Cardinal DiNardo: Roe v. Wade shouldn’t be used as litmus test for Supreme Court nominees

In letter to senators, president of the USCCB says there are several good reasons why 1973 decision legalizing abortion in the U.S. should not be used to evaluate appointments to the high court

The U.S. Senate should not use a nominee’s stance on Roe v. Wade as a litmus test on suitability for appointment to the Supreme Court, the president of the nation’s bishops’ conference has said. “By any measure, support for Roe is an impoverished standard for assessing judicial ability,” wrote Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the USCCB, in a July 6 letter to … [Read more...]

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“Hollywood is afraid of this content”

'Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer' will open in as many as 750 theaters in October

The filmmakers thought they had a theatrical deal a year ago, but a judge sued to block the film. The issue was recently resolved. The executive producer called it "a really hard road," but Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killerwill open in as many as 750 theaters in October through a distribution deal with GVN Releasing, the filmmakers said Tuesday. The movie … [Read more...]

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Pro-lifers express hope after Justice Kennedy’s retirement from Supreme Court

Will Roe v. Wade be overturned?

The retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has led pro-life advocates to voice hope that his successor could help overturn Roe v. Wade in coming years. Kennedy submitted his formal resignation on Wednesday, in a letter to President Donald Trump. Kennedy has served on the court for 30 years, since being appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. He … [Read more...]

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Was it a crime?

Police say pregnant woman had boyfriend punch her in the stomach repeatedly to kill unborn child, district attorney unsure if the couple violated the law

A baby died May 24 at Kern Medical after being pulled from the womb with a fractured skull. Police believe the baby girl's parents are to blame, but the case has presented a legal conundrum eliciting strong opinions about how to proceed. The mother is believed to have been 30 weeks into her pregnancy when she arrived at the hospital, according to a search warrant affidavit … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court sides with crisis pregnancy centers

In 5-4 decision, justices rule that California can't force pro-life pregnancy counseling centers to promote abortion

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that pregnancy centers established to persuade women to continue their pregnancies do not have to tell their clients about the availability of state-offered services, including abortion. The court’s conservatives said a California law likely violates the First Amendment. It required what are called crisis pregnancy centers — they promise prenatal … [Read more...]

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“A cesspool of political bias”

Trump Administration pulls US out of pro-abortion UN Human Rights Council

The United States will be exiting the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Tuesday, citing the body’s record of failing and neglecting its titular mission. Haley blasted the council, which has promoted abortion and the LGBT agenda, as “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias,” Fox News reports. “I want to make it … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis says abortion reflects a Nazi mentality

"We do the same as the Nazis to maintain the purity of the race, but with white gloves,” pontiff says in June 16 remarks

In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality. “I've heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first few months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has … [Read more...]

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Sacramento teacher under fire for teaching class about abortion

Sutter Middle School teacher in hot water for showing videos depicting how abortions are performed during various stages of pregnancy

A Sutter Middle School teacher who recently aired graphic abortion videos (below) to students during a sex-education class is in hot water with the Sacramento City Unified School District. The district launched an investigation following complaints from parents whose children had seen the videos, which depict how abortions are performed during various stages of pregnancy. The … [Read more...]

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How to get them to go through with an abortion anyway

UCSF trains medical students how to pressure religious women to get abortions

The University of California-San Francisco, which focuses on health sciences, offers an “Early Abortion Training Workbook” with the innocuously named chapter “Pregnancy Option Counseling Techniques.” It’s part of the taxpayer-funded university’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, which brags that it has pioneered “new forms of abortion,” expanded the “abortion care … [Read more...]

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“My aborted baby will be reincarnated”

Sidewalk counselor hears an unusual justification for terminating pregnancy

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations during the week. Some specifics have been omitted to protect the identity of … [Read more...]

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