Category: Contraception & Abortion

A Pivotal Opportunity to Rally in Defense of Life
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A Pivotal Opportunity to Rally in Defense of Life

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While it’s great news that substantial political pro-life victories were won in the mid-term elections, we must now ask ourselves, “What do these victories mean for the protection of human life and family?” Pope Saint John Paul II inspires and instructs us in this opportune and pivotal moment to rally in defense of life: “What […]

Vocations: All About Life
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Vocations: All About Life

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This week (November 2 – 8) is Vocations Awareness Week. Since I began my full-time work with Priests for Life over 20 years ago, one of the first things I became aware of was that many young people today are finding their vocation precisely because of the Church’s witness to the sanctity of life amidst […]

My Journey Through In Vitro Fertilization
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My Journey Through In Vitro Fertilization

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It’s July 2008 and I’m strapped to a surgical table as a fertility doctor siphons three dozen eggs out of my ovaries through a long needle. Blood is coming from between my legs, as the needle repeatedly perforates my vaginal walls en route to my ovaries in search of viable eggs. In the next room, […]

New $9 million Planned Parenthood Clinic in Queens Expects Big Abortion Business
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New $9 million Planned Parenthood Clinic in Queens Expects Big Abortion Business

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Though abortions are significantly down in the U.S. as a whole, business is booming at Planned Parenthood. Even while abortions have dropped to totals and rates not seen since the early days of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood has been on building spree, putting up giant abortion mega-clinics all over the U.S. A new $9 […]

Sugar-Coating Abortion
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Sugar-Coating Abortion

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Remember the days when pregnant women were told it was just a clump of cells and not a baby? Who wouldn’t mind getting rid of a clump of something? Then, sonograms were invented and revealed stages of fetal development and well, what the heck, it turns out there were babies in there. Who knew? The […]

Wonder in the Womb
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Wonder in the Womb

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As Respect Life Month this year approaches its close, it is appropriate to give notice to one of the enduring classics of the pro-life movement. It is not a learned tome on personhood, or a carefully reasoned argument about the flaws of abortion case law, or a guide to effective pro-life activism, important as all […]

Down Syndrome Does Not Make Life Disposable
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Down Syndrome Does Not Make Life Disposable

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The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for September was, “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.” This is such a timely prayer. In recent weeks there has been a steady drumbeat to dehumanize and marginalize those with mental challenges, especially those with Down syndrome. For example, […]

40 Days for Life: Saving Lives Around the World
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40 Days for Life: Saving Lives Around the World

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40 Days for Life is a grassroots effort. Even as the campaign continues to grow, our headquarters team tries to visit as many 40 Days for Life locations as possible. It’s important for us to meet with you, and your fellow volunteers, at your prayerful vigil. With 297 cities in 11 countries conducting 40 Days […]

Some Good Legal News
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Some Good Legal News

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In 2013 the Texas legislature passed, and Governor Rick Perry signed, enormously significant pro-life legislation that helps to protect the unborn child and the health of the mother of the unborn child. The law prohibits the killing of the unborn after 20 weeks gestation, requires any physician performing abortions at abortion facilities in the State […]

Dear Anthony: Natural Family Planning
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Dear Anthony: Natural Family Planning

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Dear Anthony, I’m getting married soon and I wanted to find out exactly how NFP works, since that’s what the Church recommends.  I have saved myself for my husband and remained pure.  I want to enjoy sex without the worries of getting pregnant right away.  I want my husband to enjoy sex too, so NFP […]

The Hope of Lepanto: the Feast of the Holy Rosary
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The Hope of Lepanto: the Feast of the Holy Rosary

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We are not to lose hope even in the face of the nightly evening news. We have Jesus and all the treasures of the Catholic Church. And on October 7, we have the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory. This feast is not just an example that […]

Pediatricians Suggest Kids No Different Than Fido
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Pediatricians Suggest Kids No Different Than Fido

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The words “Contraception is a pillar in reducing adolescent pregnancy rates” sound eerily like a promotional ad by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. But that is not where these words are found. Rather, they are part of the introduction to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policy statement goes on […]

Vatican: UN Committee “A Sword Against Freedom of Religion”
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Vatican: UN Committee “A Sword Against Freedom of Religion”

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The Vatican accused a UN committee of intolerance against Christians and interfering with the free exercise of religion in a scathing reply to a UN committee released to the press last Friday. The Vatican’s official response to explosive comments made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child earlier this year, which told […]

Coaching Us on Respect for Life and Truth
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Coaching Us on Respect for Life and Truth

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The news reports about volleyball coach Tricia Roos and her personal struggle touch the heart because of the example of her young family during a very trying time. Roos coaches the girls’ volleyball team at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas. This young woman, pregnant with her second child, was advised to abort her preborn […]

Addressing Unintended Pregnancies: You're Doing it Wrong
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Addressing Unintended Pregnancies: You’re Doing it Wrong

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The Guttmacher Institute recently announced a study saying that as of 2012, 40% of pregnancies worldwide are unintended, and that this is not much different from 2008. Predictably, they also say that these “findings highlight [the] need for increased investment in contraceptive services.” Let’s break this down point by point: 1) What is “unintended,” exactly? The paper helpfully provides […]

Life Chain 2014 to be held across North America on Sunday, Oct. 5
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Life Chain 2014 to be held across North America on Sunday, Oct. 5

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On the first Sunday in October every year Life Chain invites people in every city, town and village in North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and spend 60 to 90 minutes in silent prayer for the pre-born and for an end to abortion. This year’s Life Chain, the 27th annual public witness […]

Preparing for Philadelphia 2015: A Liberty Bell for the Family
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Preparing for Philadelphia 2015: A Liberty Bell for the Family

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A year from now, believers from around the world will gather with the Pope in Philadelphia to celebrate God’s gift of the family. Marked by the theme Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, this will be the Eighth World Meeting  of Families. Established by Saint John Paul II, these regular world gatherings began […]

UN Population Fund Angles For More
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UN Population Fund Angles For More

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“This is the first time I’ve had no need of tranquillizers ahead of a board meeting,” the head of the UN Population Fund joked. The executive board of the UN Population Fund met last week to oversee the activities of the $1 billion dollar population agency and approve new country programs. The head of the […]

Rogue UN Committee Ramps Up Pressure on Abortion
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Rogue UN Committee Ramps Up Pressure on Abortion

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Abortion is nowhere near becoming a human right in international law. But you would not know that from what one UN committee tells governments. C-Fam has updated a list of abuses by the committee that monitors the UN women’s treaty. The list shows over 275 instances where committee members have told countries that abortion should […]

America's Fear of Children
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America’s Fear of Children

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Fecundophobia has swept the nation by storm. Actually it has slowly dulled the senses of far too many people by demonizing any idea that a family is composed of a father, mother, and children. Here is how one enemy of the family defines fecundophobia. During the 2012 election cycle, Washington Post writer Lisa Miller wrote […]

Melinda Gates Wants to Help Women Around the World
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Melinda Gates Wants to Help Women Around the World

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So Why is the Wife of Microsoft Founder Raising Billions to Inject Them with Depo-Provera? Surely, Mrs. Gates would not have chosen this course if she knew the serious risks of Depo-Provera and if anyone—her Catholic parents, her Catholic high school teachers at the Ursuline Academy in Dallas or her parish priests (she attends Mass […]

Abortion Promoters Intent on Infiltrating Development Goals
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Abortion Promoters Intent on Infiltrating Development Goals

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The international abortion lobby has experienced twenty years of stalled progress at the UN, but an article by one of its leaders reveals their ongoing efforts to promote their agenda in the upcoming plan for global development. Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, describes efforts to advance the concept of “sexual and […]

Abortion Advocates Say Social Engineering Trumps Improving Health
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Abortion Advocates Say Social Engineering Trumps Improving Health

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“We do not mostly provide preventative medical care [or] cure diseases or prevent them. What we do is social change.”  So writes Daniel E. Pellegrom of Pathfinder International in a recent scholarly book marketed to educators, policymakers, and advocates for abortion and other aspects of “reproductive health.” Pathfinder boasts helping the Communist government in Beijing […]

 The Abortion Breast Cancer Link: When Orthodoxy Trumps Science and Reason
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The Abortion Breast Cancer Link: When Orthodoxy Trumps Science and Reason

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In the debate surrounding the purported link between abortion and breast cancer (ABC link), there has arisen a core of individuals whose demeanor can best be described as zealous. This group has all but abandoned the core scientific principle of allowing themselves to be led, without prejudice, by the preponderance of the scientific data. It […]

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