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A divided court examines Louisiana abortion restrictions

In oral arguments March 4, the Supreme Court justices expressed mixed views about a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and if the abortion providers have the legal standing to challenge the state law on behalf of their patients.
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Maryland March for Life puts focus on debate over assisted suicide bills  

Hundreds of people rallied through the streets of Annapolis Feb. 24 for the annual Maryland March for Life, urging more state-level restrictions on abortion and opposing a bill that would make doctor-assisted suicide legal in the state.
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Remains of aborted babies now in final resting place in Indiana cemetery

A cold, gray, wintry day in South Bend seemed like an appropriate setting for the burial of 2,411 aborted babies, whose remains were interred in Southlawn Cemetery in the city Feb. 12.
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New head of pro-life outreach takes helm as wall separates two sides of moral divide

One of America’s biggest cultural and moral divides is about to be embodied in a shared wall of two Baltimore buildings with very different missions.
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Trump highlights pro-life, school choice issues in State of the Union

Less than two weeks after pro-life leaders welcomed President Donald Trump to the speakers' platform at the Jan. 24 March for Life on the National Mall, these leaders were praising a call he issued in his State of the Union address Feb. 4 that Congress immediately ban late-term abortion.
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March for Life vies to become the other ‘Women’s March’

The women at the March for Life said it was important to stress that women’s rights don’t have to be synonymous with abortion rights.
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Trump tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children.
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Pope Francis ‘has our backs’ on pro-life cause, says archbishop

Pope Francis "has our backs" in the pro-life cause, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, said to applause in his Jan. 23 homily at the opening Mass of the National Vigil for Life.
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Mass prepares way for March for Life, honors Camp GLOW director

The faithful included members with Down syndrome who have benefited from their time at Camp GLOW; people in wheelchairs; and those interpreting in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired.
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Counsel the Doubtful: Across archdiocese, parishioners give to crisis pregnancy centers

“One of the most loving decisions you can make is to carry a child and then let someone else adopt it,” O’Connell said. “There can be a stigma attached to adoption. Abortion is easier to hide, it’s more appealing. That’s what we’re up against.”
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Court won’t take challenge to Ky. law requiring ultrasound before abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 9 declined to take up a challenge to a Kentucky ultrasound law that requires a physician or qualified technician to perform an ultrasound on a woman seeking an abortion and show the screen images to her.
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