Award to pro-abortion politician a matter of protocol, Vatican says

Spokesman: “Cannot be by any way considered an endorsement to the pro-abortion and birth control politics advocated by Mrs. Ploumen”

The conferral of the Vatican’s Order of St. Gregory the Great to Dutch politician and pro-abortion activist Liliane Ploumen was part of an ordinary diplomatic exchange of honorific titles, and does not mean that the Vatican supports Ploumen’s abortion campaigns, a Vatican spokesperson explained Jan. 15.   Responding to requests of clarification, Paloma Garcia-Ovejero, deputy … [Read more...]

Pro-abortion group targets pro-lifers in Congress for defeat

Emily's List, a group that aims to elect women who support abortion rights, has identified 50 congressional and Senate seats nationwide, including seven seats now held by California Republicans

Emily's List, the group that aims to elect women who support abortion rights, has identified 50 congressional and Senate seats nationwide as part of their "On Notice" program to flip seats in the midterm election. The group has identified seven California Republicans, the largest number of any state. They all occupy seats the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has … [Read more...]

Pro-abortion speaker tapped for Santa Clara Law School commencement

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will speak at Santa Clara University School of Law commencement May 20

[Editor's note: Leon Panetta compiled a strong pro-abortion voting record while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1994 from California’s 16th Congressional District. In 1990, he was a co-sponsor of the federal Freedom of Choice Act, and later, as President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff, Panetta defended the then-president’s veto of a bill … [Read more...]

98% of Catholic Relief Services employee political donations go to pro-abortion candidates

The following comes from an August 8 Lepanto Institute article by Michael Hichborn: Contributions for political campaigns are recorded and monitored, and made available as public information in order to ensure transparency in the political process.  The information found in these recorded contributions are closely monitored and analyzed by political parties and research … [Read more...]