Biden Will Use Tax Dollars for Hotline to Promote Killing Babies in Abortions, by Patty Knap
By Patty Knap, LifeNews – The Biden administration is certainly keeping its commitment to do everything possible, bending over backwards to ensure abortion is available anytime, anywhere.
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a plan to launch a 24-hour hotline for abortion referrals and information… Congress enacted Title X of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, a program that promotes abortion, contraception, and sterilization, in 1970. …
EWTN: Lila Rose Shows the Way
The Editors, EWTN News – Our sexual culture is broken and bruised and deeply ill. Physical intimacy and relationships have been reduced to vehicles of self-gratification, our bodies are treated as malleable raw material, and God is, for many, at best an afterthought in the background of it all… Faced with such confusion and disorder, it can be tempting to choose one of two false options: Batten down the hatches and hermetically seal ourselves off from the world (and our neighbors in it) as things continue to go to hell in a handbasket ….
Minnesota Aims for Abortion ‘Sanctuary’ Status; Funding for Crisis-Pregnancy Centers Eliminated, by Matthew McDonald
By Matthew McDonald, EWTN News – Rachel Copeland-Nunn had no health insurance during her last two pregnancies, but she was the recipient of free prenatal medical care and baby supplies at a pro-life pregnancy-resource center in St. Paul that receives public funds from the Minnesota state government… “Today, I have three beautiful, healthy children whom I raise as a single parent, and the two youngest boys are here because of the medical team at Options for Women East” …
Biden Administration: Abortion Restrictions Weaken Military! by Robert G. Marshall
By Robert G. Marshall, Catholic Culture – President Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin claims (10/20/22) that failure to adequately fund expanded “reproductive health care,” (i.e. abortion or child homicide before birth) “will interfere with our ability to recruit, retain and maintain the readiness of a highly qualified force.” Secretary Austin wants abortions funded beyond current law which is limited to circumstances of life of the mother, rape, and incest.
“Orwellian!” FBI Whistleblowers’ Bombshell Testimony Reveals Agency Targets Pro-Life Christians, by Joshua Mercer
By Joshua Mercer, LifeNews – By Joshua Mercer, LifeNews – The House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government on Thursday heard testimony from three former FBI agents … “If you’re a parent attending a school board meeting; if you’re a pro-lifer praying at a clinic, or you’re a Catholic simply going to Mass, you are a target of the government, a target of the FBI,” said House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-OH, ahead of the hearing.
Born Dead at 23 Weeks Old, Tiny Preemie Now Drafted to NFL, by Cerith Gardiner
By Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia – At birth, doctors believed there was no hope, but Derick Hall has now been signed up to join the Seattle Seahawks… Standing tall at 6ft 3in, and weighing an impressive 256 pounds, Derick Hall has come a long way in his 22 years… The outside linebacker was born four months prematurely without a heartbeat, weighing a tiny two pounds and one ounce, with a bleed on the brain. …
Judge Tells Biden Attorney: Motherhood Isn’t an Illness, So How is Abortion a Cure? by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge called out the ridiculousness of the FDA classifying pregnancy as a serious illness to expedite approval of abortion drugs during a hearing Wednesday, asking, “When we celebrated Mother’s Day, were we celebrating illness?”… The Washington Post reported about the judge’s comment Wednesday but did not identify which judge said it during the highly anticipated hearing. The Hill later attributed the comment to Judge James Ho.
North Carolina Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto, Passes Bill to Protect Babies From Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Care for Women, Children and Families Act protecting unborn children at 12 weeks is now law in North Carolina following supermajority votes to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto… North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a common sense bill to protect babies from abortions has lost its first of two battles. Both chambers of the state legislature voted to override his veto of a modest bill to protect babies from abortions starting at 12 weeks.
Trump Bashes DeSantis: Banning Abortions on Babies With Beating Hearts is “Too Harsh”, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt. LifeNews – “President Trump’s assertion that the Supreme Court returned the issue of abortion solely to the states is a completely inaccurate reading of the Dobbs decision and is a morally indefensible position for a self-proclaimed pro-life presidential candidate to hold,” she said… Dannenfelser continued, “Life is a matter of human rights, not states’ rights. Saying that the issue should only be decided at the states is an endorsement of abortion up until the moment of birth, even brutal late-term abortions ….
Republicans to Hold Hearing on DOJ Targeting Pro-Lifers, by Mary Margaret Olohan
By Mary Margaret Olohan, The Stream – Republican lawmakers will hold a hearing next week focusing on the Department of Justice’s targeting of pro-life activists like Mark Houck through the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, The Daily Signal has learned… On Tuesday morning, the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and limited government will revisit the “Implications of the FACE Act,” examining the shockingly high numbers of attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers around the nation as well as President Joe Biden’s administration’s use of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
First British Baby With DNA From Three People is Born After IVF Procedure, by Tyler Arnold
By Tyler Arnold, CNA – The first baby born in the United Kingdom with DNA from three parents was born after doctors performed a revolutionary IVF procedure designed to prevent rare but dangerous mitochondrial diseases… The news that “less than five” children have been born in the U.K. through this process as of late April was first reported by The Guardian. This is the first time the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has confirmed any children in the country being born through this process. The HFEA avoided disclosing the exact number of babies to protect privacy.
Documents Show Biden Admin Considers Pro-Life Moms Potential Domestic Terrorists, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – New documents uncovered by America First Legal suggest the Biden administration considers middle-age pro-life mothers to be potential domestic terrorists because they oppose killing unborn babies in abortions… The documents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security include information about a proposed “Choose Your Own Adventure” training program that portrays a “middle-aged pro-life” mother as a “radicalization suspect” who should be watched out for.
Abortion Pill Reversal Has Saved Over 4,500 Babies From Abortions
By Karen Ingle, LifeNews – Over 4,000 lives have been saved through abortion pill reversal, according to statistics presented at the 2023 Heartbeat International pre-conference seminar, “DIY Abortion and the Hope of the APR Network.”… Abortion pill increases risks for women… “We used to know where abortion centers were located and what services they provided,” she said. “Now her own home is an abortion facility.”… “Women may not even understand what they’ve started.”
Donald Trump Meets With Pro-Life Leaders, Pledges to Govern Pro-Life if Elected Again, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – (Donald Trump) met with (SBA Pro-Life America Pres. Marjorie Dannenfelser and Tony Perkins, Pres. Family Research Council) both of whom said Trump reassured them that he would strongly support pro-life legislation to protect babies from abortions… In comments to LifeNews, Dannenfelser described it as a “terrific meeting.”
Appeals Court Panel Appears Likely to Block Abortion Pill or Ban Mail-Order Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal appeals court appears likely to either block the abortion pill nationwide or at least ban mail-order abortions… That’s because the makeup of the three-judge panel that will consider the major case doctors filed against the FDA’s approval process of the dangerous abortion drug are conservative appointees who understand there is not a right to abortion… Last month, the Supreme Court allowed continued sales of the abortion pill while the case continued at the lower court level. The vote was 7-2, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissenting.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Mothers Shaping Human Souls
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – The world is starving for lack of love. Not for a lack of office workers, or lawyers, or doctors. But for love. And yet, for some reason, we have dismissed the fundamental role that mothers play, and have always played, in bringing more love into the world: loving a person from the very first moments of his or her existence. If she feels called to, and if circumstances allow for it, a mother should feel zero guilt in seceding from the marketplace in order to devote her full attention to her children. She is, after all, doing the most important work in the world: shaping human souls.
Incarcerated Pro-Lifers Witness to Inmates, by William Mahoney, Ph.D.
By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – Two of five pro-life advocates are free from jail after witnessing behind bars to inmates. Dr. Monica Miller and John Hinshaw of Red Rose Rescue were released from jail on Friday while Laura Gies, Matthew Connolly and Fr. Fidelis Moscinski will remain behind bars with varying release dates… “Indeed, when our fellow inmates know why we are in jail, we receive much respect and support!” she stated.
ERA: Last Chance for Abortion-on-Demand, by John M. Grondelski
By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine – Two writers have flagged something much of the political class dances around with pirouettes that would make the Juilliard School jealous: the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is pro-abortion. They quote Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who, in remarks on the Senate floor April 27, made the pro-abortion nexus of the ERA clear… The Senate was taking up a resolution purportedly to declare the ERA part of the Constitution and retroactively to remove the seven-year ratification deadline Congress set when it proposed the amendment in 1972, which expired in 1979.
Republican States Are Cracking Down on America’s Horrific Transgender Mutilation Crisis, by Raymond Wolfe
By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Republican-led states are pushing back against the radical LGBT movement with a wave of new laws restricting devastating transgender surgeries and drugs for children… 2023 has been a breakthrough year in the fight against LGBT ideology and the grave danger it poses to children. Since January, 14 states have approved laws to ban or limit “gender transitions” for minors, which have exploded in popularity in recent years as gender confusion has surged among youth.
American Life League: Planned Parenthood Brags About Remaining Relentless in Killing Babies
By American Life League – Planned Parenthood has trumpeted its huge profits and boasted of aborting 1,025 babies each day in its 2021-2022 Annual Report. American Life League and its Planned Parenthood watchdog STOPP International state that the abortion vendor should be ashamed of its self-proclaimed “relentless” pursuit of unrestricted abortion. …
Doctors Perform Lifesaving Brain Surgery on Unborn Baby, She’s Doing Great Now, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Doctors celebrated the success of a pioneer surgery this week that saved an unborn baby girl’s life – and potentially could save thousands more… baby Denver underwent the first successful fetal brain surgery in March at Boston Children’s Hospital, and now is thriving at home with her Louisiana family… “We are pleased to report that at six weeks, the infant is progressing remarkably well…”
Kansas and Arizona Governors Veto Bills Prohibiting Infanticide, by Melissa Ohden & Marjorie Dannenfelser
By Melissa Ohden & Marjorie Dannenfelser, Real Clear Politics – Every day across the country, scenes of stark disparity in who receives health care play out in a way that would shock most Americans. In one reality, in the neonatal intensive care unit, doctors are heroically working to save the tiniest, most fragile patients – premature babies – and their coworkers are striving to keep the new mothers stable. Meanwhile, in another room, possibly down the hall in the same hospital, or maybe down the road in the same city, a baby identical in age is left on a cold metal tray to die, struggling to live.
How Republicans Can Win On the Abortion Issue, by Phil Lawler
By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – One of our major political parties is now slavishly committed to the promotion of abortion. The other party, unfortunately, is divided. “Moderate” Republicans warn that abortion is a winning issue for Democrats, and therefore Republicans should avoid it. Even Donald Trump, whose record in the Oval Office was solidly pro-life, has suggested that pro-life support may be a burden rather than a benefit for Republican candidates.
US Gov’t to Spend $1.5 Million on Abortion ‘Hotline’, by Matt Lamb
By Matt Lamb, LifeSiteNews – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering a $1.5 million grant to a provider of a planned abortion hotline, reflecting President Joe Biden’s priority of expanding abortion through all nine months of pregnancy at taxpayer expense without any limits… The Office of Population Affairs wants to establish a “hotline” to provide information to “pregnant clients” on “pregnancy termination” as well as adoption and prenatal care.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Parental Rights and the Protection of Children
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – (S)ome extremist Democrat legislators are trying to change the law so that transgender activists can push parents out of the picture with complete legal impunity. In Washington State, for instance, Senate Democrats recently passed a bill that allows youth shelters not to tell parents where their runaway child is, if they are unsupportive of the child’s transgenderism. (The bill also allows youth shelters not to inform parents where their child is, in cases in which the parents do not support their child getting an abortion.)
US Bishop: Abortion Should Be Treated as a ‘Human’ Issue, Not Just a Catholic Issue
By LifeSiteNews staff, LifeSiteNews – Referring to a tweet that (Bishop Joseph Strickland) posted in response to Students for Life president Kristen Hawkins on how the Republican Party platform and the “pro-life generation” demand a total end to abortion, His Excellency said, “If we understand what abortion is, the taking of a human life, then we can’t say, ‘Well, you can take a few,’ or ‘If they’re young enough, yeah, you can kill them.’ I mean, that makes no sense.
Planned Parenthood Slaughtered 374,000 Babies While Raking In Record Public Funding in FY2022, by Tierin-Rose Mandelburg
By Tierin-Rose Mandelburg, CNSNews – Roe v. Wade was overturned last year, which was a momentous occasion in the fight for life. But despite that win, Planned Parenthood, the most popular baby-killing coalition, murdered 375,155 children through abortion last year alone… And our government helped them… The taxpayer-funded organization’s latest annual report published this week provided shocking, but not surprising, stats on the group’s abortion efforts, even as many states have moved to put more restrictions on the procedure.
Doctor Asks Democrats: “If Abortion is Health Care, What Disease are You Treating?” by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Dr. Monique Wubbenhorst, a renowned medical professor and researcher, asked a poignant question of pro-abortion lawmakers Wednesday that exposed the false claim that killing unborn babies is part of good medicine… “If abortion is health care, my question is: what disease are you treating?” Wubbenhorst asked U.S. Senate lawmakers who want to legalize abortion on demand nation-wide.
Cracks Appear in U.S. Pro-Life Movement Over Pavone’s Leadership, by Jonah McKeown, Shannon Mullen
By Jonah McKeown, Shannon Mullen, Catholic News Agency – Frank Pavone, (National Dir. Priests for Life), has repeatedly… “This is not just an attack on me,” Pavone said in a Dec. 19, 2022… Pavone’s narrative is difficult to square with his recent troubles, however, as former members of his own organization and other leaders in the wider pro-life community have sought to distance themselves from him, especially after several women went public with allegations that Pavone sexually harassed them while they worked for him at Priests for Life.
Rep. Chris Smith Slams FDA’s ‘Illegal’ Approval of Abortion Pill ‘Created to Starve Unborn Babies to Death’, by Louis Knuffke
By Louis Knuffke, LifeSiteNews – Republican U.S. Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, denounced the FDA’s “illegal approval process” for the abortion pill that’s at the center of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow the lethal drug to remain on the market as a lawsuit proceeds through the lower courts… The pro-abortion ruling, which was not explained, was decided in a 7-2 vote, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito as the dissenting voices.
Supreme Court Allows Continued Sales of Abortion Pill That Kills Babies, Injures Women, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court is allowing continued sales of the dangerous abortion pill that kills babies and has killed and injured women… The vote was 7-2, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissenting… The nation’s highest court ruled today in an unsigned order that the abortion drug mifepristone can continue being sold as is nationwide – turning back an effort by doctors to block sales or at (least) stop mail-order abortions that put women’s health at risk. It granted the request made by the Biden admin and Danco, the maker of the dangerous pill.
‘Morally Indefensible’: Pro-Life Leaders Rebuke Trump Camp for Saying Abortion Should Be Left to States, by Calvin Freiburger
By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign angered leading pro-life voices this week by reportedly deemphasizing abortion in private comments, then appearing to disavow national action on abortion by leaving it for the states to decide… The Washington Post reported that Trump is privately “telling advisers that he believes [the abortion issue] is a difficult one for Republicans and not something he should focus his time on,” and that pro-life leaders were frustrated by Trump’s failure to raise the subject at all during a recent donor retreat.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Texas Abortion Pill Ruling and Its Implications
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In the year 2000, the US FDA approved two chemical abortion drugs. The pair of drugs – mifepristone and misoprostol – are sometimes referred to as RU-486. Used in tandem, they reliably kill a preborn child: first, by starving the developing preborn child and causing it to detach from its mother’s uterus, and secondly by provoking contractions that expel the dead child… Since the FDA approved RU-486, millions of abortions have been performed using these drugs. …
UN Plan to Promote Abortion Worldwide Fails When 22 Pro-Life Nations Object, by Rai Rojas
By Rai Rojas, LifeNews – The 56 annual UN Commission on Population and Development ended abruptly on Friday, April 14, in NY City. The Commission ended with a thud, not a bang, and turned the entire weeks-long process into an exercise in futility… Why?… There was not enough sex and abortion in the plan of action’s draft document, and the EU, USA, and Canada inserted radical and never before agreed upon language to begin making Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) a human right.
Colorado Catholic Bishops Denounce ‘Extreme Abortion Laws,’ ‘Countless Children’s Lives’ Lost, by Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – The four bishops who shepherd Catholics in Colorado denounced the governor’s signing into law “three more extreme abortion bills,” which compound state law already allowing “abortion up-to-birth for any reason.” The bishops also directed all Catholic lawmakers who voted for the abortion bills to refrain from receiving Holy Communion… The Democrat governor of Colordao is Jared Polis, a pro-abortion homosexual who is “married” to another man, Marlon Reis.
CNSNews: Chuck Schumer: ‘The MAGA GOP is Hell-Bent on Banning Abortion Across the Country’
By CNSNews – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) sent out a tweet on Friday that linked to an Associated Press story about Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.-Fla.) signing legislation that bans abortion after the unborn child has a detectable heartbeat—which occurs about six weeks into pregnancy… “The MAGA GOP is hell-bent on banning abortion across the country,” Schumer said… The Florida law that DeSantis signed is called the Heartbeat Protection Act.
UN Report Calls for Decriminalization of All Sexual Activity, Including Between Adults and Children, by Cassy Fiano-Chesser
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, LiveAction – A new report from the United Nations has called for all forms of drug use and sexual activity to be decriminalized globally… the report was released on International Women’s Day, with the goal of guiding “the application of international human rights law to criminal law.” Called the “8 March principles,” the report calls for offenses related to “sex, drug use, HIV, sexual and reproductive health, homelessness and poverty” to be decriminalized.
North Dakota Will Show Every Student This Amazing Pro-Life Video on Fetal Development, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “Baby Olivia,” an amazing animated video that walks through the development of an unborn baby, may be shown to public school students all across North Dakota next year… Earlier this month, the North Dakota Legislature passed a law to require public schools to educate students about an unborn baby’s development as part of the sex education curriculum. Included is a requirement to show middle and high school students a short educational video about an unborn baby’s development, including his/her brain, heart and other vital organs early in pregnancy.
Abp. Cordileone Condemns Abortion as ‘Satanic Worship,’ LGBT Ideology as ‘Demonic’, by Matt Lamb
By Matt Lamb, LifeSiteNews – Abortion is part of “satanic worship,” according to Abp. Salvatore Cordileone, who made the comments during a recent “spiritual warfare” conference… The pagan worship of the false god “Moloch” is similar to the worship of abortion today… Pagan worship is “in a certain sense, in a new kind of way, reviving now, and it is part of satanic worship, the abortion and sacrificing [of] children,” the archbishop said. …
SCOTUS Puts Temporary Hold on Abortion Pill Ruling
By Rebecca Downs, Townhall – On Friday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary pause to the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) when it comes to last Friday’s abortion pill ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk. That ruling found that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated federal standards when it approved mifepristone to be used as an abortion method in 2000. …
Democratic Governors Stockpile Abortion Pills in Response to Texas FDA Ruling, by Peter Pinedo
By Peter Pinedo, CNA – Since a federal judge’s Friday ruling called the legality of the abortion drug mifepristone into question, the governors of New York, Washington, Massachusetts, and California revealed they have begun stockpiling years’ worth of chemical abortion supplies for use in their states… In the case that last week’s ruling suspending the FDA’s abortion pill approval is upheld by higher courts, these four governors intend to have a surplus of abortion drugs on hand.
Appeals Court Bans Mail-Order Abortions, Restores Strict Abortion Pill Limits But Lifts Nationwide Block, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that removes the national block a federal judge placed on the dangerous abortion pill. However, the appeals court also banned mail-order abortions that put women’s lives at risk, condemned the improper FDA approval process for the drug and restored strict limits on the drug meant to protect women’s health that the Biden administration removed.
Joe Biden Says Saving Babies From Abortions is “Completely Out of Bounds”, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Joe Biden is once again trashing a ruling by a federal judge that blocks the dangerous abortion pill. Biden already commented on the ruling that could save millions of babies from aboritons, but he went after the decision a second time today… Biden made it official yesterday, as his administration filed papers with a federal appeals court asking it to block a federal judge’s ruling blocking the abortion pill nationwide.
Judge’s Abortion Pill Opinion Tells The Truth About ‘Unborn Humans,’ And The Left Can’t Stand It, by Margot Cleveland
By Margot Cleveland, The Federalist – Federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s Friday decision freezing the FDA’s approval of the abortion-pill combination, mifepristone and misoprostol, included these phrases and more. And while the left is already attacking Kacsmaryk’s 67-page straight-talking opinion in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA by framing it as filled with anti-abortion rhetoric, the Trump appointee stuck to the facts — something Americans desperately need to hear after decades of euphemistic discussions about abortion.
BREAKING: Texas Federal Judge Issues Ruling in Crucial Abortion Pill Case, by Zelda Caldwell
By Zelda Caldwell, CNA – A federal judge in Texas issued a much anticipated ruling Friday that, if it holds up in court, could take the abortion drug mifepristone off pharmacy shelves due to safety concerns and in doing so, prevent over half of the abortions that take place in the country… U.S. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s preliminary ruling found that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) did not follow proper testing and safety protocols when it approved the abortion drug in 2000. The judge allowed the FDA seven days to appeal his decision, which means the drug will still be available for the time being.
Democrat Legislator Becomes a Republican, Says Democrats are Bullies Who “Villainize” People, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Democrat lawmaker in North Carolina has officially switched parties and become a Republican — saying that Democrats are now so extreme that she does not even recognize the party she used to belong to anymore… North Carolina state Rep. Tricia Cotham made the move official today — effectively giving House Republicans a veto-proof majority against Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper, who is an ardent abortion activist and will likely veto a bill to protect babies from abortions.
Louisiana Rep. Congressman Introduces Bill to Stop Taking Teens to Other States for Secret Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Rep. Mike Johnson, R-LA has introduced H.R. 792, the Child Interstate Abortion Act (CIANA), which would make it a federal crime to take a teen girl across state lines in avoidance of her home state parental involvement laws. Like the Idaho bill, CIANA also gives the child’s parents the right to sue if their parental rights are violated. It also includes exceptions for emergency situations in which an abortion is deemed necessary to save a mother’s life.
Florida Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions on Babies With Beating Hearts, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Florida Senate has passed a bill to ban abortions on unborn babies with beating hearts — which would make Florida the next state to officially protect the lives of unborn children after Roe was overturned last summer… The bill then passed by a 26 to 13 vote, with Republicans Sen. Alexis Catalayud and Corey Simon of NW Florida joining the Democrats in opposition.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Progressive Violence
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – But there is good reason to be asking some very hard questions about some recent trends in progressive rhetoric… In one of the most appalling failures of judgment in recent memory, in the wake of the Nashville shooting, transgender activists expressed their intention to carry on with a previously planned “Trans Day of Vengeance.” The event, scheduled for April 1 and organized by a group called Our Rights DC, was supposed to have participants come out for a protest at the U.S. Supreme Court to “stop trans genocide.”
Sunny Side of The Stream: NICU Nurse Adopts Teen Mom and Her Baby Triplets, by Aliya Kuykendall
By Aliya Kuykendall, The Stream – Katrina Mullen, a NICU nurse of 23 years, met Shariya Small when Small was 14 years old, the mother of triplets born prematurely. Now, over two years later, she’s an adoptive mother to Small and grandmother to the three toddlers… After five months as their NICU nurse and almost two years of fostering Small, Mullen officially adopted Small on Feb. 6, 2023. She did so to keep Small with her babies.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Transgenderism: a Rebellion Against Nature and God
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Recently, the U.S. bishop issued a thoughtful and profound statement on the issue of transgenderism. The statement gets at the very root of transgender ideology and offers some practical steps to resist the harm it is causing. One thing that the statement clarifies is that no Catholic hospital can ever be involved in body-mutilating gender surgeries or other such so-called “treatments.”… “The Hippocratic tradition in medicine calls upon all healthcare providers first and foremost to ‘do no harm’ [primum non nocere],” note the bishops.
Louisiana Pro-Life Congressman Slams Biden Defense Dept. for Making Americans Fund Abortion Travel, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Congressman Mike Johnson joined U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville this week in demanding the Biden administration repeal an “unlawful” new policy that forces taxpayers to help pay for military members to abort their unborn babies in elective abortions… On Tuesday, Johnson, a Louisiana Republican, accused Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin of trying to find a “crafty workaround” to skirt laws that ban funding for abortions, NTD News reports.
Archbishop Condemns Nancy Pelosi on Abortion: She Should “Protect and Support All Human Life”, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger – San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is taking Nancy Pelosi to task for supporting abortion… Last week, Pelosi claimed she is “pro-life” because she cares about born children during an event Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She also rejected her Archbishop’s call to repent for supporting abortion… (Pelosi) insisted that she both cares about children and supports killing them before they are born ….
Lauren Boebert Slams Abortion: Endangered Species Get More Protection Than Unborn Babies, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Cong. Lauren Boebert displayed the shocking images of five late-term aborted babies Thursday during a U.S. House hearing, questioning why unborn babies have fewer legal protections than endangered species… “I do want to say before my opening remarks, you know, since we’re talking about the Endangered Species Act, I’m just wondering if my colleagues on the other side would put babies on the endangered species list,” Boebert said.
‘Everything Comes Down to God:’ Michael Knowles Gives Expert Defense of Pro-Life Position
By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – “I can make secular arguments for whatever you want, but ultimately it’s going to come down to God because everything comes down to God,” the 32-year-old Daily Wire podcaster, author, and Catholic husband and father of two young boys remarked during the five-hour podcast episode livestreamed March 7.
Philadelphia will PAY women to get pregnant: Expectant mothers will be entitled to $1,000 a month ‘with no strings attached’ amid falling fertility rates and rising baby deaths, by Caitlin Tilley
By Caitlin Tilley, Health Reporter, DailyMail – Pregnant women in Philadelphia will be paid $1,000 a month as part of a trial program hoping to lower infant mortality rates in the city… Starting next year, 250 expectant mothers will receive the no-strings-attached payments from their third month of pregnancy through their baby’s first birthday… The pilot program, known as the Philly Joy Bank, will operate in the areas of the city with the highest rates of low birth weights — Cobbs Creek, Strawberry Mansion and Nicetown-Tioga.
90% of Babies With Down Syndrome are Killed in Abortions, We Must Fight for Them, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Children with Down syndrome face discrimination before they are even born… Researchers estimate between 60 percent and 90 percent of unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted in the United States. In other countries, the deadly discrimination rate is nearly 100 percent… But parents, disability and pro-life advocates, and Christians are fighting back, working to create a society that values and cherishes every child’s life.
CNSNews: Rep. DeGette Tells TikTok CEO His Platform Has to Provide Better Information on Terminating the Unborn
By CNSNews – Rep. Diana DeGette (D.-Colo.) told TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew, when he testified in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, that TikTok has to provide better information on terminating a pregnancy… “I want to ask you what TikTok can do to make sure to monitor this content,” DeGette told Chew. “And I want to give you some examples of some of the extreme content.” …
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: What Happens When Abortion is Banned?
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Recently two authors at the publication The Wire set out to answer the question, “What happens when abortion is banned?”… Given that Nita Bhalla and Anastasia Moloney are virulently pro-abortion, you won’t be surprised to find out that their answer is that whenever abortion is banned, a laundry list of horrible things happen. You also probably won’t be surprised that Bhalla and Moloney’s article completely ignores the single most important fact in the matter, i.e., the existence of the preborn child.
Catholic Bishop Slams Notre Dame for Hosting Pro-Abortion Event, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Rhoades said the “reproductive justice” event at the Indiana Catholic university is causing “scandal” by promoting the opposite of justice: the killing of unborn babies in abortions… “… this lecture is simply a conduit for activist propaganda that is not merely wrong, but squarely contrary to principles of basic human equality, justice, dignity and nonviolence that the Catholic Church, Notre Dame, and many others (including non-Catholics) have affirmed for millennia,” …
Babies Are Not Inconveniences or Commodities, by Jessica Kramer
By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – Even more problematic is the philosophical notion that we have the right to be creating life in a petri dish, completely divorced from the act of love that has made every human being since our first fallen parents, the act of love that, with God, wills another being into existence… It’s no wonder that the next logical step is to place this newly minted life made in the lab within another womb; and soon it won’t be a rented human womb but an artificial one.
Louisiana Democrat Switches Parties: Their Abortion Agenda “Does Not Align With My Christian Values”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Louisiana state Rep. Francis Thompson has joined a growing exodus of pro-life individuals from the Democratic Party as its leaders push an increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda… Thompson switched to the Republican Party after saying he felt prompted by his values and his Christian faith… “The push the past several years by Democratic leadership on both the national and state level to support certain issues does not align with those values and principles that are a part of my Christian life…”
Maternal Mortality on the Rise, by Emmy Griffin
By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The COVID pandemic also contributed in significant ways to this 2021 spike. Having COVID during pregnancy placed extra stress on an already maxed out body. COVID and the vaccines have been associated with heart health complications, and cardiovascular complication is the top cause of maternal death according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During the pandemic, one could also point to women being hesitant to even seek medical help as quickly because of exposure risk.
Mississippi Gov Signs Bill for Medical Care for New Moms, Babies as Part of Pro-Life Agenda, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued a powerful statement about protecting mothers’ and babies’ lives Thursday when he signed legislation expanding postpartum care for new mothers through Medicaid… “Today in Mississippi, we have turned our attention to furthering our new pro-life agenda, and delivering the support moms and babies need” …
The Abortion Advance, by Michael Voris
By Michael Voris, Church Militant – This massive conference has become the premiere event in the pro-life world, with more than 1,000 attendees present. And it is altogether fitting that it is being held in Ohio because of what’s appearing on a statewide ballot this coming November. It’s a child-killing amendment to the state constitution that would allow abortion right through to the moment of birth — and nothing could ever be legislated against it because it would be in the state constitution.
Largest Abortion Center in Dallas is Closing After 50 Years of Killing the Unborn, by Jean Mondoro
By Jean Mondoro, LifeSiteNews – The largest abortion facility in Dallas, Texas has permanently closed its doors after killing innocent babies for 50 years… Southwestern Women’s Center shut down forever on March 2 after claiming the title of the city’s largest abortion mill since 1973. The facility had not been committing abortions since the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022… “Over its tenure, Southwestern Women’s Center killed thousands of children whose lives can never be replaced,” Texas Right to Life wrote in a blog post.
Judge Will Hold Hearing Wednesday in Case That Could Block Abortion Pill Nationwide, by Erika Ahern
By Erika Ahern, LifeNews – A federal judge in Texas has requested a hearing in a case challenging the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the abortion drug mifepristone… As reported by CatholicVote, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sued the FDA in November 2022 on behalf of the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, the Catholic Medical Association, and others.
Former Planned Parenthood Manager Shows Others They Can Leave, Heal From Abortion, by Elizabeth Troutman
By Elizabeth Troutman, Daily Signal – The best way to support women in unplanned pregnancies is to show them such support is available, Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood manager-turned-pro-life advocate, told The Daily Signal… “A lot of times women choose abortion out of fear,” Johnson said. “There’s so many unknowns out there for women who are impoverished, women who are in school, women who are possibly going to do this alone.”
Mark Houck Will Sue FBI for Violating His Rights, Raiding His Home for Protesting Abortion, by Shawn Carney
By Shawn Carney, LifeNews – Mark Houck endured a guns-drawn FBI raid and political prosecution for exercising his right to lawfully pray for an end to abortion… …but after being exonerated by a federal jury, he’s finally free to share the SHOCKING details of the Biden DOJ’s attempt to put him in prison for a decade… He joins this week’s episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast …
The Pillar: Pro-Life Leaders Split From Pavone-Led Alliance
The Pillar – Several high-profile pro-life leaders have withdrawn from a leadership group organized by Priests for Life, amid ongoing fallout from allegations that Frank Pavone, the organization’s director, has “groomed,” sexually harassed, and manipulated several young women on his staff… The Pillar has confirmed that leaders from the Pro-Life Action League, Americans United for Life, Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, and other organizations have resigned from the 115 Forum, a semi-confidential alliance of pro-life strategists and organizers, which includes both periodic meetings and a confidential email listserv.
FDA Claims There’s a ‘Therapeutic Benefit’ to Killing Unborn Babies With Drugs, by Terence P. Jeffrey
By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – When then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992, he told the crowd at that party’s convention, “Abortion should be safe, legal and rare.”… That was in July. The following January — two days after his inauguration — Clinton made promoting abortion a central focus of his new administration… “Mr. Clinton signed five abortion-related memorandums on the 20th anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” The New York Times reported on Jan. 23, 1993.
British Parliament Passes Law Banning Prayers Outside Abortion Centers, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Leading pro-life groups in the UK are very upset today after MPs voted for censorship zones outside abortion centers that ban people from praying silently outside businesses that kill babies in abortions… MPs were voting on an amendment to a clause introducing buffer zones around abortion clinics, which had been added into the Public Order Bill at an earlier stage. The amendment sought to specify that silent prayer and consensual conversations outside abortion clinics would not be included in buffer zones legislation. This was defeated by 116 to 299.
FBI Agent Confirms FBI Targeted Pregnancy Centers, Pro-Life Christians After Dobbs Decision, by Rich Ronald
By Rich Ronald, LifeNews – In a shocking release of whistleblower testimony, FBI Special Agent Garret O’Boyle claimed that the FBI began targeting pro-life pregnancy centers after the Dobbs decision last summer. Describing the FBI leadership’s directives to update threat tags that began targeting “pro-life adherence,” O’Boyle said, “When this threat tag came out, it was like, why are you focusing on pro-life people? … It’s pro-choice people who are the ones protesting or otherwise threatening violence…”
Major Doctors’ Organization Publicly Embraces Dismembering Babies Until Birth, by Jordan Boyd
By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – In its latest policy brief, the American College of Physicians (ACP) announced its official stance on abortion is that “individuals have the right to make their own decisions, in partnership with their physician or health care professional” without legal consequences… The ACP also used the brief, which was designed to “expand” on the organization’s 2018 policy, to formally condemn life-saving pro-life laws for banning the barbaric practice of in-utero dismemberment abortion and punishing anyone who illegally ends unborn lives.
Walgreens Will Not Sell Abortion Pill in 20 States After Republicans Threaten Lawsuits, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Walgreens has indicated it will not sell the dangerous abortion pill that kills babies and injures women in 20 states that protect babies from abortion. This comes after an alliance of 20 Republican Attorneys General contacted the drug chain, along with competitor CVS, and threatened legal action if it violated their state laws either banning abortions or limiting sales of the abortion pill.
Abby Johnson Describes Abortion Pill Horrors at CPAC: ‘Fully Formed Babies’ are ‘Floating in the Toilet’, by Claire Chretien
By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – On the main stage at CPAC yesterday, Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson starkly described the reality of “the expansion of medication abortion into all pharmacies” that the Biden administration and its “incredibly partisan FDA” are attempting… “We’re talking about women going into pharmacies, requesting these very dangerous chemical abortion drugs, going home without any sort of medical supervision, taking these pills not really knowing what’s going to happen to their bodies, not really understanding what’s going to happen inside of their womb”
FBI Tagged Pro-Life Americans as Threats After Supreme Court Overturned Roe, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – An FBI whistleblower confirmed suspicions about the federal agency targeting pro-life advocates during a U.S. House subcommittee meeting Feb. 10, according to transcripts obtained by Fox News… Speaking with the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, FBI Special Agent Garret O’Boyle said he became concerned when the agency shifted its focus on abortion-related threats to “pro-life adherence” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Dobbs v. Jackson, Fox News reports.
19 State Attorneys General Warn Major Retailers That Mailing Abortion Pills is Still a Crime, by Calvin Freiburger
By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The AG’s of 19 states are warning Walmart, Costco, Kroger, and other major retailers with pharmacy departments that, contrary to recent guidance from the Biden administration, dispensing abortion pills by mail remains illegal and carries serious consequences… “We write to advise you of why the FDA’s invitation is unlawful and risky and to urge you to continue rejecting it… [Y]ou may not yet be aware that federal law expressly prohibits using the mail to send or receive any drug that will ‘be used or applied for producing abortion.’”
Dobbs Supreme Court Ruling Celebrates 250 Days Saving Babies From Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today is the 250th day Roe v. Wade has been overturned and states are saving babies from abortions… In just 6 months since the Dobbs decision on June 24, 14 states are already protecting babies from abortion and 2023 could see as many as 10 more states on board with abortion bans that help women and children.
US Gov’t Data Reveals Shocking Miscarriage, Still Birth Rates After COVID Jab Compared to Flu Vaccine, by Patrick Delaney
By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – ‘The pushing of these experimental COVID-19 vaccines globally is the greatest violation of medical ethics in the history of medicine, [and] maybe [in the history of] humanity,’ Dr. James Thorp told Tucker Carlson… A preprint study examining government data has found that, in comparison to the influenza vaccine, the COVID-19 gene-based inoculations produce a 57-fold increase in miscarriages, a 38-fold increase in still birth rates, and a 1200-fold increase in menstrual abnormalities.
Texas Judge Could Stop the Sale of Abortion Drugs in the US, by David Bjornstrom
By David Bjornstrom, LifeSiteNews – Pro-abortion groups are worried… It is just possible that chemical abortions — more than half of all U.S. abortions — soon could be outlawed nationwide… A Texas judge’s decision that could revoke the FDA’s approval of abortion drugs is expected soon. Or the judge could at least nullify FDA decisions in 2016 and 2021 that allowed at-home and mail-order chemical abortions… The case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA argues that the FDA’s approval of abortion drugs in 2000 was based on flawed and inadequate testing procedures.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: 40 Days for Life 2023
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – The demise of Roe v. Wade has fundamentally shifted the abortion debate in the United States. All signs point to abortion rates plummeting in states that have completely, or mostly, banned abortion since the overturning of Roe. And there is reason to hope that more states will follow suit… However, as I have so often emphasized in recent months, we cannot allow ourselves to get comfortable. The sad fact is that in the states where abortion remains legal, hundreds of thousands of women will have abortions this year!
How A Pregnancy Center Saved Me From Homelessness, Addiction, And Despair, by Amber Wade
By Amber Wade, The Federalist – Pro-abortion fanatics are attacking the crisis pregnancy centers that have worked to help many mothers break away from homelessness and despair… Every day women find themselves pregnant with no place to call home and no support for themselves or the child they want to keep. Many turn to pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes that stand as beacons of hope and sources of life-saving love and care.
Pro-Life Leader Defeats Feminists, Who Sued Him for Calling Abortion “Murder”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Texas pro-life leader Mark Lee Dickson was vindicated in court Friday after three pro-abortion groups accused him of defamation… The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling in Dickson’s favor after two lower courts split on the matter of him describing the Lilith Fund, Afiya Center and Texas Equal Access Fund as “criminal organizations” and equating their abortion work to murder.
National Archives Fires Staffer Who Demanded Students Remove Their Pro-Life Shirts, by Mary Margaret Olohan
By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The National Archives says it has fired the security officer responsible for telling students that they could not wear pro-life apparel in the museum… On Jan. 20, 2023, the day the national March for Life took place in Washington, D.C., security officers at the National Archives ordered multiple visitors to “remove their hats and cover their attire displaying pro-life messages,” according to a letter from acting Archivist Debra Steidel Wall. ….
Walgreens Says It Won’t Sell Abortion Pills In Kansas After State AG Threatens Legal Action, by Spencer Dalke
By Spencer Dalke, The Federalist – Walgreens said on Friday it does not plan to dispense abortion pills in Kansas after state Attorney General Kris Kobach wrote a letter to the pharmacy warning of legal action if it goes along with President Joe Biden’s abortion-for-all scheme… In early January, Walgreens became the first pharmacy to announce it would sell the lethal chemical abortion drug mifepristone, in stores and by mail, under new rules by Biden’s Food and Drug Administration, which are intended to kick the door open for dangerous at-home abortions. …
FBI Charges 8 Pro-Life Advocates, They Could Face Decade in Prison for Saving Babies, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Just weeks after taking a loss in federal court against Mark Houck, the FBI is back trying to put peaceful pro-life Americans in prison for protesting abortion… Amid accusations that it is targeting pro-lifers to silence and intimidate, the DOJ has charged 8 pro-life activists with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act for blocking the entrance of an abortion clinic in 2020.
States Must Stop Do-It-Yourself Abortion Pills That Kill Babies, by Sarah Parshall Perry
By Sarah Parshall Perry, LifeNews – Abortion pills are responsible for approximately 50% of American abortions annually. Even as 19 states have issued various restrictions on how, when, and where physicians can prescribe and dispense abortion drugs, the FDA has loosened federal regulations on them in an attempt to make them easier to access. …
Wendy Davis Loses Bid to Overturn Texas Abortion Ban, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal judge just dismissed a lawsuit filed by Wendy Davis, an abortion activist and former Texas state senator, attempting to overturn the Texas heartbeat law… The pro-life law bans abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy, and allows private individuals to sue abortionists and others who aid and abet abortions in violation of the law.
Catholic Groups Say Abortion Pill Should be Taken Off Market Because it Kills Babies, Hurts Women, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic medical and legal groups placed their support Friday behind a lawsuit that challenges the federal government’s approval of the dangerous abortion drug mifepristone, saying mothers and unborn babies both are valuable human beings… The lawsuit from the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, Alliance Defending Freedom and others asserts that the FDA ignored evidence of safety problems and failed to properly study the risks when it approved the abortion drug mifepristone …..
South Carolina House Passes Bill Banning Abortions, Affirming Life Begins at Conception, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The S. Carolina state House has passed a bill banning abortions that would protect the lives of unborn children starting at conception. The measure could make S. Carolina the next state to officially ban abortions after the Supreme Court overturned Roe… The state House approved the Human Life Protection Act on an 83-31 vote. Rep. Jackie Hayes of Dillon was the only Democrat to vote for the bill along with pro-life Republicans… There is concern that the state Senate will not take up the bill.
Pringles Commercial Airs Most Pro-Life Ad of the Super Bowl, by Peter Pinedo
By Peter Pinedo, CNA – A lighthearted Pringles commercial that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday had a surprise, albeit possibly accidental, pro-life message… The commercial features a grandfather holding up a clear sonogram picture of a baby whose hand is stuck in a Pringles can. The grandfather says “Even your little cousin Timmy” gets his hand stuck when eating Pringles.
Rubio Introduces Bill to Block Biden Admin From Declaring Emergency Over Abortion, by Sam Dorman
By Sam Dorman, LiveAction – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced legislation to prevent President Biden’s administration from heeding Congressional Democrats’ call to issue an emergency declaration in order to expand abortion access… Rubio introduced the bill on Tuesday as reporting emerged that the HHS Dept. was considering declaring a public health emergency after the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ….
Abortion Pill is Not Safer Than Tylenol, Study Shows It Causes 107 Times More ER Visits, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortion activists keep saying that abortion pills are safer than Tylenol, ignoring how their very purpose is to kill unborn babies… Millions of unborn babies have been killed with the abortion drug mifepristone, or RU-486, since its approval under the Clinton administration. Currently, it is used for almost half of all abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute.
UK: Police Arrest Catholic Priest for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Clinic, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Police in the UK have arrested a Catholic priest for silently praying outside an abortion clinic — in what is the third such arrest in recent weeks of peaceful pro-life people… Father Sean Gough stood silently holding a “praying for free speech” sign near a closed abortion facility to protest recent cases of bogus arrest. But that didn’t stop law enforcement from enforcing a law specifically designed to silent pro-life people and arresting Father Gough and charging him.
Do you Believe Life Starts at Conception? Then Stop Calling Pregnant Women ‘Future Mothers’, by Georgiana Constantin-Parke
By Georgiana Constantin-Parke, CNSNews – The case that life begins at conception and that the growing fetus is a baby cannot be made without relating it to the subsequent reality that a woman is a mother the moment she gets pregnant. There is no mother- to- be other than a woman pondering the possibility of getting pregnant. The pregnant one is already a mother, for she now has a child.
Democrats Wear “Love Abortion” Pins Showing How Much They Love Killing Babies, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Ahead of the speech, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, and U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pennsylvania, both posted photos of themselves on social media wearing golden lapel pins that read “ABORTION” with a stylized O with a heart inside… “I say the word, I wear the word,” Dean wrote on Twitter. “Abortion care is health care. Abortion care saves lives.”
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: A Demographic Crisis
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – A few weeks ago, the prime minister of Japan had a startling message for his citizens. The country, said Fumio Kishida during a speech to lawmakers, is “on the brink of not being able to maintain social functions.”… The reason for this dire warning? The country’s rock-bottom birth rate… the nation’s measly birth rate of 1.3 children born per women, far below the replacement rate of about 2.1 children per woman.
Pro-Life Americans Protest Walgreens, CVS Stores Nationwide: Stop Selling Abortion Pills, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-life advocates all across America held protests Saturday outside their local CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid pharmacies, urging the companies to cancel their plans to begin selling deadly abortion drugs… Many stood in the wind and snow and some were targets of hostile counter-protests as they defended unborn babies’ right to life in at least 95 different locations – from Pittsburgh to Chicago, San Francisco to Lansing, Michigan – with the #StopAbortionRx campaign.
Satanic Statue Honoring Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to go on Display in Texas, by Ashley Sadler
By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – Andrew Klavan has argued that the figure is an apt representation of abortion and its connection with both evil and sexual promiscuity… “This is a statue that celebrates abortion as a satanic ritual that enslaves women to male sexuality and strips them of their magisterium, their central power, which is the creation of human beings and the nurturing and raising of children,” Klavan said.
Students Will Sue Smithsonian After it Kicked Them Out for Wearing Pro-Life Hats, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Staff at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum kicked out a group of Catholic students for wearing pro-life hats last month in violation of their First Amendment rights, a lawyer for the students said. Attorney Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice said the Washington, D.C. museum should expect legal action from the Our Lady of the Rosary School students for its “blatant discrimination.”
EWTN: FACE-ing the Facts
The Editors, EWTN News – An ancient aphorism of the Catholic faith states that out of every evil, God can create a greater good… This principle comes to mind in the context of recent developments regarding federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance Act prosecutions, initiated by the Department of Justice. On Jan. 30, a Philadelphia jury exonerated pro-life sidewalk advocate Mark Houck of the flimsy FACE-related charges brought against him by the DOJ last year.
Leftist Logic: Adoption Is More ‘Traumatic’ Than Abortion, But Surrogacy Is Just Great, by Elle Purnell
By Elle Purnell, The Federalist – The delusional leftists arguing that adoption is more “traumatic” than abortion aren’t making a convincing argument for their brutal baby death cult, but they are making a great point against the rise of surrogacy as a means for clients such as gay and “transgender” males to achieve their personal parenting fantasies.
There’s Only One Way For The 1 Million Embryos Stuck In Frozen Orphanages To Make It Out Alive: Adoption, by Jordan Boyd
By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – ‘We believe that life begins at conception, and so we believe that each of those little frozen lives is a human being that deserves an opportunity to be born.’… “How many embryos could we adopt?”… As the tears rolled down Marlene Strege’s face, the unconventional words tumbled out of her mouth. The year was 1996, and nobody had ever asked her doctor that question before.
Mark Houck Will File lawsuit Against FBI for Politically Targeting His Family, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Now that he has been acquitted and beat the bogus charges the Biden administration filed against him for peacefully protesting abortion, pro-life father Mark Houck says he plans to press charges against the FBI agents who raided his home and traumatized his wife and family…
‘Pregnancy Is Not a Disease’: Pro-Life Groups Blast Biden Admin for Considering Abortion Public Health Emergency Declaration, by Katherine Hamilton
By Katherine Hamilton, Breitbart – 40 Days for Life’s CEO, Pres. Shawn Carney (said) the Biden administration is “angry that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and they are taking that out on pro-life Americans.”… Carney continued, referring to the Biden administration’s failed attempt to imprison Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck… “To say we are in an abortion emergency crisis is absurd, and no politician would’ve suggested that a year ago” …
Pro-Life Advocates Denounce Potential ‘Public Health Emergency’ Declaration by Biden to Ensure Abortion Access, by Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In response to news reports that the Biden administration is looking into potentially declaring a “Public Health Emergency” to ensure abortion access nationwide since Roe v. Wade was overturned, pro-life advocates denounced the idea and stressed that Biden wants to “expand abortion on demand until birth nationwide.”… “Their latest scheme would result in taxpayer-funded abortion on demand across the country with no protections whatsoever for unborn children or their mothers – including dangerous mail-order abortion drugs that put women at risk of serious complications,” said Dannenfelser.
Drugstore Abortion Pill Sales Cut Out Pregnancy Help, Put Women at Increased Risk, by Patty Knap
By Patty Knap, CNS News – For the profit-motivated abortion industry, bypassing the very people prepared to help women choose life is a big win… THE abortion lobby has been determined to cut out in-person doctor visits for a woman to obtain abortion drugs to get dangerous abortion pills into the hands of pregnant moms faster before anyone can offer her help with her pregnancy.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Rejecting the Anti-life, Anti-Family Mindset of World Elites
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Just over a week ago, many of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual WEF meeting. Among the guests were many heads of state, global financial leaders, and billionaires. Their goal? To solve the world’s problems… my pro-life colleagues in South America tell me how distraught they are that the anti-life globalists have infiltrated their continent, convincing various Catholic nations to open their doors to the legal killing of the preborn and to the destruction of marriage and the family…
HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Is Wrong. Assisted Suicide Is Not ‘Incredibly Romantic’, by Kylee Griswold
By Kylee Griswold, The Federalist – After the first two episodes of HBO’s “The Last of Us” proved faithful to the eponymous video game, the third installment veered sharply from the source material in its portrayal of characters… While opportunities for social and political commentary abound in the show’s post-apocalyptic setting, where government authoritarians use a health emergency to destroy even healthy people, the latest episode focused on a different theme: romanticizing suicide.
Jury Finds Mark Houck Not Guilty on Bogus Biden Admin Charges, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A Philadelphia jury has found pro-life father Mark Houck not guilty on both counts in the case of the bogus charges the Biden administration filed against him… Houck is facing bogus charges that he violated the federal FACE law when he was helping women outside an abortion center. An abortion business escort accosted and bullied his son and Houck stepped in to stop it – and, in doing so, the older abortion center volunteer fell down. Houck could have faced over a decade in prison if he was found guilty.
Mark Houck Trial Adjourned Until Monday After Jury Was Unable to Reach Verdict in Pro-Life Case
By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – The blockbuster Mark Houck case has been adjourned until Monday after the jury reached a deadlock today following 2 1/2 hours of deliberation behind closed doors… The news comes after an intense and emotional day of cross-examinations, during which the prosecutor for the U.S. government grilled Houck on his religious beliefs and claimed that the Catholic father of seven deliberately assaulted abortion “escort” Bruce Love because he “was a clinic escort for reproductive health services.”
Mark Houck’s Attorneys Ask Federal Court to Dismiss Bogus Case Against Him, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Defense attorneys for pro-life father Mark Houck have asked a federal court to dismiss the Biden administration’s bogus case against him, which threatens to put him in prison for over a decade for protesting abortion… Houck is facing bogus charges that he violated the federal FACE law when he was helping women outside an abortion center. An abortion business escort accosted and bullied his son and Houck stepped in to stop it – and, in doing so, the older abortion center volunteer fell down.
Mark Houck’s Attorney Tells Court: Don’t Put Pro-Life Dad in Prison for Protesting Abortion, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Mark Houck’s daughter wept in court yesterday as Biden administration officials desperately tried to persuade a jury to put the pro-life father in prison for over a decade for protesting abortion… Houck is facing bogus charges that he violated the federal FACE law when he was helping women outside an abortion center. An abortion business escort accosted and bullied his son and Houck stepped in to stop it – and, in doing so, the older abortion center volunteer fell down.
Mississippi AG Fitch: ‘We’ve Closed Roe and Now We Get to Ride the Dobbs Era’, by Spencer J. Fairfield
By Spencer J. Fairfield, CNSNews – Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch played a key role in the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by filing a brief with the high court during the Dobbs case… “We can protect life. But this is not the end of our journey..”… “It is only the beginning. Until we can give women when they are most vulnerable what they need, so they and their children may thrive, until we can make the changes in our laws that reflect our compassion for all life…
Patriot Post: Honoring the Sanctity of Life
Patriot Post – January 22 marks the anniversary of the two most tragic Supreme Court decisions in American history, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton… Americans are obviously tiring of a movement based on such an audacious lie. Scientifically and morally it has always been evident that life starts well before those first beautiful cries. Thanks to Dobbs, pro-lifers can enjoy more legislative success, but even more importantly, today’s pro-life movement is succeeding where it counts most: changing hearts.
Thomas More Society: To Persecute Pro-Lifers, Biden’s DOJ Ignores the Letter of the Law
By The Thomas More Society, The Stream – Lawyers for Mark Houck, a pro-life life father of seven being prosecuted by the Biden administration, dropped bombshell evidence in defense of the pro-life advocate at a January 17, 2023, pretrial hearing in Philadelphia. Thomas More Society attorneys produced new evidence — never before considered by a federal court — that when the United States Congress passed the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, it expressly intended to exclude so-called “escorts” operating outside of abortion facilities from being encompassed by the FACE Act.
Will The Right’s Next Pro-Life President Please Stand Up? by Jessica Kramer
By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – Trump recently posted on social media: It wasn’t my fault that the Republicans didn’t live up to expectations in the MidTerms. I was 233-20! It was the “abortion issue,” poorly handled by many Republicans, especially those that firmly insisted on No Exceptions, even in the case of Rape, Incest, or Life of the Mother, that lost large numbers of Voters. Also, the people that pushed so hard, for decades, against abortion, got their wish from the U.S. Supreme Court, & just plain disappeared, not to be seen again. Plus, Mitch stupid $’s!
CNSNews Staff: ‘I, Joseph R. Biden…Do Hereby Proclaim January 22, 2023, as the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision’
By CNSNews Staff – President Joe Biden issued a proclamation on Friday praising the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision—which declared abortion a right—and declaring that this Sunday, January 22, will be a day to honor “the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.”… Biden condemned the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe… “The Court got Roe right 50 years ago”
Energized By The End Of Roe, The March For Life Is All About The Victories Still Ahead, by Victoria Marshall
By Victoria Marshall, The Federalist – Thousands of pro-life activists gathered at our nation’s capitol Friday to celebrate the Supreme Court’s overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and advocate for the unborn. It was the 50th anniversary of the grassroots-organized March for Life and the first since the overturning of Roe in June. Despite such a monumental victory and the fulfillment of a key goal, the pro-life movement’s work is not over, as organizers must now fight for pro-life protections at the state level.
FLASHBACK: 50 Years of the Liberal Media’s Pro-Abortion Zealotry, by Rich Noyes
By Rich Noyes, Media Research Center – Fifty years ago this weekend, the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision split Americans on the issue of abortion, but the media elite have never been divided on the issue. Decades of surveys have consistently found journalists are staunch supporters of abortion, with one survey finding a near-unanimous 97 percent of top journalists “agreed that ‘it is a woman’s right to decide whether or not to have an abortion,’ and five out of six (84%) agreed strongly.”
Born-Alive Act Redux! by Hadley Arkes
By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – The Born-Alive Survivors of Abortion Protection Act, is not going to be enacted in this Congress. But it will have put a mark on the political terrain. The pro-life cause has been ill-served by having its public argument offered in the familiar script of conservative jurisprudence. And yet, through bumbling persistence, it has brought forth, in the House of Representatives, a group of pro-life politicians who somehow manage to do better than the legal professionals who have been presuming over the years to tutor them.
The Chosen’s Jonathan Roumie Tells March for Life Participants “God is Real”, by Zoe Romanowsky
By Zoe Romanowsky, Aleteia – At 14:30 minute mark: Jonathan Roumie states: “How can you make a difference? No. 1 Pray the Rosary! St. Padre Pio said the greatest weapon we have against the devil is the Rosary.. Try it! See for yourself. I don’t’ need to sell it. God doesn’t need me to sell anything..”
GOOD NEWS! Report: Abortions Nationwide Down 6% Since SCOTUS Overturned Roe v. Wade, by Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – A report by the left-wing Society of Family Planning shows that abortions nationwide dropped 6% after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022 in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization… The report shows that in April 2022 there were 85,020 surgical abortions nationwide. But in July, after the Dobbs decision, there were 79,750 abortions and in August 79,620 abortions. That’s a 6% decline between April and August 2022.
Minnesota Poised To Legalize Infanticide, Nuke Protections For Women And Babies In Radical Abortion Bill, by Jordan Boyd
By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – If passed by both chambers, the legislation will head to Democrat Gov. Tim Walz’s desk, where he is expected to sign it into law… Minnesota Democrats are poised to ignore the at least 69 percent of Americans who say they want significant limits on abortion to pass the state’s most radical abortion bill, which would legalize taxpayer-funded on-demand abortion for all.
Life, By the Numbers, Revisited, by Robert Royal
By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – That number does not include the number of babies killed by elective abortions, however, which at one time would have been thought a rare, emergency measure. The Guttmacher Institute, an advocate for abortion, estimates that there are roughly 56 million abortions around the world every year. So allowing for the statistical uncertainties, we can say in broad terms that as many innocents are slaughtered every year in the womb as there are deaths from all other causes in the entire world.
New Poll Shows 72% of Women Support Pro-Life Laws, by Ben Johnson
By Ben Johnson, LifeNews – A strong majority of Americans support stronger pro-life laws, according to a new poll released just days before the annual March for Life. More than two-thirds of Americans (69%) would support ending all abortion no later than the first trimester, including nearly three out of four women (72%) and nearly half (49%) of all surveyed Democrats.
Victim of Violent FBI Raid Drops Bombshell on Biden’s Abortion Agenda, by Bob Unruh
By Bob Unruh, World Net Daily – Joe Biden’s extreme pro-abortion ideology is probably captured better nowhere else than in the government’s case against Mark Houck, a pro-life father of seven who was arrested in a stunningly violent pre-dawn FBI raid on his home… His alleged offense? Pushing back against an abortion business “escort” who had badgered and harassed his son… But now Houck’s defense counsel, from the famed Thomas More Society, have dropped a bombshell on the prosecution.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Violence of Euthanasia in Canada
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – I’ve said in the past that on many matters Canada gives us a glimpse of what lies five-to-ten years down the road if we don’t do everything in our power to stop our country’s slide towards the culture of death… With populations across the developed world aging, it has become clear that the next front in the battle against the culture of death will focus on end-of-life issues. Currently, the push is on in the United States to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide.
FDA Has Made Abortion ‘Wild West’ With Rule Change on Drugs, OB-GYN Says, by Virginia Allen
By Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – The Food and Drug Administration has permanently changed its restrictions on abortion drugs. Following an official rule change in early January, women no longer need to see a doctor in person to be prescribed chemical abortion pills. The move, according to OB-GYN Dr. Ingrid Skop, is opening women up to the “Wild West” of abortion.
We Need More Babies, by Emmy Griffin
By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Government, environmentalism, and feminism have been feeding women the lie that overpopulation is a problem. The government has a vested interest in keeping women in the workforce; it enriches the coffers. Environmentalists preach that children increase the carbon footprint and that having more than one is pollution on an epic scale. Feminists declare that women and men are the same, so women are supposed to like pursuing a career, sleeping around without consequences, and getting a big paycheck. …
Legal Expert: Joe Biden is Breaking Law to Allow Post Office to Mail Abortion Pills, by Katie Yoder
By Katie Yoder, LifeNews – A majority of women seeking abortion in the United States today choose abortion pills over other methods. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently advised that the U.S. Postal Service can deliver these abortion drugs by mail — after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also authorized doctors to prescribe the drugs online and mail the pills… Here are five things to know about abortion drugs.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Spreads ‘Culture of Death’ Across America, by Katherine Hamilton
By Katherine Hamilton, Breitbart – Last September, Newsom’s campaign paid to promote abortion tourism via public billboards in seven states. Some of those billboards misused the words of Jesus from the New Testament of the Bible to market the Golden State as an abortion destination: “‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.’ – Mark 12:31.”… “In response to Newsom’s blasphemous billboards, a coalition of pro-life organizations is placing billboards in the same locations as Newsom posted his pro-abortion billboards,” Life Legal Defense Foundation announced.
Studies Show Abortion Pill is Four Times More Dangerous Than Surgical Abortions, by Michael New Ph.D.
By Michael New Ph.D., LifeNews – The Biden administration continues to endanger both women and unborn children by loosening the rules regarding the dispensation of chemical-abortion drugs… Then last week, the FDA announced that women could obtain chemical-abortion pills at retail pharmacies. Already, large pharmacies including Walgreen’s and CVS have indicated that they will offer chemical-abortion drugs… A solid body of public-health research has demonstrated that chemical abortions pose serious health risks.
New Priorities for the Pro-Life Movement in 2023, by Russell Shaw
By Russell Shaw, Catholic Exchange – The March For Life will have a new look this year. When thousands of prolife demonstrators march through the streets of Washington on January 20, instead of proceeding to the Supreme Court as in the past, they will end their trek across the street at the U.S. Capitol… The symbolism is correct. And it’s not just the March for Life but the prolife movement as a whole that needs to shift itinerary as 2023 gets underway….
March for Life and More: Nationwide Marches and Other Pro-Life Gatherings, by Joseph Pronechen
By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – This year, the annual March for Life has gained rather than lost momentum as it continues with its 50th-annual March for Life after the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade… While this national march will again be held in Washington on Jan. 20, companion pro-life marches will also continue across the nation. As in past years, different locales have chosen different dates on which to hold their rallies.
DIY Abortion Kits, by Kristine Christlieb
By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – he Biden regime is making good on its promise to keep abortion easily accessible… Dr. John Bruchalski, OB/GYN and author: “It’s called the starving and the abandonment abortion. They want to call it a medical abortion rather than a chemical abortion but it’s really about starving and abandoning (the fetus).”
A Reminder to Doctors About the Meaning (and Value) of Life, by Peter Bleyer, M.D.
By Peter Bleyer, M.D., American Thinker – Patients have the right to expect from their physician a relationship free from the influence of power, money, and anonymous third parties. After many years of training, and drawing upon the experience of thousands of doctor-patient interactions, I have come to fully understand that it is the exclusivity of the doctor-patient relationship that gives meaning to medicine. Without it, we are like Christians without Jesus Christ… It is vital to clarify that America’s current, tremendous distrust of the medical profession, although greatly amplified by the COVID pandemic, did not begin with COVID.
210 Democrats Voted to Deny Medical Care to Babies Who Survive Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In an annoyingly close vote, the House approved new legislation that would stop infanticide and protect babies who survive abortion. This is a similar measure to one that pro-abortion former Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked 80 times when she ran the House… The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires that, when a baby is born alive following an abortion, health care practitioners must exercise the same degree of professional skill and care that would be offered to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
GOP-Controlled House Makes Protecting Born Alive Babies, Condemning Violence Against Pro-Lifers Priority Number One, by Jordan Boyd
By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – While House Democrats’ first act of the 118th Congress was to demand a vote on their unsuccessful abortion up-until-birth in all 50 states legislation, House Republicans, keen to defend the nation’s most vulnerable, committed to using their newfound majority to pass two pro-life measures… Dems and their allies in the corrupt corporate media, still reeling from the end of Roe v. Wade, shunned the legislation and smeared Republicans for daring to use their congressional power to curb Democrats’ abortion for all agenda.
118th Congress to Vote on Born Alive Infant Protection Act, by Erika Ahern
By Erika Ahern, CatholicVote – On January 9, 2023, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-MO, reintroduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill ensures that infants who emerge from the birth canal alive after an attempted abortion receive the same protections and care as any other newborn… “It pains me that this fight has to be fought at all, but medical care for babies should not be a partisan issue,” said Wagner. “Now, with Republicans in the Majority, the House will finally take action and vote to protect the fundamental right to life.”
Why is the March for Life Subjected to So Much Hate? by John Horvat II
By John Horvat II, LifeSiteNews – What they hate most is the word ‘march,’ and they hate it for three reasons…. Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the annual March for Life will take place on January 20 in Washington, D.C., on the 50th anniversary of the infamous 1973 Supreme Court decision. Many inveterate pro-lifers have trudged up to the Supreme Court for decades and feel that now is not the time to rest upon laurels but press on defending life and keep marching.
The Fight to Stop Abortion Continues, by Mike Huckabee
By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – In a 3-2 decision, the S. Carolina Supreme Court struck down the new state law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, ruling it an unconstitutional violation of a woman’s right to privacy. S. Carolina law currently bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy… Att. Gen. Alan Wilson said, “We respectfully, but strongly, disagree with the court’s ruling,” and that he was working with Gov. Henry McMaster’s office to review legal options moving forward. …
House Republicans Will Push Bill to Permanently Ban Tax-Funded Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Now that Republicans have taken over Congress from Nancy Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats, one of the first orders of business will be promoting a pro-life agenda. And one of the first bills Republicans will promote is a measure to permanently ban taxpayer-funded abortions… Speaker of the House, pro-life Congressman Kevin McCarthy agreed to a rules package that includes provisions ensuring that pro-life legislation will be brought up and approved quickly.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: 2022 Victories and Challenges for the New Year
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – By far the biggest (and best!) news of the year, was the demise of Roe v. Wade. … For nearly fifty years, pro-life activists did everything in their power to eradicate this horrific court case. Every year we marched in Washington, DC, as well as in numerous cities across our nation. Every year we worked to elect pro-life politicians. Over and over again, we thought we had elected the president who would finally give us the pro-life Supreme Court we needed. … And then, suddenly, Roe is gone.
Arkansas Named the Most Pro-Life State in America, by Natalie M. Hejran, J.D.
By Natalie M. Hejran, J.D., LifeNews – Each year, Americans United for Life takes a look back on the progress made for Life in the state legislative sessions and ranks the states based on their laws designed to promote Life, including protections for the unborn, the elderly, and the terminally ill. This year, we are proud to announce that Arkansas is once again the most Pro-Life state in America! Arkansas is joined by Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Mississippi in the top 5.
Walgreens, CVS Will Sell Abortion Pill That Has Killed Millions of Babies, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Walgreens and CVS will sell the abortion drug that has killed millions of babies… Their decision comes after the Biden admin decided yesterday to allow pharmacies to sell the dangerous abortion drug that has killed millions of babies and injured thousands of women… Previously, mifepristone could only be dispensed by clinics, medical offices, and hospitals or under the supervision of a licensed physician….
Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2022, Killing 44 Million People, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were over 44 million abortions world-wide in 2022. The independent site collects data from governments and other organizations and then reports the data, along with estimates and projections, based on those numbers… Abortion is also the leading cause of death in the United States.
Biden Administration Doubles Down on Abortion-for-All Agenda, by Bob Unruh
By Bob Unruh, World Net Daily – One of Joe Biden’s highest priorities during his term in the Oval Office has been to promote abortion… He’s even, in the face of the Supreme Court overturning Roe, insisted that he can change the “rules” for hospitals nationwide and demand they violate state laws to do abortion… Now he’s taking it a step further… He wants to demand that medical workers have no conscience rights when abortion is involved.
March for Life Will Continue Next Year Because America Must End Abortion, by Mary Margaret Olohan
By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – In November, Catholic Cardinal Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington canceled the 2023 Youth Rally and Mass for Life, a massive event held for the past 25 years that typically draws about 20,000 young people from across the U.S… The archdiocese’s statement on the matter, which noted that it will also not host the larger multi-diocese rally, offered little explanation other than that “many dioceses” are focused on state-level efforts to combat abortion… the decision is likely to impact the numbers since many Catholic dioceses are responsible for sending busloads of cheerful pro-life families to join the march. And it’s unclear why Gregory would make such a move.
Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Brings ‘Happy Tears’ This Christmas for Women and Families, by Joe Bukuras
By Joe Bukuras, Catholic News Agency – Pro-life pregnancy centers are bringing joy and blessings to women and families in need across the nation this Christmas season… ABC Pregnancy Resource Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, said that each Christmas season, the center has a program called Christmas Blessings in which pregnant women involved in the center’s parenting classes receive Christmas gifts for their whole family from generous donors who “adopt” them.
Nebraska Could be the Next State to Ban Abortions, Protect Unborn Babies, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Nebraska has a better chance of passing legal protections for unborn babies in 2023 after voters elected more pro-life lawmakers to the state legislature this fall… “It’s not clear that we have the votes we need (to oppose abortion restrictions),” Scout Richters, senior legal and policy council for ACLU of Nebraska, told the newspaper.
Daleiden’s Victory for the Unborn, by Kristine Christlieb
By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – For decades, American universities have been using fetal body parts in their research… “It appears that there’s some sort of negotiation going on, and what Planned Parenthood says is that it’s about the transfer of fetal tissue to biotech companies for research.”… In the year Daleiden filed his document request, the National Institutes of Health spent $76 million on fetal tissue research.
Woman Arrested, Charged With “Thought Crime” for Silently Praying Outside Abortion Facility
By Alliance Defending Freedom, LifeNews – A charity volunteer has been arrested and charged on four counts after she told the police she “might” be praying silently, when questioned as to why she was standing on a public street near an abortion facility… Police approached Isabel Vaughan-Spruce standing near the BPAS Robert Clinic in Kings Norton, Birmingham. Vaughan-Spruce was carrying no sign and remained completely silent until approached by officers. ..
VAERS Shows a 4070% Increase in Miscarriages and Stillbirths Since mRNA Roll-Out, by Brian Lupo
By Brian Lupo, Gateway Pundit – The vaccine is “safe and effective” according to our very own CDC, FDA and Federal government… Nothing to see here. Pay no attention to the 4,070% increase in miscarriages and stillbirths, as reported by the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). The VAERS system is the federal government’s method of monitoring vaccine injuries through real-time reporting.
Supremes to Review Case Challenging American Election Results, by Bob Unruh
By Bob Unruh, WorldNet Daily – A lawsuit that actually could challenge American election results, and possibly overturn them, is heading for a conference in the U.S. Supreme Court in just weeks… The case does not allege the 2020 election was stolen… Instead, it alleges “that a large majority of Congress, by failing to investigate such serious allegations of election rigging and breaches of national security, violated their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic” ….
Kentucky: No Abortions in August, September, Only 2 in October, by Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and Kentucky banning nearly all abortions, the Bluegrass state saw abortions drop to zero in August and September. In October, there were only two abortions.
David Daleiden Scores Court Win Over University’s Fetal Tissue Research Documents, by Tyler Arnold
By Tyler Arnold, EWTN News – Following a six-year legal battle, a prominent pro-life activist and investigative journalist has blocked the University of Washington from redacting information in documents related to its research that uses fetal tissue and fetal organs from aborted babies… “We expect to get a much clearer picture of this arrangement, [which] Planned Parenthood itself held out as the gold standard for fetal harvesting in America,” (said) David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress …
FBI Arrests Two Pro-Life Advocates for Protesting Abortion, Ignore 160 Attacks on Pro-Lifers
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The FBI has arrested two more pro-life people for protesting at abortion clinics. But Joe Biden’s law enforcmenet agency still hasn’t arrested a single person after more than 160 acts of violence against churches, pro-life groups and pregnancy centers… The latest arrests involve two women from Tennessee who were charged under the federal FACE law in New York on Friday …
David Daleiden Wins a Lawsuit Filed Against Him for Exposing Planned Parenthood, by Tom Ciesielka
By Tom Ciesielka, LifeNews – In the settlement, Daleiden secured an agreement to obtain significant additional public documents relating to the UW’s purchase, processing, and sale of the organs and tissue from aborted human fetuses. Daleiden had sought to have job titles unredacted in the records, and the settlement agreement provided for those job titles. The Thomas More Society also secured a $30,000 payment for attorney’s fees from the UW, pursuant to a cross-claim against the UW for violations of the Washington Public Records Act.
Nurse Files Lawsuit to Stop Biden From Turning VA Hospitals Into Abortion Clinics, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt. LifeNews – A Texas nurse has filed a lawsuit to stop Joe Biden from turning VA hospitals into abortion clinics… Leading pro-life groups ar concerned that a $71 million increase in taxpayer funding to the Office of Women’s Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs will be used illegally to fund abortions. Since 1992, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been statutorily prohibited from using taxpayer dollars for abortion. In September, the Biden administration ignored this longstanding prohibition and issued a new rule that funds abortion for undefined and presumably broad “health” reasons.
Appeals Court Blocks Joe Biden’s Mandate Trying to Force Christian Doctors to Do Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal appeals court has permanently blocked Joe Biden’s controversial mandate attempting to force Christian doctors to kill babies in abortions… Christian medical leaders raised the alarm about a new pro-abortion mandate from the Biden administration that could shut down Christian health care throughout the U.S. The US DHHS officials planned to revoke a Trump admin. rule that protected pro-life medical workers from being forced to kill unborn babies in elective abortions.
What Our Lady of Guadalupe Means to a Former Abortionist, by John Bruchalski
By John Bruchalski, EWTN News – The famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe has become a powerful cultural icon associated with motherhood, feminism, social justice, dignity and hope… For me, she represents something more personal. It was through her intercession during my medical training that the Lord called me to turn away from performing elective abortions and to practice life-affirming medicine.
Number of Independent Abortion Clinic Closures More than Doubles in 2022, by Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, the number of abortion clinics closing has increased, to the point that 2022 closures have more than doubled, compared to 2021… Through the first 11 months of this year, 42 independent clinics.. have shut their doors, up from 20 in full-year 2021, according to an abortion association named the Abortion Care Network (ACN).
Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Force Americans to Fund Abortion Travel, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Two U.S. Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would force Americans to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions in states where the deadly practice is still legal… U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin, and Patty Murray, of Washington state, want taxpayers to pay $350 million annually for travel expenses, lodging, childcare and meals for pregnant mothers who want elective abortions.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Marriage Bill Passes, Undermines Truth, Natural Law
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Unfortunately, last week that’s exactly what happened. In a (the “Respect for Marriage Act” passed) 61-36 vote last Tuesday, the bill received final approval in the Senate. It now goes back to the House for a final vote, where it is expected to pass easily. It will then go to the President for his signature… the bill ultimately has nothing to do with “respecting” marriage.
(1 Year Ago) Elon Musk Says Depopulation is a Problem: “Civilization is Going to Crumble” if People Don’t Have More Kids, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, Dec 7, 2021 – Unlike other famous billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett who believe the world is growing overpopulated, Elon Musk said depopulation is the real problem… “I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate,” Musk said. “Please look at the numbers. If people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble. Mark my words.”
Hundreds of Texas Churches Split From United Methodist Church Because It’s Pro-Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Hundreds of Texas churches have voted to split from the United Methodist Church denomination this year for deviating from scripture on abortion, homosexuality and other issues… Because the conference represents 200 congregations, about 75 percent of which are leaving, the conference likely will dissolve next year, The Texas Tribune reports. The vote was 261-24.
Pro-Life Prof Fights Back Against Newspaper’s Campaign to Cancel Her, by Bridget Sielicki
By Bridget Sielicki, WND News Services – Dr. Joanna Howe is an Associate Professor of Law and a former NSW Rhodes Scholar. She regularly uses her social media accounts, including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook to raise awareness about abortion and why she believes the lives of preborn human beings should be protected. While Howe is vocal online about her pro-life views, she said she does not speak on the topic while in the classroom.
Hillary Clinton: Saving Babies From Abortion is Like Soldiers Raping Women, by Alex Christy
By Alex Christy, LifeNews – Clinton, “But we are also in a period of time where there is a lot of pushback and much of the progress that has been, I think, taken for granted by too many people is under attack. Literally under attack in places like Iran or Afghanistan or Ukraine where rape is a tactic of war, or under attacks by political and cultural forces in a country like our own when it comes to women’s health care and bodily autonomy.”
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet : Three Pieces of Good News for Pro-Lifers
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – (I)n a recent press conference during the G-20 summit in Indonesia, Biden was asked about abortion, and admitted that there is no hope for codifying Roe during the rest of his term. “I don’t think there’s enough votes,” Biden stated. Asked what voters could expect when it came to the issue of abortion, Biden replied, “I don’t think they can expect much of anything.”
Texas Abortions Drop From 2,500 to 68 in First Month After Roe Overturned, by Kim Schwartz
By Kim Schwartz, LifeNews – Abortions in Texas plummeted after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, according to new data released by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
State abortion statistics for July 2022, the first full month after Texas’ total protections for preborn children regained effect, reported 68 abortions. The same time period a year prior saw 4,879 abortions, an average of 150 per day. ….
Indiana Right to Life: Indiana Court Rules Aborted Babies are Not Medical Waste
Indiana Right to Life – …the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholding — for the second time — an Indiana law requiring medical facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains following abortions… “The bodies of unborn babies are more than mere medical waste to be tossed out with trash,” Attorney General Rokita said. “They are human beings who deserve the dignity of cremation or burial. The appellate court’s decision is a win for basic decency.”
Pro-Life Doctors Sue FDA to Halt Its Approval of Chemical Abortion Drugs, by Peyton Holliday
By Peyton Holliday, CNS News – The chemical abortion drugs specifically are mifepristone and misoprostol. According to doctors, they usually must be taken prior to the 11th week of pregnancy to ensure an abortion. Mifepristone is taken first and then, 24 hours later, 4 misoprostol pills are taken. Several hours later cramping and bleeding starts and the tiny baby is expelled from the uterus.
Abortion Bans Have Saved 10,000 Babies From Abortions Since Supreme Court Overturned Roe, by Chuck Donovan, Tessa Longbons
By Chuck Donovan and Tessa Longbons, LifeNews – Do pro-life laws, whether state or federal, actually save lives?… According to a new study from the pro-abortion WeCount coalition, the answer is “yes,” with the number of abortions nationwide falling by 10,000 in the first two months after the Dobbs decision… Ten thousand lives saved is cause for celebration, although you might not guess that from the media’s reaction. But the effect of Dobbs won’t stop there. As is often the case, the answer goes beyond the headlines.
Life Lost in Michigan: The Sad Saga of Proposal 3, by Monica Miller
By Monica Miller, Crisis Magazine – Finally, in the end, Proposal 3 succeeded because our culture has become used to the violence of abortion. Fifty years of killing under Roe v. Wade is part of what we expect—a killing to which we believe we are entitled. It is not enough that Roe v. Wade is reversed. What also needs to be reversed is the philosophy of Roe, the philosophy that claims human beings are radical individuals. Roe created the most radical individual, the autonomous woman encased in her sphere of “privacy”—that sphere of isolation in which a woman casts others out from human communion.
Catholic Journalist Challenges US Bishops: Why Aren’t You Doing More to Stop ‘Daily Mass Murder of Pre-Born Children’? by Jack Bingham
By Jack Bingham, LifeSiteNews – Seeking justice for unborn children, Catholic journalist Jim Havens challenged prominent bishops about their lackluster fight against abortion during Tuesday’s USCCB meeting… In a question period Tuesday at the USCCB meeting, journalist Jim Havens… pressed outgoing USCCB president Arc. José Horacio Gomez and head of the Committee on Doctrine Bishop Daniel Flores, about why they are not doing more to defend the lives of pre-born children against the condemned practice of abortion.
You Don’t Need Religion to Know Killing Babies in Abortions is Wrong, by Chris Kelly
By Chris Kelly, LifeNews – In a recent guest opinion, the correspondent discussed abortion and concluded that only one’s religion would lead one to oppose abortion. But science and ethics alone easily reveal reasons that abortion is the killing of an innocent human being, and killing an innocent human being is wrong… Let’s start with the science of genetics. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes which are composed of genes, which are composed of DNA.
Therapist: Yes, Post-Abortive Women Suffer From ‘Trauma’ and ‘Complicated Grief’, by Sophia Corso
By Sophia Corso, The Federalist – While abortion proponents do their best to suppress any narrative that questions the morality, ethics, and safety of snuffing out human life in the womb, an account from North Carolina clinical therapist Adam Fadel further solidifies the reality of what many women actually experience after choosing abortion: grief and trauma… In both anecdotes and data analysis, it’s clear abortion doesn’t liberate women — it traumatizes them.
Bishop Strickland Opposes Decision to Cancel 2023 Youth Rally and Mass for Life, by Jean Mondoro
By Jean Mondoro, LifeSiteNews – Cdl. Wilton Gregory (cancelled) the first post-Roe Youth Rally and Mass for Life, an event that previously drew thousands of young people across the country to the nation’s capital, celebrating life and praying for an end to abortion. The rally has been the precursor to the National March for Life to the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. for over 25 years…
The Ruth Institute: Welcome, Baby Number 8 Billion!
The Ruth Institute – The United Nations’ Population Division predicts we’ll hit 8 billion people on November 15, 2022… Some say there are already too many of us. We disagree. Without apology or equivocation, we welcome Baby 8 Billion… With falling fertility around the world, we need babies now more than ever. Elon Musk said, “If people don’t have more children, civilization will crumble.”
88 Abortion Business Close Down This Year, 14 States Now Abortion Free, by Cheryl Sullenger and Sarah Neely
By Cheryl Sullenger and Sarah Neely, LifeNews – Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey on June 24, 2022, the landscape of abortion in the U.S. has dramatically changed… According to a survey of all abortion facilities nationwide conducted by Operation Rescue in October and November, there are currently 683 abortion facilities/businesses operating in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
Abortion Is Our Red Wave, by Regis Martin
By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – But there was one big red wave, the certainty of which has continued its all too predictable march through every precinct in the land, signaling yet another triumph at the polls… What am I talking about here? I’m talking about abortion, concerning which it is business as usual. Thus, protocols require that we not rock the boat as it sails merrily along a thoroughly red wave. I mean the shedding of innocent blood in the womb, where untold millions of human beings continue to be destroyed in this country.
Biden Admits Congress Can’t Pass Abortions Up to Birth Bill if GOP Wins House: “Not Enough Votes”, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Biden, “I don’t think they can expect much of anything other than we’re going to maintain our positions. I’m not going to get into more questions. I shouldn’t even have answered your question,” Biden said… “I don’t think there’s enough votes to codify [Roe], unless something happens unusual in the House. I think we’re going to get very close in the House. I think we’re going to be very close, but I don’t think we’re going to make it.”
Voters Reject Pro-Life Ballot Measures in Several States, by John Burger
By John Burger, Aleteia – Pro-lifers find little to celebrate in results of 2022 midterm elections… Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont on Tuesday chose to enshrine abortion rights in their state constitutions, while voters in Kentucky rejected an amendment that would have declared there is no right to abortion in their constitution. …
Every Pro-Life Republican Governor Who Signed an Abortion Ban Won Re-Election, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – “GOP pro-life candidates win in competitive races if they define their opponents as abortion extremists who support abortion on demand with no limits, and contrast that with a clearly defined pro-life position centered around consensus such as pain-capable or heartbeat limits,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement to LifeNews. “This must be the key takeaway for the GOP as we head into the 2024 presidential cycle, especially those eyeing a run for the White House.”
California Passes Measure Legalizing Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger – California has solidified its stance as one of the most radically pro-abortion states in America as voters there approved a ballot measure to allow killing babies in taxpayer-funded abortions up to birth… Unfortunately, with 37% of the vote calculated, Proposition 1 has an unsurprising lead of 69-31% in one of the most radically leftist states in the country.
Pope Francis Praises Abortion Activist He Named to Pro-Life Panel, She Gives it “More Humanity”, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During a conversation with reporters about the importance of women and women’s rights, Pope Francis praised an abortion activist he recently named to a pro-life panel… Pope Francis appointed an abortion supporter to the Pontifical Academy for Life recently, saying “debate and dialogue … between people of different backgrounds” is important.The Vatican said church authorities reviewed the background of Mariana Mazzucato, a University College London economist who has advocated for abortion repeatedly on Twitter, and found “no problems.”
The Men’s March: Join Hundreds of Catholic Men Marching in Baltimore to Bring an End to Abortion
The Men’s March, LifeSiteNews – Bsp. Strickland said, “It is my firmly held conviction that abortion is the sin of our time and all of us will be judged according to how we responded to this atrocious attack on life. Those in positions of power who vehemently advocate for the murder of unborn children have been allowed to dominate our culture for too long. Let us pray that your Godly, manly efforts will help to turn our nation from this diabolical path. …”
CNSNews: Biden: ‘Give Me Two More Democrats in the Senate and…We’re Going to Codify Roe v. Wade’
By CNSNews – “And, look, here’s the bottom line: If Republicans gain control of Congress and pass a nationwide ban on abortion, I will veto it,” Biden said… “And if we elect—they give me two more Democrats in the Senate and we keep control of the House, we’re going to codify Roe v. Wade in January and make it the law of the land,” said Biden.
Help! Pro-Life Americans Need to Vote Against Abortion in These 5 States, by Katie Yoder
By Katie Yoder, LifeNews – Americans in five states will weigh in on the issue of abortion at the ballot box in the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 8… Polling is available for the three states proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion: California, Michigan, and Vermont. While surveys in those states indicate strong support for pro-abortion referendums, pro-life campaigns say they see hope for a victory.
‘Devout Catholic’ Joe Biden Claims “No One Knows Precisely When Does Human Life Begin”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Joe Biden brought up his Catholic faith Tuesday when he defended abortion on demand with the claim that “no one knows” when life begins… Breitbart reports the president promoted the legalized killing of unborn babies in abortions during a campaign rally in Florida. Democrats have made abortion a key focus of the midterm election, and Biden promised to make abortion a top priority in 2023 if his party wins more seats in Congress.
10,000 Babies’ Lives Have Been Saved, by Emmy Griffin
By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The vital work of a post-Roe America is already making a huge impact… There has been an enormous impact on the abortion industry since the overturning of *Roe v. Wade.* States now have the prerogative, with the will of the people, to affirm when life begins and decide when an abortion should be illegal.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Our Urgent Duty to Vote Pro-Life
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – President Joe Biden, who continues to claim to be a “devout” Catholic, is leaving no doubt about where he and the Democrats stand on the issue of the legal killing of preborn children… In a series of recent statements, Biden has vowed that if Americans give control of the House and the Senate to the Democrats, his #1 priority will be to pass and sign into law a bill making abortion a fundamental “right.”
Abortions Drop 6% in Two Months After Dobbs, Over 10,000 Babies Saved From Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A new report in the New York Times shows abortions quickly declined after the Supreme Court overturned Roe. In just the first two months after the Dobbs decision in late June, abortions had already dropped 6% as more than 10,000 babies were saved from abortion… “Thirteen states banned or severely restricted abortion during those months, mostly in the South, and legal abortions in those states fell to close to zero ….
Millions of Unborn Babies Will Face Death if Democrats Win the Midterms, by Raymond Wolfe
By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – The rapidly approaching 2022 midterms will be among the most important elections of our lifetimes, not least of all because of their massive implications for millions of unborn babies… Critical state and federal elections in less than two weeks will determine whether Democrats will finally be able to enact their radical abortion agenda or whether Republicans will have the votes to block it and continue advancing pro-life protections, especially at the state level.
WATCH: Joe Biden Insults Reporter, Confirms He Supports No Limits on Abortion, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During a brief exchange with journalists today outside the White House, Joe Biden insulted a reporter and confirmed he supports no limits on abortions… Just days after a rally in which he pledged to sign a bill legalize abortions up to birth nationwide, reporters asked him whether he would support any limits on abortion. Biden insulted the reporter by assuming he had never read or had no understanding of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that allow abortions on demand and told him to “get educated.”
CNSNews: Biden Cites God in Predicting Defeat of Pro-Lifers: ‘We’re Going to See What Happens All Over America, God Willing’
By CNSNews Staff, October 19, 2022 – “The Dobbs decision—the Court practically dares women to go ahead and lead and be heard,” said Biden… “One of the most extraordinary parts of that decision, in my view, was when the majority wrote, quote, ‘Women are not without electoral…’ ‘Are not…’—excuse me—“…are not without electoral or political power.”… “Let me tell you something — [laughs]— the Court and the extreme Republicans who have spent decades trying to overturn Roe are about to find out,” said Biden.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Pro-Life Laws Close Abortion Clinics
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Sometimes it’s difficult to remember that we now live in a post-Roe America. For nearly 50 years, pro-lifers gave everything to the effort to eradicate that most-appalling of all U.S. Supreme Court decisions, a decision that gave America the dubious distinction of being one of the most extreme pro-abortion nations on earth, and which opened the floodgates to untold millions of abortions – numbering over 63.5 million.
WH: Biden Believes Abortion Is a ‘Fundamental Right’ During the Entire Pregnancy, by Ian Hanchett
By Ian Hanchett, Breitbart – “What the president believes is that there should be a fundamental right for a woman to choose what to do with her own body and the President has said this time and time again, that there are basic, fundamental rights, access to health care, this access to health care includes women across this country. And what we expect to see is that, especially college-aged women, women who’ve had to face these very difficult choices will be reminded of this, especially during this season. …”
Biden Admin Arrests Another Pro-Life Advocate for Peacefully Protesting Abortion, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Biden administration continues targeting pro-life Americans for peacefully protesting abortion, contending they are breaking a law that makes it illegal to block access to abortion businesses… Biden officials still haven’t arrested a single person for firebombing pregnancy centers, burning down churches or over 150 other acts of violence this year… On Friday, pro-life atheist Herb Geraghty, 26, was indicted by AG Merrick Garland’s U.S. DOJ under the FACE (Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances) Act. …
March for Life 2023 to Focus on Congress and State Lawmakers, by Peyton Holliday
By Peyton Holliday, CNS News – Setting a new precedent for 2023, the theme of the March for Life is “Next Steps: Marching in a Post-Roe America.”… At Thursday’s event at the Heritage Foundation, the March for Life announced, “Vital to our strategic ‘Next Steps’ is continuing to boldly march each year in Washington, D.C., now that the power to protect the unborn has returned to the American people through their elected representatives.
Joe Biden Quietly Created Task Force in July to Target Pro-Life Americans, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – That’s because Biden’s Justice Department quietly created a task force in July to target pro-life Americans. As the Washington Examiner reports: The DOJ’s Reproductive Rights Task Force was announced on July 12 with the stated goal of “protect[ing] access to reproductive health care,” which means abortion… Along with lobbying Congress to create a federal right to abortion, the task force’s work included centralizing “information about the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act,” the federal law used to prosecute at least a dozen pro-life activists in recent weeks.
In The Genital Mutilation Market, Business Is Booming, by Jay W. Richards
By Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., The Federalist – Market research predicts that revenue for wrongly termed ‘gender-affirming care’ will grow to $5 billion by the end of this decade… The risk in any grim line of work is that you get used to it — that true horrors cease to appear horrible. I assume the folks who clean up crime scenes and conduct autopsies get used to their work. Otherwise, they’d crack.
UK Police Raid Pro-Life Advocate’s Home and Arrest Her Without Warrant, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – As one pro-life activist from the UK tells it, police arrested her in her home last week while she was in the middle of cooking a meal. Catholic commentator Caroline Farrow says she was “roasting chicken and putting the laundry away when suddenly the police knocked on the door of her home in Guildford, West Surrey, and arrested her without a warrant for malicious communications and harassment in relation to a long-running online debate she had regarding transgender issues.”
The Department of Injustice, by Michael Warsaw
By Michael Warsaw, EWTN News – For nearly two years, the Biden administration has put on full display its lamentable disregard for the sanctity of human life, human sexuality and religious freedom. One of the most disturbing examples has been the apparent recent weaponization of the Department of Justice in support of the administration’s pro-abortion agenda… This misdirection of justice began to take shape soon after President Joe Biden took office, when the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Texas to stop that state’s law regulating abortions after an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected.
A Somewhat Modest Proposal, by David Carlin
By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – I had a brief but significant conversation in the late 1980s. At the time, I was an anti-abortion member of the Rhode Island Senate, in the days when it was not yet a contradiction in terms to speak of a “pro-life Democrat.” My conversation partner was a political reporter who covered the State House for the Providence Journal. He was strongly pro-abortion.
FBI Arrests 87-Year-Old Pro-Life Concentration Camp Survivor for Peacefully Protesting Abortion, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Biden administration has been under heavy criticism as Joe Biden’s Justice Dept. targets peaceful pro-life Americans for protesting abortions in such as a way that they blocked access to an abortion center… The Justice Dept. has charged 11 more pro-life activists with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act for blocking the entrance of an abortion clinic in 2021. …
Washington Post Worried America Has Too Many Catholic Hospitals, by Terence P. Jeffrey
By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The Washington Post published a story on Oct. 10 that carried the following headline: “Spread of Catholic hospitals limits reproductive care across the US.”… What did this newspaper mean by the euphemistic term “reproductive care”?… It meant, among other things, terminating a human life…
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case Declaring Unborn Babies Have a Right to Life, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from Rhode Island about whether unborn babies have a right to life… For almost 50 years since Roe, pro-life groups have made the case that unborn children have a right to life under the 14th Amendment, with the hope that the Supreme Court would someday recognize that right.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Abortion Is a Preeminent Issue in Midterm Elections
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In the leadup to the midterms, Democrat strategists have been working to turn people’s attention away from the dismal state of the economy, and keep it focused firmly on the issue of abortion. They believe that by painting Republicans as “extremists” on the issue of abortion in the wake of the reversal of Roe, they can distract from the failures of this administration on a host of other issues. To that end, they have spent over $124 million on abortion-related advertising.
Jill Biden Celebrates Friend Who Killed Her Baby in Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Jill Biden insisted this weekend that women need to be able to abort their unborn babies to succeed, sharing how she helped a teenage friend get an abortion in the 1960s… “To end the pregnancy, she told me that her only recourse was to undergo a psychiatric evaluation that would declare her mentally unfit before the doctor would perform the procedure,” Biden said, according to Fox News.
After FBI Raid, Pro-Life Advocate Was Held for 6 Hours, Charged and Released With No Wallet or Phone, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – More information has come to light about the FBI raid on the home of pro-life advocate Paul Vaughn of Tennessee and his shocking arrest in front of his terrified children… A shocking new video shows FBI agents raiding the home of a pro-life advocate in Tennessee, because he allegedly broke federal law saving babies from abortions at a local abortion facility.
66 Abortion Centers in 15 States Have Stopped Killing Babies Thanks to Abortion Bans, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – State pro-life laws have forced at least 66 abortion facilities to stop aborting unborn babies since June, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute… Currently, 15 states are enforcing pro-life laws that prohibit or strictly limit the killing of unborn babies in abortions, and eight others are fighting in court to do the same. Most of the states began enforcing their laws after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
If Peacefully Protesting Abortion Is Criminal But Firebombing Pregnancy Centers Is Not, There Is No Rule Of Law, by Jordan Boyd
By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – Less than one month after armed FBI agents handcuffed and dragged Mark Houck, a pro-life activist and father, out of his home in front of his wife and children, the FBI raided another pro-life activist for his involvement in a peaceful protest outside a Tennessee abortion facility… FBI agents, with weapons drawn, swarmed Chet Gallagher’s home on Wednesday… for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, a law designed to keep people concerned with protecting unborn life away from abortion facilities.
Planned Parenthood Looks to Cash In, by Emmy Griffin
By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – With “gender affirmation” poised to be a $5 billion industry, Planned Parenthood wants in on the action… Perhaps the greatest lie ever told by Planned Parenthood is that it does what it does because it cares about people. Perhaps some misguided people who work for Planned Parenthood do earnestly want to help people, but the overall theme of the abortion mill from its inception is to prey on the vulnerable and be a scourge of society ….
FBI Arrests 11 Pro-Life Advocates, They Could Face Decade in Prison for Saving Babies, by Mary Margaret Olohan
By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeSiteNews – Amid accusations that it is targeting pro-lifers to silence and intimidate, the Justice Department has charged 11 more pro-life activists with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act for blocking the entrance of an abortion clinic in 2021… The 11 activists were charged with FACE Act violations stemming from their 2021 “blockade” of an abortion clinic in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. …
FBI Raids Home of Pro-Life Advocate Who Prayed and Sang Outside Abortion Biz, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The FBI has raided the home of another pro-life advocate, this time targeting a pro-life man and his family after he prayed and sang outside an abortion business last year… Gallagher participated in a “rescue” at the Carafem abortion facility in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee where he and other pro-life advocates prayed and sang in a hallway of a building that houses multiple medical business but also the abortion company.
Joe Biden Compares Abortion to God and Banning Abortion to Satan, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “My dad used to say, ‘Joey, don’t compare me to the Almighty. Compare me to the alternative,’” Biden wrote. “And here’s the deal: Democrats want to codify Roe. Republicans want a national ban on abortion. The choice is clear.”… Many took that to mean that Biden was comparing himself and other pro-abortion Democrats to Satan.
Education Sec. Miguel Cardona: Students Need Access to Abortion to Thrive in School and in Life (VIDEO), by Cristina Laila
By Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit – Joe Biden on Tuesday attended a second meeting of the task force on ‘Reproductive Healthcare Access’ – also known as abortion… Educ. Sec. Miguel Cardona said college students need abortion to thrive… “I share your grave concerns about maintaining access to contraception and reproductive health services on our college campuses… Students need access to health care to thrive in school and in life and that includes reproductive health care” …
‘Codify Roe’ Is Biden’s Euphemism For Democrats’ Atrocious Aim: Unregulated Abortion Anywhere, Anytime, by Margot Cleveland
By Margot Cleveland, The Federalist – But contrary to Biden’s claim, Democrats are not seeking to “codify” abortion law as it existed prior to Dobbs overturning Roe and Casey. Today’s mainstream Democrats seek to cement an extreme regime of abortion on demand, for any reason, at any time, and paid for by taxpayers, in the states’ constitutions… It is understandable then, that Biden doesn’t want Democrats’ abortion stance compared to the Almighty!
Abortion Is Not Safer Than Childbirth — Here’s The Data The Left Wants To Hide, by Grazie Pozo Chrisite
By Grazie Pozo Chrisite, The Federalist – The left relies on a faulty study that overcounted deaths from childbearing and undercounted deaths from abortion… Who can forget Mark Twain’s famous maxim: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”?… I’ve been brooding over this line while watching the pro-abortion left hard at work promoting the startling (and erroneous) claim that “an American woman is 14 times more likely to die” from childbirth than from abortion.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: A Political Persecution of Pro-Lifers
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Conservative activists and politicians are demanding answers after an early-morning raid conducted by FBI agents on the home of Mark Houck, a pro-life activist, sidewalk counselor, and father of seven children… Houck is the co-founder and president of The King’s Men, a Catholic ministry that promotes virtue among young men, focusing in particular on fighting the scourge of pornography.
Conservatives, Pro-Lifers Subjected to Increased Political Violence After Biden Speech, by Eric Lendrum
By Eric Lendrum, American Greatness – In the aftermath of a widely-panned speech by Joe Biden declaring all Trump supporters to be a “threat to democracy,” conservatives across the country have been the victims of political violence, with some instances turning deadly… the most infamous example to date took place in North Dakota, where an 18-year-old Trump supporter, Cayler Ellingson, was murdered by a 41-year-old man, Shannon Brandt, due to Ellingson’s political beliefs …
Hispanics Make a 21% Shift to Republicans, Walk Away From Pro-Abortion Democrats, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Hispanic voters are walking away from the Democratic Party in increasing numbers as Democrat politicians adopt a radical pro-abortion position… A majority of Hispanic voters still favor Democrat candidates (54 percent) to Republicans (33 percent), but the gap is 21 points smaller — half the size it was in 2012, according to the report.
OBGYN Tells Congress “Abortion is Not Health Care. It’s Always Lethal to an Unborn Child”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Prominent OB-GYN Dr. Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst pushed back against Democrats’ claims that abortion is health care Thursday, telling Congress the overturning of Roe v. Wade will help save women’s and children’s lives… Her testimony contradicted the core focus of the Democrat-led hearing, “Examining the Harm to Patients from Abortion Restrictions and the Threat of a National Abortion Ban” in the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, CNS News reports.
Joe Biden Falsely Claims Catholic Church Supports Abortion, Killing Babies in Cases of Rape, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During a Democrat fundraiser last night, Joe Biden falsely claimed the Catholic Church supports abortion and is okay with killing babies who are conceived in rape… Biden, only the second Catholic ever elected, has been radically pro-abortion as president. It’s bad enough Biden has flouted his Catholic faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church over and over again, but it’s even worse for him to blatantly misrepresent its pro-life teachings.
Radiologist Confirms Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat is Not Just “Electrical Activity”, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Suddenly, unborn babies do not have heartbeats anymore. At least, that is what Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said yesterday in wild claims that an unborn child is supposedly not a human being… Abrams used bizarre language that dehumanizes unborn babies and ignores decades of scientific evidence.
Media Marvel At Babies’ Reactions To Flavor In The Womb While Championing Their Demise, by Jordan Boyd
By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – Remember that the corrupt media always side with the people who are perfectly fine with ending those preborn lives… Corporate media outlets were abuzz with excitement on Thursday morning over the scientific confirmation that babies in the womb visibly recoil at the taste of leafy greens such as kale.
Life Expectancy and Life Choices, by Emmy Griffin
By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The United States has experienced a further decline in life expectancy. This is the second drop over the course of two years. According to Pacific Research Institute President Sally Pipes: “Between 2020 and 2021, American life expectancy decreased 0.9 years. That follows a drop of 1.8 years in 2020.” These numbers are based off data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Ben Carson: ‘The Government Will Not Save Our Nation’, by Lauren Shank
By Lauren Shank, CNSNews – “The government will not save our nation because governments do what governments do,” he said. “They grow, they infiltrate and they dominate, which is the reason our founders worked so hard to give us a Constitution that would control the government.”
The White Supremacist History of Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes and the Abortion Movement, by Liam Gibson
By Liam Gibson, LifeNews – Sanger, who had abandoned her Catholic faith at an early age, was drawn into revolutionary politics and became vehemently opposed to marriage, Christian morality and family life. In 1914, Sanger came into conflict with US authorities for her violation of obscenity laws. Her newspaper The Woman Rebel, which had the motto “No Gods! No Masters!”, promoted prostitution, abortion and “birth control” …
When Did the GOP Become Pro-Choice? by Jon Schweppe
By Jon Schweppe, The American Conservative – Election Day is less than 50 days away, and many Republicans in Washington have decided to signal that they have no interest in doing anything for babies at the federal level. What kind of message is that?… It sounds pretty pro-choice: not quite pro-abortion, but not really pro-life, either.
BioTech Company Wants to Create Embryos … to Harvest Organs! by Nancy Flanders
By Nancy Flanders, Live Action News, WND News Services – A biotech firm has created mouse embryos using only stem cells and has kept them alive long enough (with the use of an artificial womb) for them to develop beating hearts, blood flow, and cerebral folds of the brain. Now they want to begin making human embryos — essentially creating clones who would be harvested for body parts to serve as a sort of macabre ‘fountain of youth’ for adults.
Joe Biden Says Killing Babies in Abortions Promotes “Equality”, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Joe Biden posted a message on twitter today making the absurd claim that killing babies in abortions helps promote equality… “Roe v. Wade reaffirmed the basic principle of equality – the right of each of us to choose how to live our lives,” Biden claimed.
Lila Rose Blasts Abortion: “If It’s Not a Human Life, Why Do You Have to Kill It?”
By Tierin-Rose Mandelburg, LifeNews – On Monday, Dr. Phil presented Live Action founder and pro-life activist Lila Rose on his show to talk about the abortion, the value of unborn human life, and the aim of the pro-life movement… Dr. Phil also hosted “pro-choicers” to discuss their position. During the episode, the parties went back and forth debating their views on the sanctity of life – or the lack thereof, for the left-leaning folks. ..
Pelosi: Some Republicans ‘Think Life Begins at the Candlelight Dinner the Night Before’
By Craig Bannister, CNS News – Asked at a press conference why some Republicans have been lukewarm towards Sen. Graham’s “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act,” Pelosi replied that they’re rebelling against those Republicans who think life begins the night before conception: “I think what you’re seeing there is a conflict within the Republican Party. There are those in the party that think life begins at the candlelight dinner the night before.
Mazie Hirono Issues “Call to Arms” for Violence Against Pro-Life Americans, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Joe Biden calls conservative Americans violent but he may want to look at his own party and abortion advocates who are actually calling for it and engaging in it… At the same time as the FBI has not arrested a single pro-abortion American for firebombing pregnancy centers or attaching churches, Senator Mazie Hirono issued a “call to arms” today against pro-life Americans that very well could lead to even more violence.
Who Are the Abortion Extremists? A Political Analysis, by Phil Lawler
By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – With the November midterm elections just a few weeks away, Democrats are pounding relentless on the abortion issue, insisting on unrestricted support for tax-funded abortion on demand. The Republican Party leadership, on the other hand, is leery of engaging the issue; many GOP champions fear being swept away by the wave of propaganda about “extremism.”
Make Democrats Defend Their Abortion Extremism, by David Harsanyi
By David Harsanyi, The Federalist – Not that the American left has shown any inclination to limit or even discourage the termination of the viable unborn for convenience’s sake. The modern left isn’t pro-choice anymore. It’s pro-abortion. Make them own it.
Pro-Life Leaders Tell Congress: Protect Women and Unborn Children, by Mallory Carroll
By Mallory Carroll, LifeNews – Today pro-life state elected officials and leaders of over 100 state pro-life groups from across the county, spearheaded by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, sent a letter to Congress calling on lawmakers to find consensus and pass protections for unborn children and their mothers at the federal level. The letter comes as the White House and nearly all Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate have backed legislation that would expand abortion until the moment of birth and block new and existing pro-life laws.
‘Lifemark’ Is Welcome Testament to the Beauty of Adoption, by James Day
By James Day, EWTN News – Lifemark is a story about life-affirming adoption… Lifemark is a feature adaptation of the true story of David Scotton, an 18-year-old high-school senior in New Orleans who is contacted by his birth mother, Melissa. The supportive bridge between the meeting of these two are Scotton’s adopted parents, Jimmy (Kirk Cameron) and Susan (Rebecca Rogers).
Planned Parenthood Annual Report Shows It Killed 383,000 Babies in Abortions, More Than Ever Before, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – It was another record year for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Although Planned Parenthood bills itself as a woman’s health organization, in reality, it is little more than an abortion business… Its 2020 annual report, released this week, shows it aborted 383,460 babies, an increase of almost 30,000 babies killed in abortions compared to the year before. In 2019 the abortion giant killed 354,871 babies in abortions.
Bishop Blasts “Catholic” Politician Who Voted to Fund Planned Parenthood: Abortion is Not Catholic, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Fresno Bishop Joseph Brennan called out a local Catholic lawmaker last week for voting to spend $1 million tax dollars to help Planned Parenthood (PP) expand abortions… Brennan published the open letter Sept. 2 after the Fresno City Council voted to give $1 million to the abortion chain PP… Among those who voted in favor of the abortion funding was Councilman Miguel Arias, who professes to be a devout Catholic… Arias brought up his Catholic faith to defend his pro-abortion actions and criticized Catholic leaders for not doing enough to help the poor.
LifeNews: Court Rules New York Can’t Shut Down Christian Adoption Agency That Prefers Mother, Father for Kids
By Alliance Defending Freedom, LifeNews – A federal district court issued an order Wednesday based on its Tuesday decision permanently preventing the state of New York from shutting down a faith-based adoption provider targeted for its religious beliefs… The court issued a temporary order in October 2020 after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled in favor of New Hope Family Services, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys….
South Carolina Senate Committee Passes Abortion Ban
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A South Carolina state Senate committee late Tuesday passed an abortion ban that will protect babies starting at conception. The measure would upgrade the state’s existing heartbeat law, which protects babies from abortions starting at 6 weeks when their heartbeat can be detected on a sonogram, to a full abortion ban protecting babies starting at conception.
Joe Biden’s Twilight Tantrum, by Christopher Manion
By Christopher Manion, The Stream – Last Thursday night, Joe Biden gave a speech that, in word and image, exuded the temper of a tyrant bent on exterminating his critics… that means about a hundred million of his countrymen… Biden’s outbursts were so out of bounds that analysis on the political level faltered — he was simply incomprehensible… All his life Joe has played the “tough guy.” Unhappy with being just an “average Joe,” he has been a serial liar, miscreant, and degenerate.
Joe Biden Will Turn VA Hospitals Into Abortion Centers Killing Babies, by Steven Ertelt
Joe Biden announced today that his administration will illegally turn VA hospitals into abortion centers, in a move that breaks federal law… The Dept. of Veterans Affairs said Friday it plans to kill babies in abortions in cases of rape or incest or in cases where the mother’s life or health is in danger… The VA says babies will be killed in abortions “regardless of state restrictions” — which means VA hospitals will become abortion centers even in pro-life states that have banned abortions.
7,000 OBGYNs Confirm Abortion is “Not Health Care”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A national medical association that represents 7,000 OB-GYNs is refuting the false claim that killing unborn babies in abortions is “health care.”… The pro-abortion movement and many mainstream news outlets have been repeating the claim frequently since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, but they ignore the many medical doctors who disagree. Tens of thousands of doctors across the U.S. believe unborn babies are second patients in every pregnancy, and their lives are valuable.
Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece Condemns Abortion: “Where is the Choice for the Baby?” by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. believes her uncle’s dream for a better America must include babies in the womb… Marking the 59th anniversary of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, niece Dr. Alveda King said Americans have a duty to keep that dream alive.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Canada Set to Liberalize Euthanasia Law
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – At a moment when Canada is on the verge of liberalizing its already permissive euthanasia and assisted suicide laws, several whistleblowers have stepped forward, exposing the unseen dark side of the country’s so-called “progressive” experiment in using death as a “treatment.”… Roger Foley, a man who is currently suffering from a degenerative brain disorder. He is hospitalized in London, Ontario. Recently, he became alarmed when staff at the hospital proposed euthanasia to him…
Catholic Priest Says Pro-Life People Aren’t Just “Anti-Abortion.” We’re Pro-Women and Pro-Life
By Katie Yoder, LifeNews – Abortion is like a gunshot wound, Father Mike Schmitz says — it requires immediate attention… “If an overweight person comes into the ER with a gunshot wound, you’re not going to say, ‘OK, we need to get you on a regimen of diet and exercise,’” the popular podcaster priest recently told the New York Times Magazine. “It’s like: ‘No, you’re bleeding out. After this gets taken care of, we’ll address the underlying health issues.’”
HHS Can’t Force Catholic Hospital Network to Perform Abortions, Gender Transitions, Court Says
By Kevin J. Jones, CNA – A federal appellate court on Friday blocked a push to force doctors to perform abortions or sex-reassignment surgeries… “Doctors cannot do their jobs and comply with the Hippocratic Oath if the government requires them to perform harmful, irreversible procedures against their conscience and medical expertise,” he said.
High School Will Allow After School Satan Club: “They Took God Out of School, Now They’re Letting Satan In”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Pennsylvania school district will allow the Satanic Temple to hold a student event at its high school this fall, despite massive opposition from parents and community members… Breitbart reports the Northern York County School Board approved the “After School Satan Club” back-to-school event last week. The event will take place after school hours in September at the Northern High School in Dillsburg, southern Pennsylvania.
Ectopic Pregnancy: Dispelling Misinformation, by Susan Ciancio
By Susan Ciancio, Human Life International – Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood, we have seen anger. We have seen violence. And we have seen the dispersal of all kinds of misinformation—most of it aimed at increasing rage and stirring up indignation… One of the pieces of misinformation spreading rapidly pertains to ectopic (literally, “out of place”) pregnancies. …
Naomi Wolf: COVID Vax is a Bioweapon Aimed at Reproduction of the Next Generation of the West, by Emily Mangiaracina
By Emily Mangiaracina, LifeSiteNews – Feminist writer Naomi Wolf decried the COVID-19 mRNA jab as a “bioweapon” targeting the West for depopulation… “One thing that the Pfizer documents reveal is that the overwhelming majority of adverse events in the Pfizer documents are in the United States. The next largest tranche is in Western Europe. And the other 56 countries where this injection was rolled out amount to a fraction of the adverse events that we see in the West,” Wolf explained.
Will Republicans Let Abortion Endanger Their Election Chances? by Thomas Gallatin
By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – On a side note, it has always been amazing to see how, on the one hand, Democrats love to claim that the motivation for many of their welfare-related policies is “for the children.” Yet when it comes to the issue of abortion, the literal killing of preborn children, they suddenly lose all interest in promoting laws and policies that would protect and benefit children.
Texas Abortion Ban Protecting All Babies From Abortions Goes Into Effect, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt – For 359 days, Texas has protected babies with beating hearts from abortions. As the first state in the nation to successfully ban abortions thanks to its private right of action law, Texas has seen its abortions drop over 50% as a result… Now, thanks to the Supreme Court making its Dobbs decision official last month, a Texas trigger law that bans abortions when Roe v. Wade is overturned will go into effect (Aug 25, 2022).
13 States are Abortion-Free and 62 Abortion Businesses Have Closed Since Roe Overturned, by Anne Reed
By Anne Reed, LifeNews – After a week of investigative phone calls, Operation Rescue has determined that 62 abortion clinics have recently stopped performing abortions. Among those 62 clinics no longer killing babies, 18 closed altogether. North Dakota’s abortion ban is currently blocked, and abortion is legal. However, the last remaining abortion clinic closed, making it abortion free… As a result, 13 states are currently abortion free.
Tennessee’s Last Three Abortion Facilities Will Close by the End of the Month
By Matt Lamb, LifeSiteNews – The remaining three abortion facilities in Tennessee will close within the next week as the state’s complete ban on abortions goes into effect… The state’s ban on abortions once a heartbeat can be detected led Planned Parenthood in June to stop committing abortions in the state…
Walmart Announces it Will Cover the Cost of an Abortion/Pay for Staff to Travel to Obtain One, by Emily Mangiaracina
By Emily Mangiaracina, LifeSiteNews – Walmart told its employees on Friday that it will now cover the cost of abortion and related travel expenses in cases up until the point of “fetal viability.”… The health care plans of the largest private employer in the U.S. will now pay for abortion “when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability,” according to an internal memo, as reported by CNBC.
OB-GYN Dispels The Most Common Lies About Abortion, Miscarriage, And Saving The ‘Life Of A Mother’, by Dr. Christina Francis, Alison Howard Centofante
By Dr. Christina Francis, Alison Howard Centofante, The Federalist – Pro-life physicians may also feel unsure of how best to respond to these concerns. I sat down with Dr. Christina Francis, CEO-elect of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), to get some answers: 1 in 4 women has miscarried, and 1 in 50 pregnancies in the U.S. is ectopic. We are seeing many say that overturning Roe v. Wade affects a physician’s ability to care for women with these conditions. That would rightfully concern any woman. Is this true?
This 94-Year-Old Grandma Has Been Saving Babies From Abortions for Decades, by Maria Gallagher
By Maria Gallagher, LifeNews – Betty is a pro-life chapter leader extraordinaire. She has spent decades serving pregnant women and their families in northeastern Pennsylvania, offering them everything from compassionate counseling to clothes for newborns. Her dedication on behalf of the most vulnerable is legendary… And she shows no signs of stopping.
Abortion Drug Maker Drops Lawsuit Trying to Overturn Mississippi Abortion Ban, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Jackson, Mississippi – A manufacturer of the dangerous abortion pill that has killed dozens of women and injured tens of thousands has dropped its lawsuit attempting to overturn Mississippi’s abortion ban. This legal victory ensures babies will continue to be protected from abortions.
Walmart Will Fund Abortion Travel to Kill Employees’ Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Walmart… announced today that it will fund abortion travel for its employees — using its health care plan to subsidize travel for any employee who has to go more than 100 miles to get an abortion that will end the life of a unique human being… Walmart’s health care plans will cover abortion “when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.”
The Left Loves Abortion So Much, It Endangers Women With Lies About Emergency Care, by Mary E. Harned and Dr. Ingrid Skop
By Mary E. Harned and Dr. Ingrid Skop, The Federalist – In the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, abortion activists, with the assistance of the Biden administration, are unconscionably sowing confusion among the medical profession and the public. While purportedly advocating for women, they question whether health-care providers are still permitted to provide life-saving care to pregnant women facing medical emergencies in states with strong pro-life laws… This inquiry is disingenuous and dangerous
Planned Parenthood Will Spend a Record $50 Million to Keep Democrats in Control of Congress, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood (PP) abortion chain has budgeted a record $50 million for the November midterm elections in a desperate bid to put more pro-abortion Democrats in office… PP and other abortion businesses are hurting because the SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic ruling in June.
Louisiana Will be Abortion-Free as All Three Abortion Businesses Close Down, by Nicole Severio
By Nicole Severio, LifeNews – The last three remaining abortion clinics in Louisiana are relocating to other states after the state’s Supreme Court upheld a near-total ban on abortion Friday, according to staff at the affected clinics… The Louisiana Supreme Court denied an appeal by plaintiffs that attempted to block the state’s abortion ban, according to ABC News. The three remaining clinics—Hope Medical Group for Women, Women’s Health Care Center and Delta Clinic—are reportedly in the process of relocating to states that allow the procedure, WWNO reported citing staff at the three clinics.
Abortion Center Will Close Down After Louisiana Bans Abortion, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Hope Medical Group for Women, which has been killing babies in Louisiana since 1980, will close down now that the state bans abortions. Administrators say they’re hoping to raise enough money to reopen in a state where abortion is still legal, but they didn’t name the state… As LifeNews reported last week, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the state’s abortion ban to continue saving babies from abortions while the lawsuit against it from abortion businesses continues.
Idaho Becomes 16th State to Ban Abortions After Supreme Court Overturns Roe
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Idaho has become the 16th state with an abortion ban in effect following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade… Late Friday, the Idaho Supreme Court allowed the state’s heartbeat law to be enforced that protects the lives of unborn babies when they have a detectable heartbeat at 6 weeks. In a 3 to 2 decision the court upheld the civil enforcement mechanism contained in the Idaho Heartbeat Law. They further stated that Planned Parenthood is unlikely to succeed in its efforts to challenge the civil enforcement mechanism or the criminal penalties of the Heartbeat Law.
Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Abortion Ban Can Keep Saving Babies
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Shreveport, Louisiana abortion facility, Hope Medical Group for Women, filed a request with the Louisiana Supreme Court asking it to reverse the First Circuit Court of Appeals decision that shuttered the three abortion facilities in the state pending further legal challenges. Today, the Louisiana Supreme Court denied the request, keeping the First Circuit’s decision in place.
Tim Tebow is Now Fighting Human Trafficking: “One of the Greatest Evils in the World Today”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The 34-year-old Christian athlete recently expanded the mission of his foundation to include providing safe housing for individuals rescued from human trafficking across the world… “It’s such a focus for me because we believe this is one of the greatest evils in the world today,” Tebow told Fox News Digital this week.
Jury Rules for Pro-Life Pharmacist Who Refused to Fill Prescription for Abortion Drug, by Suzanne Bowdey
By Suzanne Bowdey, LifeNews – Joe Biden may believe in a woman’s right to choose, but what about a doctor’s? Or a nurse’s? Or a pharmacist’s? While the Left rants, vandalizes, and bullhorns about the sanctity of personal decisions, their version of individual freedom has limits. It doesn’t apply, for instance, to people who don’t share their radical worldview. In that case, there’s only one choice — surrender. But fortunately for America, there are still Christians like George Badeaux who refuse to.
‘Value Them Both’ Flawed Foundations? by Kristine Christlieb
By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – Chrisman believes it’s time for a new organization, one based on Catholic principles… Chrisman: “We have decided to start a new organization. We want it to be a Catholic pro-life organization. We want to basically re-educate Catholics on being pro-life. And we want to start with Humanae Vitae, so our motto is ‘living Humanae Vitae.'”
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Great Disappointment in Kansas Vote
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In a powerful statement responding to the vote, the Kansas Catholic Conference of Bishops expressed their own disappointment, saying that they are “sorry to see that the most vulnerable human being in our society—the unborn child—will not be protected but further treated with indifference and injustice.”… As the Kansas Catholic Conference of Bishops wrote in the statement quoted above, “We trust that God will bring good out of evil. In the end, the truth wins! No matter how deep the darkness is, no matter how long it reigns, no matter how much it grows, it cannot destroy the light.”
Persons vs. Human Beings, by Randall Smith
By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – A common defense of abortion is that the developing fetus within a mother’s womb, although clearly a “human being” – not a fish or a reptile, as the DNA and chromosomes clearly indicate – is not yet a “person.” Used this way, the term person identifies a certain class of human being we have judged as deserving of our moral concern and protection, distinguishing these from others we have decided do not.
We’re Now Reliving the Lincoln-Douglas Debates
By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – This Wall Street Journal editorial on the lessons to be drawn from the Kansas abortion referendum is balanced, reasonable, and mostly right. But my own thoughts on the issue take a different approach… This Wall Street Journal editorial on the lessons to be drawn from the Kansas abortion referendum is balanced, reasonable, and mostly right. But my own thoughts on the issue take a different approach.
Pro-Life Coach Tony Dungy: Adopting Eight Children Has Been a “Blessing”, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – n an interview with Air 1 Radio, the Dungys shared how they strive to say “yes” to God while managing a household with 11 children, including three foster children and eight who were adopted, CBN News reports… “We believe that we’re being obedient to God’s calling on our lives,” Lauren Dungy said. “… We both love children and are passionate about mentoring, supporting, and encouraging children and actually people of all ages.”
Killing Babies Isn’t ‘Stabilizing Treatment,’ But The Lying Biden Administration Already Knows That, by Margot Cleveland
By Margot Cleveland, The Federalist – The Biden administration is dishonestly trying to reinject federal courts into state abortion policy following Roe’s downfall… Treating pregnant women’s “emergency medical conditions” never requires ER doctors to perform illegal abortions. The Biden administration’s claims to the contrary represent a dishonest attempt to reinject federal courts into state abortion policy following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Confusion Helped Defeat Kansas Pro-Life Amendment, by Kevin J. Jones
By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency – The defeat of a proposed pro-life amendment in Kansas is in large part due to confusion and fear-mongering in the wake of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, one leading supporter on the ground has said… Chuck Weber, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, said the Dobbs decision just six weeks before the amendment vote “really changed the trajectory of the abortion legal landscape.”
Looking Ahead After a Pro-Life Loss in Kansas, by Lauretta Brown
By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – The first state-level vote on abortion after the overturn of Roe v. Wade was a loss for the pro-life movement in Kansas’ Tuesday primary. The result raises questions about how the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision might be a factor in the midterm elections and what it might mean for abortion-related ballot initiatives in other states… Kansans voted 59% to 41% to leave in place a 2019 state Supreme Court ruling that found a right to abortion in the state’s constitution.
Catholic Priest Gets Three Months in Jail for Going Inside Abortion Clinic to Save Babies, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – For trying to save unborn babies inside a New York abortion facility, (Franciscan Friar Fidelis Moscinski, of the Bronx) will spend three months in jail… “Isaiah said woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Woe to those who call abortion a right,”… Addressing the judge, he continued, “You disallowed the justification defense and that injustice was compounded by the jury and also by the sentencing you have given, I plead the blood of Jesus on this court room.”
YouTube Censors Accurate Medical Data on Abortion, Cites World Health Organization, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
By Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “YouTube has begun its post-Roe censorship campaign by removing three episodes of the Dr. J Show, our weekly interview podcast,” said Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D… In its notification of removal, YouTube stated it “does not allow content about abortion that contradicts expert consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization (WHO) and poses a serious risk of bodily harm or death.”
Biden Signs Executive Order to Help Women Get Abortions Out of State Through Medicaid, by Melanie Arter
By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Pres. Biden signed an EO on Wednesday to allow Medicaid to help women get abortions out of state if they live in a state that has banned abortion… “Republicans in Congress and their extreme MAGA ideology are determined to go even further, talking about nationwide bans that would outlaw abortion in every state, under every circumstance, going after the broader right to privacy as well, but as I’ve said before, this fight is not over, and we saw that last night in Kansas,” Biden said.
Kansans Vote 65-34% Against the Pro-Life Amendment, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The “Value Them Both” amendment is especially critical after the Kansas Supreme Court found a so-called “right to abortion” in their state constitution in 2019. The ruling jeopardizes Kansas laws that protect women and babies… Unfortunately, Kansans voted 65-34% against the pro-life amendment — a pro-abortion result that came just weeks after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
CNSNews: Elizabeth Warren Leads 25 Democratic Senators in Calling on Federal Agency to Provide Abortions
By CNSNews.com Staff – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, which overturned the Roe vs. Wade decision that had declared abortion a constitutional right, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is leading a group of 25 senators calling on the Veterans Administration to provide abortions to female veterans.
Out-Of-State Democrats Pay Millions To Influence Kansas Election Because Abortion Is On The Ballot, by Margot Cleveland
By Margot Cleveland, The Federalist – Kansans head to the polls Tuesday to vote on the proposed “Value Them Both” constitutional amendment that seeks to overturn the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision… that declared that the state constitution guarantees a “fundamental right to abortion.”… votes they cast on Tuesday may have been heavily influenced by out-of-state abortion apologists who contributed a whopping 71 percent of the $6.54 million spent by the lead group campaigning against the amendment.
Louisiana’s Near-Total Abortion Ban Can Take Effect, Court Rules, by Raymond Wolfe
By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – A Louisiana appeals court has ruled that the state can once again enforce a ban on abortion throughout pregnancy, in a major victory for pro-lifers in the Pelican State… The Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday granted AG Jeff Landry’s request to let the ban take effect while the state appeals a lower court ruling that blocked it last week… The ruling will force the state’s abortion clinics to shut down for the third time since the SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade.
Msgr. Robert J. Batule: The Steadying Wisdom of ‘Humanae Vitae’
By Msgr. Robert J. Batule, The Catholic Thing – Science and technology enhance our lives in innumerable ways. There’s no disputing that. But we have moved beyond fixing things and operating at maximum efficiency. If truth be told, we have arrived at something like Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) with the counter-developments in biotech… Science and technology are powers, and thus they have to be harnessed or regulated if there is to be a morally licit way of making the best use of them.
Louisiana Appeals Court Rules Abortion Ban Can Take Effect, Save Babies From Abortions, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A Louisiana appeals court has ruled that the state’s abortion ban can take effect and save babies from abortions while a pro-abortion lawsuit against it continues in court… La. Atty. General Jeff Landry wants to make sure women and unborn babies are protected from abortions. So he filed an appeal today of a judge’s decision blocking enforcement of the state’s abortion ban.
Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh Takes Courageous Stand in Defense of Right to Life
By CNSNews Staff – “To me, the right choice is to have the courage to let the unborn be born,” said Harbaugh at the event, according to a report published by Detroit Catholic… “I believe in having the courage to let the unborn be born. I love life,” said Harbaugh… “My faith and my science are what drive these beliefs in me. Quoting from Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’”
Justice Samuel Alito: “I Had the Honor” to Write Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In his first public comments since the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Justice Samuel Alito says he’s happy he “had the honor” to write it… Last week, during an appearance at a conference in Rome on religious freedom sponsored by Notre Dame University law school, Alito gave his first public remarks on the Dobbs decision.
A Pro-Life Rebuttal: Karen Santorum: Give Kids With Trisomy 18 a Chance So They May Live, by Karen Santorum
By Karen Santorum, NewsMax – On the morning of July 7, 2022 my daughter, Elizabeth, sent my family an article, “I had an abortion 15 years ago. Now I’m fighting the Georgia state house for your rights,” by Shea Roberts… It’s about a mom who had an abortion because her baby had Trisomy 18… The unanimous response from my family was tears followed by justifiable anger.
Abortionist Celebrates Killing Babies: “If You Don’t Believe in [Killing Babies], Then Don’t [Kill] One”, by Curtis Houck
By Curtis Houck, LifeNews – Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the liberal media have been engaged in an abortion disinformation campaign seeking to terrify women into believing miscarriages will be criminalized and women will die from medical complications related to pregnancies. It’s been so sinister that it would make even the Russians jealous.
OBGYN Who Delivered 5,000 Babies: Abortion is Not Health Care and Miscarriages are Not Abortions, by Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D.
By Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D., LifeNews – “Don’t let the sun set on an ectopic pregnancy” was an axiom we were taught the first week of OB-GYN residency – it’s as true today as it was before and after Roe, and after Dobbs. Make no mistake about it, an ectopic pregnancy is always a life-threatening condition, and the reality of being sued for delay in treatment far outweighs the misguided cry of those who say physicians will “withhold treatment.”
U.S. Bishops Declare Abortion ‘the Antithesis of Healthcare’, by Joe Hoft
By Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit – Aborting unborn children is the opposite of healthcare, the U.S. Bishops declared Monday in a statement condemning the Women’s Health Protection Act as “the most unjust and extreme” abortion bill our nation has ever seen.
As a 13-Year-Old Kali Bravely Rejected Abortion After Rape. She Has No Regrets, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Kali faced ridicule and nasty gossip when she chose life for her unborn son at age 13… Raped and impregnated by a stranger, Kali said people pressured her to have an abortion and friends turned against her, according to Live Action News. But after hearing her unborn son’s heartbeat, the very young mother knew that she could not abort her baby.
Congress Passes “Right to Contraception Act”, by John Burger
By John Burger, Aleteia – Afraid that Supreme Court will erode more rights, Democrats seek to codify past rulings like Griswold v. Connecticut… Yes, the Catholic Church still teaches that using contraception is wrong, and this week it had an opportunity to remind the world why.
Louisiana Bishops Conference Endorses Abortifacient Drugs in Cases of Rape, by Raymond Wolfe
By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSite News – The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB) has come out in favor of emergency contraception for cases of rape, despite the abortifacient nature of the measure and the Vatican’s insistence that it is morally impermissible… In recent comments to Louisiana newspaper The Advocate, Tom Costanza, executive director of the LCCB, which speaks on behalf the Louisiana Catholic bishops on matters of public policy, endorsed a new state law requiring hospitals to dispense emergency contraception to sexual assault victims.
Ruth Institute: Teen Testifies to Dangers of Gender ‘Transitioning’
By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “Increasingly, detransitioners are coming forward to tell their stories and warn of the physical and psychological dangers of so-called gender transitioning,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., president of the Ruth Institute… Chloe Cole, a California teen who formerly identified as “transgender,” recently testified at a Florida hearing …
Don’t Criminalize Women for Abortion, by David G Bonagura, Jr.
By David G Bonagura, Jr., The Catholic Thing – The overturning of Roe v. Wade has revived abortion criminalization laws, dormant for fifty years, in several states. Included in the penal code of these laws – unlike more recent laws curbing abortion in Oklahoma and Florida – is the prosecution of women who procure abortions. If a woman has an illegal abortion in one of these states, we could potentially see her handcuffed, brought before a grand jury, and tried.
Abp. Naumann: Abortion Is a ‘Human-Rights Issue’ More Than a Religious Issue, by Jonah McKeown
By Jonah McKeown, CNA – Responding to claims that Kansas Catholics are seeking to impose their religion on their neighbors by voting to exclude a right to abortion from the state’s constitution, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, says “reason alone is sufficient to know that it is wrong to destroy an innocent human life.”
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: We Don’t Need Abortion to Save Mom’s Life
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – With Roe gone and abortion already illegal, or set to become illegal, in numerous states, you can expect abortion activists and pro-abortion media to go into overdrive spreading propaganda, trying to make the case that abortion is often “necessary” to preserve the life or health of the mother… By now, we know the tactics all too well. …
Southwest Flight Attendant Fired Because She’s Pro-Life Wins $5.1 Million Lawsuit, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Breitbart reports Charlene Carter, of Texas, accused the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 556 and Southwest Airlines of firing her in 2017 because she spoke out against the union spending members’ dues on pro-abortion activities… “Today is a victory for freedom of speech and religious beliefs… I am so humbled and thankful for today’s decision and for everyone who’s supported me these past five years, including the National Right to Work Foundation.”
CNSNews: Pelosi Names ‘Catholics for Choice’ as Group That Joined in ‘Mobilization’ for Legalized Abortion
By CNSNews.com Staff – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) delivered a statement on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday in which she noted that “Catholics for Choice” had joined in what Pelosi called the “mobilization” behind bills taken up by the U.S. House of Representatives to legalize abortion nationwide… “Today, the House will pass landmark bills: our Women’s Health Protection Act to make the essential protections of Roe the law of the land,” said Pelosi.
From Killer to Savior, by Emmy Griffin
By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – In the story of abortion in our country, there are many characters besides the two main ones: mother and unborn child. Families, friends, and fathers all play a role in this decision. Then there are the architects of the act itself: doctors, medical personnel, and directors of abortion facilities. These architects are in many ways the greatest villains. A few of them, however, have used their experience as part of their powerful story of why they have pivoted 180 degrees and are now the loudest, most ardent pro-life advocates. Here are a few of their stories.
Dems Working to Enshrine Roe, by Kim Tisor
By Kim Tisor, Church Militant – Democratic politicians have masterminded ways to fuel the sputtering abortion machine, ever since the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe… Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Speaker of the U.S. House: “This is deadly serious. But we are not going to let this pass. … Democrats will keep fighting ferociously to enshrine Roe v. Wade into law.”…
House Democrats Pass Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth Nationwide, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “Pro-abortion Democrats are dramatically out of touch with a majority of Americans who reject abortion extremism,” SBA Pro-Life America president Marjorie Dannenfelser said. “Already in this new Dobbs era, more than a dozen states have implemented life-saving protections for unborn children and their mothers.”.. President Joe Biden and almost all Democrats in Congress support the pro-abortion bill. And while the House has passed it three times, U.S. Senate Republicans repeatedly have used the filibuster to block it.
After Roe v. Wade: Pastors and Leaders — Your Silence Speaks Volumes
By Shane Idleman, The Stream – I don’t know what’s more disheartening — the anger of many because Roe v. Wade was overturned or the silence of pastors and worship leaders. (For some “naming names,” click here.) To tackle this topic, I’m revisiting points from past articles that I’ve written.
WATCH! Pelosi: ‘We’re Not Going to Negotiate’ on Abortion, by Lucy Collins
By Lucy Collins, CNS News – At her weekly press conference today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, “We’re not going to negotiate a woman’s right to choose.”… Pelosi replied, “What do you mean negotiations? What do you want to negotiate?”… “We’re not going to negotiate a woman’s right to choose,” said Pelosi. “Senator Murkowski [R-Alaska] and Senator Collins [R-Me.] may have their view, but it is not a view that is one about a woman’s having the right to decide. So, we’re not negotiating that, no.”
Biden Admin’s New HHS Guidance Shoehorns Unfettered Abortion Into Existing Law, by Margot Cleveland
By Margot Cleveland, The Federalist – The Biden administration’s “new guidance” to hospitals declaring that abortions must be provided in emergencies seeks not to clarify the law but to provide pro-abortion forces a way to skirt state law while pushing several lies to further the false narrative that overturning Roe v. Wade endangers women’s lives.
Catholic Vote: Biden To Issue Executive Order to ‘Protect’ Abortion, Defying SCOTUS
By Catholic Vote News Feed – Pres. Joe Biden on Friday announced that he would defy the Supreme Court and state lawmakers by signing an executive order to federally “protect” and “expand access to” abortion… The Biden administration claimed in a briefing that the “only way” to secure women’s rights is through protecting Roe vs. Wade as “federal law.”
Back to the Sixties? Pontifical Academy for Life Pushes for Departure From Doctrine on Contraceptive Sex, by Jonathan Liedl
By Jonathan Liedl, EWTN News – Fifty-five years ago, Pope St. Paul VI promulgated Humanae Vitae, a papal encyclical that unequivocally clarified the Church’s perennial opposition to artificially contracepted sex… Now, a Vatican institute, ironically first created by the late, great Polish pope and saint, is pushing for a “paradigm shift” in moral theology ….
Media Exploit 10-Year-Old Girl to Promote Abortion, Ignore How Illegal Immigrant Raped Her, by Kevin Tober
By Kevin Tober, LifeNews – On Wednesday, it was reported that the 10-year-old girl from Ohio who was raped, had been raped by an illegal immigrant from Guatemala. While most of the leftist media wants to focus on the fact that she had apparently sought an abortion in the neighboring state of Indiana because of Ohio’s law protecting the life of the unborn, this disturbing news that a man who was in the United States illegally is being buried.
Scrooge and the Economics of Abortion, by Anna Reynolds
By Anna Reynolds, Crisis Magazine –
Ebenezer Scrooge is such a memorable miscreant, and he is so enjoyably villainous before his dramatic Christmas conversion… When told that the poor would rather die than go to debtors’ prison, he responds callously, “If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” The phrase “decrease the surplus population” is still widely recognized and universally ridiculed as an inhumane response to poverty.
Clarifications after ‘Dobbs’, by Francis X. Maier
By Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing – Humpty Dumpty owns the trademark to the word “devout.” Anyone familiar with fairytales will remember Humpty Dumpty. Who could forget.. his searing political acumen? “When I say a word, it means exactly what I say it means, neither more nor less.” Devout™ Catholics, it turns out, can say and do pretty much whatever they want while remaining safely Devout™, as long as they’re true to their feelings and really, really sincere about it.
USCCB Official Warns of Rise in ‘Polite Persecution’ of Catholic Views on Abortion and Sexuality Internationally, by Lauretta Brown
By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – During last week’s 2022 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, Lucas Koach, director of the Office of International Justice and Peace for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned that in the developing world there’s an impulse “to push for policies that the Church thinks run contrary to the innate human dignity of the human person and attach that to U.S. foreign assistance or other diplomatic levers.”
Pope Francis: Biden’s Support for Abortion is a Matter for His ‘Conscience’ and ‘Pastor’, by Michael Haynes
By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis has noted the “incoherence” of President Joe Biden’s support for abortion as a Catholic, but said that he “leaves it” to Biden’s “conscience” whether to receive Holy Communion or not… the 85-year-old pope condemned abortion, saying that “scientific data” show that “a month after conception, the DNA of the fetus is already present and the organs are already aligned.”
Former Planned Parenthood Director: More People Would be Pro-Life if They Saw “Barbarity” of How Abortions Kill Babies, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Speaking with Fox & Friends host Rachel Campos-Duffy on Sunday, (Abby Johnson) reminded Americans of the violence of abortion as abortion activists protested the overturning of Roe v. Wade in Washington, D.C… “I think if people could actually see the barbarity of abortion, if they could see how terrible abortion is, more people would be against it,” Johnson said.
(2010) Excommunicate Pelosi! It’s Time Somebody Finds the Gumption to Excommunicate Her, by Brad Miner
By Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing – One of America’s leading canon lawyers, Edward N. Peters, has written: “If her prolonged public conduct does not qualify as obstinate perseverance in manifest grave sin, then, in all sincerity, I must admit to not knowing what would constitute obstinate perseverance in manifest grave sin.” His point of reference is to a passage in Canon 915: “Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin , are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
Biden Administration Has Been Flying Migrant Minors Out of Texas for Abortions, by Michael Haynes
By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – The Biden Administration’s devotion to abortion was highlighted by Reuters… According to “four U.S. officials who requested anonymity..”.. “Biden officials are exploring ways to provide abortion access for pregnant women and girls in U.S. immigration custody in states with bans.”
(Catholic) Pres. Joe Biden Signs Abortion Executive Order: Protects ‘Right’ to Kill Unborn, by Katie Yoder
By Katie Yoder, Catholic News Agency – Pres. Joe Biden signed an EO Friday aimed at protecting abortion access in response to the SCOTUS’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade… “This is a choice… “A moment to restore the rights that have been taken away from us, and the moment to protect our nation from an extremist agenda that is antithetical to everything we believe as Americans.”.. He repeatedly referred to abortion as “health care” and called abortion drugs “medication.”
(Catholic) Pres. Biden Signs Abortion Executive Order: ‘Right to Choose’ Is ‘Essential’, by Katie Yoder
By Katie Yoder, CNA – Biden, a Catholic, has repeatedly supported abortion, in contrast with the Catholic Church’s teaching that human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception… In the order, Biden states his administration’s policy to support “women’s right to choose” as “essential to justice, equality, and our health, safety, and progress as a Nation.”
Pro-Life Insurance Company Pledges to Support Workers Who Adopt, Have Children, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A Texas insurance company took a stand for life this week as many other big name companies announce their support for abortion… Buffer Ins. in Texas is offering new benefits to help families choose life for their unborn babies, including maternity and paternity leave and adoption assistance… “We saw all the mega-corporations … making it easy for people to still have these continued abortions. So, as a small business owner, we thought it was important to take the opposite stand….”
Pro-Life Perspectives on Life-Threatening Pregnancies: Experts Contest Claim That Abortion Is Necessary, by Lauretta Brown
By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – Shortly after Roe v. Wade was overturned and pro-life states moved to ban abortion, a media narrative began to emerge that abortion bans would put women in danger, preventing them from lifesaving treatment in cases of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage management.
Last Abortion Business in Mississippi Will Close Down as New Abortion Ban Takes Effect, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In accordance with the provisions governing Section 41-41-45 of the Mississippi Code, Attorney General Lynn Fitch published the required certification to Mississippi’s Administrative Bulletin for what is known as the State’s trigger law. That meant abortions are now banned and babies are legally protected from conception for the first time since 1973. The law protects babies from conception and bans abortions except in the case of a formal charge of rape or for the preservation of the mother’s life.
The Disparity Antiracists Don’t Talk About, by John Stonestreet, Heather Peterson
By John Stonestreet & Heather Peterson, The Stream – Recently in The Wall Street Journal, Jason Riley asked a provocative question, “Why Won’t the Left Talk About Racial Disparities in Abortion?” In it, he describes how the “black abortion rate is nearly four times higher than the white rate,” how more black babies in New York City are aborted than born, and how “[n]ationally, the number of babies aborted by black women each year far exceeds the combined number of blacks who drop out of school, are sent to prison and are murdered.”
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: A Decision with Global Consequences
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “The fallout from this calculated decision will also reverberate worldwide,” worried Dr. Alvaro Bermejo, Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), in a statement, “emboldening other anti-abortion, anti-woman and anti-gender movements and impacting other reproductive freedoms.”
IVF Next to Be Banned? by Paul Murano
By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Two percent of all American babies born in 2020 were conceived through IVF. This means being created in a petri dish by a clinician manipulating sperm and egg cells… Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D., education director, National Catholic Bioethics Center: “You’re bringing the child into the world the wrong way.”
49 Abortion Centers Have Closed Since Supreme Court Overturned Roe v. Wade
By Anne Reed, LifeNews – According to Operation Rescue’s first-hand investigation, over 49 abortion clinics have either halted abortions or have been forced to close their doors altogether since last Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The decision effectively overturned Roe v. Wade (1973) and its companion case Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992), placing the issue of abortion in the hands of the states.
How Mississippi Became The State To Take Down Roe v. Wade, by Bob Anderson
By Bob Anderson, The Federalist – History will record that Mississippi, the small and often overlooked state, led the way in protecting the lives of unborn children. And Behind it all was the little army of pro-life warriors who simply did what they could and never lost hope. Local action does indeed have national impact.
WATCH: Biden, War, War, War While U.S. Citizens Suffer, DiscloseTV
SOURCE: @disclosetv, Telegram Channel – NEW – Biden: US has gathered a coalition of 50+ countries to donate new weapons to Ukraine. The US will contribute another $800 million in military aid… According to Biden, aid to Ukraine has already included: 600 tanks, 500 artillery systems, 600 000 shells, 140 000 anti-tank weapons
World Health Organization Director Slams Roe Reversal as ‘Setback’ That Will Cost Lives, by Tim Jackson
By Tim Jackson, LifeSiteNews – The AP reported on Wednesday that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “restricting (abortion) drives women and girls toward unsafe abortions resulting in complications, even death,” but the WHO director-general failed to substantiate his claims with any of the “irrefutable” evidence he insisted exists.
As Law, Roe Was a Bad Ruling That Always Had to Go, by Michael Brown
By Michael Brown, The Stream – Despite being reinforced and even expanded by the Casey decision of 1992, Roe was a bad ruling by the Supreme Court that simply had to go. It had no legal ground on which to stand and no Constitutional logic behind it. That’s why few, if any, pundits are challenging Justice Alito’s legal reasoning in dismantling Roe.
Biden Unveils Web Site Telling Teen Girls How to Get Secret Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The website describes killing unborn babies in abortions as a “right” even though the U.S. Supreme Court said there is no constitutional right to abortion in its historic ruling Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health last week… “Your right to access abortion services: Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, access to abortion will depend on the state you live in even more than before,” the HHS website states.
UK Daily Mail: Louisiana Judge BLOCKS State From Enforcing Abortion Ban …
By Vanessa Serna, DailyMail.com and Reuters – Louisiana anticipated to enforce the trigger laws ten days after the SCOTUS ruling… La. Judge Robin Giarrusso on Monday temporarily blocked the state from implementing ‘trigger laws’ to ban abortion following the overturn of Roe v. Wade on Friday… State abortion providers halted the procedure on Friday, citing the ‘vagueness’ as to when the trigger law would be in full effect and under what circumstances abortions would be allowed, according to the lawsuit.
Italian Abortionist Praised by Pope Says Roe Ruling is a ‘Step Backward’ for Women, by Michael Haynes
By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – The notorious Italian abortionist Emma Bonino spoke out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling it a “step backward” that could spread to countries in Europe… In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court issuing its ruling Friday to overturn the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade, abortion activists in the U.S. and further abroad have been swift to denounce and reject the ruling.
A Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood, by Anne Hendershott & Daniel R. Kempton
By Anne Hendershott & Daniel R. Kempton, Crisis Magazine – We believe Roe was in error not just because it imagined an unwritten constitutional right but, more importantly, because it took away a written constitutional right—the right to life for an entire segment of the population. Such actions have previously been found unconstitutional for other groups within the American population.
Msgr. Charles Pope: Thoughts on the Miracle of Life, As We March.
Msgr. Charles Pope – MIRACLE OF LIFE– Consider the miracle of the human body. Its chemistry is just as extraordinarily well tuned as is the physics of the cosmos. Our world on both sides of the divide that separates life from lifelessness is filled with wonder. Each human cell has a double helix library of three billion base pairs providing fifty thousand genes.
Report: ‘Open Season’ on Pro-Life Groups, 40+ Attacks Since Alito Opinion Leaked on May 3, by Stephanie Samsel
By Stephanie Samsel, CNS News – Pro-life individuals and groups have been targeted more than 40 times with violence, vandalism, and intimidation, since the Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade leaked, according to a new report… The 22-page report, Pro-Abortion Vandalism, Violence & Intrruptions of Worship, released by Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Pro-Life America lists over 40 incidents of attacks on peaceful pro-life groups, including churches and crisis pregnancy centers, since May 3.
Here’s How to Deal With Pro-Abortion DAs Who Won’t Enforce Abortion Bans, by Joe Kral
By Joe Kral. LifeNews – It is becoming clearer that with the likely overturn of Roe coming very soon, some pro-abortion District Attorney’s that have been elected in states where Abortion Trigger Bans have passed have openly declared war on their states’ pro-life law… Abortion Trigger Bans, of course, are those laws that have been passed in states that will be triggered into effect where abortion will be banned when Roe is overturned.
Planned Parenthood Stops Scheduling Abortions in Wisconsin Because Roe May be Overturned, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood will no longer schedule abortions in Wisconsin after June 25th because the abortion business anticipates the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade this month… The abortion giant operates three abortion facilities in the Badger state and a new report from the Associates Press indicates Planned Parenthood officials have confirmed they will no longer book abortions after June 25th, which is excellent news for women and unborn children.
The Effects of Abortion Laws: Myths and Facts, by William Lawyer
By William Lawyer, Human Life International – If Roe v. Wade is overturned, pro-lifers will have an exciting opportunity to increase protections for the preborn in their state. Now more than ever it is important to know which laws work, and which don’t… So, what do common pro-life and pro-choice policies truly do, and what policies can you fight for to make your state safer for preborn children?
Biden Considers Declaring ‘Health Emergency’ if Roe Overturned
By Art Moore, World Net Daily – Amid demands from his far-left base to take immediate action to “protect abortion rights” in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, President Joe Biden and his staff are considering declaring a public health emergency, according to the New York Times… The paper said the administration would use an emergency declaration to ensure that physicians who carry out abortions in states where they are not licensed are shielded from legal liability.
CatholicVote Creates Map Tracking Attacks on Churches
By Catholic Vote News Feed – “Since 2020, there have been at least 140 attacks against Catholic churches in the U.S., including thefts of sacred tabernacles, fires which severely damaged historic churches, spray-painting and graffiti, windows smashed, and statues destroyed,” CatholicVote reported. “Crucially, while some of the attacks have included thefts, most have only involved property destruction, indicating that the motive is not primarily material gain.”
Stunning Change in Abortion Rate After 30-Year Trend, by Art Moore
By Art Moore, World Net Daily – A study released ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could overturn the Roe decision finds an increase in abortions performed in the United States after 30 years of decline… The number of abortions performed as well as the rate of the abortions increased between 2017 and 2020, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute.
Pro-Abortion Violence Is Real, Even if Not Reported, by Emmy Griffin
By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – It has been negligent for the Supreme Court to continue withholding its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. It’s frustrating that this hesitancy — after the leaked draft hit the pages of Politico — has created aggressive pro-abortion domestic terror cells that have been antagonizing the American public.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Be Courageous in the Face of Violence
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – The U.S. DOD is warning of an increase in “extremist” violence in the next few months, partly in response to an impending decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. So is the DHS, which warned in an unclassified memo obtained by Axios that threats against SCOTUS, lawmakers, clergy, and healthcare workers, “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”
Pregnancy Resource Center in Oregon the Latest Pro-Life Facility to Be Firebombed, by Debra Heine
By Debra Heine, American Greatness – A pregnancy resource center near Portland, Oregon, appears to be the latest pro-life facility to be firebombed by pro-abortion zealots… According to KOIN 6 News, investigators believe an incendiary device was thrown through a window of the Gresham Pregnancy Resource Center at around 3:00 am Friday, but no messages or notes were left behind.
Biden Says He May Take Executive Action to Ensure Abortion Access if Supreme Court Overturns Roe, by Ashley Sadler
By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – Pres. Joe Biden, a self-professed Catholic, has stated he is looking at signing executive orders to ensure women can still kill their unborn babies if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.. Biden said he is exploring potential executive actions which would ensure pregnant women are able to abort their unborn babies even if the federal “right to abortion” is overturned.
Abp. Cordileone ‘Stood Up for What’s Right’ in Actions Toward Pelosi, Fresno Bishop Says, by Kevin J. Jones
By Kevin J. Jones, CNA – Abp. Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco was right to ask House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to receive Holy Communion because of her abortion stand, Bp. Joseph V. Brennan of Fresno, California, has said… the bishop criticized what he suggested was “virtue signaling” on the part of some Catholic politicians who approach the Eucharist as an opportunity to demonstrate their “Catholic credentials” for “a kind of spiritual photo op.”
Supreme Court Announces Extra Day of Opinions on WEDNESDAY With 33 Decisions – Including Potentially Overturning Roe v. Wade…
By Katelyn Caralle, U.S. Polical Reporter, UK DailyMail – Louisiana is one of the 13 states that has so-called ‘trigger laws’, along with Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and WyomingThese trigger laws would immediately ban all abortion once Roe v. Wade is overturned… SCOTUS is issuing its opinions for the term at the end of June – and anticipated as part of that is a full overturn of the 50-year-old landmark abortion ruling that constitutionally protected a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.
The Abortion Pill Has Injured 125 Women and Put 5 in the Hospital, Just in Ohio, by Cheryl Sullenger
By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – In the wake of the leaked opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that indicated the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, the news has been rife with reports of the planned expansion of abortion pill usage throughout the United States….
Babylon Bee CEO: “Abortion is Health Care the Way That Rape is Lovemaking”, by Beth Connell
By Beth Connell, LifeNews – The head of the world’s most popular satirical website said that it’s no joke that “misinformation” from the left about abortion is not only “harmful,” but deadly… “Harmful misinformation is telling a woman that abortion is a decision about her body when another body and life is at stake,” said Babylon Bee’s CEO Seth Dillon at a pro-life gala dinner following Canada’s May 12 National March for Life.
Supreme Court Set to Issue New Round of Opinions Monday, as Future of Roe v. Wade Still Unknown, by Michael Haynes
By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue opinions Monday, June 6, with the fate of Roe v. Wade still yet to be publicly decided, one month after a leaked draft opinion suggested it could be overturned… The Supreme Court has announced another day for issuing opinions, June 6, as the current term draws to a close in June.
New York Legislature Passes Bill to Investigate Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers for Not Doing Abortions, by Calvin Freiburger
By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The New York legislature passed legislation that will effectively empower the state to investigate pro-life pregnancy centers for not offering abortions, effectively punishing them for their reason for existence… “This bill weaponizes the power of government against groups whose only wrong is that they disagree with the political positions of the powerful”
A Look At State Laws That Will Govern Abortion If Roe Is Overturned
By Michael Robison, The Gateway Pundit – Should the nation’s highest court overturn Roe vs. Wade, supporters and opponents of abortion rights will need to shift their focus to the state level. The issue will become a matter of state legislation, and the battleground will no longer rest in the nation’s Capital… Many states have either passed or proposed new laws that will significantly change the access and rights of those seeking to end a pregnancy…
Leftists Plan to Blockade, Shut Down Supreme Court Before Decision to Overturn Roe, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Leftists plan to blockade and attempt to shut down the Supreme Court in two weeks as a decision is expected soon on whether the nation”s high court will overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to protect babies from abortion… The Supreme Court reportedly has the votes to overturn Roe, according to a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Correcting Pelosi with Truth and Charity
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “To the Church belongs the right always and everywhere to announce moral principles, including those pertaining to the social order, and to make judgments on any human affairs to the extent that they are required by the fundamental rights of the human person or the salvation of souls.” ─ Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2032
Doctor Confirms: Women Don’t Need Abortion. “Pregnancy Centers Provide Real Alternatives”, by Dr. Grazie Christie
By Dr. Grazie Christie, LifeNews – …pregnancy care centers exist to provide real alternatives for women who too often think their only choice is abortion. Volunteers and supporters understand that it would be wrong to defend the lives of vulnerable unborn children from elective abortion while ignoring the real challenges faced by their mothers and fathers.
World’s Most Premature Twins Were Born Two Weeks Before Abortion Limit
By Right to Life UK, LifeNews – The world’s most premature twins, who were born two weeks before the UK abortion limit of 24 weeks, are now happy and healthy three-year-olds… Identical twins Kambry and Keeley Ewoldt hold the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most premature twins.
The Tragic Consequences of Removing God From American Life, by James Robison
By James Robison, The Stream – When all life is not valued (60 million of the most innocent among us have been sacrificed in the last five decades!), it should not come as a shock that many people seem to devalue any and all lives for whatever reason. The only way we’ll ever stop abortion is to show everyone how precious every life is and the great potential each life has.
WND: The Pro-Life Movement’s Greatest Challenge Ever
By WND Staff – Anticipating that the Supreme Court might imminently repeal Roe v. Wade, its most controversial and society-transforming decision in a century, America – already a war zone because of the destructive and intentionally divisive policies of today’s radicalized Democratic Party – is descending into full-blown meltdown.
Garbage Man Rescues Newborn Baby From Dumpster (Iran), by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – An Iranian garbage collector rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster on Monday in Tehran, a tragic reminder that infant abandonment is still a huge problem across the world… The New York Post reports the baby boy reportedly was in stable condition in a city hospital Tuesday after being pulled out of the dumpster in a plastic bag.
Of Pelosi, Pills, and Honesty, by Judie Brown
By Judie Brown, American Life League – Arch. Salvatore Cordileone who denied the Eucharist to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi… As you have not publicly repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Creatively Healing the Demographic Winter
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – What, indeed, is it that we value as a society? Do we appreciate the great gift that is a human life? Do we treasure the immeasurable greatness of a unique human soul?… Or do we see in the face of a newborn child only a sign of challenges and difficulties ahead; of a threat to our freedom and autonomy; of a drain on our checkbook and our savings; of vacations lost and unwanted responsibilities shouldered; of resources consumed; of fear, uncertainty, and frustration?
Abortion Disproportionately Targets Black Babies; CDC: 74% of Abortions in Mississippi Were Performed on Black Mothers. by Terence P. Jeffrey
By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Mississippi, which has enacted a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks that is now being reviewed by the Supreme Court and which has on its books a law that (if Roe v. Wade is overturned) would ban all abortions except in cases of rape and to save the life of the mother, has the highest percentage of its abortions among black women of all the reporting states… For 2019, Mississippi reported.. (74% of abortions) were performed on black mothers.
The Little-Known Father of the Abortion Movement, by Russell Shaw
By Russell Shaw, Catholic Exchange – Probably few people today remember Lader, but feminist writer Betty Friedan admiringly declared him “the father of the abortion movement.” Among other things, he wrote the most influential abortion advocacy book before Roe, and his handiwork was cited nine times by the majority opinion in that case. He remained a stalwart of the pro-abortion crusade up to his death in 2006 at the age of 86.
Catholic Bishops Back Decision to Deny Nancy Pelosi Communion: She Left Church to Promote Abortion, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The nation’s Catholic bishops are already speaking out in favor of Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s decision to deny Nancy Pelosi communion over her repeated abortion promotion… Cordileone said he formally notified U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week that she can no longer be allowed communion because she is no longer in communion with the Catholic Church by virtue of her repeatedly promoting abortion.
Young Catholics Are Enthusiastically Pro-Life, by Paul Krause
By Paul Krause, The Wanderer – One of the blessings of being involved in Catholic educational work is getting to know young Catholic students. While trendy Catholic “rebels” tend to take the media clout, young Catholics who are devout in their faith, I have found, are enthusiastically pro-life. This should fill us with great hope… Abortion used to be “the Catholic issue.” While evangelicals and various Baptist groups initially supported Roe v. Wade, Catholics have always held the line concerning the dignity of life and the grave sin of abortion …
Abortion is the Real Assault on Women, by Samantha Stephenson
By Samantha Stephenson, Crisis Magazine – In the United States today, women are woefully uninformed about the realities of abortion. By their own accounts, 84 percent of women who have had abortions felt they did not receive adequate counseling prior to the procedure; and 64 percent felt pressured to have an abortion. When women do receive in-depth counseling about potential side effects and risks, only 33 percent choose abortion, as opposed to the 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s patients who choose the procedure. ..
FDA Knew About Baby Formula Crisis Months Ago, But Did Nothing, by Douglas Bair
By Douglas Bair, LifeNews – As the nation grapples with a shortage of infant formula, a pair of letters from three Democratic senators indicate that they were aware of the bacterial infections connected to the Abbott Laboratories formula plant in Sturgis, Michigan, as far back as February… Yet the three senators, along with the Food and Drug Administration, apparently did nothing to prepare for a dearth in production of baby formula should the Michigan plant be shut down.
VP Harris on Oklahoma Abortion Law: ‘Think About That For a Second: From the Moment of Fertilization’, by Patrick Goodenough
By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – VP K. Harris, “Just half an hour ago, in Oklahoma, the state legislature passed one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country – a ban that would outlaw abortion from the moment of fertilization,” Harris said… “Now, think about that for a second: from the moment of fertilization,” she said. “It’s outrageous, and it’s just the latest in a series of extreme laws around the country.”
Overcoming Hardness of Hearts on Abortion, by Regis Martin
By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – How imbecilic must one be, I wonder, not to know when life begins? Even if one had slept through every high school biology class, somewhere along the line, surely, the facts of life would have intruded themselves. After all, human reproduction is not like astrophysics, the details of which only members of Mensa may know.
If Roe Is Overturned, Bishops Can No Longer Let Catholic Democrats Off The Hook, by Robert Busek
By Robert Busek, The Federalist – For years, it has been clear that Democrats must toe the line on supporting child murder or be purged from the ranks. No other issue comes close to this shibboleth of the left; to the party of today, a Democrat must favor unrestricted abortion or he is no Democrat… For almost 50 years, the bishops have actively avoided holding these lawmakers accountable for promoting the Culture of Death in return for the party’s lip service to Catholic social teaching.
Sister Renée Mirkes, OSF: Aquinas on When Human Life Begins
By Sister Renée Mirkes, OSF, The Catholic Thing – public discussion of when human life begins ought to include the most current embryology as interpreted by sound philosophical anthropology. It should neither revert back to medieval science nor misappropriate Aquinas’s use of that biology to defend the mistaken theory of delayed hominization… Such uses of Aquinas need to be seen for what they are: partisan politics not authentic science or religious principle.
Clarence Thomas Condemns Pro-Abortion Protests at Justices’ Homes: “Act Appropriately,” Quit “Throwing Tantrums”, by Steven Ertelt
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During a public event Friday night, Justice Clarence Thomas condemned the pro-abortion protests taking place in recent days at the homes of members of the Supreme Court after news broke last week about a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade.
Abortion and the Genocide of the Black Community, by Randall Smith
By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the upcoming Dobbs decision, in which the Supreme Court might finally overturn the Court’s deadly earlier decisions in Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton. Many of the articles bemoaning the coming decision have been filled with incivility, mindless vitriol, fear-mongering, absurd non sequiturs, and outright lies.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: A Post-Roe America: What’s Next?
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – If we are given this chance to rewrite the wrong that has brought about the death of over 63 million unborn children… then we must take this moment by the horns and settle for nothing less than a complete rejection of the culture of death that spawned ubiquitous and legal abortion… With Roe gone, the battle is just beginning. …
Child Sacrifice Is Nothing New, by Thomas Shaffern
By Thomas Shaffern, Crisis Magazine – At the birth of an ancient Spartan, the parents brought the child before a group of elders who inspected the child for deformities. Plump and healthy children were allowed to live, and sickly or deformed children were brought to caves, left to die. This practice came about because Spartans considered children property of the state and not the parents, sound familiar?
Let the Beautiful Creature Live, by Anthony Esolen
By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – What strikes me is that, in all my life, I have never heard a single supporter of the abortion license describe that child as beautiful. If you must level an old neighborhood to build an airport, you may mourn for the houses to be razed, the streams to be choked up, the contours of the land to be effaced, the human memories to be obliterated. We would consider it rather monstrous in you if you did not do so.
‘Things Are Going to Get Exponentially Worse’: Pro-Life Icon’s Warning Amid Potential Roe v. Wade Game-Changer, by Billy Hallowell
By Billy Hallowell, The Stream – Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director-turned-pro-life activist.. “While we are, of course, celebrating the fact that it does look like the court is going to overturn Roe … make no mistake that this means that things are going to get exponentially worse in our country,” Johnson said… “I say that just to present some reality [for] the pro-life movement.”
26 States Will Ban Abortions When Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – More than half the country will protect unborn babies by banning all or most abortions when Roe v. Wade is overturned as expected next month.
That estimate comes from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion organization previously affiliated with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion company.
The Roe v. Wade Firefight, by Jack Devine
By Jack Devine, Patriot Post – Suddenly, the future of Roe v. Wade is the number one issue on American minds — and a public brouhaha of the highest order… It remains to be seen who engineered the public release of a highly confidential court document. But it’s out there, like it or not, and the Democrat political/media spin machine is working overtime with tales of the apocalyptic consequences of the now-anticipated court action. Call it disinformation.
Republican-Led Louisiana House Fails To Pass Bill Abolishing Abortion, by Ben Zeisloft
By Ben Zeisloft, DailyWire – Members of the Louisiana House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would have abolished abortion by applying homicide laws to women who procure the procedure… The Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act (HB813)… recognizes “the right to life and equal protection of the laws to all unborn children from the moment of fertilization by protecting them by the same laws protecting other human beings.”
CatholicVote Endorses ‘Pro-Life Champion’ Kathy Barnette for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, by Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman, CNS News – Although former President Donald Trump endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s Senate GOP primary, claiming he is pro-life and pro-veteran — a decision ridiculed by many conservatives — the grassroots non-profit CatholicVote endorsed veteran and mother Kathy Barnette for the Republican nomination, stating voters can trust her on “the right to life and other critical issues.”… “Catholics don’t have to worry whether Kathy Barnette is sincere,”
The Fall of Roe Can Bring Healing, by Janet E. Smith
By Janet E. Smith, Crisis Magazine – Ever since a draft copy of the Supreme Court decision regarding abortion has been leaked, social media has been awash with arguments and testimonies from both sides… Whatever the political ramifications of the leaking of the possible Supreme Court decision about abortion, it presents an opportunity to try to educate the public about precisely what an abortion is …
WHO and Guttmacher Publish Global Abortion Study, by Katarina Carranco
By Katarina Carranco, Population Research Institute – Together with the WHO, the Guttmacher Institute recently released “Country-Specific Estimates Of Unintended Pregnancy And Abortion Incidence: A Global Comparative Analysis Of Levels In 2015–2019.”… A closer look (at the study) reveals a deeper theme: the “research” is simply the latest installment in the abortion lobby’s efforts to eliminate virtually every pregnancy on the planet that is not specifically planned.
Nancy Pelosi: Pro-Life Republicans are a “Cult” Because They Don’t Support Killing Babies, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Nancy Pelosi, a supposedly devout Catholic who believes late-term abortions are “sacred ground,” called pro-life Republicans a “cult” on Monday… (Pelosi) criticized pro-life Republican leaders as many anticipate the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade soon.
Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: A Route to a Post-Roe State
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – The leaked opinion relates to the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which involves a challenge to a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi. Roe required that states permit abortion up until the point of viability – around 24 weeks’ gestation. The Mississippi law was crafted by pro-life legal analysts precisely in order to push back against Roe’s framework, giving the Court a rare opportunity to revisit Roe.
Best Pro-Life Political Ad Ever! My Story: Kathy Barnette for U.S. Senate
Kathy Barnette for Senate, YouTube – In addition to being raised as what many would consider “disadvantaged,” I’ll add one more stumbling block to success: I’m the by-product of a rape… My story only takes place in America. I am not standing outside waiting for someone to admit me into the American Dream. I AM THE AMERICAN DREAM.
Update on Unrest: Tabernacle Stolen, Catholic Church Defaced, Pregnancy Clinic Vandalized, by Shannon Mullen
By Shannon Mullen, CNA – ‘We are not fighting flesh and blood. We’re fighting dark demonic forces.’… More criminal acts targeting Catholic churches and pro-life advocates were reported Monday, after a Mother’s Day weekend marked by unrest in multiple locations in the U.S. tied to anger over a possible Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
The Consequences Of Overturning Roe v. Wade, by Donald DeMarco
By Donald DeMarco, The Wanderer – If Roe v. Wade is overturned, the American people will benefit, though these benefits will be denied by many who persist in opposing the very essence of their country as established by its Founding Fathers and concretized in its Constitution. Nevertheless, the recognition that the Constitution does not justify abortion is absolutely required if America is to fulfill its destiny as “one nation under God.”
By Aidan O’Connor, Church Militant – Soon after a draft document criticizing Roe v. Wade was leaked from the Supreme Court… leadership seized the opportunity — immediately calling for radical change in the government… This, while the U.S. Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, is promising a vote next week — aiming to codify abortion as a legal right.
Roe Fact and Fiction, by Gary Bauer
By Gary Bauer, CNS News – According to a leaked draft opinion by pro-life stalwart Justice Samuel Alito, that Trump majority appears ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion-on-demand in America. Conservatives and leftists are alternately excited and enraged by that prospect… But when Roe goes to the ash heap of history, as is expected any day now, it is critical that we separate fact from fiction.
Abortion Activists Plan Potentially Violent Attacks on Churches on Mothers Day, by Micaiah Bilger
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortion activists plan to “raise hell” at churches across the country on Mother’s Day with protests and, some fear, violence… Fox News reports at least two pro-abortion groups are calling for churches, especially Catholic Churches, to be the target of abortion activists’ outrage… violence by abortion activists likely will continue as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to issue its final ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health this summer.
Constitutional Expert: Democrats Pushing Abortion ‘by Any Means Necessary’, by Bob Unruh
By Bob Unruh, World Net Daily – Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, says the leak of a draft abortion opinion from the Supreme Court is a result of leftists who want to have their way “by any means necessary.”… The leak of the still-unfinalized opinion revealed that at the time five justices were in agreement that Roe v. Wade must be struck down, and the regulation of abortion returned to the state legislatures.