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Vero Beach Women’s Care saves babies from abortion

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VERO BEACH  |  Since it opened in 2013, Women’s Care Center in Vero Beach has offered a loving and caring alternative to abortion. Gerri Rorick has served as the center’s director since it opened. She had a background in religious education, served at St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach, and described herself as “blessed to… Read more »

Archbishop urges Senate to OK bill to protect babies who survive abortion

WASHINGTON | It is “unconscionable” that the U.S. Senate failed to “unanimously declare to the nation that infanticide is objectively wrong,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “No newborn should be left to suffer or die without medical care. It is barbaric and merciless to leave these vulnerable infants without… Read more »

Canon law examined in wake of push for excommunication over abortion

WASHINGTON | On Jan. 22, the New York Statehouse burst into cheers after a landmark abortion bill had been passed. The Reproductive Health Act, or RHA, most notably removed abortion from New York’s criminal code and now permits abortions with very few restrictions at any week of a pregnancy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had… Read more »

Voters in two states OK anti-abortion measures, but Oregon funding stays

WASHINGTON | An Oregon measure that would have banned state funding for elective and late-term abortions was defeated by voters Nov. 6, while an amendment to the West Virginia constitution stating that women do not have a right to an abortion was passed by a narrow margin. Alabamans also approved a measure that makes it… Read more »

Speakers: Abortion, sexuality need to be discussed

PUNTA GORDA | Ask good questions, tell good stories and listen. Those were three points a young, international speaker for life offered to participants of the state Respect Life Conference. Canadian Stephanie Gray has formally debated abortion doctors and proponents of abortion at universities and organizations such as Google. As she speaks, she relies on… Read more »

Despite hearing’s drama, some say Kavanaugh won’t make major changes

WASHINGTON | The four days of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh were as heated as the unusually high temperatures in Washington during this first week of September. A lot of the passion against the federal judge centered on concern that if Kavanaugh gets a seat on the Supreme Court, he… Read more »

Argentina Senate votes down abortion decriminalization bill

MEXICO CITY | The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early Aug. 9 following a 15-hour debate. The measure had been approved in June by the lower house of Congress. The Argentine bishops’ conference hailed the vote,… Read more »

High court quashes ruling in case of detained teenager seeking abortion

WASHINGTON | The U.S. Supreme Court June 4 threw out a lower court’s ruling that allowed a 17-year-old last year to obtain an abortion while she was in a detention center after an illegal border crossing. If the Supreme Court had not acted, the lower court’s ruling could have set a precedent that would have… Read more »

Irish bishop hopes papal visit can help bring healing after abortion vote

DUBLIN | An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’ August visit can help bring healing after a divisive referendum that will pave the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks’ gestation. In a May 25 referendum, voters opted by a margin of 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent to remove the right to… Read more »

Mother finds hope through Birthline/Lifeline

RIVIERA BEACH | One year ago, Raquel Moura was single and experiencing extremely difficult times. The former naval officer suspected she was pregnant, and a voice of fear urged her to consider aborting her baby. But instead of following that voice, she turned to God for guidance. Then she went to her computer. “I went… Read more »