“What do I want for Christmas? I want Tim Tebow to walk with me…”

…walk, that is, in the March for Life next month in Washington. The invitation was extended by Allison Howard of Concerned Women for America.  Read about it here.  And watch the video invitation below.  Hey, you never know… [Read more...]

Nun involved in abortion decision “no longer excommunicated” — UPDATED

From a news brief buried in a CNS report over the weekend: A Mercy sister who was automatically excommunicated because of her role on the ethics committee that allowed an abortion to be performed at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix in 2009 is back in good standing in the Catholic Church. In May 2010, officials [Read More...]

Researchers: nuns should take the pill to cut cancer risk

Really? Strange as it sounds, yes: Catholic nuns take a vow of chastity, so you might not think that any sister would need to be on birth control. But oral contraceptive pills have other uses besides preventing pregnancy; in fact, Catholic bioethicists say there is no inherent conflict in nuns (or any other Catholic) taking [Read More...]

Sebelius overrules experts, blocks selling abortion pill on store shelves

Details: In a surprise move, the nation’s health secretary stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms, deciding Wednesday that young girls shouldn’t be able to buy it on their own. The Food and Drug Administration was preparing to lift a controversial age limit and make Plan B One-Step the [Read More...]

FDA weighs selling abortion pill off the shelf — UPDATED

The mind boggles: The federal government is grappling with the explosive question of whether to let anyone of any age buy the controversial morning-after pill Plan B directly off drugstore and supermarket shelves without a prescription. The Food and Drug Administration has until Wednesday to respond to a request from the drug’s manufacturer to make [Read More...]

A pro-life iPhone? Apple’s Siri doesn’t give names of abortion clinics

Details: Ask Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant for the iPhone, for ideas on where to eat dinner or whether you need an umbrella, and it will deliver helpful localized suggestions. But try asking it to find a local abortion clinic, and the software turns up a puzzling blank — even in areas that clearly have such [Read More...]

Stunning: from conception to birth visualized

The miracle of life illustrated in a powerful and humbling new way.  Take  10 minutes and be awed. [Read more...]

Catholic college sues HHS over contraception mandate

The college is arguing — correctly — that the requirement to give out contraceptives violates its religious beliefs. Details: Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., said Thursday (Nov. 10) that the mandate, ordered in the health care bill passed last year, is unconstitutional because it violates the school’s freedoms of religion and speech. Hannah Smith, [Read More...]

Mississippi’s Personhood Amendment fails

The fate of that issue  — which Catholic bishops declined to support — was one of the more closely watched votes in yesterday’s election.  The amendment was resoundingly rejected. Details: Mississippi voters Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would’ve declared life begins at fertilization, a proposal that supporters sought in the Bible Belt state as [Read More...]

UPDATE: Court stops hospital from forcing nurses to take part in abortions

Following up on this report…a judge has now stepped in. Details: A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Thursday prohibiting a New Jersey hospital from forcing any of 12 nurses that sued the facility to participate in training or services related to abortions. As LifeNews reported, the nurses filed a lawsuit against their employer, the [Read More...]


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