Melissa Barnhart

CP Reporter

CP Year in Review: Top 10 Most Read Abortion and Pro-Life Stories of 2013

Pro-life activists saw 2013 as a breakthrough in the movement to defend the constitutional rights of pre-born babies. Many credit the growing support for the pro-life movement with the rising popularity of 3D and 4D ultrasounds, and the ability to announce the sex of one's unborn baby by the 13th week, as Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) did on the House floor as part of his support for the state's new abortion regulations that ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, the six month of pregnancy.

Albuquerque Voters Reject Ban on Late-Term Abortions

By a 10 percent margin, voters in Albuquerque, N.M., defeated a ban on late-term abortions Tuesday in a municipal election. Voters rejected the measure 55 percent to 45 percent. Labeled the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, if passed, it would have banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation in the womb, the point at which pre-born babies have be shown to feel pain, with exceptions for women who face medical emergencies.

Pastors Take on the Biblical Challenge to Reflect the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth in the Multi-Ethnic Church at Mosaix 2013

Kicking off the first plenary session at the Mosaix 2013 Multi-Ethnic Church Conference on Tuesday, pastors Mark DeYmaz, Derwin Gray and Eugene Cho and theology professor Paul Louis Metzger shared their belief in this movement that aims to reflect God's love for all people and the diversity of the kingdom of heaven by planting and growing economically and ethnically-diverse churches.

Texas Abortion Regs Stand as 5th Circuit Reverses Lower Court's Ruling

Abortion clinics in Texas will have to comply with a new state law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles should a patient need emergency care. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday overruled Federal Judge Lee Yeakel's decision in which he ruled that part of the state's abortion law is unconstitutional. For now, the law stands until it's argued before the Fifth Circuit in the coming months.