Abortion

CA Prop 4- Sarah's Law- Fails Narrowly
SACRAMENTO, November 5, 2008-- California voters rejected Prop 4, a measure supported by Catholics for the Common Good that would require the notification of an adult family member before abortion is performed on a minor girl.


Message for Respect Life Sunday:
Build Culture of Life, Oppose FOCA

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2008 - In a statement to mark Respect Life Sunday, October 5, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia urged Catholics "to help build a culture in which every human life without exception is respected and defended."


Oppose "Freedom of Choice Act"
Would Codify Right to Abortion, Guarantee Public Funding
WASHINGTON, September 25, 2008-- The Federal Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is a dangerous radical bill that would create a "fundamental right" to abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy. It would eliminate all limits on abortion and force all Americans to subsidize abortions with their tax money.


Bishops Respond to Biden Challenging Church Teaching on Abortion
DENVER, Colorado, September 8, 2008 - NBC's "Meet the Press" has inadvertently become the stage for some Catholic politicians to display "flawed moral reasoning," according to the bishops of Denver.


US Bishops Clarify Pelosi Misinterpretation
Catholic Church Has Always Been Pro-Life

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2008--Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Doctrine, have issued the following statement: In the course of a "Meet the Press" interview on abortion and other public issues on August 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi misrepresented the history and nature of the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church against abortion.


Conscience Rights Under Threat
Health Issues Spark Conflicts

ROME, June 1, 2008 -- The attempt to limit religion to the purely private sphere is a major area of conflict in many countries. One of the areas of battle involves Christians and Church-based institutions active in health care.


"Let Your Little One Live" Offers Powerful Message
A new pro-life country music song "Let Your Little One Live" humanizes the pre-born child in a very powerful way. It was written by Eric Smyth, an aspiring singer/Nashville songwriter/dentist who resides in the Chicago area and writes inspirational, patriotic, and country songs. This song is a gift that Eric wishes to share with the Respect Life movement.


Save Mexico City Policy
Update on House Hearing

Facts and Myths about Mexico City Policy


WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2007-- There is an ongoing campaign in the Congress to overturn Mexico City Policy, the current U.S. policy which prohibits funding overseas organizations that perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning.


US Senate Overturns Mexico City Policy
Close Call on Coercive Abortions Vote
Thank President for Veto Promise

Cardinal Rigali's letter to the Senators: keep Mexico City Policy and Kemp-Kasten Amendment

WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2007-- Yesterday the US Senate passed HR 2764, the State/Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which in its current version overturns the Mexico City Policy: a long-standing prohibition of funding for overseas nongovernemental organizations that perform or promote abortion.
Outrageous Attempt to Open Door for Funding Organizations Supporting Coercive Abortions
The bill that was presented on the Senate floor, was stripped of language, known as the Kemp-Kasten amendment, that prohibited taxpayer funding of organizations with programs that support coerced abortions and involuntary sterilizations overseas. (see how your Senators voted)


Urge Amnesty International--
Change Abortion Stance, Return to Neutrality!

US Bishops Decry AI's Decision to Support Abortion

Abortion Causes Rift at Amnesty International

WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2007 - Amnesty International's controversial resolution to support abortion has undermined its credibility as a defender of human rights and caused a division within the organization: the chapters in Ireland and Malta have refused to implement the new policy. The regrettable decision has prompted strong opposition from the Vatican and US bishops and has forced many Catholics to leave the organization, with the most recent examples of Bishop Michael Evans of East Anglia and Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.




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