Oakland bishop leads rosary procession to Planned Parenthood in Walnut Creek

Bishop Michael Barber: When we're told that the baby in a mother's womb is not a human being, that's a lie

Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, led a group of about 100 people in a 40 Days for Life-sponsored rosary procession from St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church to Planned Parenthood's office in Walnut Creek. This was the second time a large group had rallied for life outside the Planned Parenthood offices, an easy walk from St. Mary Church and School, said Linda Mertes, … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court vacates undocumented minor abortion ruling

Pro-life leader notes high court's decision failed to answer question of whether the federal government has an obligation to help an undocumented teen abort her unborn child – but it did deny the ACLU a major victory

On Monday the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court's decision from October which permitted an undocumented minor held in federal custody to an obtain an abortion. This move by the court means there will no longer be a precedent should a similar case arise. The June 4 order in Azar v. Garza was unanimous, though the initial case had been rendered moot as the minor had … [Read more...]

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The Church is for life

Pope Francis tells physicians they must defend human life "however weak or defenseless, even if not developed or not advanced”

 Ideologies which do not acknowledge and uphold the dignity of human life must be resisted and the Catholic Church’s teaching on life affirmed, Pope Francis told a group of Catholic doctors Monday. “The Church is for life, and her concern is that nothing is against life in the reality of a concrete existence, however weak or defenseless, even if not developed or not advanced,” … [Read more...]

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Tragedy of historic proportions

Irish voters pave way for legal abortion in once-Catholic country

Pro-life campaigners in Ireland have described a vote that paves the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks as “a tragedy of historic proportions.” After all 40 constituencies reported, the official result is that 66.4 percent of citizens opted to remove the strongly pro-life Eighth Amendment from the Constitution, while 33.6 percent voter to retain it. Voters chose to … [Read more...]

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Troubled abortionist can only make Bakersfield abortion clinic worse

Bakersfield FPA Women’s Health facility has hired abortionist Gorli Harish

The FPA Women’s Heath abortion business in Bakersfield, California, has had its share of problems over the years, but now it is about to get worse. Deteriorating patient safety is already an urgent concern at this abortion business. What started out in 2012 as one or two calls per year for emergency medical transport from FPA, has grown to seven documented incidents last year … [Read more...]

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Appeals court won’t dismiss lawsuit against Daleiden

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules Planned Parenthood lawsuit against Center for Medical Progress can move forward

A federal appeals court rejected a pro-life effort to have Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) dismissed. The move ensures that the fight will continue over the undercover videos that revealed what many say is the abortion giant’s fetal organ harvesting activities. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood stands to lose millions

Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals

The Trump administration is preparing to announce on Friday a far-reaching change in how Title X family planning funds are awarded so that clinics that provide abortion services will no longer be eligible — a move that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood by millions of dollars. Under the proposal to be filed by the Department of Health and Human Services, the $260 … [Read more...]

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California attorney general cheered by Planned Parenthood

Coalition of 19 states led by California support Planned Parenthood's efforts to block Trump administration from making changes to Title X, a federal program that funds family planning services

A coalition of 19 states led by California filed papers Tuesday in support of efforts to block the Trump administration from reducing access to some family planning programs, according to California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra. The states filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia supporting a lawsuit filed by multiple Planned Parenthood … [Read more...]

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Are pro-lifers about to take a run at Roe v Wade?

Analysis: US pro-life movement increasingly confident of overturning the 1973 Supreme Court ruling

In March 2016, Donald Trump said “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who procure an abortion. The pro-life movement couldn’t distance itself from his comments fast enough. March for Life released a statement calling Trump, then running for the presidency, “completely out of touch with the pro-life movement”. The statement continued: “Women who choose abortion … [Read more...]

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“We look forward to the account being restored quickly”

YouTube suspends abortion pill reversal account for posting "harmful or dangerous content"

Last week, YouTube suspended the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) account for “repeated or severe violations of [the] Community Guidelines.” Four videos were posted to the account. The “offending” videos included one webinar explaining APR in scientific and medical terms. The remaining three told the stories of women who chose life for their babies using the APR protocol. Citing … [Read more...]

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