Respect Life

Federal appeals court allows Indiana abortion facility to remain open

A federal court of appeals issued a narrow opinion that allows a South Bend abortion clinic to continue operating, at least for the time being.
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Australian pro-life leaders organize to block bill legalizing abortion until birth

Thousands of pro-life supporters demonstrated in the streets of the Australian capital, expressing their opposition to a bill in the New South Wales state parliament that would permit abortion until birth for any reason.
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Planned Parenthood decides to withdraw from Title X program

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration's "Protect Life Rule" barring these funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.
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‘So many funerals,’ says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time. He was among several priests in El Paso, Texas, summoned to help out where they could in the hours following the brazen Aug. 3 assault at a Walmart store in the Texas border town that left 22 dead and dozens of others wounded.
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Abortion rate falling in South Carolina; pro-life advocates welcome trend

The number of abortions occurring annually in South Carolina continues to fall, a trend welcomed by advocates who credit pro-life legislation and increased public awareness for the decline.
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Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

The Justice Department's reinstatement of the federal death penalty was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment. 
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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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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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