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UN tells Catholics to change canon law; not allowing abortion is ‘torture’ of pregnant girls

The United Nations Committee Against Torture is debating whether abortion constitutes torture and whether canon law should be changed. During the committee’s meeting in Geneva on Monday, Vice Chairwoman Felice Gaer castigated the Catholic Church’s blanket stance against all abortions, telling an audience comprising Vatican…

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Stuck on Torture

Reading the AP coverage this morning of the ongoing hearings in Geneva regarding the Vatican and torture, the story this morning explains that the Holy See yesterday provided some additional information on what’s happened in the last 12 years — the culture change within the…

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United Nations Calls Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Teachings “Promoting Torture”

It’s no secret that pro-abortion NGOs and diplomats from some nations that legalize abortion don’t want The Vatican involved at the United Nations and have undertaken campaigns to revoke its UN status, in large part because of its pro-life views. Now that effort is taking…

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What Is Torture and What Is a Bullying Campaign?

Sunday morning, thousands – many of them young families — poured into St. Peter’ Square, having walked through Rome in an annual pro-life march. From a window above, Pope Francis thanked the ecumenical crowd for its commitment to speaking out to protect innocent human life. Today…

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Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas who rose to national prominence after filibustering a bill to restrict abortions in the state. Although Davis promotes herself proudly as a candidate who cares…

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W.Va. advances 20-week abortion ban

West Virginia’s legislature wrapped up its work for the year over the weekend, but not before approvinga 20-week abortion ban. An ongoing emotional debate on legislation to ban abortions of fetuses after 20 weeks gestation (HB4588) reached a crescendo in the Senate with a 29-5…

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How abortion rights opponents are winning, in 1 graphic

As Wednesday’s March for Life demonstrated, abortion opponents have been buoyed of late by a string of victories across the country in states where Republicans control both the state legislature and governorship. Both abortion rights advocates and foes agree that those seeking to curtail access…

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The moral case for abortion ”grows ever weaker”

Even the Washington Post, as protective of “abortion rights” as it is institutionally, occasionally allows a shaft of truth to shine through. I’d like to talk about a short story written for today’s paper by Juliet Eilperin which was accompanied by a graphic, which, while…

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March for Life Speaker Ryan Bomberger Highlights Adoption as Alternative to Abortion

A man whose biological mother was the victim of rape, yet courageously chose to continue her pregnancy, has made his life’s work ensuring that every child in America has the same opportunity he was given. The 41st annual March for Life celebrated Adoption: A Noble…

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Always on the side of life

A 6-inch layer of snow blanketed the nation’s capital during a winter snowstorm on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop tens of thousands of pro-life advocates from converging Wednesday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 41st annual March for Life. Activists from all…

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