AP Stylebook Calls Crisis Pregnancy Centers 'Anti-Abortion Centers'

The Associated Press added an entry to its style guide directing journalists to put the term "crisis pregnancy center" in scare-quotes, and to use "anti-abortion center" instead, to convey that "the centers' general aim is to prevent abortions." The AP added this entry between Nov. 20 and Nov. 27, 2022. The guide describes the centers as "set up to divert or discourage women from having abortions" and warns writers against "potentially misleading terms" like "pregnancy resource centers or pregnancy counseling centers." Read more...

Minnesota's New Abortion Law 'The Worst Kind of Barbarism'

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron called a newly passed Minnesota abortion bill that enshrines abortion rights into law "the worst kind of barbarism." The bill, titled the Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) Act, enshrines a constitutional right to "reproductive freedom,"  […]

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Biden’s Abortion Mandates Threaten Pro-Life VA Nurse's Job

Citing the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overturning Roe v. Wade, in September, the VA announced that it would begin offering abortion services at VA facilities nationwide. The VA brazenly issued this edict without first engaging the legislative branch, as it is  […]

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Pennsylvania Jury Acquits Pro-Life Activist Mark Houck

A jury has reportedly acquitted Pennsylvania pro-life activist who was accused of allegedly pushing a Planned Parenthood escort during a clash outside an abortion clinic, Life News reported. Mark Houck, 48, faced charges that he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which  […]

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FBI Statement Downplays Attacks on Pro-Life Groups

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that it is offering $25,000 rewards for information in a series of attacks "against reproductive health service facilities." "The FBI is seeking the public's help to identify the individual(s) responsible for a series of attacks and  […]

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What Overturning Roe Did to the Anti-abortion Movement

Before Dobbs, anti-abortion advocates seemed confident that once a handful of states banned abortion, many more would follow—that they could build a “culture of life” in America that would put the country on a righteous path. In some ways, the opposite has occurred. As a few states put limits on  […]

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A New Poll Shows Strong Support for Pro-Life Policies

The Knights of Columbus released the results of their annual Marist poll on sanctity-of-life issues. They surveyed 1025 adults between January 6 and January 9 of this year. Unlike many other abortion surveys, they ask questions about a wide range of abortion policies. These Knights of Columbus polls  […]

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Abortions in Texas Plummet Nearly 99% After Dobbs Ruling

Abortions in Texas dramatically decreased in the months following the overturning of Roe v. Wade last June, according to recent state data. Only three abortions took place in Texas in August 2022, all of which were "medically necessary," according to statistics from the Texas Health and  […]

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House Passes First Anti-Abortion Bill Post Roe Decision

House Republicans used their new majority to push through a largely symbolic bill that would require health care providers to provide care to infants born after an attempted abortion. The main difference between the 2002 law and the most current one — the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act  […]

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Atheists Refute Claims Abortion Bans Violate Religious Freedom

As several states have moved to ban or restrict abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade last summer, some lawsuits contend those laws promote a sectarian view of where life begins. Monica Snyder, who serves as executive director of Secular Pro-Life, an organization  […]

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