Respect Life

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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Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.
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Planned pro-life pregnancy center in downtown Baltimore gets boost

A long-anticipated project to convert a dilapidated building into a pro-life pregnancy resource center right next to Planned Parenthood in downtown Baltimore is getting new life after stalling for more than a year for lack of resources.
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Archbishop Naumann invites church to join a year of service to pregnant women

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy can turn to for assistance rather than think of seeking an abortion.
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In death penalty discussion, U.S. bishops emphasize human dignity, mercy

The Catholic Church's opposition to the death penalty stems from its view on the sacredness of human life and the value of mercy, said U.S. bishops in a roundtable discussion about capital punishment Oct. 10.
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