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A divided court examines Louisiana abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON | In oral arguments March 4, the Supreme Court justices expressed mixed views about a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and if the abortion providers have the legal standing to challenge the state law on behalf of their patients. At the end of the hourlong… Read more »

Florida Senate passes parental consent requirement

TALLAHASSEE  |  A News Service of Florida report reveals the Florida Senate passed a bill that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions Feb. 9. The 23-17 vote tees up the measure for the Florida House, which is almost certain to pass it, Florida News Service reported. The bill would then go to… Read more »

Biden denied Communion at Mass during campaign stop in South Carolina

FLORENCE, S.C. | Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor. “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Robert Morey wrote in a… Read more »

Bishop bars Illinois Catholic lawmakers who back abortion from Communion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature “who promoted or voted for extreme abortion legislation” cannot receive Communion in churches in his diocese. He specifically named House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, “due to their leadership roles in… Read more »

Missouri could become first state where no abortions can be performed

ST. LOUIS | The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic’s license expiring May 31 unless the clinic makes changes to comply with various state health regulations. The Planned Parenthood clinic is the only abortion facility in Missouri. If it closes, Missouri… Read more »

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 »