Respect Life

Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion 

Abortion and same-sex marriage will be made legal in Northern Ireland unless self-government in the province is restored within three months.
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Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

The Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” bars Title X funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.
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South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

A Vatican synod in October will consider the church’s ministry in a politically, culturally and ecologically complex region where indigenous people face increasing threats.
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Camp GLOW smiles brighten Howard County parishioner’s battle with cancer

Even cancer couldn't keep Jane De Hitta away from her role as a companion at a camp for adults with disabilities.
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World becoming more elitist, cruel toward excluded, pope says

The excluded, especially migrants and refugees, are the ones who ultimately pay the price for humanity’s greed, Pope Francis said.
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Report details attacks on, abuses against religious freedom worldwide

The State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom shows continued attacks and abuse by governments and societies against religious minorities.
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Migrant shelters suffer harassment as Mexico toughens enforcement

A Franciscan-run migrant shelter along the Mexican-Guatemala border has endured a steady stream of harassment from politicians, police officers, immigration officials and even organized crime.
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Dutch priest critical of ‘euthanasia death’ reports of teen

A senior Dutch priest criticized media reports on the death of a teenager experiencing depression, accusing foreign media of "sensationalizing euthanasia" in his country.
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Missouri’s new law called ‘giant step forward’ for pro-life movement

With Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signing into law a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy, the state's lawmakers" have taken a giant step forward for the pro-life movement," said St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
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Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28.
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Prenatal diagnosis of illness is no excuse for abortion, pope says

"Abortion is never the answer" to couples seeking a way to deal with a prenatal diagnosis of serious illness or disability, Pope Francis said.
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Pro-life leaders applaud passage of abortion bill in Alabama

By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is "the extinguishing of a unique human life," said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.
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