Abortion and Congress – what will local Catholics and Evangelicals do?

49th District hangs in balance between pro-life Harkey and pro-abortion Levin

The following comes from an August 9 press release Planned Parenthood Action Fund today endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in California’s 49th District. “Voters face a stark choice in California’s 49th District this November. On one side, you have Diane Harkey, an unyielding opponent of a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. …., Mike Levin is a stalwart champion of … [Read more...]

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Critics want Gov. Brown to veto bill requiring abortion drugs at campus health centers

Measure mandating that all student health centers at University of California and CalState campuses provide abortion drugs passed state Senate on Aug 30 and now heads to the governors desk

California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto a bill that mandates abortion drugs at state university campus health centers, said pro-life advocates, citing both financial and ethical objections.   “California politicians put the interests of the abortion industry ahead of the needs of both students and the colleges and universities with this shortsighted vote today,” Kristan … [Read more...]

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“The good news is the AMA did not change their position”

At June 11 meeting, American Medical Association’s House of Delegates rejects report recommending that the association continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide

The American Medical Association voted this week to return to committee a report recommending continued opposition to physician assisted suicide - a move that commentators have called a missed opportunity to stand up for the value of human life. “For more than two decades the nation’s most prominent and largest association of physicians vocally opposed physician-assisted … [Read more...]

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Trump named keynote speaker at pro-life gala

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List: “President Donald Trump is governing as the most pro-life president in our nation’s history"

This afternoon the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List announced that President Donald J. Trump will speak at the organization’s eleventh annual Campaign for Life Gala. The event will take place Tuesday, May 22 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, will receive SBA List’s 2018 Distinguished Leader … [Read more...]

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Thomas Aquinas College students picket Planned Parenthood event

Outside Planned Parenthood Central Coast annual gala in Goleta students from TAC held up signs against abortion

Planned Parenthood Central Coast members and their supporters filled the grand ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara  Saturday night for their annual event. It was called the Birds and Bees bash. An outside reception area was full of silent auction items, a table full of materials about the organization, a photo booth for creative group shots and a table full of materials … [Read more...]

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“Life is winning in America”

Vice President Mike Pence tells estimated crowd of 1,300 at 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast: "The Catholic community in America has made an enormous difference in the life of this nation"

United States Vice President Mike Pence exhorted those in attendance at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday to continue to be a “voice for the voiceless,” after proclaiming that “life is winning” in the nation. “Life is winning in America. Life is winning through the steady advance of science that continues to illuminate more and more when life begins,”  Pence … [Read more...]

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Bishop Soto leads eucharistic procession to state Capitol

The journey was a public witness to end abortion

Bishop Jaime Soto presided at the 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday, April 30 in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento, followed by a eucharistic procession around the state Capitol in a journey of prayer and public witness to end abortion. Carried in the procession was an actual 4’ X 6’ authentic replica (Missionary Image) of the original Miraculous Image of Our … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood opponents outnumbered but victorious in CA

"A battle waged in enemy territory"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UudhVC5G6TQ&feature=youtu.be California Catholic Exclusive. Demonstrations were held in front of Planned Parenthood locations across the country on Saturday, February 11. In most places, those supporting a funding ban on the abortion chain (organized under the hashtag #defundPP) were in the majority, but in the one-party Democratic/Planned … [Read more...]

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How Gosnell’s House of Horrors made me pro-life

LA-based filmmaker and co-author of "Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer," says covering trial changed her views

I never trusted or liked pro-life activists. Even at college I thought them too earnest and too religious. I thought the shocking images they showed were manipulative. I distinctly remember my argument: A heart transplant is gross to look at, too. I don’t want to look at pictures of that, and heart transplants are brilliant. So back off, pro-lifers with your scary … [Read more...]

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Obama’s parting gift to Big Abortion

New HHS regulation barring states from denying funds to Planned Parenthood takes effect two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump

The following comes from a December 16 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: States cannot keep federal grants away from Planned Parenthood clinics, the Obama administration ruled on Wednesday in a move that critics say is a “parting gift to Big Abortion.” “The Obama administration, even in its waning hours, has chosen to put Planned Parenthood’s Big Abortion … [Read more...]

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