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...]

Mother with cancer refused to abort her child: "It's the best decision I ever made…"

And even her doctors are amazed. Details: A mother who refused to abort her unborn baby after discovering she had leukaemia, has stunned doctors by giving birth to a healthy baby girl. Victoria Webster, 33, was diagnosed with cancer during a routine blood test when she was 21 weeks pregnant. Medics pleaded with her to [Read More...]

Chicago Catholic hospital will halt abortions-in-progress

And it’s one of the few hospitals in the country offering to intervene during an abortion. Details: A Chicago medical center has become one of the nation’s first Roman Catholic hospitals to adopt a practice of halting second-trimester abortions for women who change their minds after the multiday medical procedure has begun. Working with two [Read More...]

Signs of life

From the March for Life: “My Mom had cancer while pregnant. Doctor said, “Terminate.” Mom is fine and I’m 12 years old.” [Read more...]

This rocks: a great video of the March for Life

Want to feel energized and uplifted?  Just watch. H/T Frank Weathers… [Read more...]

Why march?

Last year, on “Currents,” we followed one teenager as she made her first trip from Brooklyn to Washington for the March for Life. She had a vested interest in being there — and her story offers a wonderful witness.  To see this event through her eyes is to realize anew what is at stake. Check [Read More...]

Bishop to pro-lifers: you are on a pilgrimage, like Mary

A powerful message, for those journeying to Washington this day. From CNS: Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., likened people coming to Washington to take part in the annual March for Life to pilgrims. And in that effort, they are linked to “the most blessed of all pilgrims—the Blessed Virgin Mary,” Bishop Lori said [Read More...]

"American Idol" star sings for life, talks about her conversion

A young lady featured on last season’s show is using her talent for a cause: life. She was interviewed by Washington’s Catholic Standard newspaper: Maddy Curtis, 17, made it to Hollywood Week on last year’s American Idol season, but she ended up finding a platform for more than her voice. Curtis, who was the first [Read More...]

"Bella" actor to build largest pro-life clinic in U.S.

And he made the announcement in, of all places, Hollywood. Details: Mexican producer and actor Eduardo Verastegui has announced that his organization, Mantle of Guadalupe, is planning to build the largest pro-life women’s clinic in the United States. Verastegui’s announcement came during the first-ever gala held by Mantle of Guadalupe and Catholic Charities of Los [Read More...]