West Virginia Legislature overrides governor’s veto on abortion bill

WHEELING, W.Va. (CNS) — West Virginia has become the third state to outlaw second-trimester dismemberment abortion after the state Legislature voted March 10 to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. “The West Virginia Legislature and the pro-life people in our state have been very strong in…

Videos on value of fetal tissue prompt renewed call to pro-life awareness

OXNARD, Calif. (CNS) — It is uncertain that a California pro-life group’s ongoing series of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal marketing and sale of fetal tissue will lead to defunding for the nation’s leading provider of abortion services. It also is unknown if the revelations in the videos will lead…

Cardinal says Planned Parenthood videos illustrate ‘throwaway culture’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said that Planned Parenthood officials’ videotaped descriptions of how fetal tissue and organs are procured for researchers during abortions illustrates what Pope Francis calls today’s “throwaway culture.” The officials also discuss what the organization charges for the body parts, which opponents of Planned Parenthood said violates federal…

Governor says pro-life measures can ‘change America by changing states’

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (CNS) — The life debate is not just a “Catholic thing,” but rather a natural law and human rights issue, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas told Catholic News Service. Brownback sat down with CNS while at a political conference near Fort Washington to discuss his state’s current efforts at pro-life legislation…

Arena filled with pro-life teens, young adults called ‘beautiful sight’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — They had come from across the country, a crowd of about 10,000 strong, mostly teens and young adults, filling the DC Armory for a Youth Rally & Mass for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington for out-of-town participants attending the Jan. 22 March for Life. The archdiocese also again sponsored another…

Science about human life on side of pro-life movement, says speaker

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a public address in Washington Jan. 20, Carly Fiorina, former business executive and candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010, spoke out about issues relating to the sanctity, science and support of human life. The event was titled “Welcoming Every Life: Choosing Life After an Unexpected Prenatal Diagnosis” and focused on affirming…

Cardinal O’Malley Presents 2014 People Of Life Awards To Exemplary Pro-Life Leaders

WASHINGTON—An order of sisters, a former state Catholic Conference leader and an archdiocesan social justice director received the 2014 People of Life Award for lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement during a July 28 ceremony at the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference held this year in Charleston, South Carolina. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., of…

Marching for life once again

Millennials at DC rally say those of its age group most aware of costs of abortion Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Katherine Talalas Catholic News Service Despite single-digit temperatures, thousands descended on Washington Jan. 22 to declare their opposition to abortion. Most of the red noses and chapped lips belonged to faces under 25. “We…

How ‘Gimme Shelter’ came to be

Founder of network of homes for unwed teens and the teens’ own experiences inspired the movie Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Maria-Pia Negro Catholic News Service Every day, Kathy DiFiore, who helps young unwed mothers in need and their children with shelter and support, tells God that she wants to do his will. “And if…

Pope Francis shows a new way to be pro-life

Jan. 17, 2014, edition By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service On the morning of Jan. 25, 2013, participants in the Washington, D.C., March for Life received an unexpected boost in the form of a Twitter message from Pope Benedict XVI. “I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders…