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Planned Parenthood Directors Admit Under Oath That They Sold Aborted Baby Parts, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – Sixteen unsealed excerpts of sworn video testimony from Planned Parenthood executives was released yesterday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which shows in their own words that Planned Parenthood was involved in obtaining “donations” of fetal tissue organs from women having abortions, only to illegally sell it to middle-man organ procurement companies for profit.

Andrew Cuomo Sent More Than 4,500 Coronavirus Patients Into Nursing Homes, Killing Thousands, by Peter Hasson

By Peter Hasson, LifeNews – New York nursing homes were forced to accept more than 4,500 coronavirus patients from hospitals thanks to an order from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a tally by The Associated Press found… Cuomo has come under heated criticism for his March 25 order forcing recovering COVID-19 patients into New York nursing homes — a decision blamed for the state’s high body count among the elderly. The governor waited roughly six weeks before reversing the order on May 10.

Planned Parenthood Has $2.2 Billion in Assets From Killing Babies, It Doesn’t Need Our Tax Dollars, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood is no “small” business. In 2018, America’s hulk of an abortion provider reported net assets of $2.2 billion — so the idea that they would be competing for stimulus loans is absurd. And yet, to the shock of people up and down East Capitol Street, that’s exactly what dozens of its affiliates did. Even Republicans, who’ve come to expect this kind of larceny from Planned Parenthood, have a hard time believing it… the Democrats’ favorite abortion tycoon managed to rip off $80 million from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). And the Trump administration wants it back. Now.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Improperly Applied for and Received $80 Million in Coronavirus Funds, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood abortion business improperly applied for and received $80 million in federal funds meant to support small businesses as they battle the economic fallout from the coronavirus. America’s biggest abortion company is coming under fire today for the fraudulent actions and pro-life advocates are calling on the Trump administration to make the abortion giant repay the money.

The Fate of the First Amendment Will Be Decided By These Nine Cases, by Patrick J. Reilly

By Patrick J. Reilly, Crisis Magazine – This month the Little Sisters of the Poor returned to the U.S. Supreme Court, once again defending their right to practice the Catholic faith by refusing to provide for contraceptives in their health insurance plan… This is a stark reminder that even years later the Obama administration’s assault on religious freedom continues to impact religious organizations. And other serious threats have since emerged… Catholic educators especially are nervously awaiting court rulings that could have a severe impact on schools and colleges. …

Abortionist Curtis Boyd: “I Taught Myself” to Shoot Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortionist Curtis Boyd, one of the few late-term abortionists in the U.S., apparently taught himself how to kill unborn babies in late stages of pregnancy by injecting poison into their hearts… Live Action News reports Boyd admitted that he was self-trained in a newly released video reportedly from an October court deposition. The New Mexico abortionist is being sued by the family of the late Keisha Atkins, who died along with her unborn baby after a late-term abortion at Boyd’s Albuquerque facility.

As Researchers Discuss Using Aborted Body Parts, Archbishop Urges Pro-life Vaccines, by Kate Scanlon

By Kate Scanlon, EWTN News – “There’s no need to really use cell lines from aborted fetuses, there are other cell lines that can be used to develop these vaccines, so that’s why we think it’s very important at this moment to let the voice not only of the Church but other concerned citizens to voice that we want to—we all want a vaccine, we realize that’s important for our public health, but we also want a vaccine that has no ethical problems in the way it’s developed,” he said.

Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) have filed suit against Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., alleging that she targeted them for exposing Planned Parenthood back when she was the state attorney general… The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. It says, “This complaint seeks justice for a brazen, unprecedented and ongoing conspiracy to selectively use California’s video recording laws as a political weapon to silence disfavored speech.”

Religion Can Never Be ‘Privatized’, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – What would James Madison and Thomas Jefferson—the philosophical and logistical masterminds behind the historically influential Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom in 1786—have to say about the latest ruckus over religious liberty in their beloved Old Dominion? Lighthouse Fellowship Church, a church located on tourist-friendly Chincoteague Island, is suing Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, whose stay-at-home order prohibits gatherings of more than ten persons …

Here’s Why Pro-Lifers Should Vote for Trump, Even if They Don’t Like Him, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pavone made a case for the president in a forward for a new book, “A Catholic Vote for Trump” by Jesse Romero and John McCullough… “The election is not about private virtue; it is about public virtue,” Pavone wrote. “Pro-abortion Democrats try to make us focus on what they believe in private about abortion, as an excuse for us to ignore the public policies they create that make it continue. Let’s not make the same mistake in reverse.”… Pavone said Trump has been true to his promises to defend the right to life for unborn babies and protect religious freedom.

WATCH: Doctor Slams California Gov Gavin Newsom for Closing Churches, Keeping Abortion Clinics Open, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A California family physician criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom for closing churches while allowing abortion facilities to keep killing unborn babies in elective abortions during the coronavirus crisis… BizPac Review reports Dr. Jeffrey Barke, a family practitioner and medical director of Pathways to Independence, an organization that helps women at risk, recently spoke at a rally protesting the Democrat governor’s actions… “Gov. Newsom has gone too far. Gov. Newsom has stepped on our liberties and our freedoms,” Barke said in a video of the rally.

The Beat Goes On in Daleiden Case, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – In David Daleiden’s criminal case, Thomas More Society just filed an appeal of the superior court judge’s decision where he found Daleiden could be charged with the ten remaining felony counts… “We want to challenge that through the California appeals system where it starts with another superior court judge, and then we would go up to the court of appeals and, if necessary, the Supreme Court of California,” reports Thomas More Society attorney Peter Breen.

Pro-Lifers to Appeal Ruling Forcing Them to Pay Planned Parenthood $2 Million for Exposing Its Baby Part Sales, by Alexandra Snyder

By Alexandra Snyder, LifeNews – A federal judge issued a final judgment in Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP) on Thursday… The abortion giant sued CMP in January 2016 after CMP published a series of videos showing PP directors negotiating the sale of baby body parts for profit in violation of state and federal laws. Planned Parenthood sought millions of dollars in compensation for security upgrades after CMP investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were able to easily gain entrance to abortion industry conferences and other meetings.

Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood: Coronavirus Relief Funds Meant for Small Business Not Abortion, by Micaish Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration assured Americans this week that coronavirus relief funds will not be distributed to the Planned Parenthood abortion business… The Blaze reports Congress allotted $2.4 trillion in aid for the global health crisis through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, last month. The spending package includes $349 billion for small businesses, and pro-lifers expressed concerns about abortion facilities being able to qualify for that money.

There Is No “Pro-Life” Position on the China Virus, by Jason Jones, John Zmirak

By Jason Jones, John Zmirak, The Stream – During the crisis caused by the virus China unleashed on the world, we’ve seen some pro-lifers stumble. No doubt they’re eager to keep their vital cause relevant to current events. So they claim that there is a “pro-life” position on the lockdown… They embrace maximum restrictions on business, to “save every life” possible. That’s exactly how pro-infanticide New York Governor Mario Cuomo talks, too… Such people claim that those of us who fear government tyranny, and the hunger, chaos, and suicides linked to an economic depression are being “callous” or even “anti-life.”

Abortion Lobby’s Pandemic Push: Urges FDA to Lift Restrictions on Chemical Abortions, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – While the United States’ death toll in the coronavirus pandemic climbed to 53,625 Thursday, abortion groups and their political allies have urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift restrictions on mifepristone (Mifeprex), a drug used for chemical abortion… The FDA has restricted mifepristone under its “Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies” (REMS) drug-safety program since 2000, only permitting that it be prescribed by a certified health-care provider and dispensed in a clinic, hospital or medical office.

SIGN THE LIFESITENEWS PETITION: Pres. Trump Don’t Give Federal Funds to COVID-19 Vaccines Made from Aborted Baby Cells

LifeSiteNews – We are urgently appealing to President Trump to direct that any new COVID-19 vaccine, receiving federal taxpayer funding, uses NO aborted human fetal cells in its development… Please SIGN this petition which asks President Trump to prioritize only ethical COVID-19 vaccine development with federal funds, and keep his pro-life promise… The Trump Administration’s Health and Human Services guidelines were only redrawn last summer to prohibit the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Government’s main medical research center, from using human tissue obtained from abortion in their research.

US Bishop: We Must ‘Halt’ Development of Any Coronavirus Vaccine Derived From Aborted Babies

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Joseph Strickland released a pastoral letter asking faithful Catholics to join him in helping to bring to a “halt” any development of a coronavirus vaccine derived from aborted babies… “Tragically, people are not aware of or have chosen to turn a blind eye to the advances in medical science which allow vaccines to be developed with the wholesale use of aborted children’s bodies”… He admitted that “until recently, I knew very little about” the use “of in line stem cells from aborted babies in developing vaccines.”… “As your Shepherd,” the bishop wrote, “I urge you to join me, NOW, in passionately but prayerfully speaking out against this practice. As I said in the beginning of this letter, I will help you navigate this storm as best as I can.”

It’s Unethical to Use Fetal Tissue in COVID-19 Research, by Christopher O. Tollefsen

By Christopher O. Tollefsen, Public Discourse – Controversy over fetal tissue research, particularly when that research comes from elective abortions, has long been framed as an issue that pits religion against science. This framing presupposes a view of religion as opposed to reason, and it assumes that objections to abortion are fundamentally based in religion. In truth, the humanity of the unborn child is clearly established by science. Reason tells us that we must treat like cases alike, affording moral protection against killing at will to all human beings.

Justice Clarence Thomas: Roe v. Wade Ruling Allowing Abortion on Demand Was an “Incorrect Decision”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has once again gone on record stating that the Roe v. Wade ruling from 1973 that allowed virtually unlimited abortions should be overturned… As LifeNews reported, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and conservatives on the Supreme Court appear to have set up the legal rationale for someday overturning the roe v. Wade case from 1973 that allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy.

A Trump Judge Tips the Balance, but Things Stay the Same, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – In times of contagion and war, unelected judges have been rightly timid about challenging the decisions made by figures in elective office, who bear a more direct responsibility to the people whose lives are in danger.  And so I began my last column as I noted that the issue of abortion could have a dramatic effect in disrupting that convention long settled in our law, as it has upended other parts of our law.

‘Jesuit’ University Brags About Student Working in ‘Health Clinic’ – It Was Planned Parenthood, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – “Why we stay home,” reads the Saturday tweet from Marquette University, which has since been deleted but can be seen below via screenshot. It features a photo of a Marquette graduate “working with colleagues in a health clinic in downtown Milwaukee.”… The photo shows four women, all wearing face masks. At first glance, the tweet seems to imply that the student is helping COVID-19 treatment efforts, but upon closer inspection, a jacket logo identifies the “health clinic” as a Planned Parenthood facility….

Catholic Bishops, Pro-Life Leaders: COVID-19 Vaccines Should be ‘Free From Any Connection to Abortion’, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – U.S. Catholic bishops and pro-life leaders have sent an open letter to federal health authorities and the Trump administration calling for them to ensure that Americans will have access to coronavirus vaccines which are “free from any connection to abortion.”.. The letter begins: As our nation works to defend itself from the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we write to express our gratitude to you and the U.S.FDA for all of its efforts to combat the virus and to ask for your help to ensure that Americans will have access to vaccines that are free from any connection to abortion.

Pro-Life Organization, AVM Biotechnology Receives Approval for Clinical Trials for New Cancer Treatment – Potential to Treat Covid-19

Children of God for Life – Sound Choice is pleased to announce AVM Biotechnology has received approval to start clinical trials for a promising new cancer treatment, AVM0703 is an exciting new drug to treat terminal no-option Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Patients are being sought to begin Phase I/II trials.

Bill Gates Has Given $68 Million to Organization That Sells Abortion Pills Worldwide, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new report from Live Action found that Gates’s foundation has donated nearly $68 million to DKT International, which sends abortion drugs and devices across the world, since 2001… DKT International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that brags of being “one of the world’s largest providers of family planning.” According to its annual reports, it sent 3.5 million abortion drug “kits” across the world in 2018 and 4.2 million in 2019… The pro-abortion group sells the abortion drugs and manual vacuum aspiration abortion kits, claiming these products help prevent “unsafe” abortions. It provides contraceptives and other “family planning” services across the globe as well.

AG Barr ‘Very Concerned’ About ‘Personal Liberty’ After Gates Proposes Digital Vaccine Certificates, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Following Bill Gates’ proposal for “digital certificates” proving a person has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said he was “very concerned about the slippery slope in terms of continuing encroachments on personal liberty.”… “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it,” the Microsoft founder had speculated… Barr added he was concerned about “the tracking of people and so forth, generally, especially going forward over a long period of time.”…

130+ Congressmen Urge Trump to Keep Ban on Aborted Fetal Tissue Research in Race for COVID-19 Cure, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – More than 130 members of Congress urged President Donald Trump “to maintain your current fetal tissue research policy and to redirect funds toward ethical, successful alternatives to combat COVID-19.”… The pro-life representatives, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, thanked Trump in an April 14 letter for his “decisive actions to protect human life and human dignity on every front,” praising him for having brought “great hope to our nation.”

Trump Halts Funding for WHO, Which Wanted to Use Coronavirus Funds to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump this afternoon announced he would halt federal taxpayer funding for the WHO, the international agency that has botched its response to the coronavirus… WHO has been accused of lying to the world about the coronavirus and it has come under fire for saying killing babies in abortions is somehow an essential procedure as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic… Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will halt monetary contributions to the World Health Organization while the administration reviews the mistakes it made managing the pandemic…

Pandemic Fuels Abortion, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – The Wuhan virus pandemic is spiking demands for abortion… States like Texas have put abortion on hold during the pandemic seeing it as a “non-essential” service. But abortion mills report that women are now driving hundreds of miles to kill their unborn children… Fear that abortion won’t be available is forcing some mothers to seek it out more quickly, according to Julie Burkhart, manager of abortion mills in both Wichita and Oklahoma City… “The calls we’ve been getting are frantic,” said Burkhart, “We’ve seen more women coming sooner than they would have because they’re scared they won’t be able to access the services later.”

Coach Jim Harbaugh: “Can’t be Anything More Horrendous” Than Killing Babies in Abortion, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh says there “can’t be anything more horrendous” than abortion… Harbaugh discussed his thoughts on abortion in a podcast hosted by National Review senior editor Jay Nordlinger posted Saturday. Nordlinger and Harbaugh touched on Harbaugh’s career as a coach, Harbaugh’s thoughts on the players he coaches and the impacts of the coronavirus on society.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Closes Churches for Easter But Lets Abortion Clinics Kill Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Kansans are being told to stay home from church on Easter Sunday and limit all gatherings to 10 people or fewer as coronavirus cases begin to peak in the U.S… Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order is supposed to save lives. But she excluded the most vulnerable when she allowed abortion facilities to remain open through the health crisis… The Kiowa County Signal reports pro-life lawmakers in the state criticized Kelly for showing favoritism to the abortion industry, which destroys lives, while so many Kansans are sacrificing to save them.

(One) US Bishop Vows to ‘Refuse’ COVID-19 Vaccine if Made From ‘Aborted Fetal Tissue’, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – ‘I will not kill children to live,’ Bp. Joseph Strickland insisted… According to Children of God for Life, during a hearing of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a physician revealed how he harvested the fetal cells… “So I isolated retina from a fetus, from a healthy fetus as far as could be seen, of 18 weeks old,” Alex van der Eb said. “There was nothing special with a family history or the pregnancy was completely normal up to the 18 weeks, and it turned out to be a socially indicated abortus — abortus provocatus, and that was simply because the woman wanted to get rid of the fetus[.] … [W]hat was written down was unknown father, and that was, in fact, the reason why the abortion was requested.”

Opinion: God Help Us All: Dr. Fauci Knows Exactly What He’s Doing, by Michael Thau

By Michael Thau, American Thinker – Last Thursday, the scientific mastermind behind the economic carnage and spirit-crushing isolation now constituting the two main pillars of America’s ingenious new public health strategy delivered some bad news. Dr. Fauci says we’ll have to keep living like this until the virus is eradicated… No remotely similar brutal experiment in tough love has ever been tried. So it’s anyone’s guess how bad things will get. The Great Depression saw just three consecutive years averaging around a 9% decline in GDP. Unemployment peaked at 25%. Much worse is already projected in just the coming months.

Trump: ‘We Are Going to Look Into’ Defunding Pro-Abortion World Health Org – Live COVID-19 Updates, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – At the White House’s daily coronavirus briefing today, which is still going on, Trump signaled that he is open to the idea of defunding the WHO, a pro-abortion U.N. entity with suspicious ties to communist China… “They seem to err always on the side of China and we fund it, so I want to look into it,” he said. .. A reporter pressed him, “Is it time to freeze [U.S.] funding to the WHO during a pandemi?”… “No, maybe not, I am not saying that I am going to do it, but we are going to look at it,” Trump replied.

Planned Parenthood President: Protecting Babies From Abortions is “Heartless”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood acting president Alexis McGill Johnson slammed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as “heartless” Tuesday for allowing Texas to temporarily halt elective abortions… The ruling overturned a judge’s temporary restraining order authorizing Texas abortion clinics to keep killing unborn babies instead of obeying a state-wide halt on non-essential medical procedures. Gov. Greg Abbott’s order helps support hospitals that need additional medical gear and supplies to treat patients with the coronavirus.

5th Circuit Allows Texas to Ban Abortions, Saving Babies and Helping Coronavirus Patients, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted a lower court ruling that stopped Texas officials from banning abortions to help conserve medical resources to combat the coronavirus… The federal appellate court ruling overturns a judge’s temporary restraining order authorizing Texas abortion clinics to keep killing babies in abortions instead of obeying the governor’s order to halt non-essential medical procedures. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order helps support hospitals and medical clinics that need additional medical gear and supplies to treat patients with the coronavirus.

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage, by R. J. Snell

By R. J. Snell, Ph.D., Culture of Life Foundation – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already some hospitals and caregivers are overburdened, with expectations that things will soon become even more difficult. Hospitals and health authorities are releasing guidelines on the rationing of ventilators, with those guidelines already under criticism by disability groups and others. And the stress on our health systems is really just beginning—things will likely worsen, perhaps dramatically, in the next days.

Texas Bishops Demand Removal of Laws Protecting Patients’ Rights, Strickland Dissents, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeNews – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler is the only bishop in Texas to refuse to sign a “Statement on Scarce Healthcare Resources” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic… The document by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) was published last Friday. It encourages Greg Abbott, the governor of the Lone Star State, to waive “regulations and statutes which could result in fines, civil liability, and even criminal charges for decisions related to the allocation of resources during this declared disaster.”…

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: We Will Risk Everything to Save Some Human Lives. Why Not All?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – We have entered a period of disruption. A pandemic is sweeping the globe. Already tens of thousands have died, and it seems likely that tens of thousands more will die before this is over. Whereas just a month ago it seemed that the world was safely under control, now everything is in flux. A month ago, we were comfortably making plans for the following month, or year, or even the next five years; now we are wondering what the next day will hold. For many, the fact that modern medical science has not—as we naively thought—permanently banished the spectre of large outbreaks of communicable disease has come as a shock to the system. We are being tried in the crucible of disruption.

Fr. Frank Pavone: Louisiana Supreme Court Case Shows Abortion Clinics to be Houses of Horror

By Fr. Frank Pavone, Crisis Magazine – To those who think that legal abortion means safe abortion, think again. The Supreme Court is currently contemplating important questions surrounding a Louisiana state law requiring hospital admitting privileges for abortionists… According to a brief submitted by 207 members of Congress in support of the law, “Louisiana abortion clinics… have a long history of health and safety violations, and Louisiana abortion doctors have a long history of professional disciplinary actions and substandard medical care.”

Leading Coronavirus Vaccine Development Using Cells of Aborted Babies

By Children of God for Life, LifeSiteNews – In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, pharmaceutical companies are racing to provide a vaccine to prevent further spread of the disease. Unfortunately, Moderna, the company that has been recently touted in news headlines for its developing mRNA-1273 vaccine to fight the virus, uses aborted fetal cell lines… Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a prolife organization whose mission is to end the use of aborted fetal material in vaccines and medicines, said her suspicions were raised after checking Moderna’s patents and in particular, the use of the Spike (S) protein.

Coronavirus: Interrupting Abortions, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Faithful Catholics are prayerfully pleading for a cure to the Chinese virus, but a happy side-effect is also occurring: Louisiana, Texas and Ohio each have issued orders suspending all non-essential surgeries, and that includes abortions… The three remaining Louisiana abortion mills will be closing, and the facilities appear to be complying for now… However, an official at one of the three, Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, said they are intending to fight the directive amid their closure.

Pro-Life Groups Call for National Ban on Abortions During Coronavirus Crisis, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today the leaders of national and state-based pro-life groups sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar calling for an end to abortions during the coronavirus crisis. They are calling on all public health officials to oppose the promotion of abortion amidst our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic… The letter was signed more than 50 pro-life leaders, including LifeNews.com.

Louisiana is Abortion Free, All Three Abortion Clinics Close After Order to Stop Non-Essential Surgeries, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Louisiana is officially the first abortion-free state in the country… Over the weekend, state officials issued an order mandating that all non-essential surgeries cease in the state while it battles the outbreak of the coronavirus. Several states have issued the same directive but only Ohio and Texas have indicated it also applies to abortions… While Ohio abortion centers continue killing babies in abortions in defiance of the mandate, and Texas abortion businesses just got word today that the order applies to them as well, abortion centers in Louisiana apparently complied with the mandate.

Report: Democrats Push Pork for Planned Parenthood in Coronavirus Package, by Dr. Susan Berry

Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – The Hill reported Sunday that one of the reasons bipartisan support for a massive coronavirus stimulus package has fallen apart is, once again, because Democrats want the bill to prop up Planned Parenthood… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday she will be moving ahead with her own emergency relief package and ended hopes for an immediate vote in the Senate to further assistance for the nation in the midst of the crisis caused by the virus that originated in China.

Church Refuses to Close Because Planned Parenthood is Still Open Killing Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Louisiana pastor refused to close his church this week in the midst of the coronavirus scare because Planned Parenthood is still allowed to be open to kill unborn babies… All across the country, schools, businesses, nonprofits and non-essential medical facilities are closing and canceling appointments to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, conserve medical resources and save lives. Notably, abortion facilities have been allowed to remain open even though their life-destroying “service” is completely elective and they make money killing unborn babies.

Planned Parenthood Refuses to Close Because It Considers Killing Babies in Abortions “Essential” Services, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – While much of the world is focused on saving people from the deadly coronavirus, Planned Parenthood is still committed to destroying unborn babies’ lives through abortions… Many states have shut down schools, banned large gatherings and urged non-essential businesses to close… Amid the growing shut-downs, Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses are trying to insist that what they do is “essential.”

Abortionist Who Thinks He Has the Coronavirus Stops Killing Babies for 14 Days to Self-Quarantine, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Texas abortionist who sparked outrage in February for saying it “makes his day” to see a woman come back for an abortion just announced that he quarantined himself because he may have the coronavirus… His quarantine and the redirection of medical resources to combat the virus could mean more babies will be saved from abortions in America… That abortionist Joe Nelson is sick certainly is not a reason to celebrate, though. Nor should the spread of the virus be a reason to rejoice simply because more unborn babies may live. The virus and Nelson’s illness are tragedies..

Hypocritical Democrats Block Born Alive Protection, by Daniel John Sobieski

By Daniel John Sobieski, American Thinker – Democrats whine about children being separated from their families and allegedly kept in cages at the border, and they worry about them catching the coronavirus, but they believe in abortion from conception until birth and even after, beholden as they are to an intolerant left that says “reproductive care” includes leaving a newborn baby on a table until it dies, as Dem. Gov. Ralph Northam, states.

Trump Stops Pelosi From Putting Abortion Funding in Anti-Coronavirus Bill, House to Pass Clean Measure, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In a victory for the Trump administration and pro-life Americans, pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi has relented and agreed to a deal with the Trump administration to pass a clean version of the economic stimulus bill dealing with the coronoavirus. A clean bill with the Hyde Amendment attached to it will receive approval from the House of Representatives tonight and will be signed into law on Monday after the Senate approves it.

David Daleiden Could be Sent to Prison for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Daleiden could be sent to jail simply for exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts harvesting practices. But his criminal prosecution also could “chill undercover work” for all journalists, said Thomas Brejcha, founder, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, which represents Daleiden… “Possible prison sentences and burdensome fines attached to criminal conduct cannot be ignored in this debate,” Brejcha wrote at The Federalist this week. “They are more than a disincentive to expose wrongdoing; they give the upper hand to criminal enterprises, powerful corporations, avenging politicians, ideologues, and special interests to protect themselves from public condemnation and costly penalties for misconduct.”

Tucker Carlson Blasts Democrats: “They’re Not Pro-Choice In Any Sense, They’re Pro-Abortion”, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused Democrats of hypocrisy related to a Supreme Court abortion case, saying that Democrats are “not pro-choice in any sense, they’re pro-abortion.”… Carlson spoke Friday night with Live Action founder and president Lila Rose regarding June Medical Services v. Russo, a Supreme Court case in which an abortion provider is challenging a 2014 Louisiana state law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility…. “It’s not a ban on abortion, it’s a safety requirement,” Carlson said Friday. “In the 1990s, Democrats said they wanted abortion to be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ So you would think they’d welcome a law like that, to make it safer.”

Bernie Unveils ‘Reproductive Justice’ Plan: Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Till Birth, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Democrat presidential contender and avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has formally unveiled the abortion agenda he’s running on in 2020, collecting in a single location the various absolutist promises he has made to the abortion lobby… The Vermont senator’s so-called “Reproductive Health Care and Justice for All” plan pledges to repeal the Hyde Amendment, thereby allowing direct funding of elective abortions with tax dollars; make contraception “free” and available over-the-counter; and “significantly” expand “funding for Planned Parenthood, Title X, and other initiatives” that offer and promote abortions.

Lawmakers Arguing Both Ends of Abortion Spectrum, by Chris Woodward, Charlie Butts

By Chris Woodward, Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) introduced the Woman’s Right to Know Act… “[Under this legislation] when a woman goes into an abortion clinic and is seeking an abortion, the abortionist will be required to give her information about medical risks regarding the abortion, as well as the gestational age of her child,” she tells OneNewsNow. “And also [she must be informed] where that child is in its development so that she is making a fully informed decision.”

CBS Host Shocks Viewers With Truth on Abortion: “You Call it Safe, Some People Call it Murder”, by Scott Whitlock

By Scott Whitlock, LifeNews – The journalists at CBS This Morning have a history of featuring the President of Planned Parenthood on their show. They also have a history of tossing softballs to the head of the abortion provider. So it was shocking on Thursday to see Gayle King tell Alexis McGill Johnson that “some would call” the procedure “murder.”… To be sure, there were some easy questions about the current case before the Supreme Court, but King caused Johnson to stumble after the Planned Parenthood exec called abortion “one of the safest medical procedures there is.” King shot back: “You would call it safe. Some people would call it murder.”

With Louisiana Abortion Case, the Supreme Court Can Re-Establish the Rule of Law, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer,

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News – The Supreme Court has been the accomplice of the nation’s abortion advocates for almost half a century. In 2020, however, the high court has the opportunity to end this unholy alliance… On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case — June Medical Services v. Russo — that will allow the court to right many of the wrongs of its abortion jurisprudence… The June case involves a challenge by abortionists and abortion businesses to a Louisiana “hospital admitting privileges” law. The Louisiana legislators supporting the law responded to a long string of abortion industry abuses that put the lives of Louisiana women at risk.

Chuck Schumer Tells Supreme Court They’ll ‘Pay the Price’ if They Rule Against Abortion, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, told Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh “you’ll pay the price” and “won’t know what hit you” if they uphold a pro-life law the Supreme Court is currently considering, leading Chief Justice John Roberts to release a rare public statement of rebuke… Schumer made those remarks today outside the Court at a pro-abortion rally… “I wanna tell you, Gorsuch, I wanna tell you, Kavanaugh: you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price!” he exclaimed. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

This Pro-Life, Female Democrat’s Law Is At The Heart Of Upcoming Supreme Court Abortion Case, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Louisiana state Sen. Katrina Jackson introduced the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, or Act 620, in 2014, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility… “Just as Louisiana cares for the life of the child, it’s somehow a big secret that we also care for the life of the mother,” Jackson said at a Tuesday press conference in Washington, D.C. … “Louisiana stands together with women everywhere because we just don’t fight for us, we fight for our daughters, our nieces, and our aunts and everyone who’s yet to come, who has a decision to make,” the state senator said… “Well, as long as that decision is legal, we’re going to hold the physicians to the same standards in the area of women healthcare, that we hold them to in the area of man’s healthcare,” she added.

Supreme Court Will Hold Hearing Wednesday on Louisiana Law That Saves Babies From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – It is difficult to take abortion activists seriously when they claim to protect women’s health and then fight against laws that require abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards… (Tomorrow), the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about those safety requirements and whether they violate a women’s access to abortion… The 2014 Louisiana law at the center of the case requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges to treat patients with emergency complications. If allowed to take effect, it could close shoddy abortion facilities that are not prepared to help patients suffering from emergency complications.

Dispelling The Myths Around Upcoming Supreme Court Case, by Attorney General Jeff Landry

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Louisiana’s pro-woman admitting privileges law this Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In light of misinformation being published and false comparisons being made about the case, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office issued the following information for clarification purposes: Louisiana is not Texas. Louisiana Act 620 is not Texas H.B. 2. June Medical Services vs. Russo is not Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt; our facts, our evidence, and our generally applicable medical regulations are all different….

Cardinal Forcefully Condemns ‘Freedom’ to ‘Murder’ Unborn Children, by Sandro Magister

By Sandro Magister, L’Espresso – The explosion of individual desires transformed into rights for all is a matter of daily news, in the West and beyond. With no limits anymore. It affects birth and death, technology and the environment, politics and migration, in short, the very nature of man. But is it the triumph of freedom or dictatorship, at the expense of the weakest? And what then is the other freedom, the one that feeds on truth and cannot exist without it?

Catholic College Under Fire for Inviting Former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Catholic university in Maryland is facing criticism for an upcoming event chock-full of abortion activists and progressives who openly defy church teachings about life and family… According to TFP Student Action, former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is slated to be the keynote speaker at the event hosted by Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore… “When you see the full lineup of anti-Catholic speakers for the event, you’ll understand why the festival should be opposed and denounced,” the pro-life organization wrote.

Abortion Survivor Demands Dem Candidates Come Clean, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – While the Catholic Church teaches that a person’s stage of maturity does not matter with regard to the intentional killing of an innocent human being, which from the moment of conception is objectively murder, those who survive abortion have a special place in Ohden’s heart. “I know it’s by the grace of God that I’m alive today, if only to ask America this question: Is this the kind of leadership that will lead us forward — that would discard the weakest among us?”… This is the question that Ohden and other abortion survivors would like the American people to think about this election cycle.

Baby Born Alive at 23 Weeks Gasped for Air. Abortion Clinic Threw the Baby in a Biohazard Bag, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – Pierre Renelique was a Haitian-born man who received his medical education in that third-world country. He wasn’t a particularly good physician, not by American standards, anyway. Nevertheless, after immigrating to the U.S., Renelique found a home working as an abortionist in South Florida, in the summer of 2006… Renelique split his time between at least two abortion facilities, one in North Miami, and one in Hialeah. Despite his lack of skill, Renelique was willing to do abortions late into pregnancy when maternal risks run high.

Here Are The Two Republicans Who Voted Against Banning Late-Term Abortions, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted with Democrats Tuesday against protecting unborn babies after 20 weeks… Both Collins and Murkowski voted with Democrats against the Republican-backed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, while Democratic Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Doug Jones of Alabama voted with Republicans on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

9th Circuit Court Upholds Trump Abortion Rules, by Gene Johnson

By Gene Johnson, Associated Press – In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions… The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. The court had already allowed the administration’s changes to start taking effect while the government appealed those rulings… The changes ban taxpayer-funded clinics in the Title X program for low-income women from making abortion referrals, a restriction opponents characterize as a “gag rule.”

Critics Try to Paint Pro-Lifers as Racist, But Planned Parenthood’s Eugenics-Loving Founder Deliberately Targeted Blacks, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, The Stream – Sanger started a program called the “The Negro Project,” an initiative aimed at giving black women access birth control. “We believe birth control knowledge brought to this group, is the most direct, constructive aid that can be given them to improve their immediate situation,” she wrote in 1939… Birth control pills are now free under most insurance plans or under certain government programs, and former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandated that most insurance plans cover all forms of birth control and doctor’s office visits related to birth control. President Donald Trump promised to repeal this legislation, but he has yet to do so.

40 Days for Life’s Sue Thayer: Planned Parenthood’s Report Speaks Volumes About Its Priorities

By Sue Thayer, Washington Examiner – During my years as a Planned Parenthood center manager, I always heard the mantra that abortion should be, as Bill Clinton once said, “safe, legal, and rare.” But now, being on the other side of the abortion conversation, it’s easy to see that the organization’s focus was never about protecting women or preventing abortion. This is easily proven by Planned Parenthood’s most recent report and its choice to retaliate against the new Trump administration rule that will require insurers to bill abortion coverage separately.

Bernie Sanders Will Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: “We Will Expand Funding”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Politicians make promises all the time in political campaigns, but Bernie Sanders made a promise over the weekend that Americans can take to the bank. If Sanders becomes president, he told attendees at a campaign stop in Texas that he will force Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business… “And we will expand funding for Planned Parenthood,” Sanders promised… That’s a promise that will certainly come true, as Sanders, while a member of the Senate, has voted for taxpayer funding of abortions and taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business every single time.

Bernie Sanders Thinks Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth is a Constitutional Right, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Bernie Sanders has maintained throughout his presidential campaign that the killing of unborn babies in abortions is a “constitutional right.”.. Newsweek reports Sanders is the front-runner in the new polls, ahead of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, as the Nevada and California primary elections approach… But his abortion views are radical and extremely out of touch with most voters. During one of the first Democratic presidential debates, Sanders firmly supported abortion on demand by calling it a “constitutional right.”

David Daleiden Could Go to Prison for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Daleiden, 31, plans to plead not guilty Friday in California Superior Court to nine felony charges involving eavesdropping, falsifying documents and recording people without their consent, the Washington Times reports…. Fellow investigator Sandra Merritt also is facing charges filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Both are scheduled for arraignment Friday in San Francisco… Andrew Bath, executive vice president of the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal firm representing Daleiden, asked people to pray for his case this week.

EWTN: Democratic Party’s Pro-Abortion Orthodoxy Is Discriminatory

By The Editors, EWTN News – And while it’s far too early to predict the Democratic winner, one lamentable fact is already beyond dispute: The party, which for many decades commanded the political loyalties of the majority of Catholic voters, remains poles apart from the Church’s teaching about the sanctity of human life, with respect to abortion… In fact, the primary campaign has seen the party venture even further into pro-abortion absolutism than in previous presidential election cycles.

ICYMI: Will Catholic Bishops Hamper the Pro-Life Cause? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – But let’s look beyond the “seamless garment” debate—a debate that the USCCB rehashes every election year—and look at the more specific plan of action issued by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the head of the bishops’ pro-life committee. Focusing to the needs of women who face difficult pregnancies, he called attention to the Catholic hospitals and Catholic Charities affiliates that provide services for these women. Then, in third place, he mentioned the “thousands of pregnancy care centers staffed by many Catholic volunteers.”

Fort Worth Bishop Spearheaded Attacks on TX Right to Life, by Christine Niles

By Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D., Church Militant – Texas Bishop Michael Olson led the charge not only in attacking a prominent pro-life group but also supporting measures that would allow a “death panel” to determine if patients live or die… “Michael Olson is really the person who drives their political agenda, the (Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, TCCB),” says Jim Graham, president of Texas Right to Life… “It has become solely a political organization.”…

Pete Buttigieg’s Brother: He’s “Intellectually Dishonest” to Say He’s a Christian and Support Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Rhyan Glezman, a pastor and the brother-in-law of the pro-abortion presidential candidate (Pete Buttigieg), recently spoke with Fox News host Tucker Carlson about Buttigieg’s so-called Christian faith… “The height of intellectual dishonesty for Pete to make claims that there’s no compatibility with being a Christian and voting for Trump, which Pete, in fact, is the one who is pushing agendas and rhetoric that is clearly against Scripture,” Glezman said… it troubles him deeply that his brother-in-law is running for the highest office in the land, but he can’t even “make a moral decision on whether to keep a child after it’s already been born or to have it killed.”

Two Kinds of Pro-Choice Advocates, by Mike Adams

By Mike Adams, Townhall – As complicated as the issue may seem, there are only two types of people in the pro-choice category: science deniers, and opponents of human equality… The reason we can break pro-choice advocates into this simple dichotomy is because the pro-life position is really predicated on the veracity to two premises contained in a simple syllogism. This syllogism forces the pro-choice advocate into one of two categories by forcing him to attack either the first or the second premise.

The Equal Rights Amendment is a Scam, by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – On February 13, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the dull-sounding H.J. Res 79. Despite its name, this resolution indicates a dangerous attempt to disregard constitutional order and states’ rights for the purpose of codifying a progressive dogma: the alleged “right” to abortion… For progressives, the inconvenient truth is that abortion rights in America stand on shaky ground. A single Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade, alleged that such a “right” lurked in the “penumbras of emanations” of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

Democrats Slam Mike Bloomberg Over His Treatment of Women, He Told Pregnant Employee “Kill It”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During the Democrat presidential debate last night, Democrats slammed former mayor Mike Bloomberg over his treatment of women. The billionaire has come under fire for telling his pregnant employee to “kill it” after she disclosed her pregnancy, according to a lawsuit she filed… The allegations emerged following a 1997 lawsuit which accused Bloomberg of numerous inappropriate behaviors in the workplace. His comments have now re-surfaced for further public scrutiny following his candidature for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Abortionist Training — Who’s Paying for That?

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – One of the nation’s leading pro-life Christian activist organizations finds it “shocking” that taxpayers are paying for abortion training… The abortion industry has struggled for years with not having enough doctors available to terminate preborn children. Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue tells OneNewsNow that is why the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health in San Francisco was set up… “There was, in the opinion of these people, a need to train new abortionists in order to keep these abortion clinics open and to promote this ideology that was the basis for this group,” Sullenger relays. “That ideology is really population control.”

Mike Bloomberg Donated $14 Million Planned Parenthood, Would Fund Killing 23,154 Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The abortion industry has a friend in billionaire Michael Bloomberg… And if the former New York City mayor is elected to the White House, that relationship certainly will continue… Bloomberg, a pro-abortion Democrat, has a long record of both public and private support of abortion on demand, including almost $14 million in donations to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood within the past several years, CBN News reports.

Judge Blocks President Trump’s Pro-Life Rule Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Business, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal judge has blocked a pro-life rule instituted by President Donald Trump protecting Americans from having to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The rule shut down one of the many avenues for federal taxpayer funds that Planned Parenthood has accessed over the years… Title X grants fund family planning services for low-income individuals and, to direct tax dollars to legitimate organizations and away from the Planned Parenthood abortion company, the Trump administration finalized a new rule that prohibits recipients from providing or promoting abortions.

Obsession for Contraception and Abortion at The United Nations Population Fund, by Edwin Benson

By Edwin Benson, Return to Order – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is mounting a worldwide campaign to promote abortion and contraception, and they want you to pay for it. Their 2019 Report asks for $264 billion. The United States pays twenty-two percent of the expenses of the U.N. Combine those two numbers, and the U.S. share is a shade over $58 billion. That money ultimately comes from your federal taxes… A quick look at the UNFPA web site quickly reveals the feminist orientation of the organization. The first line on the page is “Ensuring rights and choices for all.”

President Trump Has Established More Pro-Life Policies Than Any Previous President, by Karen Cross

By Karen Cross, LifeNews – One of the President’s first acts in office was to restore the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform abortions or lobby to change abortion laws of host countries. Later, the president expanded this policy to prevent $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry… The Trump Administration also cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund because of that agency’s involvement with China’s forced abortion program… On this day we celebrate fewer tax dollars going toward pro-abortion policies because of President Trump’s policies.

Fr. Frank Pavone: When it Comes to Abortion: Human Rights Begin When Human Life Begins, At Conception

By Fr. Frank Pavone, LifeNews – In his now infamous appearance on ABC’s “The View” earlier this month, Democratic presidential hopeful, former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, was asked when in pregnancy an abortion would become unthinkable to him… In a response worthy of Pontius Pilate, the would-be-president said, “My point is that it shouldn’t be up to the government official to draw the line. It should be up the woman who is confronted with that choice.”… The studio audience erupted into predictable applause…. Pundits on both the right and left had a field day parsing his Buttigieg’s meaning.

Asking a Bishop: How is Climate Change Deadlier Than Abortion? by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, Return to Order – While the Catholic left prefers other issues like climate change, social revolution, and illegal immigration, it is hard to argue against the missing 60 million Americans. These issues pale in comparison to the magnitude of death caused by the sin of abortion. Thus, abortion has long occupied the preeminent place on the American Catholic political scene… a key Catholic figure is directly disputing abortion’s preeminent place as a non-negotiable issue for faithful Catholic voters… Speaking at the University of San Diego on February 6, Most Rev. Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, cast doubt on abortion’s preeminent position, especially in light of the upcoming elections. …

Archbishop Takes on Catholic State Senator Over Church Teaching, by Tom Hoopes

By Tom Hoopes, The Gregorian Institute – Archbishop Joseph Naumann… cited words from Pat Pettey, a Catholic senator from his archdiocese, who defended her vote to quash the amendment by saying, “These measures are a violation of the core principles my Catholic faith teaches — namely, the priority of conscience, the importance of social justice, and the respect for religious freedom.”… “Sadly, Sen. Pettey’s statement is fraught with multiple errors in logic and Catholic teaching,” wrote Archbishop Naumann. “By invoking her Catholic faith for her reason for voting against the amendment, the senator actually created an even more serious moral problem for herself. ….”

Democrats Pass ERA That Creates Unlimited Right to Kill Babies in Abortions Up to Birth, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – U.S. House Democrats jammed through a resolution Thursday to revive a constitutional amendment that could end all abortion restrictions and allow unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth… The Democrat-controlled House passed House Joint Resolution 79 in a 232-183 vote in an attempt to nullify the seven-year deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that expired in 1979. Five Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the resolution.

Senate Democrats Insist Babies Born Alive After Abortions Should Be Left To Die, by Krystina Skurk

By Krystina Skurk, The Federalist – The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act is not about restricting abortions but about giving newborns a chance to survive no matter where they are born, said Sen. Ben Sasse, the bill’s lead co-sponsor, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday… During the hearing, called “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive,” Republican senators questioned why a baby born in a hospital should be treated differently than a baby born in an abortion facility. Democrats, lacking an answer, changed the subject.

CNA: After Priest Says Pedophilia ‘Doesn’t Kill Anyone,’ Bishop Tobin Responds

By Catholic News Agency – Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to controversy over a series of remarks from a priest in his diocese, which began with the Eucharist and pro-choice politicians, and seemed eventually to diminish the gravity of child sexual abuse… “In the context of the present public discussion, it is important to affirm that both the sexual abuse of minors and abortion are horrific, immoral actions that have very serious, harmful consequences,” Bishop Thomas Tobin said in a Feb. 13 statement… “It is never acceptable to underestimate the harm caused by sexual abuse of minors,” Bishop Tobin added.

Mike Huckabee: Pete Buttigieg is No Moderate, He’s “Aggressively Pro-Abortion”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Today’s Democrat “moderates” are no moderates at all… When placed next to a socialist like Bernie Sanders, fellow Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg may seem less extreme. But he is no moderate, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee pointed out this week in a column for Fox News… Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is now a front-runner in the Democratic primary. Though he has been touted as one of the more moderate candidates, his actual political positions are quite extreme.

Pro-Life Movement Needs Its Own ‘Seamless Garment’, by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTNNews – Committed pro-life activists are often accused of being too focused on abortion: “If you really cared about babies, you would also care about Issue X!”… True, children need many things to survive and thrive, and pro-lifers should work on those issues as well as the abortion issue. But the “Seamless Garment,” as a rhetorical strategy, is often perceived by pro-lifers as a subtle or not-so-subtle attempt to undermine them. All too often, these suspicions are well-founded. So my next statement may surprise you: The pro-life movement needs a Seamless Garment of its own. Let me explain.

2,411 Aborted Babies Who Abortionist Hoarded Finally Given Proper Burial: “May They Have Peace”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-life advocates gathered Wednesday to mourn for the lives of 2,411 babies who were aborted and then stored in an Indiana abortionist’s garage with complete disregard for their humanity… Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s Office organized the memorial service at Southlawn Cemetery and Palmer Funeral Home in South Bend. Many national and local pro-life leaders attended the graveside service. Their burial is marked with a small headstone that reads, “In memory of the 2,411 precious unborn buried here on Feb. 12, 2020.”

Pastor Opens Legislative Session With Prayer Against Abortion, So Democrats Walked Out, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Virginia Mercury reports the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Grant Jr.’s opening prayer for the state legislature condemned abortion and warned about God’s “wrath” if abortion activists do not repent… The local news did not provide direct quotes from Grant’s prayer, but he apparently was cut short after Democrats began to walk out… Grant defended his prayer against pro-abortion Democrats’ accusations afterward… “I think that the statehouse belongs to all the citizens. And all the citizens have a voice,” Grant said. “If it’s my turn to have a voice, and I am a pastor, what do you expect from me? If you don’t want to hear what a pastor has to say, then don’t invite one.”

‘Strings Attached’ Documentary Exposes How Western Abortion Culture is Hurting Africa, by Anne Marie Williams

By Anne Marie Williams, Live Action – The 50-minute documentary “Strings Attached,” produced by Culture of Life Africa founder and president Obianuju Ekeocha exposes the funding pipeline from Western countries to African nations, specifically for abortion and contraceptive “services,” and shares first-hand accounts of the harm countless women have experienced at the hands of global abortion giant Marie Stopes International… In the fall 2019 issue of American Life League’s Celebrate Life magazine, Ekeocha said that the documentary’s title “Strings Attached” is meant to “capture[] the nature of the ‘gifts’ of some of Africa’s wealthiest donors.”

Democrats Oppose Bill to Stop Infanticide and Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Lawmakers gathered Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Republican-led legislation that would require doctors to provide care to babies who survive abortions… Republican lawmakers.. emphasized the need for this legislation in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing; however, Democratic lawmakers focused on infant mortality rates and racial biases in health care while suggesting that Republican lawmakers were pushing the bill out of anti-abortion bias… “It’s pretty straightforward. Babies ought to get the care they deserve,” Sasse told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Trump’s Leadership in the International Fight for Life (And a Blueprint for How to Push Back)

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Secretary Azar did not couch his words in the sterile and ambiguous diplomatic language that infects international politics, but rather laid out a crystal-clear agenda. “I stated this fact at the United Nations this past September, and I’ll repeat it here: there is no international human right to abortion,” he said. “On the other hand, there is an international human right to life”. He added: “President Trump has been clear, at the U.N. and on the world stage: Health care exists to improve health and preserve human life—the universal goal we all share.”

2,411 Aborted Babies Abortionist Hoarded Will be Buried Wednesday, Finally Given Proper Burial, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Indiana authorities plan to bury the remains of 2,411 aborted babies Wednesday in South Bend after they were discovered last fall on the property of the late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer… In September, authorities found 2,246 medically preserved remains of aborted babies stored in boxes in the former Indiana abortionist’s garage in Illinois. A few weeks later, they found 165 more babies’ remains in a vehicle stored on one of his properties. Klopfer’s family reported finding the remains shortly after he died Sept. 3. Indiana and Illinois authorities have been working together to investigate the gruesome discovery.

West Warwick Priest Denies Communion for Lawmakers Who Supported Abortion Bill, Danielle Kennedy

By Danielle Kennedy, NBC 10 News – Just days after the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, the Rev. Richard Bucci of Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick said Rhode Island lawmakers who supported the state’s abortion bill should be barred from receiving Communion… Bucci told NBC 10 News on Monday that he placed a letter in the weekend bulletin at the end of January listing lawmakers by name, saying they should not be allowed to receive Communion, serve as godparents, witness marriages, or serve in other church functions… He said the news is not a surprise, since the church has been taking a pro-life stance for more than 2,000 years… “This is pro-choice, this is not pro-abortion,” said Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee, D-Narragansett.

Sanders: ‘Being Pro-Choice is an Absolutely Essential Part of Being a Democrat’, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – “Being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Saturday, in the clearest repudiation yet by a major 2020 presidential candidate of voters who support the Democratic Party and hold pro-life views… “Is there such a thing as a pro-life Democrat, in your vision of the party?” MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Sanders at a presidential forum in Concord, N.H. on Saturday focused on the federal judiciary.

Liberal Media Shames Woman For Enjoying Motherhood, Caring for Her Husband and Kids, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – An Australian mom is being deluged with insults from mainstream news personalities and online commenters simply for choosing to serve her husband and children… Brooke Smith, of Brisbane, recently posted a comment in an online moms group about her daily routine, which includes waking up at 4:30 a.m. to make her husband breakfast, Newshub reports… “I always make sure I don’t go to bed until everyone’s lunches are packed, their clothes are set out for the next day including my husband’s and the house is clean,” the mother of four wrote.

Catholic Bishops’ Well-Intentioned Move May Hobble Pregnancy Care Centers, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, LifeSiteNews – But let’s look beyond the “seamless garment” debate — a debate that the USCCB rehashes every election year — and look at the more specific plan of action issued by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the head of the bishops’ pro-life committee. Focusing on the needs of women who face difficult pregnancies… Catholic hospitals and charitable agencies do wonderful work — for women who have decided to continue their pregnancies. But the pregnancy care centers (CPCs) are the shock troops in the battle against abortions. They deserve top billing.

President Trump Celebrates Life of Premature Baby: “Every Child is a Miracle of Life”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – “As we pray for all who are sick, we know America is constantly achieving new medical breakthroughs. In 2017, doctors at St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City delivered one of the earliest premature babies to ever survive. Born at 21 weeks and six days and weighing less than a pound, Ellie Schneider was a born fighter. Little Ellie kept on winning the battle of life. Today, Ellie is a strong and healthy 2-year-old girl sitting with her amazing mother, Robin, in the gallery. We are glad to have you with us tonight,” he said… And he reminded everyone watching that every single human being has inherent worth, dignity and value… “Every child is a miracle of life,” President Trump said.

President Trump Calls on Congress to Ban Late-Term Abortions: “Every Child is a Gift From God”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During his State of the Union address this evening, President Donald Trump called on Congress to ban late-term abortions ending the lives of thousands of unborn babies every single year… “I am also calling upon numbers of Congress tonight to pass legislation finally banning the late-term abortion of babies,” the president said. “Whether we are Republican, Democrat, or independent, surely we must all agree that every human life is a sacred gift from God.”

Trump Highlights Baby Born At 21 Weeks, Calls On Congress To Ban Late-Term Abortion

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Pres. Donald Trump highlighted a premature baby born at 21 weeks and called on lawmakers to ban late-term abortion Tuesday night at the SOTU… Trump delivered the SOTU address to Congress Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., where he discussed the birth of Ellie Schneider, a baby born at 21 weeks and six days… “In 2017, doctors at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City [Missouri] delivered one of the earliest premature babies ever to survive, 21 weeks and 6 days and weighing less than a pound,” the president said. “Ellie was a born fighter. Through the skill of her doctors and the prayers of her parents, she won the battle of life.”

Pro-Life Radio Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh Diagnosed With Advanced Lung Cancer

By Shelby Talcott, LifeNews – Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, he announced on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” Monday… The 69-year-old added that treatment may force him to miss some days on the show, Joe Concha, a reporter for The Hill, tweeted. Limbaugh said he hopes to be back on the show Thursday.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of God, by Donald DeMarco

By Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine – Reason connects us with reality. Liberty is one of its offspring. We are not free if we cannot see where we are going. In fact, we are lost, and lost without a compass or a map. For G. K. Chesterton, “modern man has lost his address.” We are lost because we disregarded reason (i.e., what science says regarding the nature of the unborn human and what it observes concerning the adverse effects of abortion, especially for women) and expected liberty to bloom in a vacuum.

President, for Life, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – It is always painful to criticize someone you admire and consider a friend. But Jonathan Last—now the executive editor of The Bulwark, one of these new NeverTrump websites—has allowed his Trump skepticism to color his attitude, not just toward the March for Life but the pro-life movement in general. He gets a lot wrong along the way.

Fox Won’t Approve Pro-Life Group’s Super Bowl Commercial Featuring Abortion Survivors, by Micaiah Bilge

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new organization dedicated to sharing abortion survivors’ stories wants pro-life advocates to make their voices heard to FOX Sports ahead of the 2020 Super Bowl… Faces of Choice leaders said they have been trying for more than six months to purchase ad time during the Super Bowl, but FOX has repeatedly ignored them. Their powerful new ad premiered at the March for Life last week, and it featured the stories of more than a dozen people who survived abortions.

The Fourth Reich, by Wesley J. Smith

By Wesley J. Smith, American Spectator – China is the world champion at “cancel culture.” Only when the communist tyranny cancels you, you aren’t just hounded off social media or pushed out of a job in the media or academia. You are literally canceled; executed, organ harvested, imprisoned, forced into a concentration camp, or excluded from all social participation in society… Nina Shea, Director for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, says that the Chinese regime is moving against religion to consolidate its power. “The ultimate goal is to eradicate religion by either squeezing or crushing it out,” Shea says.

Left Can’t Tolerate Free Speech, Truth, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – According to The Christian Post, 43 faculty members of a Catholic college in Ontario are up in arms after the pro-life film Unplanned was screened on campus January 9th. The professors of King’s University College at Western University in Ontario are demanding an apology for the free showing… Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College and of the Institute for Canadian Values, says the school is really Catholic in name only… “This school was taken over by the government back in the ’60s and is owned and operated by the government,” he tells OneNewsNow…

Abortion is the Top Priority at the Ballot Box, U.S. Bishop Tells March for Life, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence. LifeSiteNews – Archbishop Joseph Naumann, archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, and chairman of the USCCB’s committee on pro-life activities.. said the bishops approved a document in November that provides “guidance to Catholics as they exercise their responsibility as voters.”… And while Catholics must consider “many important societal issues with great moral significance,” such as immigration reform, care for refugees and the poor, health care, religious liberty, and the “care for creation,” the bishops “affirmed that the protection of the unborn remains the preeminent priority,” Naumann said, to a burst of applause.

Refuting the Lies of the ‘Abortion Truck’ During the March for Life, by Dr. Brent Bole

By Dr. Brent Bole, The Stream – It is easy to see through pro-abort lies if only you think about it for just a moment. This message board truck was parked outside of the hotel that was the headquarters for March for Life 2020 in Washington, D.C… The messages are downright Orwellian. And completely nonsensical… “Abortion is Health Care”.. Uhm, no… The Prime Directive of Healthcare is ‘Primum non nocere.’ First, do no harm. It is the opposite of ‘No Harm’ to starve or poison with chemicals or crush and dismember with instruments a living, innocent, helpless member of the human race.

Commentary: Trump and the Catholic Vote, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, The American Spectator – If Trump doesn’t appear with Catholic leaders as frequently as he appears with Evangelical ones, that’s because his Catholic support comes not from the top of the Church but from its grass-roots. The U.S. bishops are too politically and theologically liberal to appreciate Trump. They would rather pal around with Joe Biden. But rank-and-file, Mass-going Catholics don’t care. They long ago stopped taking their political cues from the bishops.

A ‘Right to Not Be Pregnant’? A Conflict of Interests, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – Abortion advocates vary in their willingness to acknowledge that the child in the womb is indeed a human being, and that abortion does, in fact, kill an innocent human being. Most refuse to even go there in a debate or conversation. Those are dangerous waters to tread for someone who wants the killing to remain legal, without any restriction whatsoever… Instead, they will plant themselves firmly on the mount of women’s rights. A woman has a right not to be pregnant if she doesn’t want to be pregnant, and that settles it, they will say. End of discussion.

The Next Abortion Battleground: Chemical Abortion, by Patrina Mosley

By Patrina Mosley, Family Research Council – The Mifeprex abortion pill regimen is used for aborting babies that are up to 10 weeks old (see above image), at which point the baby already has a head, hands, feet, fingers, and toes. The baby also has a heartbeat and brain activity… The number of abortions being performed in the United States continues to decline annually and is currently at its lowest level since Roe v. Wade. Yet the rate of chemical abortions in the United States is at an all-time high. This rapid increase is primarily being driven by the abortion industry, which regards drug-based, do-it-yourself abortions as the best way to get around the many state-level pro-life laws being enacted around our country.

Why Roe Must Go, by Rita Joseph

By Rita Joseph, Public Discourse – All ideological fads eventually fade and collapse into disrepute, because they have no foundation in truth. “Pro-choice” ideology had its rise, which was based on the crude, reductionist falsehood that a human being in the womb is an anonymous, generic “bunch of cells.” Now, its central lie has been unmasked, and Roe is ripe for reversal… Forty-seven years after Roe v. Wade, several hundred thousand Americans still March for Life every year in Washington, D.C. and other cities, protesting this infamous decision.

FULL TEXT: President Trump’s Historic 2020 March for Life Speech

By LifeSiteNews staff – For 47 years, Americans of all backgrounds have traveled from across the country to stand for life… And today as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you… I want to welcome tens of thousands – this is a tremendous turnout – tens of thousands of high school and college students who took long bus rides to be here in our nation’s capital. And to make you feel even better, there are tens of thousands of people outside that we passed on the way in. If anybody would like to give up their spot, we can work it out…

Weeks After March for Life, Supreme Court Will Hear Major Case on Louisiana Pro-Life Law, by Dr. Brent Boles

By Dr. Brent Boles, The Stream – In 2014, the state of Louisiana enacted a law which requires doctors performing abortions in their state to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This law is a response to the universal opposition to oversight and accountability that the abortion industry has always shown… Medicine is perhaps the most highly regulated industry in America, with good reason. The safety and lives and health of each and every patient are at stake. No one opposes safeguards when they are having other kinds of surgery or procedures.

Trump to Pro-Lifers: “Together, We Are the Voice of the Voiceless”

By Kathy Schiffer, National Catholic Register – “We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve, the dreams they will imagine, the masterpieces they will create, the discoveries they will make,” said President Trump on Friday. “But we know this: Every life brings love into this world.”… Whatever one might think about President Trump and his policies, it would be difficult to argue that any president, either Democratic or Republican, has done more than Trump to protect the life of the unborn.

Trump Becomes First President to Attend March for Life

Patriot Post, Political Editors – President Donald Trump today became the first sitting president to attend and speak at the annual March for Life rally. Over its 47-year history, no Republican president (and obviously no Democrat) has made an appearance at the nation’s largest pro-life rally. Though George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan did offer brief supportive remarks via phone and satellite to the marchers, they always maintained a degree of separation.

Barack Obama Attended a Planned Parenthood Rally, But President Trump Will Attend the March for Life, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Pres. Donald Trump will address the March for Life on Friday in live remarks to hundreds of thousands of pro-life people attending the event from across the country. He will be the first president ever to attend the March for Life in person, having addressed the March via video previously… That will be a marked contrast from our last president, Barack Obama. In 2013, he attended a Planned Parenthood rally. Obama became the first sitting president to address the Planned Parenthood abortion business… (Obama promoted) abortion on demand and rally hundreds of abortion activists, Obama made a comment that achieved disgusting notoriety. He called on God to bless the abortion giant.

Most Americans Disapprove of Roe Decision, Polls Show, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The Kaiser poll, and another Marist survey released this week, show that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that abortion should be restricted. True, only a small minority supports a complete ban on abortion. But few Americans—roughly one in four, according to these polls—believe that abortion should be legal under all circumstances. Even among those who identify themselves as “pro-choice,” nearly half—47%, according to the Marist poll—support some legal restrictions.

President Trump Launches Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders to Support His Re-Election Bid, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, Lifenews – President Donald Trump is launching a coalition of pro-life leaders that will bring together pro-life voters from across the nation who support President Trump’s re-election. The coalition will be announced tomorrow and the “Pro-Life Voices for Trump” coalition will be led by Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser… Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America and others will join the list of pro-life advocates leading the campaign… “From appointing pro-life judges to defunding Planned Parenthood, President Trump’s track record demonstrates he’s the most pro-life President in history,” Dannenfelser said in a statement provided to Fox News.

Sympathy for Pro-Choicers, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Amateurs at the art of persuasion (rhetoric) sagely tell us we must understand our opponents’ arguments. This is true, but only trivially. Yes, before you play chess you must learn how the pieces move. But learning the reasons people give for what they believe doesn’t take you very far… That’s because most of the time, the beliefs come first, and the arguments later. The “logic” people offer, and the analogies they use, are typically things that they’ve clutched at, to decorate or disguise the actual reasons for their beliefs. The ornaments on a Christmas tree don’t tell you what species it is, much less where it grew and why.

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Abortion and Preaching to the Choir

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – But when God’s law is clearly violated, we expect priests to stand up in opposition to evil and, as necessary, suffer the consequences. The largest number of imprisoned priests in history—over 2,000—was in the Dachau concentration camp during World War II, because these priests had opposed the Nazis. On the other hand, we are disappointed to learn that Nazis and Communists successfully bullied many priests and bishops into silence.

BREAKING: Trump to Be First President to Attend March for Life, by Pete Baklinski

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews – For the first time in history, a U.S. president will attend in person and speak at the annual March for Life that is happening in Washington D.C. on Friday… President Trump announced today that he will be speaking at the 2020 March for Life on January 24, an annual event attended by hundreds of thousands to protest legal abortion… “We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th annual March for Life,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life… “He will be the first president in history to attend and we are so excited for him to experience in person how passionate our marchers are about life and protecting the unborn,” she continued.

Trump Grants Texas Request to Defund Planned Parenthood, Fund Real Women’s Health Care Instead, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration gave another victory to mothers and babies this week when it granted a Texas waiver to defund Planned Parenthood and use tax dollars to support real women’s health care instead… On Wednesday, however, the HHS reversed an Obama-era decision and restored $350 million in federal funding to the Healthy Texas Women program, The Statesman reports. The program provides medical care for low-income women, including cancer screenings, family planning, pregnancy tests, counseling and more.

White House: President Trump’s Proclamation on National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2020

Issued on: January 21, 2020, by Donald J. Trump – Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value.  Although each journey is different, no life is without worth or is inconsequential; the rights of all people must be defended.  On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.

How Nicholas Sandmann Made the March for Life Safer, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – What was the lesson to be drawn from this incident? At the time, in the early aftermath of last year’s March for Life, it seemed that the leftist agitators had won a sweeping victory. They could disrupt a pro-life rally, shifting the focus of public attention to the alleged misbehavior of the pro-lifers rather than the slaughter of unborn children. It seemed inevitable that pro-abortion activists would flood the streets of Washington this year, ready to provoke new confrontations and generate stories similar to the Covington Catholic narrative…. But then Nicholas Sandmann sued.

Fr. George W. Rutler: Life Is More Precious Than Sentimentality

By Fr. George W. Rutler, Catholic Exchange – All that we are is because there is a God — a Three-in-One and One-in-Three. To deny that is to enter into the biggest lie of all: that life itself is an accident. If we don’t understand that life is a gift, we will only be able to see death as a curse. We know the desultory grief of watching others die, and we know the anxiety of contemplating our own death.

Pro-Life Democrat Katrina Jackson Marches for Life, Writes Louisiana Legislation, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – Louisiana state Sen.-elect Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, has long defied the abortion lobby’s stereotypes as a pro-life Democrat who has spoken many times at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. As she prepares to speak at the 47th-annual March for Life Jan. 24, Jackson is also eagerly anticipating oral arguments in June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, a case that began with a law she authored during her time as a state representative, which required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within a 30-mile radius.

Pro-Life Leaders Condemn Study Saying Women Do Not Regret Abortion: ‘Deeply Entangled With the Abortion Lobby’

By Mary Margaret Olohan, The Stream – The study, published by JAMA Psychiatry and led by Dr. Corinne H. Rocca, found that 99% of women do not regret their abortions five years after obtaining one. The study also found that most women experienced emotions of relief rather than regret after abortion… But doctors, academics and pro-life activists told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the study is flawed and funded by those with a stake in the abortion movement… “These conclusions are based on extremely flawed statistics, with small numbers of actual participants, self-selected to participate,”….

Scientists Confirm Unborn Children Feel Pain During Abortions, as Early as 12 Weeks

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A “pro-choice” scientist is urging the medical community to put politics aside and consider growing evidence that unborn babies may feel pain as early as 12 weeks of pregnancy… In a January article in the “Journal of Medical Ethics,” Stuart Derbyshire, a professor at the National University of Singapore and expert in the science of pain, said the issue deserves further consideration… Pro-life advocates have been pointing to the evidence of early fetal pain for years, with the hopes of persuading the public to recognize the cruelty of abortion.

Supreme Court Will Take Case to Protect Little Sisters of the Poor From Funding Abortions Under Obamacare, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Little Sisters of the Poor are headed back to the Supreme Court to protect themselves from being forced to fund abortions under Obamacare… In May 2016, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned a lower court ruling against the Little Sisters of the Poor and granted them an exemption from the Obama HHS contraceptive mandate, which required the nuns to fund abortion-causing drugs in their health care plans or pay millions of dollars in fines.

HLI: A Pro-Life Warrior and Every-Day Hero

By HLI Staff, Human Life International – Here is a hypothetical question for you: What would you do if your government said they would pay you to promote the Culture of Death?… Well, this actually happened to someone I know very well… Let me introduce you to Dr. Rene Bullecer — HLI’s country director in the Philippines. He is a faithful Catholic and dedicated pro-life warrior just like you, and he knew what the secular response would do to his beloved homeland of the Philippines… He is a pro-life warrior and an HLI missionary.

Pro-Life Group Launches $52 Million Campaign to Support President Trump, Activate Pro-Life Voters, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out PAC, announced plans for the 2020 Campaign that include boots on the ground, voter contact mail, phone calls, and digital ads, and is part of the organizations’ overall $52 million budget for the 2020 cycle… The massive campaign is designed to turn out as many pro-life voters as possible to support candidates, especially for President Donald Trump — who will face opposition from a radical Democrat nominee who wants to force abortions up to birth at taxpayer expense on the entire nation.

Abortion is Not Normal, by Denise McAllister

By Denise McAllister, The Stream – Abortion violates a body’s natural process. It’s anything but normal. Yet, a New York art exhibit begs to differ by highlighting its presentation of feminist art with the title “Abortion is Normal: An Emergency Art Show.”… The display was created by a group of feminist artists in response to Republicans asking the Supreme Court to take another look at the court case that made abortion legal. The display is also protesting a new law in Alabama that makes most abortions illegal.

Planned Parenthood Will Spend $45 Million to Elect Radical Abortion Activists Nationwide, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The abortion giant Planned Parenthood will pour at least $45 million into the 2020 election to push pro-abortion Democrats to power… “[The Trump Administration] has managed to undo so much over the last three years,” Planned Parenthood Votes executive director Jenny Lawson told CBS. “The fact that this summer the Supreme Court might gut Roe v. Wade is an indicator of their intention and they’ve never been so bold.”… Planned Parenthood, a $1.6 billion dollar “nonprofit” that did more than 345,000 abortions last year, wants the unrestricted, unregulated abortion landscape of Roe to stay.

Ireland Catholic Schools Cancel Talks by US Chastity Speaker Who Opposes Homosexuality, Contraception, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – A number of upcoming talks in Ireland by well-known Catholic chastity speaker Jason Evert — two of them at Catholic schools — have been abruptly canceled, allegedly because the speaker upholds Catholic teaching on homosexuality and contraception… Evert is a founder of The Chastity Project and gives talks around the world on sexual ethics – discussing issues such as marriage, dating, pornography, homosexuality and contraception. He and his wife Crystalina claim to have spoken to “more than one million people on six continents about the virtue of chastity”.

Get Ready to March, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Pro-life America will march the Washington Mall on January 24, 2020, to protest the Supreme Court’s 1973 (Roe v. Wade) and 1992 (Planned Parenthood v. Casey) rulings to make abortion accessible without “undue burden” of law. Though January marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this year the March for Life is looking ahead to March, when the Supreme Court will hear arguments for a Louisiana law that comes with a congressional appeal to consider overturning the two landmark rulings on abortion.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds: There is No Constitutional Right to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Protections for unborn babies are among Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ top priorities for the legislative year, she said Tuesday in her 2020 Condition of the State address… The pro-life Republican said she wants every Iowan to have the opportunity to succeed, including babies in the womb, CBC Online reports. She urged lawmakers to pass a state constitutional amendment that makes it clear there is no “right to abortion” in Iowa… “We must protect life by making it clear through an amendment that our constitution does not grant a right to abortion,” Reynolds said…

Utah Lt. Governor: “Abortion Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Travesties in the History of Humankind”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortion will be condemned someday as “one of the greatest travesties in the history of humankind,” Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said Saturday… “I truly believe that at some point in the future, future generations will look back on us today, and they will…look at abortion the way we look at slavery. It will go down in history as one of the greatest travesties in the history of humankind,” Cox said, Newsweek reports.

47 Years Later… 61,628,584 Babies Have Been Killed in Abortions Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The United States marks 47 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been an estimated 61,628,584 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children… A new analysis published by the National Right to Life Committee indicated there have been an estimated 61,628,584 abortions since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision allowing virtually unlimited abortions.

Virginia Democrats Seeking to Add Pro-Abortion Amendment to State Constitution, Void Pro-Life Laws, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – A Virginia Democrat has introduced a resolution to enshrine “the individual right to personal reproductive autonomy” in the commonwealth’s Constitution, as well as a bill to repeal several moderately pro-life laws… The Democrat-controlled legislature is also pushing forward the so-called Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would enshrine abortion and the elimination of sex distinctions into the U.S. Constitution. …

BREAKING: Democrats Vote Against Motion Calling Unborn Babies Members ‘of the Species Homo Sapiens’

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – This morning, the House voted on a motion to recommit HR 535 offered by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). It was shot down by a 187-219 vote… “Most importantly, it protects the unborn child, something I hope everyone in this room can agree should be one of our greatest priorities: to protect people before they are born, and at every stage of their lives,” she said on the House floor. “I urge my colleagues to support science by supporting my motion to recommit.”

New Pro-Life Film Ties Abortion to Father of Lies, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A pro-life organization has released a provocative documentary tying abortion to Satanism after winning a fight with Hollywood to re-release the film… “Abortion: A Doctrine of Demons” uses numerous eye-opening video clips to reveal the dark and sinister pro-abortion cause, using everyone from Satanists to abortion-supporting clergy to highlight the spiritual fight… The 21-minute film (see below), in fact, features members of the Satanic Temple explaining why they support abortion: our bodies are “subject” to a person’s own decisions, hence “reproductive rights” is considered “worship through activism”….

Operation Rescue: New Survey: Since 2013, 367 Abortion Facilities Closed!

By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue – A total of 36 abortion facilities closed nationwide in 2019, according to a survey of every abortion facility in the U.S. conducted by Operation Rescue… While the number of closures shows that in certain areas, abortion suppliers have outstripped the demand, as abortion numbers and rates continue to drop nationwide, according to the Center for Disease Control… Other noteworthy facts were revealed by Operation Rescue’s survey… Since 2013, 367 surgical abortion facilities have permanently closed.

Planned Parenthood Did a Record 345,672 Abortions in FY18; Then Received a Record $616.8 Million in Government Money

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report, for 2018-2019, shows that the abortion giant performed a record 345,672 abortions in fiscal 2018 and received a record $616.8 million in government reimbursements and grants in the year that ended on June 30, 2019… “Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA), is a tax-exempt corporation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and is not a private foundation (Tax ID #13-1644147),” states the annual report. “Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent available under the law. Planned Parenthood affiliates have the same tax status.”

Planned Parenthood Should Lose Its Non-Profit Status, It Uses Our Tax Dollars to Elect Pro-Abortion Democrats, by Kristan Hawkins

By Kristan Hawkins, LifeNews – Unlike most public policy, unfettered abortion was brought to life following a Supreme Court judgment call made by seven men in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Without the input of the executive or legislative branches of government, all of the nation’s abortion-related laws were wiped out with the judicial stroke of pen. But with the future of Roe in doubt, according to legal experts, reconsidering the assumptions that have been made about a billion-dollar abortion industry is timely.

Aborting a Presidency, by Kevin Burke

By Kevin Burke, Crisis Magazine – Author and political scientist Darrell West is deeply concerned about the current climate in the United States. “Societal tensions have metastasized into a dangerous tribalism that seriously threatens U.S. democracy,” he warns. “Unless people can bridge these divisions and forge a new path forward, it will be impossible to work together, maintain a functioning democracy, and solve the country’s pressing policy problems.”

Planned Parenthood Aborted 345,672 Babies Last Year, Received $616 Million From Gov’t, by By Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report reveals it aborted 345,672 babies and received just over $616 million from taxpayers during its 2018 to 2019 fiscal year… Planned Parenthood also distributed over 2 million contraceptives during that time, many of which have the potential to act as abortifacients… PP’s main sources of taxpayer money come from Medicaid, Title X, state family planning slush funds, and sex ed grants. According to a Live Action analysis, Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding has increased by nearly 70 percent since 2008. Its total revenue was over $1.6 billion and its net assets were almost $2 billion.

Court Order Stops Texas Hospital From Removing Baby’s Life Support Against Family’s Wishes, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – A court order Friday prevented a Texas hospital from removing baby Tinslee Lewis from life support until the court makes a final ruling in the case… The Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas, granted the baby emergency relief and ordered Cook Children’s Medical Center not to remove Tinslee from life support until the court makes a final ruling in the case. The court delayed a Thursday ruling by Tarrant County Judge Sandee Marion that the medical center can take the baby off life support against her family’s wishes.

Could This Be a Game-Changer? SCOTUS 2020: Should Abortion Businesses Speak for Women?

By Nikolas Nikas & Dorinda Bordlee, Bioethics Defense Fund, Press Release – January 2, 2020. For Immediate Release. Louisiana is set to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 4, 2020 that abortion businesses should no longer be presumed to have “third-party standing” — a legal concept by which abortion providers seek to assert the purported constitutional rights of women in order to strike down reasonable health and safety regulations that protect the very women they claim to represent.

A Major Opportunity for the Pro-Life Movement, by C C Pecknold

By C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald – It is a significant Amicus brief for being signed by 207 elected members of Congress including two courageous Democrats. But more than anything, the brief signals that congressional Republicans think that the balance of the Supreme Court has tipped, and the Louisiana case represents a major opportunity. It is the first abortion case the Supreme Court will take up with Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on the bench… The president of Planned Parenthood inveighed with defiance against the well-reasoned amicus brief as a “trick,” an “attack” on a “basic right.” But the truth is that an amicus brief is not a trick, and abortion is not a basic human right at all. It denies living, existing human beings in the womb the right to exist.

Oldest Abortion Biz in the UK Closes After Killing Babies in Abortions for 50 Years

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The abortion facility opened in 1969, becoming the first facility dedicated to aborting unborn babies in the UK, the pro-life organization stated. In recent years, government reports indicate it was one of the most prolific abortion facilities in England, doing about 10,000 abortions per year… But through 40 Days for Life and other efforts, pro-life advocates have helped at least 100 mothers choose life for their babies outside the facility in the past eight years, according to the report…

The Catholic Case Against Impeachment, by Charles Coulombe

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – In any case, the impeachment is quite as likely to result in a Republican house majority next year. Having consecrated themselves to infanticide and perversion, the Democratic leadership have constituted themselves as much the enemies of reality as of the Faith. Should their political incompetence return control of the legislature to their opponents, it will be up to America’s Catholics to hold those opponents to the pro-life promises they shall no doubt make.

Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2019, Killing 42 Million People

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2019, a new report indicates… A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were over 42.3 million abortions world-wide in 2019. The independent site collects data from governments and other reputable organizations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers.

Former Planned Parenthood Instructor: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The director showed Cline several Planned Parenthood case studies that showed girls as young as 10 years old coming to Planned Parenthood for help with injuries, the removal of foreign objects and abortions. The studies convinced Cline that something must be done to help these young women… “Wow, you’ve convinced me,” she said she told the educator. “How do I teach these girls NOT to have sex?”… Planned Parenthood’s sex education grooms students for promiscuity, Cline believes, and this promiscuity leads them to abortion.

Louisiana Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Pro-Life Law That Saves Babies, Protects Women, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The U.S. Supreme Court set a date to hear a high-profile abortion case out of Louisiana and the case of June Medical Services v. Gee is scheduled for oral arguments on March 4 in front of the high court. And when the court makes a decision, Lousiana hopes the justices will side with the pro-life law that will save babies and protect women… The Louisiana law in question requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges for patient emergencies. Soon after it became law in 2014, the abortion facility Hope Medical Group for Women and the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights challenged it in court.

Why Are the Packers Helping to Fill Planned Parenthood’s Baby Parts Coolers? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Pro-Life Wisconsin and other pro-life supporters are criticizing the Green Bay Packers Foundation for a grant it made to Planned Parenthood Wisconsin Inc. in Milwaukee, one of 192 grants made as part of its annual program… The issue blew up after word of the grant, made earlier in December, began circulating among pro-life supporters. Dan Miller, executive director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, said his organization is opposed to money going to Planned Parenthood “ever, at any time.”… “(The Packers) have stood for wonderful things, but this is not something that’s wonderful. Planned Parenthood is an abortion provider,” Miller said Wednesday. “We’re outraged. We’d like an explanation.”

Pro-Life Democrat Votes Against Impeaching President Trump: “‘History Will Show This to Be a Mistake”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – There aren’t very many pro-life Democrats left in Congress or any major elected office. Most pro-life Democrats have either become Republicans as the Democrat Party has become monolithicly pro-abortion or they have been defeated by pro-abortion candidates with the backing of activist groups like Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List… But Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota of one of the few pro-life Democrats remaining in the nation’s capitol. And on Wednesday, he joined every Republican in the House of Representatives in voting agonist impeaching President Donald trump, who enjoys the support of pro-life groups and has built a pro-life record as president.

Louisiana Democrat Explains Why She’s Defending A Pro-Life Law Before The Supreme Court, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Federalist – Act 620 was authored by state Rep. Katrina Jackson, who is now state senator-elect, after she ran unchallenged for a seat representing District 34 in northeast Louisiana. In early 2020, Jackson will be speaking out not only in the state house but perhaps also at the highest court in the nation… “Oral arguments have been set for March 4,” said Jackson in a phone interview. “I am now in the process of getting barred to go before the Supreme Court and argue this case with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.”… A longtime Democratic elected official who nevertheless shuns her party’s pro-abortion stance, Jackson will be a featured speaker at the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January…

Trump Asks Nation to Pray Over His Impeachment, Says He’s Done Nothing Wrong, by Dave Boyer

By Dave Boyer, The Washington Times – House Democrats probably won’t answer President Trump’s prayers on impeachment, but Father Frank Pavone did… Father Pavone, a Roman Catholic who is national director of Priests for Life, responded Wednesday to the president’s call for prayers over his impeachment… “President Trump just asked for prayers!” he said on his Twitter account. “Let’s storm heaven against the evil that surrounds him. I pray he will have the courage to continue to fight for the Lives of the unborn!”

Democrats Allow Vote to Impeach President Trump, Blocked Vote to Stop Infanticide 80 Times, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats voted today to allow something they refused 80 times before when it comes to protecting babies from infanticide: allow a vote… Democrats overwhelmingly approved the rules for the debate on impeaching President Donald Trump, essentially voting to allow a vote on impeachment late today. But Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats continue to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

CNA: Mississippi Governor: Legal Fight for Unborn Children Will Head to Supreme Court

By Catholic News Agency – An effort to ban most abortions from 15 weeks into pregnancy will head to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Mississippi governor has said after a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that blocked the law… “We will sustain our efforts to fight for America’s unborn children,” Rep. Gov. Phil Bryant said on Twitter Dec. 13. “Mississippi will continue this mission to the United States Supreme Court.”…

Decking the Halls with Planned Parenthoods, by By Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, FRC – The last thing Planned Parenthood needs is more access to kids. So imagine parents’ reaction when they found out that the abortion group isn’t just visiting schools—it’s moving in! Thanks to a forced donation from taxpayers, Planned Parenthood is about to open 50 clinics inside Los Angeles schools, the biggest public education takeover of its kind. And maybe, the most controversial… These “wellbeing centers,” as schools are calling them, are all part of a new model Planned Parenthood is hoping to replicate in other cities.

A Dreaded Subject No More, by Charlie Butts

“Children are naturally pro-life, and I believe that as adults we can foster that natural inclination and be more intentional about creating a culture of life from a very young age,” the pro-lifer tells OneNewsNow… So she encourages parents to no longer consider abortion a dreaded subject… “My motivation for writing this book was really something that would replace the fear of talking about hard things with tools that would allow adults to articulate a pro-life view to their children … appropriately,” Bomberger shares.

Hey Nancy Pelosi, Where is Your “As a Catholic” When 61 Million Babies are Killed in Abortion? by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “As a Catholic” are empty words when they come from the lips of Nancy Pelosi… The Democrat House Speaker from California often touts her Catholic faith when it is beneficial to her political career, but she does not practice it. Under her leadership, Congress has pushed pro-abortion legislation and weakened religious freedom for Catholics and others… Writing at Israel National News, Rabbi Dov Fischer.. sympathized with devout Catholics who are frustrated by Pelosi…

Pro-Life Group Lists Every Company That Funds Planned Parenthood, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – This Christmas season, countless people will be purchasing items for their loved ones. With so much money being spent, it is important to know what the companies you purchase from do with your money… That’s why the pro-life group Life Decisions International has compiled another updated list of companies that donate to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The group has been successful in getting pro-life Americans to boycott companies that back the nation’s leading abortion company and getting corporations to end the relationship.

Did ‘Thousands’ of Women Die From Illegal Abortions Before Roe v. Wade? WaPo Says No

By Mary Farrow, CNA – This statistic was frequently cited this year by Dr. Leana Wen, who was fired from her position as president of Planned Parenthood in July, just eight months after accepting the job… “We dug through the statistics and it turns out she was citing numbers from the 1930s, before the advent of antibiotics,” Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post said in his 2019 Pinocchio list. “In 1972, the number of deaths in the United States from legal abortions was 24 and from illegal abortions 39, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”… Wen was “repeatedly” told by her staff that the statistic she was citing was false, but continued to use it anyway, the New York Times reported.

Fr. Frank Pavone: This Christmas, Give the Gift of Life

By Fr. Frank Pavone, Crisis Magazine – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel…” This is perhaps the most well-known Advent hymn—one that floods us with the feelings of the coming Christmas season. But the hymn also raises a question. Matthew’s Gospel tells us that “Emmanuel” means “God is with us” (Mt. 1:23). In the song, then, we pray, “O come, O come, God who is already with us!” If He is with us, why are we asking Him to come?

Deacon Keith Fournier: Pro-Life in the Diaconate (And in the Upcoming Presidential Election in the U.S.)

By Deacon Keith Fournier, Deacon Digest – With a presidential election in the United States soon upon us the allegations of “single-issue politics” are once again being leveled against anyone who condemns procured abortion as immoral and evil. This is happening not only in the public square but within the Church. We find people in the Church again attempting to fold the natural-law crime of procured abortion into a misguided interpretation of Catholic social teaching, which pushes a false moral equivalence between all social justice issues.

Voters Pulverize Pro-Abortion Parties in UK Election, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Britain’s tectonic plates shifted Thursday as political parties pushing for the full decriminalization of abortion were pulverized in the biggest defeat ever in recent election history… No prominent pro-life Member of Parliament (MP) in mainland Britain lost their seat, while leading pro-abortion political candidates were defeated by significant majorities, the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) said in a statement Friday morning… The leftwing Liberal Democrats who ousted Catholic MP Rob Flello for his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage suffered the worst defeat, with pro-abortion leader Jo Swinson losing her seat in Scotland.

Texas Bishops Oppose Mother’s Efforts to Save Her Baby on Life Support, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and a pair of state “pro-life” groups have filed an amicus brief against a Texas family’s effort to save their baby girl from being taken off life support… Tinslee Lewis was born prematurely and has spent her entire life so far at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she has undergone various intensive surgeries for a heart defect, lung disease, and severe chronic pulmonary hypertension. Doctors concluded in October that the ten-month-old was beyond saving, and declared their intentions to take her off life support… With the help of Texas Right to Life, Tinslee’s parents obtained and renewed a restraining order against the move. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has also filed a brief to help save the little girl.

Trump Administration Slams WHO for Promoting Killing Babies in Do-It-Yourself Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The World Health Association is promoting dangerous, self-induced abortions in countries where aborting unborn babies is illegal or heavily restricted… Last week, the Trump administration called out the disturbing agenda during the Second International Conference on Family Policy hosted by the Hungarian Embassy, according to the Christian Post…

Planned Parenthood to Open 50 Los Angeles School Centers Offering ‘Pregnancy Options Counseling’

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said Planned Parenthood’s new in-school venture is another opportunity for the organization to target young people for a profit: Planned Parenthood has been targeting younger and younger girls, through their version of sex education, beginning as early as elementary school, which encourages people to make bad choices. That’s how they make money as they profit from creating crisis through bad choices and then selling abortions to those same students. It’s no surprise that Planned Parenthood is now branching out into a misuse of health centers in schools.

One-Third of All Abortion Clinics Have Closed in the Last 5 Years, Saving Babies From Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Independent abortion businesses are closing at a rapid pace across the U.S. as states pass laws to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion… A new report from the pro-abortion Abortion Care Network found that almost one-third of all independent abortion facilities have closed since 2012… The network is made up of independent abortionists that are not part of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America. Independent abortion businesses perform more than 50 percent of all abortions; Planned Parenthood abortion centers and hospitals and doctors’ offices do the rest.

Abortion Activists Hate Ultrasounds Because If Mothers See Their Baby, They’ll Reject Abortion (SPUC)

By The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children – Mrs Nash said: “For women to be truly free, we must be intellectually free, and that means challenging and breaking loose from decades of indoctrinating propaganda. If abortion promoters regard women as too infantile to be given the uncensored truth, it is difficult to see on what basis they can speak of giving women an informed choice—and a choice that is not informed is no choice at all.”

BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Ultrasound Law, by Cassy Fiano-Chesser

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, LiveAction – The Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to Kentucky’s informed consent requirements, therefore upholding the law and signifying another win for the pro-life movement. Previously, a federal appeals court upheld the law, only to have that decision appealed by the ACLU… The Ultrasound Informed Consent Act was passed in 2017, and was originally overturned by a lower court after the ACLU challenged it. However, after a challenge from the state, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling, rejecting the idea that the law challenged doctors’ free speech rights…

Fisherman Find Blood-Stained Bag Containing Two Dozen Aborted Babies (India), by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Police in eastern India are trying to find an illegal abortion practice this week after fishermen in found a blood-stained bag containing the bodies of about 24 aborted babies… locals found the bag near a pond where they planned to fish Friday in Habra, India… Police said they believe a local nursing home may be performing illegal abortions, and they are questioning local health care workers…

If Trump Wants to Win Again, He Should Pardon David Daleiden. And Lock Up Planned Parenthood, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Imagine if one of the major funders of the GOP was founded on an elitist racist conspiracy. Its goal? To regulate the child-bearing choices of every American. So as to improve our genetic “germ plasm.” To diminish the number of “human weeds” who were born each year. This group called for the government to decide who could have children. And how many. The feds would force would-be parents to apply for a license before each pregnancy.

Good News/Bad News! Judge Drop Six Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing PP Baby Part Sales, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A biased California judge dropped six of the 15 bogus charges filed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt related to their undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood, which resulted in shocking videos that alarmed Americans nationwide. The videos revealed how Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry actively sell the body parts of aborted babies for dubious research… The bad news for the pro-life undercover journalists is that their case will proceed to criminal trial in San Francisco Superior Court.

CNA: Congress Advances Bill Condemning China ‘Re-Education’ Camps

By Catholic News Agency, EWTN News – The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the Chinese government in the province of Xinjiang… Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who sponsored the House version of the legislation, said on the House floor on Tuesday that “millions of stories” are “waiting to be told about the crimes against humanity being committed by the Chinese government against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic Muslims.”… “We cannot be silent…

Mother Changed Her Mind in the Middle of the Abortion, Miraculously Her Baby Was Saved

By Katie Franklin, LifeNews – “Roslyn” had already begun the chemical abortion regimen when she changed her mind and wanted to save her baby. Located in a remote part of Canada, she found the Abortion Pill Rescue Network and was connected to a nurse named Elizabeth… Upon reviewing the list of Abortion Pill Rescue providers, Elizabeth could see no one near Roslyn who was trained in providing the protocol. She began calling hospitals and eventually connected with the emergency room where Roslyn obtained the first chemical abortion pill.

Study Proves Resiliency of Preterm Infants ‘Pretty Impressive’, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Dr. John Pierce is with the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a spokesman for the Christian Medical Association. He reports to OneNewsNow the survival rate across the various categories of premature babies in the study, the earliest 22 to 27 weeks… “Fifty-five percent [of those born preterm] survived and did well into adulthood without any big medical complications,” he observes. “That compares really pretty favorably with babies who are born to term who had a chance of 63 percent who didn’t have medical problems.”

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Trump Nominee Sarah Pitlyk as Federal Judge, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Nominated by President Donald Trump in August, Pitlyk will replace U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in the Eastern District of Missouri. The U.S. Senate voted 49-44 to confirm her Wednesday afternoon. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to oppose her nomination, and no Senate Democrats broke ranks to support her… Pitlyk is a strong human rights advocate and defender of religious freedom. Her work at the Thomas More Society, a leading pro-life legal group, prompted strong opposition from abortion advocacy groups and pro-abortion Democrats.

Chick-fil-A Donates to Pro-Abortion Organization Calling Pro-Lifers “Hate Groups”, by Cal Thomas

By Cal Thomas, LifeNews – Upon hearing of Chick-fil-A’s donation to the liberal organization, FRC President Tony Perkins said, “Not only has Chick-fil-A abandoned donations to Christian groups, including the Salvation Army, it has donated to one of the most extreme anti-Christian groups in America.” Perkins called on conservatives to seek a fast-food alternative, but boycotts are rarely successful and besides, the sandwiches taste good… Individuals and organizations are free to contribute to any group they wish, but Chick fil-A’s donation to the SPLC is as strange as a pro-life organization donating money to Planned Parenthood.

Burke Blasts Back, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke is blasting the idea that Holy Communion should be available to anyone, especially the likes of Catholic turncoats like Democrat Joe Biden, who supports and cheers so-called “abortion rights.”… The idea that Holy Communion should never be denied is one of many pushed by homoheretic Jesuit James Martin, who enjoys quoting Francis saying, “Communion is not for the perfect.”… That’s correct — it is not for the perfect — but it is for those in a state of grace, not child killers….

Louisiana Abortion Mill Accused of Hiding Evidence, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – What the Louisiana DOJ will find if the documents are unsealed remains unclear. But the state attorney general’s office said Louisiana’s abortion mills have a disturbing pattern of failing to report rape. Based on a survey it conducted, at least 66 abortions were performed on girls 11, 12 and 13 years old between 2013 and 2018. The ages strongly suggest the girls could be survivors of rape.The absence of rape reports is of grave concern to the attorney general’s office and sends up a red flag.

Pro-Abortion Bias? Lessons From the Daleiden Trial, by Michael Warsaw

By Michael Warsaw, EWTN News – Pro-life undercover investigator David Daleiden and his associates were dealt a serious blow last month when California Judge William Orrick III instructed a jury to hold them liable for trespass and breach of contract for the creation of the investigative videos released in 2015 that reveal Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal parts… Their lawyers portrayed them as citizen journalists who employed investigative-style undercover methods to obtain accurate evidence of potential wrongdoing by a major institution receiving public funds.

Black Leaders Tell Democrats: Stop Killing Black Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – African American voters urged Democratic presidential candidates to stop pushing abortions on black women and their unborn babies… Speaking with Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Sunday, two African American leaders expressed frustration with the candidates’ abortion advocacy, Townhall reports… “My biggest issue with the current Democratic candidates as it comes to the black community is that all of them are pushing for poor women of color to have access to abortion. That’s all that you hear,” panelist Angela Stanton King said.

10 Reasons to Reject Population Control and Celebrate Babies, by Patti Armstrong

By Patti Armstrong, National Catholic Register – Many people have fallen for the over-population myth which is now attached to the climate. (It used to be crops and resources.) This group still champions Dr. Paul Ehrlich, a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and author of the 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb. His book predicted our imminent demise, claiming over-consumption of resources would result in starvation of hundreds of millions including 65 million Americans. The world population has doubled since 1968 and none of his predictions came to pass.

Texas Attorney General Joins Fight to Stop Hospital Taking Baby Off Life Support

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – Texas AG Ken Paxton has come out in support of a family trying to save their nine-month old girl from being pulled from life support by medical staff at Cook Children’s Medical Center, in Fort Worth, Texas… Paxton announced a friend-of-the-court brief in aid of Tinslee Lewis, the infant, last week, in direct opposition to the Texas Advance Directives Act, a law that in effect gives families only 10 days to find a new hospital if the hospital that is treating their child decides to stop the treatment…

Is Abortion the Preeminent Issue of Catholic Social Justice? by John Clark

By John Clark, EWTN News – On Nov. 12, while the assembled bishops of the USCCB debated the language of an accompanying letter to a Catholic voting guide, Bishop McElroy of San Diego took the microphone and proclaimed, “It is not Catholic teaching that abortion is the preeminent issue that we face in the world of Catholic social teaching.”… I may have missed his point due to the awkward phrasing. It should be clarified, however, that there are numerous distinct and definitive ways to illustrate that abortion is in fact the preeminent issue of Catholic social teaching.

Louisiana AG: Abortion Center Broke the Law, Then Tried to Cover It Up, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – The Louisiana Department of Justice announced today that it has found evidence that a Baton Rouge abortion center repeatedly committed “criminal and professional misconduct” and then attempted to hide evidence of it from authorities… Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tweeted, “We have a legal obligation to report potentially criminal activity to law enforcement & licensing authorities. Shockingly, Hope Medical is refusing to unseal this evidence & permit us to carry out our legal duties.”

Abortion Clinic at Center of Supreme Court Battle May Have Covered Up Rape of Young Girls, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – While declining to address specifics of the Hope case, the Louisiana attorney general’s office said the state’s abortion clinics have a disturbing pattern of failing to report rapes, and that a survey it conducted showed that between 2013 and 2018 at least 66 abortions were performed on girls 11, 12 or 13 years old. The ages indicate that the girls were survivors of rape.More comprehensive data has been withheld from regulators and the public, state officials contend, because at least two abortion clinics that closed recently shredded all their documents when they shut down.

Why US Bishops Place ‘Preeminent Priority’ on Stopping Abortion, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – A debate arose during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall general assembly about whether or not the bishops should name the abortion issue as a “preeminent priority” in their short letter on faithful citizenship… Archbishop Charles Chaput… “I am certainly not against quoting the Holy Father’s full statement. I think it’s a beautiful statement. I believe it. But I am against anyone stating that our stating it [abortion] is ‘preeminent’ is contrary to the teaching of the Pope,” he said. “That isn’t true.”

Democrats Want to Overturn Trump’s Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and other pro-life leaders wrote a letter to Trump this week, urging him to reject the pro-abortion amendment… “We have the most pro-life President in history, and he has promised to veto any bill that would weaken the pro-life advances he has made, and Republican leaders in Congress have made it clear that they have the votes to sustain such a veto” Pavone said.

Amazing Image of Unborn Baby at 18 Weeks is Called the Photograph of the Century, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The image of an 18-week unborn baby from Life magazine’s stunning 1965 photo-spread is being hailed as the photograph of the century… The description comes as a surprise from The Guardian, a left-wing British publication that supports abortion on demand. Its article celebrating the photograph tried to make excuses for abortion even as the images openly displayed the inherent humanity of babies in the womb… The celebrated photograph was taken by Swedish photojournalist Lennart Nilsson and published in the April 1965 edition of Life under the title “Drama of Life Before Birth.”

Pro-Abortion Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Will Run for President: Wants to “Defeat Trump”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Pro-abortion billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced today that he will run for president after previously indicating he would not compete. Forbes currently lists Bloomberg, 76, as the 8th richest person in the world. He, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Soros and other billionaires are some of the biggest donors to the abortion industry… One thing he will make good on is promoting abortion after making New York City one of the most pro-abortion places in the nation.

Texas Town Becomes to 7th to Declare Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn” and Ban Abortions

By Micaiah Bilter, LifeNews – The town of Westbrook in West Texas voted unanimously on the pro-life ordinance, banning abortions and abortion facilities in their city and declaring it to be a place where unborn babies are protected and valued… Earlier this year, Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha and Gilmer also approved sanctuary city ordinances to protect unborn babies. Omaha was the sixth city, but it recently retracted the ordinance and passed a non-enforceable resolution instead, The Texan reports… Leading the sanctuary city effort is Mark Lee Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas.

We Saved That One, by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – On November 4, this year’s 40 Days for Life campaign ended. During the campaign, a million Americans committed to fasting and praying for an end to abortion and healing for those affected by this tragedy. Even though the 2019 campaign has ended, there are many ways for pro-life Americans to continue to work towards making America a country where abortion is unthinkable, let alone legal… The organization 40 Days for Life grasps the fundamental challenge faced by pro-life Americans: changing our nation’s laws is obviously important, but even more important is changing the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens.

He Was Abandoned In a Dumpster. Today, He Owns a $62 Million Company, by Nancy Flanders

By Nancy Flanders. LiveAction News – “Every child a wanted child.” That has been both the slogan and the mind frame of abortion advocates for decades. It is their go-to marketing tactic that it would be terrible to give birth to a child that wasn’t wanted. But to say a human being’s worth is wrapped up in what one person thinks of him or her reduces every human to nothing. The life of Freddie Figgers proves that not only is everyone wanted by someone, but that one woman’s decision to end the life of her child has implications that affect everyone.

Pro-Lifers Cheer as Trump Flips Third Appeals Court With Republican Judge, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Judicial nominations are poised to be one of the most lasting impacts of Donald Trump’s presidency, and his latest round of appointments has brought the total number of federal appeals courts flipped so far to three… “There are now three federal appeals courts – the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits – that have more Trump appointees on the bench than judges who were appointed by Democrats,” according to Courthouse News.

Making America Chaste Again, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Obria CEO Kathleen Eaton Bravo, a devout Catholic, pitches her health centers as the pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood… “I wanted to create a comprehensive medical clinic model that could compete nose-to-nose with the large abortion providers,” she wrote… In her plan to build a life-affirming alternative to the culture of death peddlers, Bravo adopted existing crisis pregnancy centers in California and rebranded them with a unique character: The Obria Group Medical Centers would not only deny abortion, but would never provide or counsel for contraception…

7 Reasons for Hope After David Daleiden’s Recent Loss (Video), by By Patti Armstrong

By Patti Armstrong, EWTN News – The $2.2 million jury verdict against David Daleiden and co-defendant Sandra Merritt on Nov. 15 for exposing Planned Parenthood is disheartening. Planned Parenthood sued in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court for trespassing and other alleged illegal investigative methods for the 2015 video recordings of officials bragging about trafficking in baby parts… Daleiden and Merritt attended abortion industry conferences posing as exhibitors where they secretly recorded conversations. Daleiden also recorded at Planned Parenthood-affiliated clinics in Texas and Colorado.

19-Year-Old Recovers as Doctors Start to Harvest Her Organs

By Michael Cook, LifeNews – The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator. About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama… But Carina Melchior did not die after her respirator was removed. She is now undergoing rehabilitation and may make a full recovery. About 500 people immediately removed their names from Denmark’s organ donor register.

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Unjust Conviction of David Daleiden, “We’re Thrilled”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood celebrated the unjust conviction of journalist David Daleiden on Friday after he exposed its alleged illegal sales of aborted baby body parts… “We’re thrilled with today’s verdict,” the abortion chain wrote on Twitter after the jury awarded it approximately $2 million in alleged damages caused by the undercover expose… Attorneys for Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and board members of Center for Medical Progress, which oversaw the undercover investigation, are expected to appeal.

Google Caught Manipulating Algorithms to Direct Users to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Research by the Wall Street Journal this week found that Google appears to be manipulating its algorithms to direct people to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood… The newspaper’s findings provide more evidence of the online and news media bias that pro-life advocates have suspected for years. Huge news corporations and powerful internet companies appear to be trying to silence the pro-life message by suppressing information on their platforms.

RICO Penalties Boost Damages to $2.2 Million in Daleiden Case, by Joan Desmond

By Joan Desmond, EWTN News – David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress and four co-defendants were found guilty in a civil trial and face actual and punitive damages totaling $2.2 million, his lawyers at the Thomas More Society confirmed this afternoon… “This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs,” said lead Thomas More Society defense attorney Peter Breen in a statement after the verdict was announced at the San Francisco courthouse… “We intend to seek vindication for David on appeal….

10 Countries Join US to Slam ‘Illegitimate’ Pro-Abortion UN Conference, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – The United States and 10 nations issued a stinging rebuke Thursday to the Nairobi Summit on population by declaring that any document the conference issued is illegitimate… The joint statement presented on the last day of the summit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Global Affairs on behalf of Brazil, Belarus, Egypt, Haiti, Hungary, Libya, Poland, Senegal, St. Lucia, and Uganda also reaffirmed that “there is no international right to abortion.”… International law clearly states that “‘[e]veryone has the right to life’ (e.g. Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights),” the 11 signatory nations asserted.

BREAKING: Jury Rules Against Daleiden, Pro-Lifers Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Baby Body Parts, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress undercover investigators have been found guilty of multiple crimes and must pay millions in damages to Planned Parenthood for the work they did in exposing organ harvesting on aborted babies… The jury of nine men and one woman released its verdict Friday afternoon after deliberating less than two days, even though the landmark civil trial took six weeks… “This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs,” declared lead Thomas More Society defense attorney Peter Breen. “We intend to seek vindication for David on appeal. His investigation into criminal activity by America’s largest abortion provider utilized standard investigative journalism techniques, those applied regularly by news outlets across the country.”

David Daleiden’s Attorneys: We Will Fight the Verdict Forcing Him to Pay Planned Parenthood

By Tom Ciesielka, LifeNews – Undercover journalist David Daleiden faced a major setback today in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court after a jury handed down a multi-million dollar (over $2.2 million) verdict under the federal Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law, among others, in favor of abortion giant Planned Parenthood… “This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs,” declared lead Thomas More Society defense attorney Peter Breen. “We intend to seek vindication for David on appeal. His investigation into criminal activity by America’s largest abortion provider utilized standard investigative journalism techniques, those applied regularly by news outlets across the country.”

Trump Admin Tells UN: US Will Not Support Abortion, Unborn Babies Have “Inherent Value” by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the rights of women in and outside of the womb this week at an international population summit… The Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population and Development 2025, which is happening in Kenya this week, largely is a meeting of abortion activists and pro-abortion political leaders, according to the Heritage Foundation… Pushing back against the pro-abortion agenda, Valerie Huber, the United States special representative for global women’s health, told the summit that America will not support abortion.

The Bishops Charitably and Intelligently Rebut An Attempt to Relativize Abortion, by C C Pecknold

By C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald – This past week, during the General Assembly of the U.S. Bishops, one bishop insisted that defending innocent life in the womb was not a “preeminent priority.” Rather, he implied the issue needs to be balanced against a wide range of important issues to which the Holy Father gives greater priority. It was a relativizing objection that was firmly corrected by his brother bishops. Archbishop Chaput objected, “I am against anyone saying that our stating that [abortion] is preeminent is contrary to the teaching of the pope, because that isn’t true. ….

U.S. Bishops’ Conference Turned Virulently Anti-Trump — and Nobody Objected, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The U.S. bishops conference became overtly political and pitted the pro-life credentials of President Trump against those of Pope Francis when the topic turned to the sustained influx of those seeking asylum at the nation’s southern border… During a presentation to the USCCB’s Fall General Assembly concerning the work of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), executive director Anna Marie Gallagher made unabashed political comments, twice pointing a finger at the Trump administration and also speaking of U.S. border patrol agents in derisive terms…Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky seized the moment to not only add his criticism of President Trump but to express his disapproval of the previous day’s vote by the bishops to continue to recognize abortion as the nation’s preeminent life issue.

In the Culture of Death, Abortion is a Sacrament, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Joe Biden has evolved in his stance just as abortion acceptance has evolved, for abortion bolsters a cultural concept of egotistical control and license that is essential for life as the left would have it. In this way, abortion bears a sacred importance that parodies the sacramental. While a sacrament relieves people from the burden of death through Life, abortion relieves people from the so-called burden of life through death, and, as such, it is the very antithesis of a sacrament.

If It’s Good ‘Medicine’ For Adults, Why Not for Kids, Too? by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Children are now being considered for euthanasia in some countries where the practice is legal – which a proponent of patients’ rights laments is really just a natural extension of euthanasia when it is legalized… Belgium and Canada are considering including children under existing euthanasia laws. And a LifeNews.com article reports that 84 percent of Dutch pediatricians want the freedom to euthanize children between ages one and 12… OneNewsNow spoke with Rita Marker of the Patients Rights Council, who explains that the rationale behind the practice is: If it’s declared a good medical treatment for the terminally ill, why should it be denied for others?

Planned Parenthood Demands Court Force Pro-Lifers to Pay Millions for Exposing Its Baby Part Sales, by Steven  Ertelt

By Steven  Ertelt, LifeNews – In Planned Parenthood’s world, up is down and down is up. And good is evil and evil is good… That’s the kind of presentation Planned Parenthood attorneys are making in court during closing arguments of the massive trial against David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and the pro-life advocates involved in exposing its sales of aborted baby parts. Instead of facing any consequences for selling the body parts of aborted children, the nation’s biggest abortion business wants to crush these pro-life Americans with millions in punitive damages for exposing its horrific practices.

Catholic Bishops Say Voting Against Abortion Should Be the #1 Priority in 2020, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted a letter Tuesday that says the “threat of abortion” remains the “preeminent priority” for Catholic bishops… The letter will serve as an introduction to a voting guide for Catholics voting in the 2020 presidential elections, according to America Magazine, reminding Catholic voters that their top priority voting should be in voting against abortion… “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family and because of the number of lives destroyed,” the letter reads, according to America Magazine.

‘My Life Was a Miracle’: The Journey of an Abortion Survivor, by Katrina Trinko

By Katrina Trinko, Managing Editor, The Daily Signal – When she was 21 years old, Claire Culwell found out a huge secret about her past: her biological mom had tried to have an abortion when she was pregnant with Claire and her twin. While Claire’s twin didn’t survive, Claire did — and that revelation changed her life. “I knew that I couldn’t stand for what abortion does. And so, I chose to take a stance and to speak out,” she says. Listen to her interview on the podcast, or read the lightly edited transcript of our conversation, pasted below

Analysis: US Bishops at Odds Over Abortion and ‘The Francis Test’, Ed Condon

By Ed Condon, CNA – During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the surface, with bishops exchanging sharp interventions on the “preeminence’ of abortion as a social concern… Bishop Robert McElroy told the conference this language was “discordant with the pope’s teaching, if not inconsistent,” and implied that a failure to accept Cupich’s proposed language was tantamount to a breach with the Holy Father’s magisterium… “It is not Catholic teaching that abortion is the preeminent issue that we face as a world in Catholic social teaching. It is not.”

President Donald Trump Has a Wonderful Pro-Life Record on Appointing Judges, by Carol Tobias

For many years, National Right to Life and its state affiliates have labored intensively and diligently to elect pro-life candidates, who then enacted pro-life laws– only to see Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, or a local abortion facility challenge those laws in court. Far too often, the challenges were successful, because some judges legislate from the bench rather than follow the U.S. Constitution.

The Difference One Racist Made: Margaret Sanger’s World, by Susan Ciancio

By Susan Ciancio, Human Life International – Sanger eventually went to nursing school, then married and had three children. She and her husband became immersed in the bohemian world of Greenwich Village, where they lived. It was at this time that she joined the Women’s Committee of the New York Socialist’s Party and began to advocate for the sexual education of women. Though she never finished nursing school, Margaret began working as a nurse in a poor immigrant section of NYC, where she grew to believe in—and teach—the importance of birth control. She also began to write about these beliefs in a column entitled “What Every Girl Should Know.”

The Troubling Rise of Do-It-Yourself Abortions, by Tessa Longbons

By Tessa Longbons, The Stream – Pro-lifers hailed some good news recently: The rate of abortions in the United States has fallen to a record low, according to a recent report from the Guttmacher Institute… But the report also included some bad news. Of the more than 860,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017, chemical abortions increased 25% from 2014 and now account for nearly 4 in 10 abortions in the U.S… And that doesn’t include self-induced abortions, which the report indicates are going up.

Former Planned Parenthood Staffer Reveals How Abortion Biz Grooms Kids for Sex and Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Monica Cline used to be a Planned Parenthood volunteer educator who taught sex education to students and young adults… Cline said Planned Parenthood is targeting younger and younger children through its sex education programs in public schools… In early October, for example, Planned Parenthood wrote on Twitter, “Abortion is health care — and it needs to be included in conversations about sex and sexual health at home and in the classroom.”

Trump: Putting the Option in Adoption, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Patriot Post – The Trump administration couldn’t agree more. And on Friday, the first day of National Adoption Month, HHS kicked off the celebration by announcing a change years in the making. For the first time since Barack Obama, adoption agencies won’t have to violate their faith — or parents’ wishes — in placing kids. Under a new rule proposed by the president’s team, faith-based providers will be able to continue to serve their communities in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs.

Trump Admin Keeps Pro-Abortion Language Out of United Nations Resolution on Women, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Last week, (The Trump administration) insisted on removing ambiguous abortion references in a United Nations Security Council resolution about supporting women in crisis and conflict, according to C-Fam. The pro-life organization described the move as a “victory” for human rights… “It is a victory for the Trump administration, which has been pushing to eliminate the phrase ‘sexual and reproductive health’ from UN documents,” the pro-life organization stated. “It is a blow to Europeans who insist that abortion be funded as humanitarian aid.”

American Life League: The Ninth Circuit Court Violates Religious Freedom

American Life League – American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement today regarding the Ninth Circuit Court’s recent decision to uphold the block on birth control exemption for religious employers: The Ninth Circuit has once again trampled on religious freedom. Forcing groups to cover birth control for their employees when these groups have religious objections to such coverage is a violation of the Constitutional protection afforded to those who believe in God and embrace their faith as part of their corporate policy. Even though the Ninth Circuit Court is growing ever colder to the reality that God does exist, we know better.

Federal Court Forces South Carolina Taxpayers to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal court ruled against South Carolina leaders’ efforts to defund the abortion chain Planned Parenthood again this week… The decision came from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the latest news in a years-long effort to protect state taxpayer dollars from subsidizing the killing of unborn babies in abortions… In 2018, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed an executive order instructing the state Department of Health and Human Services to “terminate abortion clinics as Medicaid providers.” Planned Parenthood challenged the order in court, and a judge blocked the state from enforcing the order a few months later.

CNA: Pro-Life Leaders Ask HHS to Separate Abortion Payments in Insurance Plans

By Catholic News Agency – A group of pro-life leaders is calling on the Trump administration to finalize a rule that would require abortion to be billed separately from other services in taxpayer-funded health-insurance plans… The letter asked HHS to further these efforts by implementing a rule removing the ability for insurance companies to create “hidden abortion surcharges,” through which “enrollees … are unknowingly paying into plans that subsidize elective abortion.”

Democrats Want to Impeach President Donald Trump Because He’s a Pro-Life Champion on Abortion, by Dave Andrusko

By Dave Andrusko, LifeNews – If you are wondering why the nation’s largest single-issue pro-life organization is getting involved in this matter, the answer is simple. Our pro-life president has been under attack since he won election in 2016, and the explanation for a large part of that assault is his unswerving pro-life position… Donald Trump has done more for unborn children than most people could have imagined… Let’s review just some his Administration’s actions….

Despite Obstacles, Daleiden Trial Shows Gruesome Side of the Abortion Industry, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – Pro-life activist David Daleiden is in the middle of a federal civil jury trial facing charges brought by the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, over his undercover videos, initially released in 2015, which allegedly show the organization trafficking in unborn baby body parts… Over the course of the civil trial this month, gruesome details about the harvesting and sale of unborn baby body parts have been highlighted, despite attempts by the judge to avoid discussion of the content of the undercover videos.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Pets – Not Children – Are Now “Family”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – I don’t watch much TV, but when I do, I am often frustrated by how many major network programs are pushing pets – HGTV, Hallmark, Food Network, etc. This is even from networks that have nothing to do with pets. Recently, I was watching a documentary program on electrical engineering, but the commercials mostly showed images of people with pets – no children. Indeed, everywhere we look – TV commercials, billboards, social media, movies, etc., we are bombarded with images of the “new family” – singles and couples, young and old raising “fur-babies.”

Kanye West Slams Democrat Party Leaders: They Are “Making Us Abort Our Children”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Kanye West slammed abortion and pro-abortion Democratic politicians last week in an interview promoting his first Christian album, “Jesus is King.”… “Democrats had us voting Democrat for food stamps for years, bro…What you talking about? Guns in the ’80s, taking the fathers out of the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children…. I can’t tell y’all how to feel. But what I can tell you honestly is how I feel.”… It appears West is beginning to realize the truth.

Parental Consent Measures Advancing in Sunshine State, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Lynda Bell of Florida Right to Life tells OneNewsNow it’s wrong to leave parents in the dark… “Your child may have a special blood factor problem [or] there may be some other conditions that the abortionist does not know about,” she argues. “You cannot get your ears pierced, you cannot get a tattoo, you cannot even get an aspirin from the school without parental consent – but you can have an abortion, a surgical abortion? I mean, this is crazy.”

900 Abortion Clinics Have Lost Taxpayer Funding Thanks to President Trump, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Think a president can’t make much of a difference when it comes to abortion? Think again… A new report indicates President Donald Trump has been responsible for de-funding almost 900 facilities that either perform or promote killing babies in abortions… Last May, the Trump administration published a new proposal for Title X that would prohibit Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses from receiving any of those tax dollars unless they completely separate their abortion businesses from their taxpayer-funded services.

Why These 6 Towns Became ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’ by Jackson Elliott

By Jackson Elliott, Daily Signal – Abortion clinics can change the viewpoint of entire communities, a pastor who is working to outlaw abortion locally says… “It’s a view of life as a whole,” Dickson told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “If we can say a child is not worth living because they may be born in a poor environment, or a child is not worth living because their mother was raped, that encourages the idea that situations devalue us as human beings.”

Planned Parenthood Trial Judge Allows 20/20 Aborted Baby Parts Trafficking Video to Be Shown, (Watch Video) by Nancy Flanders

By Nancy Flanders, Live Action – How are these prices determined? One “20/20” producer went undercover as a potential investor to meet Dr. Miles Jones, a Missouri pathologist whose company, Opening Lines, obtains fetal tissue from clinics and ships it to research labs. “It’s market force,” Dr. Jones told the producer about how he sets his prices. “It’s what you can sell it for.” He says he hopes to run his own abortion clinic in Mexico where he says he could get a greater supply of fetal tissue by offering cheaper abortions: “If you control the flow — it’s probably the equivalent of the invention of the assembly line.”

Can Europe Be Saved From Demographic Doom? by Alessandra Bocchi

By Alessandra Bocchi, American Conservative – “There is a total lack of perspective in my generation’s way of approaching life. They don’t see a future for themselves beyond the present moment,” Giubilei said. “Furthermore, there’s the added factor of our provincial, rural areas disappearing into our cities. Our youth moves to study or to build work opportunities in a city, but the family isn’t factored into this equation. Many of them end up living individualistic lives with no proper direction beyond their careers.”

Trump Admin Promotes Human Rights Around the World – Including the Right to Life, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, LifeNews – As Secretary Pompeo observed when appearing with me Wednesday on Washington Watch, “what we’re hoping to do is to take this idea of rights, which sometimes becomes confusing or turns into simply personal or political preferences, and reground it — reground it in the history and tradition of the United States so that we are moored to something more than someone’s fancy of the moment and we come to understand that these incredible cherished, fundamental rights are at the very core of the American experience.”

LifeSiteNews: Why Real Men Fight Abortion: Jason Jones’ Story of Stolen Fatherhood

LifeSiteNews – Jason Jones was not the “typical” young man who finds out his high school girlfriend is pregnant; he was willing to take responsibility, make money, and care for her and the baby.… In his early days of educating himself and getting involved, Jones was still an atheist. He was filled with passion, energy, and anger. His closest friends didn’t understand why he was so passionate, but it was the ’80s and ’90s, and no one was sharing his story. “It was weird. You’re not a Christian. You’re not a right-wing guy. We don’t understand this obsession of yours with abortion.”

Planned Parenthood Opens New $7 Million Abortion Biz Today to Kill More Babies in Abortion, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – The secretly constructed Planned Parenthood facility in Fairview Heights, Illinois, is set to open officially on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a schedule full of abortion appointments… The PP facility, which is not new construction but a $7 million renovation of an old brick structure, was opened in Illinois to take advantage of its newly relaxed abortion safety laws… In June, 2019, the Illinois state legislature passed a law expanding protections for abortion facilities (but not for women) and ensuring that Illinois will remain an abortion state should Roe v. Wade fall…

‘Crushing’ Babies to Harvest Their Organs: Judge Allows Undercover Video Clip in Planned Parenthood Civil Trial, (Video) by Steve Warren

By Steve Warren, CBN – A federal civil trial now underway in San Francisco could be the biggest pro-life case in the last 20 years… Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider, is suing Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for their involvement in producing undercover videos. The videos, which showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the procurement and sale of fetal tissue, sparked national outrage and congressional investigations.

Will Abortion Sink the Democratic Party in 2020? by Fletch Daniels

By Fletch Daniels, American Thinker – But even as it became increasingly obvious that unborn humans are alive to more and more Americans, Democrats staked out increasingly radical positions… The “safe, legal, and rare” language that Democrats used in the ’90s has given way to the current Democrat platform of abortion on demand up to and even after birth. Abortion is portrayed no longer as a tragic choice, but as something to be celebrated… The only Democrat candidate still running who sanctions any restrictions on abortion is Tulsi Gabbard, who believes that it should be illegal in the third trimester.

Bishop Criticizes Synod Funding: ‘Money Associated With Planned Parenthood is Blood Money … Diabolical!’ by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Commenting on reports that money used to fund some of the groups participating in the Vatican’s Amazonian synod came from the pro-abortion Ford Foundation — whose Board members include former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards — Bishop Joseph Strickland, head of the Diocese of Strickland, Texas, said, “Uncertain about where the truth is? Follow the money!!! … Money associated with PP [Planned Parenthood] is blood money.”… It’s “Diabolical!” he added in his Oct. 19 tweet.

More Disturbing Facts Revealed as Planned Parenthood Abortionist Testifies in Monumental Trial, by Michelle Terry

By Michelle Terry, American Center for Law and Justice – In our lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, more troubling information has been revealed in the testimony of both a defendant and a Planned Parenthood abortionist… One of the defendants was asked to read an email received from one of the investigative journalists soon after a meeting with senior Planned Parenthood officials. The email was admitted into evidence and read directly to the jury. The contents of the email regarding Planned Parenthood’s practices are particularly disturbing.

Louisiana Could be First Abortion-Free State if SCOTUS Upholds Pro-Life Law, Liberal Media Goes Nuts, by Kyle Drennen

By Kyle Drennen, LifeNews – On Friday, CBS This Morning was fearful of pro-life legislation passed in Louisiana that would require abortion doctors have admitting privileges to hospitals. The coverage sounded the alarm about the move potentially “regulating abortion out of existence” in the state and fretted over the upcoming Supreme Court decision that would determine whether the new law violated Roe v. Wade… “CBS News has learned that Louisiana could become the first state in the country without access to abortion as soon as next year,” co-host Gayle King proclaimed at the top of the segment

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Admits in Court She Wanted Lamborghini for Selling Aborted Baby Parts, by Mathew Clark

By Mathew Clark, LifeNews – A Planned Parenthood abortionist was just forced to admit under oath in our trial that she did in fact say, “I want a Lamborghini,” in relation to “what I would receive in compensation” for “fetal tissue” procurement – i.e. aborted babies’ body parts… We recently told you how, despite their legal efforts to keep certain evidence out of court, Planned Parenthood’s own legal team has opened the door, and disturbing evidence continues to mount. Now, a Planned Parenthood abortionist is “prying” the door open even further (to use the judge’s words).

CNA: Legal Assisted Suicide Puts People With Disabilities at Risk, Report Finds

Catholic News Agency – Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities… “Every suicide is a human tragedy, regardless of the age, incapacity, or social/economic status of the individual,” said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida… Naumann is chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Dewane heads the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

March for Life 2020 Theme: ‘Life Empowers, Pro-Life is Pro-Woman’, by Kharen Martinez Murcia

By Kharen Martinez Murcia, CNSNews – In Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced the theme for the 2020 March for Life, which takes place on Jan. 24. The theme is “Life Empowers, Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said the upcoming march will seek to “evoke confidence rather than fear” about unplanned pregnancy and motherhood, and advocate for community support for unexpected pregnancies.

Judge Permanently Blocks Obama Mandate Forcing Doctors, Hospitals to Do Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal judge permanently blocked an Obama administration rule Tuesday that could have forced medical facilities and doctors to abort unborn babies… The rule from President Barack Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defined “discrimination on the basis of sex” to include abortion in Obamacare. In doing so, it could have forced medical facilities, doctors, nurses and other medical workers to abort unborn babies against their beliefs.

Could This Louisiana Case Lead to an Overturn of Roe vs. Wade? by Stephanie Foley

By Stephanie Foley, Relevant Radio – The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, and has determined it will hear arguments in a case from Louisiana that could be a bellwether of how the Court will determine abortion cases moving forward… The case, June Medical Services v. Gee, involves a Louisiana law that requires any doctor performing an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby. The law is similar to a Texas law that was struck down (Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt) by the Supreme Court three years ago. But both pro-life and pro-choice Americans are watching to see if the outcome will be different with two new justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Leaders Announce ‘Life Empowers’ March for Life 2020 Theme, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – It’s a message that flies in the face of popular media narratives and rhetoric on debate stages. On Tuesday, four female pro-life leaders unveiled “Life Empowers” as the theme for the 47th annual March for Life. It will take place on January 24, 2020… Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, noted the theme intentionally invokes the 100th anniversary of a women’s right to vote… “All of the early suffragists were pro-life,” said Mancini in an interview. “We want to educate about that this year in a particular way and show how being pro-life is being pro-woman.”

Abortion and the Titanic Clash of Worldviews, by Brian Fisher

By Brian Fisher, The Stream – The abortion industry has taken its gloves off and come out swinging. It’s not just a political battle. It’s a clash of worldviews… It has its political side, no doubt. This past July, Planned Parenthood fired its new president because she wanted the organization to look like a legitimate health care provider. In reality, Planned Parenthood is an abortion business… Politicians also play politics with human lives. Every Democratic presidential candidate supports abortion on demand. They refer to abortion as a human right, and even “reproductive justice.”

CNA: Mississippi Pro-Lifers File Suit Against Abortion Clinic Protest Restrictions

By Catholic News Agency – Pro-life advocates in Jackson, Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against a new city ordinance that would restrict protesters’ ability to approach people and demonstrate outside abortion clinics… The appellants, who are volunteers for a national organization called Sidewalk Advocates for Life, often congregate outside the state’s last abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. That facility performs abortions up to 16 weeks…

As Conservatives Gather in Washington, Pro-Life Values Rise to Forefront, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – “Love is to speak the truth that people don’t want to hear,” said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council Action, while interviewing a panel of abortion survivors… Notably, Melissa Ohden of the Abortion Survivors Network joined Josiah Presley and Claire Culwell on-stage. Each shared their stories of being born after unsuccessful abortion procedures… “Our purpose is to educate the public that abortions fail and children can live,” said Ohden in an interview. “We give people a glimpse into what our humanity looks like….

Jury Riveted by Testimony on Abortion Industry Horrors in Planned Parenthood Body Parts Civil Trial, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – Testimony from a longtime pro-life advocate about the grisly reality of the abortion industry riveted jurors in the Planned Parenthood baby body parts RICO trial now taking place in San Francisco… Planned Parenthood Federation of America brought the suit after the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos in 2015 exposing the abortion giant’s trafficking in aborted baby body parts… PPFA and 10 affiliates are now accusing five individuals connected with CMP of committing wiretapping, conspiracy, trespassing, breach of contract, and violating the Racketeer-Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)….

Ideology is Moral Blindness, by Donald Demarco

By Donald Demarco, Crisis Magazine – In 2018, the once-popular chain Toys “R” Us closed all of its 735 stores in the United States… Ironically, a chain that was dependent on parents having children was also a long-time donor to Planned Parenthood… In its bankruptcy proceedings, Toys “R” Us cited declining birthrates as one of the reasons for its declining sales… According to one researcher, the fact that “Toys ‘R’ Us executives failed to connect the dots between the number of babies and its bottom line is staggering.” By supporting Planned Parenthood, Toys “R” Us was eliminating its future customer base.

Infanticide Is Not a Crime After Failed Abortion: California AG in Baby Parts Case, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – Closing arguments filed by the California attorney general for the criminal preliminary hearing of pro-life journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt signal the state considers that infanticide is not a crime in the context of abortion, says one of Daleiden’s lawyers… “The abortion paradigm is changing,” says Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society… For abortion advocates, birth has been “the defining landmark,” he told LifeSiteNews. “One moment the fetus is zero, the next moment it’s a person in the eyes of the law, entitled to due process and constitutional protection. Yet they blur that line here.”

How Abortion Advocates Made Evil Fashionable in Three Steps, by Rita Dunaway

By Rita Dunaway, The Stream – They lobbied to make abortion legal for those rare, tragic situations when a woman seemed to have no other options. This way, they said, we can ensure the safety of that rare, unfortunate woman who must reluctantly undergo an abortion and then face the painful consequences… Maybe that was really what they wanted back then. It is no longer nearly enough. The evolution in abortion activists’ advocacy offers a lesson in how to make evil not merely permissible, but fashionable — in 3 steps.

Planned Parenthood Attorney Makes Huge Mistake in Court During Trial Against Undercover Investigators, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “(Sandra) Merritt’s answer was that her main reason for participating was to see if Planned Parenthood was engaged in criminal activity,” according to her lawyers. “She said that she went undercover to see if abortionists were really willing to alter the abortion procedure in order to profit from the sale of human body parts, such as performing partial-birth abortion. She also wanted to see if any other laws were being violated.”

Infanticide: Live Organ Harvesting Commonplace in U.S. Abortion Mills, by Stephen Wynne 

By Stephen Wynne, Church Militant – In the course of (Daleiden’s) research, he came across the book Beyond Abortion: A Chronicle of Fetal Experimentation, which documents experiments performed on unborn babies, as well as the removal of organs from infant abortion survivors… In Beyond Abortion, Daleiden found an article titled “Artificial Placenta,” which described “obtaining live fetuses as old as 24 weeks from unnamed abortionists and keeping them alive in a machine for study but letting them drown in the machine after obtaining data.”… (Also) Daleiden discovered that StemExpress required “tissue procurers to service 48 universities and 8 private entities with fetal organs and tissues.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Mandating Free Abortions at All Colleges and Universities, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a radical bill that would force colleges to provide free abortions on campus… The pro-abortion bill, which passed the state legislature in September, mandates that all public colleges and universities provide abortion drugs for free to students up to 10 weeks of pregnancy starting Jan. 1, 2023. The bill promotes abortion instead of providing young women with pregnancy support and options.

5 Things to Know About the Planned Parenthood Baby Body Parts Civil Trial, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – Almost four years in the making, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America vs. Center for Medical Progress lawsuit pits those who practice, advocate for, and profit from unthinkably cruel and barbaric acts on the tiniest of humans against a few individuals who had the tenacity, courage, resourcefulness, and faith to walk into the heart of darkness to expose trafficking in the brains, hearts, livers, lungs, and limbs of pre-born babies.

Pro-Life Congressman Welcomes Daughter with Down Syndrome; Resigns to Devote Time to His Family, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Former pro-life Congressman Sean Duffy and Fox News contributor Rachel Campos Duffy welcomed their ninth child into the world with great joy last week… Valentina Stella Maris Duffy has Down syndrome, but her pro-life parents did not see her condition as any less of a reason to celebrate her life… “Valentina was also born with an extra chromosome, which means she also has Downs Syndrome. That extra chromosome certainly made her EXTRA cute. Life is wonderful!!” her mother announced on Facebook.

Authorities Find More Bodies of Aborted Babies on Property of Abortionist Who Kept 2,246 as Trophies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Hill did not say how many more bodies were discovered… “Today we were notified by authorities in Illinois that family members this morning found additional fetal remains as they continued to sort through the late doctor’s belongings,” Hill said Wednesday. “We have dispatched investigators to Illinois to gather facts, but we anticipate simply adding these remains into the protocol we have already set up for dealing with these disturbing circumstances.”

Pro-Life Concern Over Artificial Embryos, by Christopher M. Reilly

By Christopher M. Reilly, Catholic Stand – Yet consider the headline from a recent article in MIT Technology Review: “Meet the ‘artificial embryos’ being called uncanny and spectacular.” The use of such grand descriptors for an extremely prideful scientific project is a clear sign that the issues surrounding these new beings are already being distorted by researchers’ reckless enthusiasm… As Christians, we need to be clear about what is really going on here, and what we should be doing about it. We need to educate our society about the implications of “creating” artificial embryos… Neither “artificial” nor “embryo” but human…

New York Post: Birth Control Might Be Making Teens Depressed, by Mary Huhn

By Mary Huhn, NY Post – The pill might be bringing the blues to teenage girls… According to a new study, 16-year-old girls taking oral contraceptives reported more crying, sleeping and eating problems than teens of the same age not using oral contraceptives… “Ours is the first study of this scale to dive deep into the more subtle mood symptoms that occur much more commonly than a depression episode but impact quality of life and are worrying to girls, women and their families,” said co-author Hadine Joffe, MD…

On the Road to the Supreme Court, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to Louisiana’s abortion law… Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, defined as within 30 miles of the abortion clinic; when then-Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed the bill into law in 2014, it was promptly challenged in court… “Abortion activists are more than willing to lower the bar on women’s health in order to expand abortion, but stricter clinic regulations are in the best interest of women,” Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, stated on Friday.

40 Days for Life Campaign Has Saved 93 Babies From Abortion So Far, by Shawn Carney

By Shawn Carney, LifeNews – Today, we know of 93 babies spared from abortion since September 25!.. A woman who had accompanied an abortion customer to Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware approached 40 Days for Life volunteer Elizabeth with the exciting news: “She is not going to do it. She is going to come out!”… Minutes later, the young mom exited the abortion facility, looking relieved… “You did the right thing and you will be prayed for,” Elizabeth promised while her prayer partner ran over with information on crisis pregnancy resources.

Supreme Court Will Rule on Louisiana Pro-Life Law That Could Shut Down Dangerous Abortion Clinics, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court has announced it will take up a case concerning a pro-life law in Louisiana… The Louisiana law requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges for patient emergencies. Soon after it became law in 2014, the abortion facility Hope Medical Group for Women and the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights challenged it in court… The case will be a good indication of where Chief Justice John Roberts stands on abortion jurisprudence. Roberts, earlier this year, voted with the four liberal justices to block the enforcement of the Louisiana law in February. A ruling in the Louisiana case is due by the end of June.

Obama Judge Blocks Georgia Law Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal judge nominated by President Barack Obama has blocked a Georgia state law after a legal challenge from the billion-dollar abortion industry… U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones heard a request from the American Civil Liberties Union to block the state from enforcing the pro-life law until the case goes to trial. Today, he granted that request… “By banning pre-viability abortions, H.B. 481 violates the constitutional right to privacy, which, in turn, inflicts per se irreparable harm on Plaintiffs,” US District Judge Steve Jones wrote in his opinion.

Pregnant CEO Makes History With Inspiring Magazine Cover, Cassy Fiano-Chesser

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, Live Action – The Wing is a groundbreaking co-working space collective and club that is geared towards women — and its founder, Audrey Gelman, recently made history as the first pregnant woman to appear on the cover of any business magazine. Gelman, who was photographed at six months pregnant and is now nine months along, appeared on the cover of Inc Magazine for its Female Founders issue, in a move that is seen by many as both inspirational and a much-needed change in how businesswomen are seen.

Planned Parenthood’s Evolving Repertoire Should Concern Parents

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – A father whose efforts to help his transgender daughter were thwarted by her public school is concerned about what she will do now that she is out of high school… In an article for USA Today, Jay Keck writes that his daughter suddenly became convinced she was a boy at age 14. He says she first informed the school, who affirmed her feelings without telling either parent… “They … consistently resisted all requests by the parents that they refer to their daughter by her legal name and correct pronouns,” reports Laurie Higgins, a cultural issues writer with the Illinois Family Institute. “So they’re deliberately undermining parents at school.”

Human Embryos are Human Beings: a Scientific and Philosophical Case

By Patrick Lee, Public Discourse – What’s at stake in the abortion debate is precisely what was at stake during the nineteenth-century debate about slavery: Where do we draw the line between beings we can simply use for our own purposes and discard when inconvenient, on the one hand, and beings who have fundamental rights, who deserve our respect and protection, on the other? Abraham Lincoln expressed the central point in the slavery debate: “If the Negro is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that ‘all men are created equal;’ and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man’s making a slave of another.”

Abortifacient Brief: The Birth Control Pill, by Brian Clowes

By Brian Clowes, Ph.D., Human Life International – What exactly is abortifacient birth control? Essentially, it’s a contraceptive that actually can cause early abortion. The majority of women who want to inhibit their fertility (as of 2012, about 10.7 million Americans[1]) turn to such methods. The principal method of abortifacient birth control is “the Pill,” which first became widely used in the late 1960’s and helped fuel the Sexual Revolution.

Trump Admin Sends $33.6 Million of Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding to Legitimate Health Care Groups

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood refuses to follow a new Trump administration rule that requires it to segment out its abortion business from legitimate health care if it wants federal funding under the Title X program. Because the abortion giant is withdrawing from Title X, the $60 million in taxpayer dollars it received annually can be redistributed to groups that engage in legitimate women’s health care… Today, HHS announced $33.6 million in funds for fiscal year 2019 to Title X grantees from the funds made available when Planned Parenthood left the program.

Congress Should Pass the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, by Wesley Smith

By Wesley Smith, National Review – After a few months, as my mother continued to decline, she was deemed to be dying and prescribed hospice care. Palliative care and hospice care are not the same thing. Palliative interventions broadly describe symptom alleviation across the medical spectrum, while hospice focuses narrowly on caring for the dying and generally provides greater services, such as chaplaincy, social work, and in-home volunteers.

State Can’t Close Catholic Adoption Agency That Wants to Place Kids With Mother and Father, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The state of Michigan has lost its attempt to close a Catholic adoption agency that wants to operate according to its religious beliefs… Catholic Charities West Michigan asked a court to stop officials from illegally targeting it and forcing it to close because of its religious beliefs. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services tried to enforce a new policy that targets the ministry’s policy prioritizing the placement of children in homes with a mother and father.

LiveAction: Indiana Diocese Offers to Bury Remains of 2,000 Babies Found in Abortionist’s Home

By Newsroom, LiveAction – After thousands of bodies were found in deceased abortionist Ulrich Klopfer’s home, people across the country were horrified and demanded answers. The bodies of the 2,246 preborn children were found to be decades old, and though their remains were found in Klopfer’s home in Illinois, they were killed at his facilities in Indiana. While officials investigate, an Indiana diocese has stepped forward, offering to give these children a proper burial… Bishop Kevin Rhoades, bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, said the remains of the babies can be buried in one of the Catholic cemeteries in his diocese.

Cowards and Spin Doctors vs. Square Shooters, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – First, while the Alan Guttmacher Institute reported the decline, Stop Planned Parenthood International’s Jim Sedlak studied the numbers and found the real facts: Guttmacher admits that the limited medical and surgical abortion numbers it reports—which will be quoted by media, pro-abortion, and pro-life groups until it issues a new report—could easily be off by 18 percent or more and that just the medical and surgical abortion numbers could easily be one million or more in 2017. That would be one dead baby each minute through medical and surgical abortions.

Here’s Why Democrats Refuse to Take a Stance Against Infanticide, by Maria Gallagher

By Maria Gallagher, LifeNews – A New York Times bestseller is shedding additional light on the bizarre refusal of Democratic public officials to combat infanticide… Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge by cable news commentator Judge Jeanine Pirro devotes an entire chapter to what she describes as “The Radicals’ Attack on Life Itself.”… Calling the legalization of infanticide “the worst cultural shift our country has ever witnessed,” Pirro discusses in-depth the killing of full-term babies following “botched” abortions.

Indiana Abortionist Klopfer’s Conduct Shines Light on Darkness of Abortion, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – “We have a concern about the abandoned records,” Attorney General Hill said in a statement. “Folks who use these clinics have a high degree of expectation of privacy and confidentiality. … It’s deplorable now that folks who went into this procedure, no matter how you feel about this procedure, have to relive that moment.” At a news conference, the attorney general promised to investigate further but also to make sure the remains of the unborn babies “are treated with the proper dignity and respect deserving of anyone.”

Donald Trump’s Finest Hour, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – “That’s very sad, in many ways.” That’s the President speaking to world leaders at the United Nations’ first ever summit on international religious liberty. He was shocked to learn it was the UN’s first-ever such event… “The United States,” he explained, “is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence. … Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.”

The U.N. Has Never Had a Pro-Life Champion Like Trump, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – By their own admission, the United Nations plan to impose abortion—which it calls “reproductive health”—on the whole world. It’s a project 25 years in the making, beginning no later than 1994 at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. (It was here that Catholics and Evangelicals were awakened by Pope St. John Paul II.)… This week, the United States officially joined the pro-life resistance.

Trump to UN: No Global Right to Abortion, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – (Pres. Trump) spoke at one point about the right to life, condemning forces at the United Nations that promote a radical pro-abortion agenda… “Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life,” Trump told international leaders. “We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, right up until the moment of delivery.”… He continued, “Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.”

Sixth Texas City Bans Abortion, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A sixth Texas city jumped on board with the growing movement to protect unborn babies from abortion at the local government level this week… On Tuesday, the Gilmer City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance declaring their city to be a sanctuary for unborn babies, CBS 19 reports. The ordinance prohibits abortions and bans abortion facilities from opening within city limits… The other cities are Tenaha, Waskom, Omaha, Naples and Joaquin, all in Texas. Gilmer is the largest one yet, with a population of about 5,000, according to Texas Right to Life.

Abortion Horrors Buried By the Press, by Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham

By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNSNews – The grotesque nature of abortion and the industry that profits from it is routinely hidden by the national press beneath a gauzy layer of rhetorical blather about “a woman’s right to choose.”.. It’s drummed into the public daily: Abortion is a precious civil right and a sacrament of feminism, never a death, let alone a murder… Look no further than the discovery of more than 2,200 dead unborn babies in the Illinois home of a recently deceased abortion doctor named Ulrich Klopfer… Klopfer stored each “fetus” in an individual plastic bag full of medical-grade preservative and put it in a box — totaling more than 70 boxes in his garage, from the floor to the ceiling.

Trump Administration Tells UN: There is No International Right to Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration is encouraging countries across the world to stand up for the rights of unborn babies by opposing radical pro-abortion policies at the United Nations… In a letter leaked to the Guardian and reportedly signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the United States urged countries to join a “growing coalition” in opposing the “harmful” pro-abortion agenda… The Guardian, a pro-abortion news outlet, described the letter as an attempt to “rollback women’s rights.” But abortion appears to be the real issue of concern.

Abortionist Says They’re Cutting Hearts Out of Livign Babies’ Chests

By Brenna Lewis, Students for Life – There is a LOT going on with David Daleiden’s trial following the undercover Planned Parenthood videos. It’s hard to follow – even for those working in the pro-life movement! The abortion lobby is actively trying to muddy the water (obviously), and this case has been going on since 2015… We’d like to clear things up and give you a no-nonsense summary of exactly what’s going on with David, CMP, & Planned Parenthood’s biggest scandal.

$9 Million Pilot Program Is a Great Start, Says Pro-Lifer, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – One pro-life group says the Trump administration is off to a good start with developing ideas to help pregnant women in rural America… The Department of Health and Human Services, under the Trump administration, has awarded $9 million to launch the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program… “The goal is to improve maternal healthcare, and that of course covers maternal and fetal health,” explains Laura Echevarria of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC)… Echevarria points out, though, that the program will initially will be funded for only New Mexico, Texas, and Missouri.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Abortion Horrors Worse Than Any Horror Movie You Could Imagine

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – The mainstream media does its best to cover (abortionists) tracks. But anybody who follows abortion-related news closely can’t help but be struck by the never-ending string of gruesome, macabre, bizarre, and downright disturbing revelations about many so-called abortion “doctors.”.. A sampling: Abortionists raping or sexually assaulting their patients; running filthy clinics that show not the slightest regard for basic safety protocols; writing bizarre poetry; growling and shouting demonically at a peaceful pro-life protester; twisting the heads off living babies who survive abortions; stabbing living newborns in the neck; throwing living newborn babies in trash bags and hiding them on the roof of their clinics. ….

CNA: Clandestine Medical Abortions Reportedly on the Rise in the United States

Catholic News Agency – According to data from Guttmacher, a total of 339,640 medication abortions occurred in 2017, making up about 39% of all abortions. But because of the “black market” abortion pills acquired online or otherwise surreptitiously, it is difficult to track exactly how many abortions are occurring this way. Researchers told the New York Times that they estimate that secret medical abortions are making up a growing and “irreversible” portion of abortions in the United States.

Reasons Behind Drop in Abortions? Let’s Be Honest … by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – In contrast, Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee says a primary reason for the drop is that the pro-life movement has been educating the public for well over 40 years… “People find out that unborn babies, once they reach a certain age, can feel pain,” she explains. “[They learn] that unborn babies are being killed through dismemberment, dying as their arms and legs are torn off; [and] women are getting information about abortion and that it can increase your chances of breast cancer.”

Pete Buttigieg Hopes 2,246 Aborted Babies Won’t Stop Abortions: “Women Need” to Kill Their Babies, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg finally spoke out about the abortionist from his hometown who hoarded 2,246 aborted babies and kept them as trophies. He said he hoped the shocking discovery of the 2,246 human souvenirs would not stop women from getting abortions, which kill unborn babies, that they supposedly need… Attorneys General in the states of Illinois and Indiana say they will investigate the gruesome discovery of over 2,200 preserved aborted babies found in the home of abortionist Ulrich Klopfer after he died earlier this month.

Some Good News on the Front Lines of the Culture Wars, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – The Number of Abortions in America Continues to Drop… To be sure, this news is hardly all positive, since hundreds of thousands of babies are still aborted every year in the USA. How excited would we be about a hypothetical headline during World War II that stated, “The number of Jews being slaughtered is declining”? Or, in 1850 in America, “The number of slaves is less today than 20 years ago”?

New Petition Asks President Trump to Help ‘Make the Family Great Again’, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, LifeSiteNews – Advocates of “unalienable rights,” or “inalienable rights” of the kind found in the US Declaration of Independence, ground their understanding of rights in undeniable and universal truths about the human condition. This is a basic starting point of natural law thinking… Sexual revolutionaries sneer at natural rights and natural law, treating these as self-evidently terms of derision. They seem to think that anything using the word “natural” is a strictly theological concept… But, advocates of the Sexual Revolution often use an expansive understanding of “human rights” to promote their values and visions. Describing “marriage equality” as a “human right” allows them to sidestep the many troubling consequences of redefining marriage. Labeling abortion as a “human right” puts defenders of the unborn on the defensive.

Abortions Drop 7% to Historic New Low as More Babies Saved From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Not since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed abortion on demand in 1973 through Roe v. Wade have abortion numbers been so low… Guttmacher attributed the decline to lower pregnancy rates and better access to contraception. However, pro-life efforts to protect unborn babies and mothers also made a strong impact… According to the report, 32 states passed about 400 pro-life laws in that time period, including requirements that women be allowed to see the ultrasound of their unborn baby, informed consent, parental consent and waiting period requirements.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Exposing the Truth about the Odious Abortion Industry

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Imagine for a moment that a courageous undercover journalist embedded herself among a group of powerful and wealthy businessmen involved in some horrific crime – sex-trafficking, for instance. Imagine the journalist had surreptitiously recorded conversations in which these powerful men openly haggled over the prices of their victims and spilled the details about how they circumvent the law… Now, imagine that this journalist publicly released these damning recordings….

VP Mike Pence: Abortionist Keeping 2,246 Babies as Souvenirs Should “Shock the Nation’s Conscience”, by Andrea Trudden

By Andrea Trudden, LifeNews – Vice President Mike Pence took to Twitter yesterday to denounce the abhorrent discovery of more than 2,200 aborted babies in a late abortionist’s home… The horrific discovery of 2,246 fetal remains in abortionist Dr. Klopfer’s Illinois home is appalling & should shock the conscience of every American. While I was Governor of Indiana we took his medical license away & passed a law requiring fetal remains be treated with dignity.

David Daleiden Investigated Planned Parenthood After Abortionist Drowned Twins Who Were Born Alive, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Undercover journalist David Daleiden told a judge Friday that he began his investigation after he suspected that Planned Parenthood may be murdering newborn infants and selling their body parts for profit… A whistle-blower told 20/20 about twins who were born alive after a failed abortion in Kansas City, Daleiden recalled. The twins were moving and cuddling each other until an abortionist drowned them and harvested their organs, he said…

Ousted Planned Parenthood Chief Accuses Abortion Giant of ‘Ransoming’ Pay to Keep Her Quiet, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – On Saturday, the Times reported that it has obtained a “barbed 1,400-word letter” Wen wrote to the abortion giant’s board of directors this past week concerning the contentious negotiations over her severance package. Wen accuses Planned Parenthood of pressuring her to sign a confidentiality agreement “in exchange for my contractually-guaranteed severance and continued health insurance coverage,” which she says amounts to a “ransom” and “permanent gag on my voice.”

Abortionist Dies and Police Find Remains of Over 2,200 Aborted Babies in His Home, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A controversial abortionist in Indiana has died who repeatedly broke state laws and was caught failing to report cases of statutory rape of young girls to authorities. But that’s not the most shocking revelation about Ulrich Klopfer… After his death, police were alerted to the discovery of over 2,200 preserved aborted babies found in his home. A local news report has more: Police say 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains were found on the property of Ulrich George Klopfer, a late abortion doctor who used to operate a South Bend clinic.

National Day of Remembrance on September 14 Will Remember 61 Million Babies Killed in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – As the fate of Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, state legislatures across the country have passed some of the most extreme abortion bills ever seen. While states like New York and Illinois have swept away abortion restrictions, other states like Ohio and Alabama have passed abortion bans that could provoke the overturning of Roe. But on Saturday, September 14, pro-life Americans will gather from coast to coast to remind the nation that abortion is not just a political issue.

Selling Beating Baby Hearts: Not Even Jezebel Did This, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – As I documented in my new book, Queen Jezebel was the most wicked woman in the Bible. She was a zealous idol worshiper. She was a murderer. She intimidated by fear. She was associated with sexual immorality and sorcery. And, as part of her idol worship, she was likely involved in the sacrifice of babies. But not even Jezebel sold baby parts for profit.

They Didn’t Succeed in Silencing Us. Now We Must be Louder Than Ever, by John-Henry Westen 

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Yesterday the California AG asked for a gag order to restrict pro-life reporting on the David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt hearings, citing LifeSiteNews in particular in the legal documents. Since we have been the ONLY pro-life news source reporting from the courtroom, this was set to be a direct restriction against us… Thankfully, the judge denied the gag order yesterday afternoon, and we can continue to report on these hearings and spread the word to our millions of readers about the illegal activity of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress selling baby body parts.

Austin, Texas Becomes First City to Pay Women to Kill Their Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – While some Texas cities are voting to protect unborn babies’ lives, another is providing money to help destroy them… On Tuesday, the Austin City Council voted to spend $150,000 taxpayer dollars to help Austin women get abortions, KADN News reports. It is believed to be the first city to fund abortions indirectly by giving pro-abortion groups money to provide transportation, child care, lodging and other services to low-income women seeking abortions… The council members who claim to be “pro-choice” did not talk about providing choices and support to pregnant women in need. They emphasized more abortions – more destruction of unborn babies’ lives.

Infanticide Hearing Witness Says Hospital Created ‘Comfort Room’ Where Aborted Babies Die, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Comfort care, Stanek said, is to wrap the baby in a blanket and keep the baby warm until the baby dies. Parents at Christ Hospital were given the option to hold the baby as well… “If staff did not have the time or desire to hold the baby, she was taken to Christ Hospital’s Comfort Room, which was complete with a First Photo machine if parents wanted professional pictures of their aborted baby, baptismal supplies, gowns and certificates, foot printing equipment and baby bracelets for mementos, and a rocking chair,” Stanek explained in a testimony…

NM Abortuary at Odds With FDA Requirements, Says Group, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The Food and Drug Administration requires that abortion clinics offering abortion chemicals be able to diagnose ectopic pregnancies, the reason being that the woman could find herself hospitalized with dangerous consequences or she could die… According to federal data, at least 24 American women have died from consequences of chemical abortions – and two of those were ectopic pregnancies. There are over 4,000 reports of serious side effects requiring hospitalization… Abortion Free New Mexico this week filed a complaint with the FDA against the abortionist, Franz Theard, who allegedly is violating the agency’s requirements for diagnosing ectopic pregnancies.

President Trump Was Right: Democrats Support Infanticide and Abortions Up to Birth, by Tim Graham

By Tim Graham, LifeNews –

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Joy Break: Miracle Girl Born at 25 Weeks is Now Starting Preschool, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Adele Callinan, 30, has multiple chronic illnesses. She has been so sick that her doctors told her she would never conceive. That’s why she, along with her doctors, were shocked to find that the “tumor” they diagnosed Adele with was actually a baby… According to the BBC, Adele was “gobsmacked” that she was pregnant. Doctors told her that she and the baby were not likely to survive. Adele chose life for her baby, whatever that would mean for her.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Contraception-Abortion Connection

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – HLI’s founder, Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, ardently believed that, looked at one way, abortion is merely one symptom of a much deeper cultural and spiritual disease. Without addressing this deeper problem, he worried, we may well save many individual lives, but make precious little progress in turning the culture away from child-killing… For his part, Fr. Marx believed that the root cause of abortion, and many of the evils of the Culture of Death, is the “contraceptive mentality.” As he said: “While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly short-sighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception.”

CNA: Thousands of Irish Pro-Lifers Rally in Dublin, Say Abortion Law Must Go

By Catholic News Agency – An estimated 10,000 Irish pro-life advocates attended the first major pro-life rally and march in Ireland since the country implemented permissive abortion legislation, with speakers emphasizing their determination to continue working to restore legal protections for unborn children… “The theme of the Rally was a call to ‘Stand For Life,’ because no vote, no piece of legislation, no referendum can ever make abortion right,” the rally organizing committee said July 6. “We were delighted to see people of all ages and all walks of life respond to that call.”

Abortion: The Great Silencer, by Julie Boles

By Julie Boles, The Stream – We live in a very vocal world. Many people feel the need to express their opinions, even if it is in the most vulgar of ways. Sadly, we are daily inundated with loud voices that are determined to shout their beliefs to others. They are deceived by the notion that sheer volume of their rhetoric supersedes the need for validity and truth in their arguments… Such has the “Shout Your Abortion” movement become. Books, television shows, and social media platforms today all endorse this way of thinking. The problem? This is built on deception, errancy, and an unmitigated disregard for the truth of what really happens to post-abortive women.

The Church and Socialism: The Fallacy that Will Not Go Away, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – Another report in the unfolding story of this pontificate:  The redoubtable Daniel Mahoney, who reads and sees everything, brought me the account of Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, who has been serving since 1998, and now under this pope, as the head Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences.   Just last year he told a reporter that, “at this moment, those who best realize the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.”  He focused his praise on the Communist regime for “defending the human person” – this in a regime that has taken compulsory abortion as one of its defining policies.

Planned Parenthood Closes Two Centers After President Trump Defunds Abortion Biz, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood abortion chain will shut down two facilities in Ohio later this month after it refused to comply with a rule for taxpayer-funded grants from President Donald Trump… “Today’s announcement is more encouraging news that Ohio women are simply walking away from Planned Parenthood and securing real healthcare elsewhere,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, vice president and executive director of Ohio Right to Life.

How Should the Catholic Church Interact With Science?III St. John Paul II’s Rapprochement, by Bob Kurland

By Bob Kurland, Catholic Stand – Let me add: the term “rapprochement” has been chosen with care: “an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations”… The term is applied to peace treaties after a state of war, and although the Catholic Church has not declared war on science, there are those scientists who do think there is such a war, and there are those advocates of scientism—that science explains all we need to know about the world—who have declared war on the Church. These last ignore the founding contribution of the Church to the establishment of science…

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Admits Videos Exposing Aborted Baby Part Sales Were Not Edited, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The preliminary hearing for undercover journalist David Daleiden continued Thursday with a witness for the abortion industry admitting that the Center for Medical Progress videos were “not altered.”… Planned Parenthood repeatedly has claimed that Daleiden heavily edited the videos, supposedly to mislead the public about its alleged sales of aborted baby body parts. On Thursday, however, Doe 9 admitted that the video of her was not altered. “Doe 9 admits in court that clips recorded by CMP played at preliminary hearing were not altered” .

Bishop Calls for Prayer to Stop Abortion Pill Access at California’s Public Universities, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – The Most Rev. Kevin Vann, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Orange, Calif., is calling on all Catholics (and Christians in general) to pray that legislation to require access to “abortion by medication” at all of the state’s public universities not succeed… “Promotion of abortion” is an “unacceptable solution to human problems,” he said, adding that we must provide “life-affirming alternatives.”

Planned Parenthood’s Baby Parts Trial: A Glimpse of America’s Future as ‘New East Germany’, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – If you really, really want to know what life will be like under complete Democrat control? Then you need to be an ordinary American who pokes the 800-pound gorilla that owns and operates the Democratic Party. You need to attack Planned Parenthood… That’s what Catholic pro-lifer David Daleiden learned… David Daleiden wanted to find out something different. He wondered if Planned Parenthood was already violating the laws that forbid abortionists from selling baby parts for profit. So he embarked on an elaborate undercover investigation. He set up a phony baby-parts business. He used it to infiltrate the shadowy, grim world where abortion doctors make back-room deals with medical research companies.

Abortion Proponents’ Attack on Faith Community: Why the Religious Bigotry? by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Buried deep in a recent Buzzfeed News story targeting the well-respected Catholic fraternity Knights of Columbus for allegedly padding its insurable-membership roster is the real issue eating away at the left-leaning “news” organization: that the charity in recent years has given millions of dollars away in support of pro-life causes… “Tax documents from 2014 show the Knights gave $1 million to the anti-abortion political action group Susan B. Anthony List that year, and about half that to the anti-abortion group March for Life. They also gave $1.2 million to sponsor a news show five nights a week on the popular Catholic outlet Eternal World Television Network (EWTN)”

Christine Blasey Ford’s Lies, and the Father of Lies, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Christine Blasey Ford lied. She’d played a coy game behind the scenes, advised by Soros lawyer Debra Katz. They worked with Senator Feinstein hoping to force Brett Kavanaugh or President Trump to back down and withdraw Kavanaugh’s name in disgrace, his good name destroyed based on anonymous whispers of an unproven sex assault… When that failed, Ford sat down for days of rigorous coaching like a presidential contender before a debate. Or an actor before a Broadway debut. Then went before the U.S. Senate and the world and on cue lied under oath.

In Court Hearing, Planned Parenthood Employee Admits To Trafficking In Baby Body Parts, by Lauren Fink

By Lauren Fink, The Federalist – “Planned Parenthood abortion providers appeared under oath in court today and admitted supplying the body parts of children in the womb to for-profit brokers like StemExpress,” Daleiden said Tuesday. “Meanwhile, the vice president of the National Abortion Federation denied any knowledge of the gruesome trafficking of fetal body parts, despite hosting StemExpress as a major vendor at the trade shows. The first day of testimony confirmed what we have been saying all along: this is a biased attack on First Amendment civil rights and a political prosecution to shield Planned Parenthood from accountability for their crimes against women and children.”

Planned Parenthood Engages in Dirty Tricks During Bogus Trial of David Daleiden, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood and its political supporters appeared to be playing dirty tricks Wednesday in the preliminary hearing for undercover journalist David Daleiden… During the second day of the hearing, the Center for Medical Progress reported that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office switched the order of witnesses in an apparent attempt to interfere with the defense, who had been preparing for a different witness. He switched the order at the request of the abortion giant.

Planned Parenthood Admits in Court That It Sold Body Parts From Aborted Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The preliminary hearing for undercover journalist David Daleiden began Tuesday in California with Planned Parenthood admitting that it harvested aborted babies’ body parts and supplied them to human tissue procurement companies, according to the Center for Medical Progress… “This preliminary stage is the put-up-or-shut-up stage,” Merritt’s attorney Nicolaie Cocis told the news outlet. “What today has revealed is the prosecution by the attorney general is political in nature and built on a house of cards.”

Court Dismisses More Charges Against Planned Parenthood Investigators, But Trial Still Set, by Cassy Fiano-Chesser

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, LiveAction – The court battle against the Center for Medical Progress and its undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt continues, this time with some slightly more positive news. The mixed ruling dropped some — but not all — of the charges against Daleiden and Merritt, who are being dragged through the courts after uncovering Planned Parenthood’s involvement with the alleged sale of aborted baby body parts. The case will go before a jury this fall.

Planned Parenthood Kills 247 Black Babies Every Day, But the Media Calls White Pro-Lifers Racist

By Ryan Bomberger, LifeNews – Mainstream media refused to tell the truth about slavery during Douglass’ time. He had to start his own newspaper, called the North Star, to do the job that so-called “journalists” refused to do. Today, I’m passionate about providing truth in my creative content and thoroughly researched articles, that—like Douglass—are fearless, factual and freeing. My columns are my North Star.

BEST PRO-LIFE DEFENSE! Abby Johnson of Movie Unplanned DESTROYS Abortion Arguments at Hearing (Video)

TFP Student Action – Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson destroys pro-abortion arguments at a Kentucky State hearing on SB 9, also known as the Heartbeat Bill, a #prolife measure which was recently approved. The movie Unplanned is based on Abby Johnson’s story.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Losing Our Religion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Last week, I shared with you some encouraging news about the progress of the pro-life movement in America. And indeed, great strides are being made! And yet, I confess to harboring a secret fear. And the secret fear is this: that all this progress is resting on an all-too-shaky foundation, one that could too-easily be wiped out… I firmly believe that the best, and only truly solid solution to the Culture of Death, is a spiritual solution, because, at root, it’s a spiritual problem. And I’m afraid that without a spiritual awakening, we are doomed to pursuing patchwork solutions that may not hold up under pressure.

Legally-Protected Serial Killers, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – We know that every abortion kills a human being created in the image and likeness of God. And we know that each of these individuals, from her biological beginning, is a unique and unrepeatable miracle… Yet even though these facts can be known to everyone regardless of faith, the majority of Americans do not see these children as human beings… More than a few abortionists actually pride themselves on killing these babies with no apologies. The following is a grim reminder of their cruelty, their black hearts, and the evil they spread.

Democrat Party Passes Resolution Celebrating Pro-Abortion, Non-Christian Voters, by Peter Hasson

By Peter Hasson, LifeNews – The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution at its summer meeting championing “religiously unaffiliated” voters, who the resolution noted are the “largest religious group” within the party… The DNC’s “Resolution Regarding the Religiously Unaffiliated Demographic” stated that “religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” and “have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society.”

Planned Parenthood ‘Grooms’ Girls for Abortions Using Sex Ed, Former Sex Educator Says, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, The Daily Caller – Planned Parenthood teaches students risk reduction rather than teaching children how to have healthy relationships and to date in groups, Cline said… “Risk reduction is simply telling them how to make the high risk safer by using lubrication and condoms,” she explained. “The next step is to make them understand they need to be tested for STD’s every couple months.”.. Planned Parenthood’s sex education grooms students for promiscuity, Cline believes, and this promiscuity leads them to abortion. “The sex education grooms them for promiscuity. Grooms them for STD treatment, and grooms them for abortion,” she said.

SPUC: Nurse Traumatized After Hospital Forced Her to Participate in Abortion

SPUC, (LifeNews) – A Vermont nurse has been left traumatized after a hospital ‘violated her civil rights’, by forcing her to partake in an abortion procedure, despite her deep-held moral objections… The nurse faced the prospect of losing her job when she asked to be relieved of participating. It has been reported that under pressure to remain in the theater, the nurse “relented and has been traumatized ever since”. SPUC has branded the case “abusive violation of freedom of conscience.”

Did Seattle Parish “Bless” a Suicide? by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – Social media posts made by Robert Fuller, the man whose assisted suicide was profiled Aug. 26 by the Associated Press, suggest that he scheduled his funeral with his parish days before his suicide, and that a priest had “given his blessings” to the suicide plan… In a March 16 Facebook post, Fuller claimed that he had completed the legal steps required to receive a prescription of life-ending drugs, and that he had the approval of a priest to end his own life… “I have absolutely no reservations about what I am doing,” he wrote. “And my pastor/sponsor has given me his blessings. And he’s a Jesuit!!!”

Late-Term Abortionist Offers Parents the Chance to Cuddle With Dead Baby Before Disposal, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – A late-term abortionist is offering women an opportunity to hold their babies “after delivery” or take a picture home as a “remembrance” after ending their unborn child’s life… These are just a few options suggested in a brochure now being provided by notorious late-term abortionist Dr. LeRoy Carhart, found on his website by Dr. Pat Castle of the pro-life group LIFE Runners… The brochure, which seeks to alleviate consciences and allay the fears of women considering having a second- or third-trimester abortion, declares that the clinic has been “Caring for women with Kindness, Courtesy, Justice, Love & Respect for over 45 years.”

The Facade Comes Down: Planned Parenthood Reveals Its Priorities, by K. William Huitt

By K. William Huitt, The Stream – Planned Parenthood removed its former president in July, opting for a more hard-nosed, abortion-focused political route than she’d been taking. Less than a month later, they showed they were serious about it. If any doubt ever existed, Planned Parenthood has finally proved that it exists to die on political hills made of the corpses of millions of children.

The Left Vindicates A Pro-Life Scholar, by Christopher Manion

By Christopher Manion, The Wanderer – Stanford’s defenestration of Mosher “was at the urging of the Chinese government,” Showalter writes. She is correct. Stanford was proud of its premier position in China’s “opening to the West.” If the Communist leadership wanted to keep the lid on its slaughter, that was fine with Stanford. As Showalter writes, this was all part of “the lies-violence cycle that Alexander Solzhenitsyn described as so necessary to all totalitarian tyrannies. Yet,” she continues, “the only thing Mosher was really guilty of was the highest responsibility of a scholar, which was to tell the truth.”

Fr. Matthew P. Schneider: Assisted Suicide: How the Church Should Behave and WHY

By Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC, Patheos – This week, news came out of Seattle of Robert Fuller who died via assisted suicide. Two reports about how his parish dealt with it also emerged… Catholics believe that all life is a gift from God. Every person has inherent and inalienable dignity because we are made in God’s image and likeness. This is why we protect and promote the sanctity of life in all of its stages. Based on this teaching and concern for human life and the common good, the Catholic Church does not support suicide in any form, including medically assisted suicide.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Changing Abortion Landscape

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Then came perhaps the biggest blow of all, at least to Planned Parenthood’s public image: a jury in Arizona ordered Planned Parenthood to pay $3 million to a former clinic manager who had exposed all manner of malfeasance going on at Planned Parenthood clinics. Mayra Rodriguez had worked for the organization for 17 years and had run three different clinics. In other words, she knew what was going on behind the walls of Planned Parenthood.

States Encouraged to Take a Stand for Abortion Survivors, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A pro-life researcher says the current Congress may not take the needed action to save babies born alive during abortions, but the states can still do something about it… There is no way to know how many babies survive abortion procedures or whether they were given medical attention in an attempt to save their lives. Tessa Longbons with the Charlotte Lozier Institute tells OneNewsNow three states have reported that 40 babies were born alive in those circumstances since 2016. But that is just three states.

In 2012 They Called for After-Birth Abortion. Today, Democrats are Defending Infanticide, by Cong. Chris Smith

By Congressman Chris Smith, LifeNews – Mr. Speaker, in 2012, two bioethicists—Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva—published an outrageous paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics, justifying the deliberate, premeditated murder of newborn babies during the first hours, days and even weeks after birth… The ethicists said: “When circumstances occur after birth that would have justified an abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.” In other words, the same conditions that would justify the killing of a baby in utero justifies the killing of that baby even when she is born.

CNSNews: IVF and Frozen Embryos: What Should We Do with These Little Abandoned Lives?

By John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris, CNSNews – I’m unapologetically Protestant but, as I’ve said for a while now, our Catholic friends have long led the way on many bioethical issues like abortion and assisted reproductive technologies. For example, back in 2008, the Vatican released a document called “Dignitatis personae,” which said that “The desire for a child, while good, cannot justify the ‘production’ of offspring, just as the desire to not have a child cannot justify the abandonment or destruction of a child once he or she has been conceived.”

President Trump Was Right: Planned Parenthood is a $2 Billion Abortion Biz That Doesn’t Need Our Money, by Brad Mattes

By Brad Mattes, LifeNews – This week, Planned Parenthood (PP) forfeited $60 million in Title X tax funding instead of getting out of the abortion business. That was their share of a total $286 hundred million earmarked for family planning services… Title X dollars are fungible when it comes to abortion. For example, PP abortion facilities use it as a slush fund, spending the money on advertising, staffing, utilities, rent, office supplies or computers. These assets are used to facilitate both family planning services and abortion. The Protect Life Rule draws a bright line between family planning and the abortion industry by excluding entities that refer for or provide abortion.

Ohio Court Decision May Allow Health Department to Close Abortion Biz That Kills 3,000 Babies a Year, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Ohio Supreme Court handed down a victory for women and unborn babies Wednesday when it refused to hear a case involving the license of a late-term abortion facility… Back in 2016, the Ohio Department of Health revoked the license of the Women’s Med Center, near Dayton, for failing to meet the state health and safety standards. However, the abortion facility challenged the action in court and has been operating without a license since that time.

Planned Parenthood Still Receives over $500 Million in Taxpayer Funding Annually, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – Planned Parenthood’s decision to opt out of the Title X program – rather than end referrals for abortions to women and girls – is not stopping its federal taxpayer funding stream from the Medicaid program via Congress… Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report shows it received over $500 million from the Medicaid program through reimbursements. The group’s combined Medicaid reimbursements and family planning grants amounted to $563.8 million in year 2017-2018 – $20 million more than the $543.7 million it took in from taxpayers in 2016-2017.

CNA: Title X: Protect Life Rule Comes In as Planned Parenthood Walks Out

Catholic News Agency – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest chain of abortion providers, confirmed their withdrawal from Title X after a court refused to grant an emergency injunction against the Protect Life Rule, which bars fund recipients from referring women for abortions, prevents participating groups from co-locating with abortion clinics, and requires financial separation of government-funded programs from those that carry out abortions.

Jury Orders Planned Parenthood to Pay $3M to Former Director Who Exposed Lies, Negligence, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – An Arizona jury has unanimously awarded $3 million in damages to a former Planned Parenthood director who was fired after reporting an abortionist’s illegal conduct and high complication rates, falsification of affidavits and patient records, incomplete abortions, and failure to report statutory rape.

Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Abortion Biz Loses $60 Million in Taxpayer Dollars, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood abortion business announced today it will officially withdraw from the Title X program — costing it $60 million in taxpayer funds because it refuses to follow a new Trump administration rule that requires it to segment out its abortion business from legitimate health care if it wants federal funding under the program… Because the abortion giant is withdrawing from Title X, the $60 million in taxpayer dollars received annually can be redistributed to groups that engage in legitimate women’s health care.

Undaunted, Justice Thomas Seeks the Court’s Atonement on Abortion, Tim Busch/Kevin Stidham

By Tim Busch and Kevin Stidham, Washington Examiner – one justice is unafraid of the abortion debate. Undismayed by the court’s inaction, Justice Clarence Thomas has masterfully sown together a compelling judicial case for overturning the central holding of Roe. As his nearly three-decade body of work shows, Thomas fights for the integrity of the judiciary, reasoning carefully and speaking powerfully. He knows that the court’s pattern of avoidance is unsustainable, and so he labors for the awaited day… To understand Thomas’s legal reasoning, we must look to the foundations of America’s unique system of the rule of law.

The Catholic Impact on Abby Johnson Leaving Planned Parenthood, by Anita Crane

By Anita Crane, Human Life International – The movie “Unplanned” is about how brutal truth helped Abby Johnson to choose beautiful truth and redemption. Ten years ago, Johnson left her job as the director of Planned Parenthood’s facility in Bryan, Texas, where she had passionately sold about 22,000 abortions. Since then, Johnson has exposed the abortion industry as a whole to lawmakers and blown the whistle on medical and legal infractions at her former facility, causing it to go out of business.  Today she helps abortion workers leave the deadly trade and find good jobs.

‘Unplanned’ Actress Establishes Scholarship for Pregnant Women, by Perry West

By Perry West, CNA – Ashley Bratcher, lead actress in the pro-life movie “Unplanned,” has helped establish a scholarship for women pursuing an education during an unexpected pregnancy… “Women can pursue their careers, live out their dreams, and have richer, more fulfilling lives while balancing motherhood. Sometimes, it just takes a little help,” Bratcher said in a recent press release from Heartbeat International… “I wanted to be a part of empowering mothers to chase their dreams and to provide a means for those who choose life to continue their educations.”

SPUC: Head of Abortion Biz Made $525,000. Got “Performance Bonus” Because It Killed Nearly 5 Million Babies

By SPUC, LifeNews – The Chief Executive of Marie Stopes International, Simon Cooke, was paid an obscene £434,000 in 2018, according to reports released by Companies House… In 2018, the global abortion giant, Marie Stopes International (MSI), killed 4.8 million unborn children through abortion. During that year, Chief Executive, Cooke, saw his base salary rise from £173,067 to £217,250. Cooke then received a staggering 100% ‘performance bonus’, which doubled his earnings.

Teen Vogue Gonna Do Its Thing, But Will Parents Do Parenting? by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A teen magazine known for its outrageous left-wing articles is at it again but a family advocacy group says parents are ultimately responsible for pushing back… OneNewsNow has reported how Teen Vogue is seemingly obsessed with promoting abortion to impressionable teen girls, and the latest abortion apologetics story advises them on how to hide a life-altering abortion from their parents… “Having access to abortion should be your right,” the article tells young girls, “regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

Identity Politics Shouldn’t Come Before Faith or Unborn Kids, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Identity Politics Kills Babies… In other words, Catholic Latino immigrants don’t just realize that abortion is wrong. A majority of them wish it were illegal. But they don’t vote on that issue… As Latinos get stronger in America, shouldn’t they discard identity politics and embrace more principled voting habits?… In the wake of the Duke election, Louisiana’s Catholic bishops embarked on a furious campaign to educate people on the evils of racism. That was probably warranted. Surely it’s time for America’s Catholic bishops to do the same for Latinos.

President Trump: “Virtually Every Top Democrat Supports Late-Term Abortion Right Up to Birth” by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During a massive rally with supporters last night, President Donald Trump slammed abortion and Democrats’ extremism on abortion. Before a rousing crowd of 20,000 in the arena… Trump rebuked Democrats for supporting abortion up to birth and planning on forcing Americans to fund abortions…. “Virtually every top Democrat also now supports taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth – ripping babies straight from the mothers’ womb. Leading Democrats have even opposed measures to prevent the execution of children after birth. You saw that in Virginia”…

“Mommy, What’s Abortion?” by Susan Ciancio

By Susan Ciancio, Human Life International – The taking of a tiny human being’s life is not only a grave evil and a grievous sin, but a very difficult topic to broach with children. How does a parent explain to a child that there are people out there who not only advocate for the killing of babies, but who revel in the ability to do so? It’s a topic that can stop a parent in his tracks… I have been pro-life and very much sickened by abortion since I first learned about it in grade school. I tried, however, to shelter my young children and not allow them to learn about its gruesomeness too soon. So, imagine my immense sadness when I was thrust into giving them just a bit of reality when they were 9, 6, and not-quite 3.

Abby Johnson Has Bigger Mission Beyond a Movie, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A former Planned Parenthood clinic director plans to use a movie based on her life to help save others from the harmful industry… “I think people are looking for truth. They want to see what’s real,” says Abby Johnson, whose real-life transformation to a pro-life activist is portrayed in the feature film “Unplanned,” which stars Ashley Bratcher (pictured above) as Johnson… The film, produced by Pure Flix, has enjoyed commercial success and has leaped to No. 1 in DVD sales after it was released this week… But another purpose of the film, Johnson tells OneNewsNow, is to reach abortion workers.

President Trump Nominates Pro-Life Attorney Sarah Pitlyk to Become a Federal Judge, by Micaih Bilger

By Micaih Bilger, LifeNews – His choice, Sarah E. Pitlyk, would replace U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in St. Louis, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Perry was appointed by pro-abortion President Bill Clinton and plans to step down in December… Pitlyk is a strong human rights advocate and defender of religious freedom… she worked on cases involving the custody of a human embryo and the unconstitutional St. Louis ordinance that declared the city to be an “abortion sanctuary.” She also has been involved in the defense of David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress….

Pro-Life Rep. Steve King Defends the Most Vulnerable Americans, Children of Rape, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Last time, the New York Times seemed to twist King’s defense of Western civilization into an embrace of white nationalist hate. This time, multiple media, including CNN, want to make him sound like a rape apologist… King tried to personalize the issue. Instead of thinking of children of rape as some vague, amorphous “them,” he asked his listeners to consider an unsettling possibility. Namely, that some of them might be the descendants of children of rape. Even he, Steve King, might be.

CNA: At Fertility Clinics, Abandoned Human Embryos Could Number in the Millions

By Catholic News Agency – The number of “abandoned” human embryos in the United States could number in the millions, and many fertility specialists are reticent to discuss the dilemma of what to do with frozen embryos… According to Christine Allen, a fertility doctor who runs a consultant business called Elite IVF, most fertility clinics fertilize far more eggs than they plan to use when performing in vitro fertilization, leading to the practice of indefinitely freezing surplus embryos— far more even than the process of IVF, which has a high failure rate, attempts to implant into a woman’s uterus.

‘Pro-Life’ Activist (Abby Johnson) Accuses Planned Parenthood of ‘Grooming Our Children’

Yahoo.com – Filling in for Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, Fox News’s Mark Steyn called Teen Vogue “a teen girl version of Pravda,” the former newspaper of the Communist Party, because of an abortion-advice story the digital magazine posted on SnapChat over the weekend… The SnapChat Story, “How to Get an Abortion if You’re a Teen,” offered advice and guidelines for teenagers under the age of 18 that may be reluctant to confide in their parents because of opposing beliefs. The SnapChat story was initially featured on Teen Vogue’s advice column. ….

Every Single Democrat Seeking the Presidency Supports Abortions Up to Birth

By Texas Right to Life, LifeNews – The second debate was promoted as a means of discovering the real differences between the candidates.  Given this premise, there was little need to mention abortion at all, because abortion appears to be the one issue on which all of the candidates agree.  Every single Democratic candidate for president supports no restrictions on elective abortion up until the moment of birth, sometimes even after birth, and they all think that American taxpayers should be the ones providing the funding.

Abortion Induces Moral Relativism, by David G. Bonagura Jr.

By David G. Bonagura Jr., Crisis Magazine – Two elderly priests I know have offered complementary insights into our current cultural crisis: “Social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering,” and “Those who win the language wars win the culture wars.” Language carefully hones, shapes—or distorts—our culture. And, since language is our medium for comprehension, our use of language directly impacts our ability to know the truth… Today abortion supporters are using language in unprecedented ways that sickens our culture with ever new doses of moral relativism.

Catholic Bishop: Fighting Abortion is the “Most Important Human Rights Issue of Our Time”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic Archbishop Joseph Naumann praised pro-life advocates for fighting for the “most important human rights issue of our time” Monday during the national Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference… The Catholic Herald reports Naumann encouraged pro-life church leaders not to give up, despite their struggles against an aggressive and emboldened pro-abortion movement… “This is a moment of great opportunity as well as a moment of great peril for our culture and society,” Naumann said.

Pro-Lifers Ready for Post-Roe Fight, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Students for Life, Live Action, The Heritage Foundation, and Alliance Defending Freedom are working together to plan a 2020 conference the day after the annual March for Life, which is January 24… Kristi Hamrick of Students for Life says the purpose is to prepare for a landmark decision… “We know that Rove v Wade is going to fall,” she tells OneNewsNow. “We know that the day after Roe we’re going to need to be ready with policy, with programs that are going to help women and children.”

Virginia’s Governor Wants to Lock Teens in Transgenderism. Stop Him. by Cathy Ruse

By Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council – Disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has directed his Board of Counseling to punish any counselor who responds to a teen’s cry for help to accept her own physical biology… That’s called putting politics in front of people… You have heard of these bans. They’re sometimes called bans on “conversion therapy.” LGBT activists describe nightmarish scenarios of cruel methods used on “gay” people to make them “straight,” without any real evidence, to get what they really want: sweeping bans to outlaw not only cruel methods, but all therapy. Even talk therapy.

Obama-Era Rule Penalizes Those Who Refuse to Participate in Abortion, by Anita Carey

By Anita Carey, Church Militant – Pro-lifers have until Aug. 13 to show their support for a revision to an Obamacare provision that threatened to punish doctors who refuse to refer or perform abortions… In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) redefined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include termination of pregnancy and gender identity. This allowed any medical professional who refused to perform or refer a patient for an abortion to be charged and punished for civil rights violations.

Trump Admin Stands Up for Unborn Babies at the UN, Abortion Activists Come Unhinged, by Marie Smith

By Marie Smith LifeNews – Pro-abortion NGOs, along with pro-abortion activists serving in key UN positions, have been following a ‘battle cry’ to “push back” against what they describe as ‘regression’ in support and funding for abortion. The main source for their ire is the Trump administration’s pro-life belief in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception and its commitment to advancing life-affirming policies through its foreign aid during negotiations at the United Nations (UN).

After the Shootings — Look to Culture, Not Politics, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, The Patriot Post – The nation must now endure another gut-wrenching tragedy, with 31 having been senselessly gunned downed in Texas and Ohio over a weekend… My appeal is to consider these tragedies a crisis of culture and not to turn them into politics… There is a sickness in the soul of our nation, and that sickness plays its way through and winds up expressed in deadly, pathological acts of lonely, lost, confused individuals – disproportionately, young males… We must try to grasp the nature of this pathology and consider how it may be addressed.

Planned Parenthood President: Senators Refuse to ‘Check the President’s White Supremacy’, by Nicholas Ballasy

By Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media – Acting president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Alexis McGill Johnson joined other liberal activists to call for the Senate to pass a gun control bill passed by the House after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio… Johnson, the acting president of the nation’s largest abortion provider, argued that senators are refusing to “check the president’s white supremacy” and said lawmakers must do more to keep guns out of the hands of people “ready to unleash violence in our communities.”

Mother Teresa: If a Mother Can Kill Her Own Child, How Can We Tell Other People Not to Kill? (Watch Video) by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – It is a simple moral question: Do you support the murder of children by abortion, yes or no? If you say yes, then anything goes. For if it is okay to kill a baby in the womb, then it is okay to do anything. You cannot say something is wrong, if child-murder is right. This is bottom-of-the-barrel morality… American liberals and their allies in the media support abortion on demand….

Fighting Euthanasia: Man With Multiple Sclerosis Travels North America Speaking on the Value of Human Life, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – “Pro-life is so much larger than being ‘anti-abortion.’ To be pro-life is to be concerned with every human life from the point of conception to the point of natural death and every state and stage in between — whether it be the homeless, the single mother, the insane. That is the tall calling of being pro-life.”… At first, it was about abortion. After his diagnosis, he began speaking on the dangers of assisted suicide. But he doesn’t call it that… “Now, as you know, in 2016, Canada did legalize what they called ‘medical assistance in dying,’ which is a euphemism for euthanasia.

LifeNews: Democrats Say Everyone Needs Health Care, Except for Babies Who Survive Abortions

By Rep. Steve Scalise, Marjorie Dannenfelser, LifeNews – Every single baby born in America deserves proper medical care and attention. That’s just common sense… Yet we continue to learn of cases — far too many — where babies are born alive during an attempted abortion, denied that crucial medical care, and left to die. Liberals in Washington aren’t just ignoring this horrific problem — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is actively preventing a House vote on protections for born-alive abortion survivors… This is an outrage.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Living in a Post-Christian World?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – When building a Christian worldview, the battle of ideas is often the battle over definitions. After all, one who controls the language, has power over minds and hearts. Each word has its own particular emphasis, a specific definition, and a subtle yet distinct meaning. There is a close link between clarity in language and clarity of thought. Control the speech, control the thought, and control the masses. Asking, “What do you mean by that?” has never been more crucial, especially when language has been corrupted.

Our World Has Serious Problems. Having More Babies Can Help Solve Them, by Jeff Jacoby

By Jeff Jacoby, Patriot Post – By bringing children into a world where things have gone wrong, parents improve the odds that there will be someone to help set things right. The number of human beings has nearly quadrupled over the past century, and mankind is flourishing as never before. People live longer, healthier, and more comfortable lives. They are better fed, better housed, and better clothed. Age-old evils — slavery, genocide, child mortality, illiteracy, world wars, deaths from natural disasters, and absolute poverty — have been dramatically curbed, if not yet vanquished altogether.

Texas Town Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for Unborn Children,” Bans Abortion Clinics, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The city of Waskom, Texas, declared itself a sanctuary city for the unborn in June, prompting pro-choice groups to post billboards advocating abortion access in the town… The Waskom city council passed an ordinance in an effort to ban abortions June 12. Abortions are not currently permitted in the state after 20 weeks, but supporters of the pro-life movement fear stricter abortion laws right across the border in Louisiana will cause more women to come to Texas for the procedure, according to The Washington Post.

Pro-Life Groups Renew Push for ‘Born Alive’ Bill, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, The Stream – Beginning Monday, pro-life activists are renewing efforts to convince members of Congress, home for the August recess, to support a vote on legislation that would protect babies who survive abortions… In the House, Democrats in the majority have blocked Republicans 80 times from setting up a vote on the “born-alive” bill that would protect babies who survive abortion procedures…

POLITICS: George Soros Will Spend More Than $20 Million to Defeat President Trump, Elect Pro-Abortion Democrats

By Joseph Vazquez, LifeNews – Federal Election Commission filings revealed Soros put $5.1 million into the new Democracy PAC, according to Politico. The July 31 article interpreted Soros’ move as an indication he “may be poised to spend heavily in the 2020 elections.”… “The $5.1 million that Soros put in the PAC more than doubles the $2.1 million he had donated to political causes at this point in the 2016 elections. He would eventually give more than $20 million to Democratic politics during the 2016 race, making him one of the party’s biggest individual donors,” Politico said.

Late-Term Abortionist Admits: It’s a “Baby” and “I Have No Problem” Killing It, by Micaiah Bilger (Watch Video)

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – LeRoy Carhart is one of just a few openly practicing late-term abortionists in the United States… In a recent interview with the BBC program “Panorama,” he candidly admitted that he kills babies, and he has no problem doing so – even after they are viable… Carhart aborts unborn babies all the way up to birth at his late-term abortion facility in Bethesda, Maryland. He also aborts unborn babies in Nebraska… The aging abortionist, who is in his late 70s, told journalist Hilary Andersson that he “loves his job” and is proud to perform late-term abortions, The Christian Institute reports.

Report: Woman Needs Hysterectomy Following Botched Abortion at Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge, La.

By Louisiana Right to Life – Emergency services were called to the outpatient abortion facility Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge on March 15, 2019, because an abortion patient was bleeding profusely and the facility did not have adequate emergency supplies on hand, such as IV fluids, to stabilize their patient, according to a report obtained through an Open Records Request from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). This incident led to LDH placing the facility under Immediate Jeopardy and fining the facility a number of Class B and Class C violations, resulting in $2,600 in fines.