John Allen on the Church’s newest “pro-life” cause

From his column in The Boston Globe:  In Catholic parlance, certain terms carry weight far beyond their face value meaning. Calling something a “pro-life” issue, for instance, means not only that it involves the church’s teaching on the sacredness of human life, but that it merits an investment of blood, sweat, and tears tantamount to [Read More...]

New York mother sacrifices her life for her unborn child

From The New York Post:  A New York City mom made the ultimate sacrifice — giving up her own life so her baby girl could live. Doctors told cancer patient Elizabeth Joice that she would never get pregnant, so when she did last year, it was something of a miracle. But joy quickly turned to [Read More...]

Melinda Gates discusses contraceptives and her Catholic faith

It was part of an interview broadcast Tuesday night as part of the TED conference in Canada. From The Vancouver Sun:  Melinda Gates also talked about the personal wrestle she had as a Roman Catholic over her decision to help fund contraceptives for women in developing countries. Condoms may be useful for stopping transmittable diseases, [Read More...]

Donate to support legal abortion, get a tiny coat hanger necklace!—UPDATED

How charming:  DC Abortion Fund is the only organization in the D.C. region that focuses solely on disbursing small patient grants for abortion care in our community.  We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and our work is possible because of supporters like you. Join our monthly sustainer program! DCAF relies on monthly sustainers to provide a steady [Read More...]

Must-see video: Down syndrome children from around the world tell an expectant mom what to expect

This is just beautiful—and proudly, wondrously pro-life. [Read more...]

Shock: more black babies in NYC killed by abortion than born

Details:  In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The report [Read More...]

Coach at Montana Catholic school dismissed for work at Planned Parenthood

Details from the Montana Standard: An assistant softball coach at Billings Central Catholic School said she was dismissed Monday because of her work at Planned Parenthood. Tarn Duff, 26, was an unpaid volunteer during the Rams’ 2012 season and received about $1,500 for her work coaching hitters and outfielders during the 2013 season. Duff, of [Read More...]

What we have come to: Belgium passes bill allowing for child euthanasia

It is now poised to become the first country in the world to allow this practice to be legal for children under the age of 12. From The BBC:  Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions. When, [Read More...]

“Aid in Dying” movement taking hold

From The New York Times:  Helping the terminally ill end their lives, condemned for decades as immoral, is gaining traction. Banned everywhere but Oregon until 2008, it is now legal in five states. Its advocates, who have learned to shun the term “assisted suicide,” believe that as baby boomers watch frail parents suffer, support for [Read More...]

“Firing an unwed pregnant Catholic school teacher is not pro-life”

Mary DeTurris Poust adds her voice to the debate about that Montana school teacher, and echoes what many have been saying: Either we’re pro-life or we’re not pro-life, and firing an unwed pregnant Catholic school teacher is not pro-life no matter how you slice it. I don’t care what her contract said. I don’t buy the notion [Read More...]