Why the pro-life movement needs Democrats

Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2015 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Pro-life Democrat politicians are fast becoming an endangered political species, but their pro-life presence is necessary for the movement to succeed, both Republicans and Democrats agreed. “I think if the pro-life movement becomes confined to just the Republican Party, it’s going to hurt the movement,” Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) told CNA at the 2015 March for Life. He added that if more pro-life Democrats get elected, … [Read more...]

Who inspires the young pro-lifers of today? Pope Francis

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2015 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Young pro-life advocates emphasized Pope Francis’ influence on their witness for the defenseless unborn child at the 2015 March for Life, held in the nation’s capital Jan. 22. “I think one thing we’re aware of, especially in Pope Francis’ tenure, is caring for the least. And there’s no more least than a helpless infant inside a womb,” said Brother John Dominic Bouck, currently a friar at the … [Read more...]

March for Life 2015 unites ‘pro-life generation’

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2015 / 05:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “We are the pro-life generation! We are the pro-life generation!” The chant could be heard along Constitution Avenue, as cold weather in the nation’s capital did not deter the masses from taking part in the 2015 March for Life. The massive crowds – consisting largely of young people – swarmed downtown Washington, D.C., praying, marching and witnessing to life. Crowds were estimated at upwards of … [Read more...]

Democrat, feminist, atheist – the growing face of the pro-life movement

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2015 / 05:22 pm (CNA).- This isn’t your father’s pro-life movement. A group of young activists is challenging the pro-life stereotype so as to broaden its audience, a move it sees as necessary to achieve a “culture of life.” “We’re seeing more and more non-traditional pro-lifers,” explained Aimee Murphy of Life Matters Journal, the leader of the newly-minted Pro-Life Allies Coalition. This coalition of groups currently … [Read more...]

Why Junipero Serra’s canonization is important for the new evangelization

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 22, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the colonial and missionary period of California’s history is often riddled with bitter memories, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reflected on the life of the missionary Bl. Junipero Serra as a bold witness to the faith. “The historical record confirms what Pope Francis believes: that Blessed Junipero Serra was a man of heroic virtue and holiness who had only one burning ambition – to bring the good … [Read more...]

Cardinal: No pro-life victory without reaching the marginalized

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2015 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For the pro-life movement to truly succeed, it must fight not only abortion, but also the broader “throwaway culture” wherever life is being discarded, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston at a national pro-life Mass.   “What must characterize the pro-life movement is a special love for the poor, the marginalized, the suffering, and especially human life that is in danger of being discarded,” … [Read more...]

Support abortion restrictions? So do most Americans

New Haven, Conn., Jan 22, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Americans continue to show strong support for abortion restrictions, according to a new survey that finds even self-described “pro-choice” Americans reject permissive abortion laws.“Four decades after Roe v. Wade, the American people remain unhappy with its legacy,” Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, said Jan. 21. “The survey makes clear that the American people understand that abortion is … [Read more...]