UCLA: an unborn baby is part of a woman’s body

Inquiring Minds

California Catholic reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and ask students about God, good, and evil  Kylie and Michelle are in their fourth year at UCLA and are both studying sociology. This interview took place outside James West Alumni Center on January 9.   Do you consider yourself religious? Kylie: No. My family is Protestant … [Read more...]

Almost 42 million abortions in 2018

More deaths than from cancer, malaria, HIV/AIDS, smoking, alcohol, and traffic accidents

The following comes from a Jan. 2 story on The Christian Post. There were approximately 41.95 million abortions carried out around the world in 2018, an organization that tracks death statistics reported. Christian Daily Reporter was one of a number of websites to note the statistics on Worldometers on December 31, which issues live tallies on global births and deaths, … [Read more...]

Gosnell movie cracks top 10 at box office

Film's co-producer: “This has been achieved despite the mainstream media virtually refusing to review the film"

A movie about Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortionist in Philadelphia who went to prison after being convicted in connection with the deaths of three babies, hit the Top 10 films at the box office over the weekend. “We were [No. 10] on Friday and Saturday, but slipped back to 12 on Sunday,” Phelim McAleer, who co-produced the film with his wife, Ann McElhinney, said in a … [Read more...]

Judge throws out lawsuit against bishops over immigrant shelters

ACLU of Northern California had sought to block government funding of USCCB to provide housing for immigrants because of Church's refusal to provide abortions, contraception

A federal judge has dismissed the ACLU’s attempt to block the government from delegating the care of immigrant unaccompanied minors and sex-trafficking victims to a Catholic group that opposes birth control and abortion, and transfers those wishing to have an abortion to other shelters. The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed the lawsuit against the … [Read more...]

“Like hiring a hitman”

Pope Francis compares abortion to contract killing

In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.” “Is it right to take a human life to solve a problem? It's like hiring a hitman,” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 10, in a departure from his prepared remarks. “Violence and the rejection of life are born from fear,” the pope added. For … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]