Abortion

Catholics For The Common Good Rep Trent FranksPain-Capable Abortion Ban
Passes Congressional Subcommittee

WASHINGTON DC, June 6, 2013--By a vote of 6 to 4, the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice approved a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.


Catholics For The Common Good Kermit Gosnell MugshotNational Figures Demand Media Attention To Gosnell Trial
PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 15, 2013--The murder trial of Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell has produced graphic testimony of “beheadings” of infants who survive abortions, but the lack of national news coverage has drawn protests and criticism from pro-life leaders, congressmen and professional journalists.


Court protects unborn child

Alabama Supreme Court
Recognizes Unborn as 'Children'
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2013 -- An Alabama Supreme Court decision recognizing the unborn as persons deserving of legal protections could have significant implications in ending abortion in the U.S., say pro-life advocates.


Sex-selection Abortion Ban Draws
Majority Support but Fails in House

WASHINGTON, DC, June 1, 2012 -- Despite gaining the support of more than half of the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill to prohibit abortions based on the sex of the unborn child was defeated on May 31.


Bishop Kevin Rhoades, USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth questions Girl Scouts of America policies

Controversy Continues as Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years
Promotes Abortion and Anti-Marriage Agenda

Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Girl Scouts of the USA is continuing to fall under scrutiny for its alleged connections to groups that promote abortion, contraception and homosexuality. 

Secret Public Records Demanded
For UCSF Non-Physician Abortion Project
CA SB1338 Brought Project to Light
OAKLAND, CA, May 8, 2012 -- On May 10, the Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) will request in court that essential information related to the non-physician abortion Project sponsored by UCSF/Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health must be made public. According to the California Public Records Act (CPRA), additional Project information should be made public. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 10 AM Pacific Time in Superior Court, County of Alameda, 201 13th Street, Oakland, CA.


ACTION Completed
Bill defeated

Victory on CA SB1338
(Abortion by Non-Doctors Bill)

Unable to Get Enough Votes
Please Make Thank You Calls
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2012 -- Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) announced late Friday that she was withdrawing her bill to permit certain non-doctors to perform first trimester vacuum aspiration abortions. She was not able to get any Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee members, who had previously voted against the bill, to change their votes. Your phone calls and emails really helped.


ACTION Completed
see update

Trick Used to Revive
CA Abortion by Non-Doctors Bill

SB 1338 Reconsideration Hearing
Monday, May 7

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2012 -- Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), backed by the power of state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), is attempting a sneaky amendment to revive SB 1338, a bill to permit non-doctors to perform first trimester vacuum aspiration surgical abortions. The passage of the bill was blocked in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee on a 4-4 vote last week that stunned the abortion lobby. Two Democrats voted against it.


UN Women's Commission
Rejects Expansion of 'Reproductive Rights'
-- Amid controversy over the “rights” to contraception and abortion, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women concluded its 56th annual meeting without reaching the necessary agreement for a concluding document.


Komen Reversal on Planned Parenthood Funding
Fails to Surprise Some

DALLAS, TX, February 3, 2012 -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced on the morning of Feb. 3 that it is amending its funding guidelines so that only those organizations under criminal investigation will be excluded, a move that could allow Planned Parenthood funding to be restored.


Hoye Forces Application of "Bubble" Law
To Abortion Workers
OAKLAND, CA, December 20, 2011-- The case involving Pastor Walter Hoye’s right to Free Speech  was back in court last week for a determination of proper remedy after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s July ruling that Oakland’s enforcement of its “bubble zone” ordinance “is a constitutionally invalid, content-based regulation of speech.” The hearing resulted in an order requiring Oakland to follow a policy containing no exceptions or qualifications about who is covered by the ordinance.


City of Oakland's Ordinance
Discriminates Against Pro-Life Pastor
Permanent Free Speech Injunction to be Sought
OAKLAND, CA, December 14, 2011-- On December 16, the Life Legal Defense Foundation will seek, on behalf of Pastor Walter Hoye, a permanent injunction against the City of Oakland for its inconsistent enforcement of an ordinance that forbids pro-lifers from communicating with women who are seeking abortions at abortion clinics.


Pregnancy Center Sues San Francisco
On ‘False Advertising’ Law
San Francisco, December 9, 2011 -- First Resort pregnancy center filed a freedom of speech lawsuit Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court to void a San Francisco “false advertising” ordinance that targets pregnancy centers and exempts abortion providers.


'Personhood' Defeat Not a Serious Setback
For Pro-Life Movement
-- Representatives of the Thomas More Society and the Pro-Life Action League say the defeat of Mississippi's “personhood” initiative does not mark a serious defeat for the pro-life movement.

Medical Expert Finds Growing
Secular Support for Catholic Teachings
ROME, November 11, 2011 -- A Catholic medical expert says he finds growing support for Church teachings among non-believers in the field of pediatrics, as shown by a recent secular journal that expresses love and care for the disabled.




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