Vermont now ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide law, bishop says
May 21 2013
UPDATED “Vermont is now identified as one of the few death states where it is legal for life to be terminated at its beginning and end stages,” said Bishop Salvatore R. Matano.
Judge stops Arkansas ban on most abortions after 12th week of pregnancy
May 20 2013
Opponents of Arkansas’ newest abortion law made good on their promise of legal action May 17, asking a federal court to grant a preliminary injunction of Arkansas’ Human Heartbeat Protection Act, enacted during the General Assembly in March.
Cardinal says Gosnell’s atrocities point to ‘liberal abortion culture’
May 18 2013
If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes to have “a right to an abortion” codified in state law, he will face “vociferous” and “rigorous” opposition from Catholic and other pro-lifers, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.
Philadelphia abortionist convicted of murder, manslaughter
May 13 2013
A Philadelphia jury May 13 found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of murder in the deaths of three babies born alive during abortions and acquitted him of a fourth similar charge.
Under pall of Gosnell trial, are Maryland’s new abortion laws being enforced?
May 09 2013
The Philadelphia murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion provider accused of cutting the spinal cords of infants delivered alive during abortion procedures, has exposed not only the grisly details of his practice, but also the negligence of several Pennsylvania governmental agencies.
Playing God, Part 2: Church a strong supporter of stem-cell research, just not with embryos
May 05 2013
Linda Kosinski, 43, was in need of a bone marrow transplant in 2007.
Mother’s Day holds special meaning for new mom
May 03 2013
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it takes on new meaning for me this year because it’s my first as a mother.
After decades of Catholic activism, death penalty repeal becomes law in Maryland
May 02 2013
Gov. Martin J. O’Malley signed into law May 2 a bill repealing the state’s death penalty, making Maryland the 18th state to outlaw capital punishment.
FDA ‘acted irresponsibly’ in lowering age for emergency contraceptives
May 01 2013
The Food and Drug Administration “acted irresponsibly” with its decision to lower the age limit from 17 to 15 for purchasing an over-the-counter emergency contraceptive.
Grand jury report likens Gosnell’s clinic to a ‘baby charnel house’
Apr 16 2013
When a team of health officials and investigators looking into illegal drug use raided Dr. Kermit Barron Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society Feb. 18, 2010, they happened upon what many are calling a “house of horrors.”
Adult stem cells offer ethical, effective cures, speakers say
Apr 15 2013
Finding safe and effective cures to disease and illness does not have to go against moral and ethical principles; that was the message of a three-day conference at the Vatican on adult stem-cell therapies.
Johns Hopkins’ pro-life club fighting for official recognition
Apr 08 2013
Andrew Guernsey anticipated some push-back when he sought to resurrect The Johns Hopkins University's pro-life organization.
Allowing over-counter sale of contraceptives to all ages ‘simply wrong’
Apr 08 2013
An April 5 decision by a New York federal judge to lift age limits on purchases of over-the-counter emergency contraceptives should be “appealed and overturned,” according to an official of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Attorneys general urge wider exemption for contraceptive mandate
Apr 04 2013
Thirteen state attorneys general asked the federal government to expand the religious exemption under the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate to private companies.
Good Friday pilgrims pray for life outside Baltimore abortion clinic
Mar 29 2013
Catholics prayed the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood on March 29.
Catholics across the Archdiocese of Baltimore began celebrating the Year of Faith Oct. 11.
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