Outcry over rape cases could mean change for India’s women

Denver, Colo., Jan 19, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Public admonishment of the brutal cases of gang rape in India could be the sign of changing views towards women in the world’s largest democracy, some experts say. The torture and eventual death of the 23-year-old university student who was gang raped in a moving charter bus on Dec. 16 in New Delhi has sparked public indignation and raised questions over the root of violence against women in India. Less than one month later, … [Read more...]

Pregnancy centers play key role in fight for life

Omaha, Neb., Jan 19, 2013 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- Essential Pregnancy Services (EPS) in Omaha opened its doors 40 years ago as a direct response to legalized abortion, said Nancy Foral, the center's executive director.And it was not alone.Thousands of pregnancy centers opened all over the country after the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the United States.First established in the 1960s to help provide resources for struggling, pregnant women … [Read more...]

Lila Rose highlights role of faith in fighting abortion

Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Prayer, trust and a willingness to be used by God are among the most important tools in working to defend the dignity of every human life, said Lila Rose, founder of the pro-life organization Live Action. “When we say 'yes' to His will, it will take us on an adventure that we could have never imagined,” Rose said in the Jan. 17 talk at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C. A 24-year-old Catholic convert, … [Read more...]

US states’ pro-life legislation in 2012 deemed historic

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2013 / 05:10 pm (CNA).- A new report finding “significant victories for life” in state-level legislation during 2012 has left a leading U.S. pro-life group hopeful about the coming year.“More than half of states have pro-life governors and pro-life majorities in their legislatures,” said Dan McConchie, vice president of state legislative action for Americans United for Life, “so we expect pro-life advances to replicate the high levels of … [Read more...]