Latest news related to catholic church views on abortion. News from abortion industry and pro-life groups.

Could long-term decline in number of abortions in US be coming to an end?

While number of surgical abortions continues to fall, pro-lifers worry about surge in chemical abortions

While the number of abortions procured in the US has steadily declined in recent decades, recent data indicate that this decline may be slowing as the use of chemical abortions rises. The Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List, issued a report this month that analyzed the 2017 abortion figures released by 37 … [Read more...]

Bill gives tax credits to film companies that relocate from anti-abortion states

AB 1442, introduced by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, D-Arleta, would provide tax incentives to encourage production companies to relocate to California from states with strict abortion laws

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) and Governor Gavin Newsom had a discussion on how to highlight women’s rights by utilizing California’s Film and Television Tax Credit to incentivize production companies operating in states with stricter abortion laws to work in California. This announcement follows Georgia and Alabama’s recent decision to outlaw abortions, both who are … [Read more...]

CA Supreme Court allows Daleiden prosecution to resume

On May 16, state's highest court rejected a petition to halt legal action against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, accused of illegal recordings made at a 2014 National Abortion Federation meeting in San Francisco

California’s highest court has allowed the prosecution of two undercover, pro-life activists to resume, lifting its stay on the proceedings. The California Supreme Court on May 16 rejected a petition to halt legal action against anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Susan Merritt, according to an official of the Thomas More Society, a conservative pro-life law firm … [Read more...]

“Searching for human fetal pancreas from 4-5 donors”

Government-funded UC-San Diego lab in the market for baby parts, Center for Medical Progress exposé reveals

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the citizen journalism organization responsible for the undercover video series exposing Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby body parts, revealed today that over the past month, government-funded researchers at University of California San Diego (UCSD) have sought to purchase hearts and pancreases from aborted fetuses from CMP. CMP … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood hospitalizes another injured woman

A 22-year old woman was transported by ambulance from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Walnut Creek, California

As if another case in point is needed about Planned Parenthood lack of abortion safety, another young woman was transported by ambulance from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Walnut Creek, California. The radio dispatch audio clip for this medical emergency notified the ambulance to respond “Code 3,” which requires the ambulance to run with lights and sirens for a … [Read more...]

Judges block Protect Life Rule

Planned Parenthood was set to lose about $60 million in federal funding as a result of changes in Title X funding rules

A federal judge in Washington state issued a nationwide preliminary injunction April 25, blocking a rule which would deny government funding to health clinics co-locating with abortion facilities. The ruling comes just days before the Protect Life Rule was due to go into effect. U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Bastian in the Eastern District of Washington state ruled … [Read more...]

U.S. veto threat prompts deletion of abortion language in UN resolution

Trump administration threatened to veto the measure if language referring to abortion was not removed from a United Nations resolution on the care of sexual abuse survivors in wartime

Language referring to abortion was removed from a United Nations resolution on the care of sexual abuse survivors in wartime, after the Trump administration threatened to veto the measure. U.S. officials said they oppose the UN Security Council resolution on the grounds of a phrase that implied support for abortion, according to the BBC. They threatened to veto the … [Read more...]

State high court halts preliminary hearing for David Daleiden

“The stay was based on political bias and selective prosecution”

The California Supreme Court issued a stay on a preliminary hearing in the felony trial for pro-life activist David Daleiden in which his attorneys were to present a defense that would have included their undercover videos of abortion providers. Last Friday, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye put the hearing on delay until further notice, according to a … [Read more...]

Abortion divide grows between blue, red states

With shift in makeup of Supreme Court, red states adopt measures meant to challenge Roe v. Wade, while blue states try to codify it into permanent law

In New York, it’s easier than ever to obtain an abortion up until the moment of birth. Not so in Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, which enacted legislation this year banning most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks. The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was supposed to create a national standard on the procedure, but with Roe on the ropes, a flood … [Read more...]

“California should under no circumstances be encouraging or funding abortions”

California Catholic Conference provides updates on pending legislation

Policy committees have been very active the past few weeks and important bills are receiving their initial examination by California lawmakers. Thank you to all who have generously responded to our action alerts and sent letters to legislators. There are victories and much work to be done. Lawmakers will take their spring break next week and will resume work after Easter.  … [Read more...]