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Planned Parenthood employee admits that abortion bans don’t prevent ectopic pregnancy care

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Piety and Laughter—J.P. McFadden

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Rev. George Brooks

Reflection on St. Francis of Assisi

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Mother Teresa and Her Living Legacy Shine in New Film

SUMMER 2022:

The issue that saw the overturn of Roe

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

What to Make of Mark Houck’s Arrest

BLOG: Diane Moriarty

Bottle Babies

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Little Girls in Older Bodies

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Judge Blocks Indiana's Abortion Ban

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: David Poecking

In Praise of Dishonesty

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Congressional Republicans introduce 15-week abortion ban

BLOG: Peter Pavia

Bloodlines

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Victor Lee Austin

The Child is Real

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

VA to offer abortion access even in states where it’s illegal

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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Arizona Bill Reveals New Frontiers in Abortion Litigation

  Pro-life legislative activism on the state level is heating up in advance of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. One bill that’s moving forward in Arizona gives us a glimpse into what may be the next frontier of abortion...
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It’s not a heartbeat; it’s ‘cardiac activity,’ says the New York Times

Would a “heartbeat” by any other name still be a heartbeat? The New York Times doesn’t think so. On Valentine’s Day, the newspaper published a straight news article decrying the use of the word “heartbeat” to describe fetal cardiac activity (otherwise known as, well, a...
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Pope Francis, Pets, Babies . . . and God

Pope Francis has been widely criticized for comments he made last week about young couples choosing pets over children: We see that people do not want to have children, or just one and no more. And many, many couples do not have children because they do not want to, or they have...
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Abortion, the Hunger for Heaven and Thomas Hardy

Whenever we think of the forces arrayed against the pro-life cause—and they can sometimes seem rather formidable, especially when we take into account that they include what St. John Henry Cardinal Newman nicely referred to as the “aboriginal calamity” of original sin—we must...
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Pastoral Reflections

The Apostolate of Joy

On January 14, the renowned Catholic author and philosophy professor Alice von Hildebrand was called by God from this world to Himself. She was just weeks short of her 99th birthday. The widow of the brilliant Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand, Alice was an...
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The Gospel of Life

Simply from the point of view of reason and right thinking, contraception and abortion cannot be called “health care”—unless a child be considered a disease to be prevented or eliminated.
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Insisting on Life

Jeanneane Maxon, Warrior for Christ

My friend Jeanneane Nicole Maxon inspires me every day. I first got to know her  from afar when we both attended a quarterly meeting of national, pro-life leaders in Washington DC. Maxon was then vice president of external affairs and corporate counsel for Americans United for...
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The Little Discussed But High Blood Clot Risk of Hormonal Birth Control

In April, the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine received scrutiny after six women experienced a rare blood clot condition, causing the United States to pause its distribution “out of an abundance of caution.” Immediately, some trying to downplay the risk compared the J&J...
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