State Department removes ‘reproductive rights’ section from human rights report

State Department removes ‘reproductive rights’ section from human rights report

CNA—The U.S. State Department has removed the term “reproductive rights” from its annual human rights report, drawing praise from pro-life leaders who say that the phrase had become a thinly veiled reference to abortion.   “‘Reproductive rights’ has long been a euphemism for destroying human life in the womb,” said Lila Rose, founder and president…
Doctors promised disabled woman ‘new doll’ after planned forced abortion

Doctors promised disabled woman ‘new doll’ after planned forced abortion

London, England, Jun 25, 2019—CNA—Following a decision by the Court of Appeals in England to overturn an order for a forced abortion on a disabled woman, new details have emerged about the case. Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for the enforced abortion by promising her a new doll after…
Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion

Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion

CNA—The Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, has decreed that state legislative leaders may not be admitted to Holy Communion within his diocese, because of their work to pass the state Reproductive Health Act. The bishop also directed the Catholic legislators who have voted for legislation promoting abortion should not present themselves to recieve Holy Communiion until…
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Indiana fetal remains rule, but stops short of major abortion ruling

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Indiana fetal remains rule, but stops short of major abortion ruling

Washington, D.C., May 28, 2019, CNA—The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted babies to be cremated or buried, while declining to take up another part of the law that banned abortions based solely on the sex, race, or disability of the baby. The 2016 Indiana legislation had been…
Illinois bishops denounce rush to advance ‘Reproductive Health Act’

Illinois bishops denounce rush to advance ‘Reproductive Health Act’

CNA—The Catholic bishops of Illinois criticized a push to pass a bill enshrining abortion in state law in the final days of the legislative session, without hearings or the public release of a final text. They said the bill is a drastic overhaul of current abortion law that would go “further than Roe v. Wade in…
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