Abortion

ARCHBISHOP JOSÉ GOMEZ: A PROFILE IN EPISCOPAL COURAGE

by George Weigel, First Things, January 21, 2021During their annual meeting in November of last year, a critical mass of the Catholic bishops of the United States recognized that Joe Biden’s election to the presidency had brought the Church to a critical point. The president-elect had long... read more

US Bishops Urge President Biden to Reject Abortion Rights After ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Statement

The bishops’ conference’s Jan. 22 response emphasized Church teaching on abortion and said Catholics cannot support abortion. Their statement also emphasized politicians’ responsibilities to reject a right to abortion. CNA/National Catholic Register, January 23, 2021 President Joe... read more

Abortion Activists Attack Church, Harass Pro-Life People Mourning Babies Killed in Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, January 22, 2021 Ohio police had to forcibly remove abortion activists from a pro-life mass Friday morning in Columbus where families with young children gathered to pray for unborn babies. The Columbus Dispatch reports about eight abortion activists disrupted the Respect... read more

Joe Biden Claims He Wants Unity, But He Just Called Pro-Life Americans “Extreme”

By David Andrusko, January 22, 2021 As we wrote in “Five Takeaways from President Biden’s Inaugural Address,” In his call for “unity,” President Trump contrasted what he said he will do with behaviors virtually no one would defend. But if you listened carefully and read the... read more

Joe Biden Celebrates Roe vs. Wade Decision That Has Killed 62 Million Babies in Abortions

Steven Ertelt, LifeSiteNews, January 22, 2021 Joe Biden today released a statement celebrating the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that has resulted in killing 62 million babies abortions. The decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for... read more

USCCB President’s Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America

USCCB, January 20, 2021 Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America from Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. My prayers are with our new President and... read more

Biden Presidential Inaugural Committee Facilitates Donations to Planned Parenthood

On the donation page for the Field of Flags, among the 95 groups listed as “partners” of the committee is the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. By Matt Hadro/CNA, January 19, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Presidential Inaugural Committee is facilitating donations to Planned Parenthood,... read more

Pro-Life Leader Joe Scheidler Dies on MLK Day, Family Says its ‘Fitting’ Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League.

National Catholic Register, CNA Staff, January 19, 2021 WASHINGTON —The passing of pro-life icon Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day, is “absolutely fitting,” his son Erik Scheidler told CNA after confirming his... read more

States Push Both Pro-Life and Abortion Expansion Measures in 2021

With a Democrat-controlled Congress and presidency, the pro-life movement will likely focus more on state level legislation even as abortion lobbyists continue their own push to codify Roe v. Wade. By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register, January 18, 2021 WASHINGTON — With a new 6-3... read more

What happens to the pro-life movement in a post-Trump era?

By Kate Scanlon, Catholic News Agency. January 15. 2021 President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives twice. The vote came a week after supporters of the president breached the U.S. Capitol, delaying the... read more

Cardinal Dolan: Catholics more ‘hung up’ on abortion as Biden administration looms

New York City, N.Y., Jan 13, 2021 / 01:49 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has explained why Catholics are not ashamed of being 'hung up’ on abortion, especially in the context of the upcoming Biden administration, in a Wednesday column. Recalling a conversation with a... read more