pro-lifers as wholesale crazies, it’s clear that the media doesn’t want to face the intimate realities of legal baby killing. The recent film about the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, not only tells his story, but shows how reluctant the media is to touch abortion, even if events surrounding it involve first degree murder.

‘Gosnell’ Film #12 at Box Office on Opening Weekend; #10 on Sunday (Watch Trailer)

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” took in the 12th highest box office receipt total in its opening weekend, breaking into the top 10 on Sunday… “Gosnell,” a drama about convicted murder and abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, ranked 12th over the three-day period, despite appearing in only 671 theaters nationally, Box Office Mojo reports…

Fr. Mark Goring: ‘Stupid Catholics’ Who Vote for Pro-Abortion Politicians Have ‘Blood’ On Their Hands

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In a video message about the sanctity of human life and the moral responsibility of being a faithful Christian, Fr. Mark Goring, director of the Catholic Charismatic Centerin Houston, Texas, explained that Catholics who vote for “aggressively pro-abortion politicians” are “stupid Catholics” and “they share the responsibility for the death of these unborn children.”

What the Kavanaugh Protests and Kermit Gosnell Have in Common, by Rebecca Hagelin

By Rebecca Hagelin, Patriot Post – It’s time for America to understand what abortion really is. There will be no healing for our nation until we first know the evil that has infected us, and then take every measure to eradicate it. Which is why I believe the release of the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” is divinely appointed… Abortion abuses women and kills babies — and feeds the insatiable appetite of the powers of darkness.

Planned Parenthood Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Plan to Protect, Expand Abortion if Roe is Overturned, by Emily Ward

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund released a multi-million dollar, three-part plan to protect and expand abortion access in the United States in case Roe v. Wade is overturned… Expressing the fear that newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will help eradicate the “right” to “safe” abortion, Planned Parenthood said it would work to “ensure abortion is still accessible in the United States no matter what happens at the Supreme Court.”

Bill Gates Thinks There are Too Many Africans, Calls for Population Control

By C-Fam, LifeNews – Melinda Gates has long championed international family planning, and the Goalkeepers Report highlights it as one of four priority areas, alongside HIV, agriculture, and education. One of the SDG targets is to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including family planning. But when it comes to measuring access, the UN relies on metrics better suited to measuring use, or the concept of “unmet need,” of which lack of access to services makes up only 5%.

Seven Pro-Life Action Steps

By Alan Shlemon, The Stream – Being pro-life is not merely an attitude. It’s a behavior — it’s something you do… Last week, I spoke on the art of pro-life persuasion in San Diego. Towards the end of my presentation, I offered seven action steps pro-lifers could take to make a difference in the lives of the unborn and their mothers who face crisis pregnancies.

LifeNews: Trump Administration Changes Obama Policy, Now Confirms Human Life Begins at Conception

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – President Donald Trump’s administration signaled its commitment to protecting life again this week in a proposed Department of Health and Human Services strategic plan… The plan states that HHS will serve Americans at “every stage of life, beginning at conception” and up through “natural death,” Opposing Views reports. While the new language will not affect abortion laws, it will help direct public policy under the Trump administration during the next four years.

Saving the Innocents’ Beating Hearts

By U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, National Catholic Register – As Catholics, we share an unshakable belief in our duty to protect the lives of the unborn. Respect and protection of life, from conception to natural death, is a cornerstone of our faith. We have a responsibility to honor God by protecting everyone whom he has formed in his image and blessed with the gift of life, especially the voiceless and most vulnerable… That is one of the reasons I introduced the “Heartbeat Protection Act” (HR 490) in Congress. This pro-life legislation ensures “when a heartbeat can be detected, the baby is protected” from the tools of the abortionist.

LifeSiteNews: Tucker Carlson Triggers Liberals With One Simple Fact About Planned Parenthood

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Defending the indefensible is tricky business. Honestly embracing abortion for what it is tends to scare away anyone with a semi-functioning conscience, so its apologists generally find it easier to play dumb about prenatal development or, better yet, change the subject entirely to unspecified “women’s healthcare.”

Justice Kavanaugh’s First Test on Abortion Comes This Week by Rachel N. Busick

By Rachel N. Busick, Washington Examiner – The cases are Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri and Gee v. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast. They both ask the same question: Does the Medicaid Act allow individual patients to sue their state in federal court to ensure that they can receive Medicaid benefits from their preferred provider of choice, in these cases, Planned Parenthood?

LifeNews: Here’s Planned Parenthood’s Master Plan on How to Abort Babies if Roe is Overturned

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The abortion giant Planned Parenthood launched a three-pronged plan this week to push abortions in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade… With Justice Brett Kavanaugh now on the high court, abortion activists fear and pro-lifers hope the infamous abortion case could be dismantled by the conservative majority court in the near future… If Roe is overturned, abortions would not immediately become illegal.

Shawn Shinneman: The Surgeon Who Works On Babies Before They’re Born

By Shawn Shinneman, D Magazine – With twin-twin, the blood flow between the two is uneven, and one side ends up without enough blood to support normal development while the other’s tiny heart struggles to keep up with too much. There can also be complications caused by an unequal sharing of the placenta and its life-giving nutrients…

Pro-Life UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Steps Down, Oversaw US Leaving Pro-Abortion UN Group

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – UN Ambassador Ambassador Nikki Haley announced today she is stepping down from her position representing the United States before the Unite Nations. Haley is celebrated by the pro-life movement and the former South Carolina governor is adamantly pro-life… From the pro-life standpoint, Haley was responsible for overseeing United States’ withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a misnamed group that rarely promotes authentic human rights and spent more time pushing abortion than stopping global human rights atrocities.

Daily Signal: The True Story of Kermit Gosnell and His Victims

By Daniel Davis and Katrina Trinko, Daily Signal – In progressive Pennsylvania, here was a doctor, Kermit Gosnell, an African-American, he’s in his early 70s now, who ran an abortion clinic for 30 years, where he routinely, and these are not my words, this is the grand jury’s words, where he routinely delivered babies alive and then cut their necks with scissors…. And he did this for 30 years. That’s why in the eyes of the grand jury and also ABC’s Terry Moran, he was described as America’s biggest serial killer, which is the phrase we use in the film.

Obama Unleashed a Genocide, and Trump Stopped It

By John Zmirak, The Stream – How well informed are Americans about the atrocities the Yazidi suffered?… They are not informed at all. Some 6,000 Yazidi women got taken as sex slaves, while Barack Obama did nothing. What did that say about us as a country? These weren’t just numbers. They are people. Daughters, sisters, mothers. They have hopes and dreams just as we do.

LifeNews: Abortion Activist Admits There Were Paid Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters… They Were Paid???

By Nicholas Fondacaro, LifeNews – “And that moment with Jeff Flake on the Hill, we talked to one woman who worked for Ultraviolet who was paid. She helped steer people in the right ways to be able to confront senators,” she admitted… “So, there were paid…” Karl trailed off seemingly dumbfounded as Thomas continued. “There were people who were paid by organizations like Ultraviolet to try to harness that energy…

Steven Ertelt: Pro-Life Groups Celebrate Confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Leading pro-life groups are celebrating the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, after the Senate turned back a character assassination campaign spearheaded by pro-abortion Democrat senators and pro-abortion groups to attempt to derail the nomination. Below are statements LifeNews has received from pro-life organizations….

LifeNews: Polling Shows Pro-Abortion Democrats in Big Trouble After Trashing Brett Kavanaugh

By Nick Givas, LifeNews – There has been a major shift in midterm election polling, showing the GOP is on the rise in several key races in battleground states across the country, said CNN political analyst Harry Enten… “I think [a poll bounce] is there,” he said on “New Day” Thursday. “We’re not just seeing it in the private polls — it does seem in some of the public polls as well, that Republicans do in fact seem to be seeing some sort of bounce.”

Star Parker: Pro-Abortion Left vs. Kavanaugh

By Star Parker, The Patriot Post – I’ve been writing for years about the depth of the culture war taking place in America… The first major violent confrontation between citizens came about as result of the question of slavery. The country’s founders included the proposition in our founding that all men are created equal. We lived for many years untrue to this proposition, and that unfaithfulness in spirit lead to war.

Tony Perkins: Planned Parenthood’s Planned Payoff for Senate Dems

By Tony Perkins, Family Resarch Council – Long before the president even made his Supreme Court pick, both sides knew what it would mean. And despite whatever allegations have been made, the bottom line is the same today as it was when Justice Kennedy retired. The battle for this seat is not about one person. It’s about 60 million — all victims of the type of assault Democrats are desperate to protect: Abortion.

Chris Woodward: Wanted: Pastors Ready to Lead a Life Chain

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Sunday is National Life Chain, which is held every year on the first Sunday of October… Life Chain is a sidewalk prayer ministry where pastors are encouraged to lead their congregation to a designated sidewalk location and share pro-life messages… “There we stand solemnly, prayerfully, in order to witness to the public but also to permit God to witness to us”…

R. R. Reno: Rage Politics on the Left

By R. R. Reno, First Things – Of the utopian dreams of the 1960s, only the sexual revolution has attained cultural dominance. To a great degree, we as a society believe in the promises of that revolution: that sex can be safe; that men and women can enjoy sexual freedom to the same degree and in the same way; that sex need have nothing to do with children; that sex is purely private. These promises are backstopped by abortion, the constitutional status of which fuels the urgency surrounding the Kavanaugh appointment.

Charlie Butts: Euthanasia Coming for the Kids

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The same court ruling instructed Congress to develop rules, which it did three years ago, and last year the court said euthanasia had to be extended to children… Paul Stark of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life finds that objectionable and dangerous… “The objections to child euthanasia in particular,” he explains, “is that children are immature and that inhibits their ability to make sound decisions and give the kind of consent that you would expect of the patient making a life or death decision.”

Fr. Frank Pavone: Liberals are Exploiting Sexual Assault Victims to Trash Kavanaugh and Push Their Abortion Agenda

By Fr. Frank Pavone, LifeNews – “Innocent until proven guilty” is a bedrock principle of our civilization and of our legal system… Lack of commitment to such a principle introduces chaos into society and all its institutions. In the current process regarding Judge Kavanaugh, the Democrats have demonstrated a frightening unwillingness to explicitly embrace and employ this principle.

Patrick J. Buchanan: A Dress Rehearsal for Impeachment

By Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative – They rejected Brett Kavanaugh the day he was nominated… Why? Because the judge is a conservative and a Catholic, and hence an unreliable vote to sustain Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that discovered hidden in the Constitution a woman’s right to abort her unborn child… The Kavanaugh lynching is a dress rehearsal for the impeachment of Donald Trump….

Francis Phillips: The Theologian Who Understood the True Meaning of Love

By Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald – the Hildebrand Project has reissued a slim book of barely 100 pages, written by the theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand in 1968, only a few months after the publication of the encyclical itself. Titled The Encyclical Humanae Vitae: A Sign of Contradiction, and with a new foreword by Catholic scholar Professor Tracey Rowland, it is a highly courageous book to have brought out in the aftermath of Pope Paul’s own reaffirmation of the Church’s constant teaching, but a very necessary one.

Paul Kengor: Brett Kavanaugh’s Abortion Critics and Hypocrites

By Paul Kengor, American Spectator – And yet, it is the latter — the feminist left’s holy grail, Roe v. Wade — that (Dr.) Ford’s most ardent defenders, and Kavanaugh’s most vociferous detractors, are seeking to protect and preserve at all costs. As they demand the protection of victims of sexual abuse, they also demand the preservation of abortion. They seek to undermine Kavanaugh in order to maintain Roe. To borrow from Nancy Pelosi, this is “sacred ground.” Abortion, abortion, abortion.

John Zmirak: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Profited Directly From Abortion.

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Follow the Money: But here’s an even more direct reason why Ford might be blaming the wrong guy for what happened to her: She has profited from an abortion drug. That’s right. As Natural News has reported, Ford works for a pharmaceutical company that manufacturers an abortion pill drug, whose profits could be strongly impacted by future Supreme Court decisions on abortion rights.

LifeNews: Court Upholds Louisiana Law That Could Close Shoddy Abortion Clinics

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal appeals court upheld a Louisiana law Wednesday that requires abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards… A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said there is “no evidence” that the law will burden women’s access to abortion, rejecting abortion activists’ claim… The 2014 law requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges in case patients experience emergency complications. Soon after it became law, the Louisiana abortion facility Hope Medical Group for Women and the Center for Reproductive Rights challenged it in court.

Joan Frawley Desmond: How Roe v. Wade Has Shaped Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Battle

By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register – Early this month, as Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s second nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, began four days of grueling testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, veiled protesters stood vigil outside the room, signaling their moral outrage at the danger he posed to abortion rights… Clothed in the distinctive flowing garments of the oppressed female characters in The Handmaid’s Tale, a television show and novel that explores a dystopian world of male domination, one activist warned of a coming “misogynistic nightmare.”

Charlie Butts: Pro-Lifers Hoping for ‘Historic Ruling’

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, one of the cases he could help decide would set a pro-life precedent… The Unborn Infants Dignity Act was signed into law in 2016, but the federal court system soon rejected it as unconstitutional… “The Dignity for the Unborn Act provides civil rights protections for unborn babies based upon a variety of factors, including their race, their gender, whether they have a disability, Down syndrome, [and] even national origin”…

Rob Schwarzwalder: Why Scientists Care So Much About Fetal Health

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – Can eating fish help your unborn baby? New research seems to show that women can “enhance the development of their unborn child’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy.” This is important since, according to the Mayo Clinic, just a few weeks after conception, “the baby’s brain and spinal cord will develop from the neural tube.”

Micaiah Bilger: Pro-Abortion Groups Spending Millions on Election, Pro-Life Organizations Work to Respond

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Two leading pro-life groups are working to motivate millions of voters to support pro-life candidates ahead of the midterm elections… So much is at stake. If pro-lifers win a few more seats in the U.S. Senate and maintain their majority in the House, Americans could see a ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks, measures to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and other life-saving efforts become law.

David Daleiden: Here’s the Real Reason Planned Parenthood Hired a Doctor as CEO 

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Planned Parenthood appointed a medical doctor as its new president likely in part because of an internal rift in the abortion organization, David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress told LifeSiteNews… Daleiden, who embedded himself in the abortion industry posing as a baby body parts purchaser, revealed that there is an internal rift in Planned Parenthood between its abortionists and its “public face”…

EWTN News: Abortion Isn’t Ordained by God No Matter What the Left Says

By Angelo Stagnaro, EWTN News – In a previous article, I outlined the reasons why the Catholic Church is, indeed, the One, True, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. However, if there was even the slightest of doubts in anyone’s mind as to this obvious truth, they should stop to consider the fancy bit of nonsense espoused by Indiana Methodist minister Alicia Baker at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing recently. She was there at the behest of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). In her presentation, Ms. Baker claimed that Jesus wants us all to have free access to abortion.

Pres. Trump Admin Cancels FDA Contract to Purchase Body Parts of Aborted Babies for Tax-Funded Research

BY STEVEN ERTELT, LIFENEWS – The Trump administration has heard the concerns of pro-life organizations and pro-life Americans upset by the news that the FDA had purchased the body parts of aborted babies for research… As LifeNews reported in August, shocking revelations indicated the Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract to acquire body parts from aborted babies to be transplanted into so-called humanized mice. The grisly experiments allow mice to have a functioning human immune system for research purposes.

Next Step Toward Artificial Reproduction Violates Human Fundamentals, Ethicist Warns

By Kevin J. Jones, CNA/EWTN News – Artificial human reproduction appears to be on the horizon with Japanese scientists’ claim to have created immature human eggs from stem cells, but the technique could result in power that would cross the bounds of ethics and serve as a “profound violation” of marriage and marital love, a bioethicist has warned.

Here’s a List of Everything a Baby Can Do in the Womb

By Grace Carr, The Stream – An unborn child can suck its thumb, stretch, cry, react to light, make facial expressions, sense touch, develop food preferences, respond to music and sounds, yawn, hiccup and even distinguish languages, Live Action founder Lila Rose tweeted in August… “Medical science has conclusively known for decades that a new, unique, human life starts at the moment of fertilization,” Lila Rose told The Daily Caller…