An Indiana bill expected to become law will make it illegal to abort babies based upon their race or gender, or whether they have birth defects.
Pro-choice groups, along with some female Republican lawmakers, are speaking out against an anti-abortion bill that has been passed by Indiana's legislature, which prohibits practices such as aborting a baby with genetic defects, while pro-life groups are saying it protects the civil rights of unborn children.
The Associated Press reported that Indiana would become the second state in America after North Dakota with such strong protection of unborn life laws after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signs House Bill 1337, which was already approved by the Indiana senate. more >>
The Roman Catholic Church says it's committed to both pro-life issues and protecting women's dignity and health, but is vehemently opposed to the promotion of abortion and contraception through a "one-dimensional" view of reproductive health.
"When adopting the current Sustainable Development Goals, the Holy See rejected a one-dimensional interpretation of reproductive health requiring an ideological promotion of contraception and abortion," said Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, earlier this week at a seminar in Rome on health and sexuality.
Turkson insisted that the Vatican is committed both to defending human life and the dignity of women, noting that technology based on science provides humanity with tremendous "power over itself," and "we need to work very hard together to make sure that it is used wisely." more >>
Evangelist Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has attempted to answer why so many spiritually conservative African Americans and Roman Catholics decide to vote for pro-abortion candidates, pointing to the politics of election primaries.
"For decades we have often wondered why so many African Americans who are spiritually conservative and Catholics who are naturally pro-life by nature vote en masse for pro-abortion and anti-family values candidates," said King, the Director of the Civil Rights for the Unborn (CRU), The African American [Anti-Abortion] Outreach for Priests for Life.
"The answer is simple; the politics of closed election primaries in many states herd otherwise conservative voters onto the plantation into the Democrat stables. That's where the donkeys abide." more >>
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is speaking out against a Georgetown University student group that has invite Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to be a featured guest at an upcoming event.
Earlier this month the university's Lecture Fund announced that Richards — who has overseen over 2.8 million abortions as president of Planned Parenthood since 2006 — is going to speak at an event accessible only to Georgetown students and faculty.
"What we lament and find sadly lacking in this choice by the student group is any reflection of what should be an environment of morality, ethics and human decency that one expects on a campus that asserts its Jesuit and Catholic history and identity," the Archdiocese said in a statement Monday. more >>
A pro-life student group at the University of New Mexico is countering the now typical college "sex week" that promotes such things as BDSM on many American campuses by hosting a week-long series of events that showcase accurate information about sex, pregnancy and sexual assault.
Known as "Real Sex Week" organized by Students for Life UNM, events started Monday and include workshops on STI education, on-campus parental support, and information on the harms of abortion.
Sade Patterson, president of Students for Life UNM, told The Christian Post that Real Sex Week is meant to contrast with the past two sex week events held on the campus. more >>
Both Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders explained their support for keeping abortion legal until a baby is born, though their positions were expressed in different ways.
In separate appearances on the same stage Monday night in Detroit, Michigan, Clinton and Sanders were asked about abortion at the Fox News televised town hall.
"Can you name a single circumstance at any point in a pregnancy in which you would be OK with abortion being illegal?" moderator Brett Baier asked. more >>