Life News


Pro-life leaders praise House vote to make Hyde Amendment permanent
Jan 26 2017
“By passing this legislation, the House has taken a decisive step toward respect for unborn human life, reflecting the will of the American people,” said Deirdre McQuade, primary spokeswoman on abortion for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Crossing the street: Woman recounts decision of a lifetime
Jan 26 2017
A woman seeking an abortion found a new direction with help from a pro-life pregnancy center.

Baltimore Archdiocese warms up for March for Life, honors joyful advocates
Jan 24 2017
The archbishop encouraged marchers to be "peaceful, joyful and committed proponents" for the beauty and goodness of the gift of life.

Trump executive memorandum reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy’ on abortion
Jan 24 2017
The policy bans all foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving U.S. funds from performing or promoting abortion in other countries.

Though snubbed by Women's March, pro-life groups still participate
Jan 23 2017
"We were prepared for confrontation and instead were supported by so many women," said Herndon-De La Rosa told Catholic News Service.

U.S. abortion rate at its lowest since 1973 Supreme Court ruling
Jan 18 2017
The U.S. abortion rate is down to its lowest level since the Supreme Court made abortion legal virtually on demand in 1973.

Infant safe after being found abandoned at Minnesota cathedral
Jan 06 2017
A newborn child found on the doorstep of a cathedral was in good health and being cared for by local children’s services officials.

When a mother loses a child, reach out with tears, not words, pope says
Jan 04 2017
In the depths of despair, when no words or gestures will help, then cry with those who suffer, Pope Francis said.

Assisted suicide back before Maryland General Assembly
Dec 20 2016
As the state legislature considers for the third successive year legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Maryland, 2017 may see the largest push yet by proponents.

Ohio governor signs 20-week abortion ban, vetoes ‘heartbeat’ measure
Dec 14 2016
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, or SB 127, becomes law 90 days after the Dec. 13 signing

Swiss bishop to priests: No last rites for patients seeking assisted suicide
Dec 10 2016
A Swiss bishop has instructed Catholic priests not to give last rites to people suspected of seeking assisted suicide, following a sharp rise in the practice in his country.

HHS contraceptive mandate in limbo awaiting action by new administration
Nov 25 2016
The Little Sisters of the Poor and others have been cautiously breathing a sigh of relief since the presidential election.

Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession
Nov 21 2016
Pope Francis formally gave all priests permanent permission to grant absolution to those who confess to having procured an abortion.

Diocese investigating priest over political video of fetus, altar use
Nov 09 2016
“We believe that no one who is pro-life can exploit a human body for any reason, especially the body of a fetus,” said Bishop Zurek.

Frederick County youths practice corporal works at New Cathedral Cemetery
Oct 31 2016
“I could be playing video games right now,” said Chris Kennedy, “but I chose to come down here because it’s the right thing to do.”