"Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted…"

That’s the in-your-face message of these billboards, featuring an image of President Obama, which have gone up around Chicago. (Click to enlarge.) The story behind them: Thirty pro-life billboards featuring the image of Barack Obama are going up in South Chicago, U.S. president Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, starting tomorrow. “Every 21 minutes, our next possible [Read More...]

Too many men: the shocking effects of abortion in Asia

A new study out of Canada paints a grim picture: Abortions of female fetuses have led to a massive surplus of young unmarried men in India and China, raising fears of an outcast group that could threaten the social fabric, a study said Monday. The trend took root in the 1980s when ultrasound technologies made it [Read More...]

Ethicist: let's only keep most intelligent embryos

And, of course, destroy all the rest. Details: Human embryos should be screened for their potential intelligence and only the smartest allowed to live, an Oxford University ethicist has argued. In shocking remarks, Prof Julian Savulescu says embryos that do not pass the intelligence test should be destroyed for the good of society. The Australian [Read More...]

Praying for an end to abortion: one priest's story

Reader and blogger Anne Bender sent this my way, from her blog Imprisoned in my Bones: an account from Fr. Don Hying, about his experience praying outside an abortion clinic. With the Lenten “40 Days for Life” campaign about to begin, this couldn’t be more timely. Snip: Late last Saturday morning, a group of us [Read More...]

Celine Dion's celebrity baptism

This isn’t exactly earth-shaking news — but when was the last time a celebrity baptism made headlines? Details: Celine Dion baptised her twin sons in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 05, 2011. The singer and her husband Rene Angelil christened four-month-old tots Eddy and Nelson at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, in a [Read More...]

Lived to tell: the astonishing story of an abortion survivor

She’s now sharing her story with the world — and seeking others who have also survived abortion. From the Des Moines Register: The defining moment of Melissa Ohden’s life arrived five days before she was born. Her biological mother entered St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City on Aug. 24, 1977, as a pregnant, 19-year-old [Read More...]

Death for Gosnell?

Clear-thinking pro-lifers know that’s not the answer. The Anchoress has details: Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania announced today they will seek the death penalty for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who faces charged related to killing a woman in a botched abortion and killing babies infanticides.” [. . .] prosecutors notified his attorney, Jack McMahon, that they [Read More...]

New York anti-abortion billboard removed

You probably remember this story from earlier in the week.  Now the billboard in question has officially been removed: New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan has a few things to say about all this on his blog: Here in New York, a billboard was recently displayed, that simply stated “The most dangerous place for an African-American [Read More...]

Anti-abortion billboard sparks controversy in New York City — UPDATED

You can see it for yourself below. Some coverage, from local TV station, WCBS: The billboard, located at the corner of Watts Street and Sixth Avenue, reads: “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” As CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports, while the ad was intended to spark debate, for many, [Read More...]

Florida pro-life candidate jokes about abortion bombing

And it was okay, he said, because his audience was Catholic. The story: Jacksonville mayoral candidate Mike Hogan‘s statement that jokes about abortion clinic bombings are OK if delivered in front of Catholic audiences isn’t sitting well with Catholics, including those heavily engaged in the movement to ban abortion. And a fellow Baptist who leads [Read More...]