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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Live Action report: Planned Parenthood protects sexual predators

In 2010, Planned Parenthood performed an abortion on a 13-year-old California girl who had been repeatedly raped by her father

In 2011, after undercover footage appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials failing to report suspected sex abuse of minors, the organization pledged to do more to train employees to recognize signs of abuse and trafficking. But according to Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager from Texas, this training did not happen. Instead, Treviño says that she was … [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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U.S. Supreme Court skeptical about California law targeting pro-life centers

Even some of the liberal justices voiced concern over parts of the law during an hour-long argument today

A California law that requires Christian-based facilities that steer pregnant women away from abortion to post notices about the availability of state-subsidized abortions ran into trouble at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, with justices on the right and left indicating it may violate free speech rights. Various justices voiced concern that the Democratic-backed 2015 law … [Read more...]

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Senate fails to block filibuster on bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

U.S. remains one of just seven countries in the world where elective abortions after 5 months of pregnancy are legal

A procedural vote on a Senate bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks failed on the evening of Jan. 29, after more than three hours of debate. The cloture motion, which would have prevented a filibuster on the bill, required 60 votes to pass, and failed by a vote of 51-46. The bill could continue to be considered in the Senate, even with the prospect of a filibuster, though this … [Read more...]

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Join Bishop Soto for Holy Innocents procession

Unborn babies the new victims

The following comes from a posting on the diocese of Sacramento website. Join Bishop Jaime Soto for the Feast of the Holy Innocents candlelight rosary procession and Mass to pray for the sanctity of life. Meet at 6 p.m. at the steps of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at 11th and K Streets in downtown Sacramento. The procession will walk to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church … [Read more...]

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US House to vote on banning abortion after 20 weeks

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will be voted on by the U.S. House on Oct. 3

Micah Pickering was born prematurely at 20 weeks. His eyes were “fused shut,” according to his mother, and his bones were still soft. He spent four months in the neonatal intensive care unit. Yet Micah survived against the odds, and is today a healthy 5 year-old attending Kindergarten. “When I look at a little baby, a 20-week baby, my heart is full. I’ve been that mom … [Read more...]

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Five new scientific discoveries that show unborn babies are human beings

We are all humans, and our stories start on our very first day

Science is constantly advancing, revealing to us what’s been going on behind the scenes in the extraordinary human journey of pregnancy. The details have always been real, but now, with these scientific discoveries, we can actually explain some of life’s earliest realities. And a few of them can even be witnessed with our own eyes, thanks to modern technology. When we consider … [Read more...]

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It’s the law: states can stop funding Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump signs bill repealing what has been called President Obama’s “parting gift to the abortion industry,” which had made it impossible for states to withhold funding of abortion giant

Pro-life leaders applauded President Donald Trump for signing a repeal of what they called President Obama’s “parting gift to the abortion industry.” “Today we thank President Donald Trump for restoring states' freedom to direct taxpayer dollars away from abortion providers in favor of supporting community health centers that deliver comprehensive women’s care, and already … [Read more...]

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Another pro-life law introduced in Congress

Citing California and New York as examples, bill's sponsor in the House says law needed to protect healthcare professionals who object to abortion

A bill that would protect health care providers’ freedom to opt-out of abortion mandates they find objectionable has once again been introduced in Congress. “This bill is needed to give health care providers the right to provide medical care without violating their deeply held beliefs,” Sen. James Lankford, sponsor of the bill in the Senate, stated on Friday. The Conscience … [Read more...]

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