Roe v. Wade

Mothers are pictured in a file photo at a home in Silver Spring, Md. Activists at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Jan. 30, 2023 discussed how to be pro-woman, pro-worker and pro-family. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Bob Roller)

Affordable child care key component of post-Roe response, advocates say

Affordable child care must be a core component of a post-Roe response from the Church, advocates at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering said on Jan. 30.

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March for Life holds first national event after overturn of Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates descended upon the nation’s capital for the 50th March for Life Jan. 20 — the first national march since the overturn of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade …

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A doctor gives a patient medication to start a medical abortion at Planned Parenthood in Birmingham, Ala., March 14, 2022. An Alabama attorney general is the latest political leader to suggest prosecution for women having abortions. (OSV News photo/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)

Catholics oppose Alabama A.G. suggestion of prosecuting women over abortion pills

Days after the federal government signaled it would allow abortion pills to be distributed through the postal service even in states that have banned or restricted the procedure, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall indicated that women who undergo medication abortions in the state could still be subject to prosecution.

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Young people cheer during the annual Youth Rally for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington Jan. 24, 2020, at the Capital One Arena. The rally was followed by Mass celebrated at the arena by then-Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington. On Jan. 20, 2023, now-Cardinal Gregory will celebrate the Youth Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. (CNS photo/Andrew Rozario, Catholic Standard)

Pro-life leaders regroup after post-Dobbs ballot initiative losses

After voters in states across the U.S. last November either rejected ballot measures meant to restrict abortion, or voted to codify measures protecting the procedure, some pro-life leaders have called for the movement to regroup.

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Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, speaks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 1, 2019. A Dec. 17, 2022, news report said Pavone had been dismissed from the clerical state for "blasphemous communications on social media" and "persistent disobedience of the lawful instructions of his diocesan bishop." (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Frank Pavone says Vatican didn’t tell him directly he was laicized

In a live morning broadcast on Twitter Dec. 18, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, said he was not told directly by the Vatican that he has been laicized.

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