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Mexico City Policy ensures US funds won’t force ‘abortion ideology,’ backers say

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Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- One year ago, President Trump reinstituted and expanded the Mexico City Policy, widening a ban on funding for NGOs that are involved in abortion—a ban that could shift tens of millions of dollars away from groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Backers and foes of […]

Why this man says abortion isn’t just a woman’s issue

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Denver, Colo., Jan 21, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A man who lost his own child to abortion believes men have important things to say on the issue, and their voices need to be heard. “We are told that men shouldn’t talk about abortion,” but it’s an issue that affects them too, Jason Jones […]

Cardinal O’Malley: Pope’s words ‘a source of great pain’ for abuse survivors

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Boston, Mass., Jan 20, 2018 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- The chairman of the Vatican’s commission on sexual abuse has said that recent comments from Pope Francis were painful and alienating to survivors of clerical sexual abuse. “It is understandable that Pope Francis’ statements yesterday in Santiago, Chile were a source of great pain for survivors […]

Warm weather greets marchers at the 45th annual March for Life

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Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- They came from across the country and the globe to Washington, DC. for one purpose: to stand in solidarity with unborn children. With a quite a few groups donned in matching hats and scarves – quickly rendered unnecessary due to the unseasonably warm January day […]

Commentary: Aziz Ansari’s hookup was a game of Russian roulette

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New York City, N.Y., Jan 19, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- There are better models of fraternal correction than telling the story of the horrible night you spent with comedian Aziz Ansari to a reporter from a casually crude website. But that was where “Grace” (a pseudonym) went to express what she didn’t have a […]

Pro-life strength lies in love, speakers tell March for Life

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Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 / 02:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The pro-life movement’s most powerful tool lies in its ability to love, speakers said Friday at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. This year’s annual March, the theme of which was ‘Love Saves Lives’, was an historic event for numerous reasons – it marked […]

House passes protections for abortion survivors

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Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 / 01:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the annual March for Life began just blocks away from the U.S. Capitol on Friday, the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring medical care for babies surviving botched abortions. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protections Act requires physicians and abortion clinics to provide proper […]

March for Life hears praise from President Trump

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Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump praised the pro-life movement’s support for pregnant women and touted his administration’s pro-life policy achievements in his remarks to the March for Life Friday. “You come from many backgrounds, many places, but you all come for one beautiful cause: to build a […]

‘My mother was told to abort me’, priest says to March for Life youth

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Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 / 11:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Martino Choi told some 18,000 teens and adults about his mother’s decision in favor of life at a Youth Rally and Mass for Life held in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning. “I know a woman who went in for her ultrasound, and was told […]

For former abortion workers, kindness changes hearts

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Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 / 12:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Myra Neyer used to work a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood Baltimore. Today, she has left the abortion industry and is a pro-life advocate. Instrumental to her conversion and decision to leave was a 40 Days for Life sidewalk counselor who gave her a rosary […]