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Why We Should Care About The Spike In Women Prisoners

Washington D.C., Jul 21, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While there is talk of criminal justice reform in the U.S., something must also be done about a decades-long spike in female inmates, experts and members of Congress of both parties said. “We talk a lot about racial disparities in our...

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David Daleiden To Appeal Huge Contempt Fine Over Planned Parenthood Videos

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 20, 2017 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge has ordered over $136,000 in fines after the release of several undercover videos in a series that appeared to implicate Planned Parenthood officials and the National Abortion Federation in the illegal sale of unborn...

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Florida's Abortion Waiting Period Law Awaits Further Testimony In Courts

Tallahassee, Fla., Jul 19, 2017 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The attorney general of Florida has been given 60 days to gather evidence and testimonies in defense of a 2015 state law mandating 24-hour waiting periods for abortions. The law's constitutionality is being challenged in the courts, and...

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Step Outside The Politics And Encounter Immigrants, Bishop Implores

El Paso, Texas, Jul 19, 2017 / 03:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. bishop on the border of Mexico hopes his new pastoral letter on migration will turn the hearts of Catholics to encounter their migrant brothers and sisters in a concrete way. “It is first and foremost a reflection on the signs of...

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Bishop Lauds Bill To Fight Human Trafficking

Washington D.C., Jul 13, 2017 / 04:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An upgrade to a key anti-trafficking bill passed the U.S. House on Wednesday, and has been praised by one U.S. bishop as “an important step” in the fight to abolish modern-day slavery. Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, chair of the U.S....

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Funding For Abortion To Become More Compulsory In Oregon

Salem, Ore., Jul 12, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Oregon governor is expected to sign into law a proposal requiring Oregon insurers to cover abortion on demand and increasing taxpayer funding for abortion, drawing strong criticism from Catholic leaders. “By insisting on complete...

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Abortion In El Salvador

The case of a 19-year-old mother in El Salvador surprisingly jumped to the top of the trending stories on Twitter this week, and the need for pro-life Catholics to speak up about this story cannot go unstated. For those who haven’t yet caught the news, this comes from a piece at the BBC: “A...

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New Bill Expands Already-Liberal Abortion Laws In Oregon

Portland, Ore., Jul 7, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new bill in Oregon would expand the state’s already-liberal laws, requiring insurance companies to pay for abortions and other reproductive services at zero cost to the patient. House Bill 3391, or the “Reproductive Health Equity Act...

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Bishop Responds: No, Abortion Isn't A Canadian 'core' Value

Ottawa, Canada, Jul 6, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Responding to a Canadian politician who called abortion a central aspect of the country's human rights efforts, a local bishop said the procedure is in fact deeply harmful – especially to women. “While the Catholic Bishops of Canada share...

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Enforcement Is Key In Fight Against Human Trafficking, Report Says

Washington D.C., Jun 28, 2017 / 04:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With an estimated 20 million victims of human trafficking today, all governments must step up their enforcement efforts, a new report by the State Department insists. “We are all confronted with a choice: Do nothing or do something,”...

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Is Virginia About To Execute A Man With A Serious Mental Illness?

Richmond, Va., Jun 30, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- William Morva is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on July 6. He has been convicted of murdering an unarmed security guard and a sheriff’s deputy at age 24, while trying to escape jail, where he had been charged with attempted robbery....

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Judge Halts Deportations Of Chaldean Christians To Iraq

Detroit, Mich., Jun 23, 2017 / 03:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A district court judge on Thursday halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqis, including many Chaldean Christians, who were recently picked up by immigration officers and detained. “We are thankful and relieved that our clients will...

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A Doctor Prescribed A Procedure, But Insurance Offered Death

Reno, Nev., Jun 23, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the medical field – to make a difference in people’s lives. But that difference has recently been cut short by assisted suicide legislation. An internal...

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This Pro-Life Talk At Google's Headquarters Was A Hit

Mountain View, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 05:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A pro-life activist walks into Google’s headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood. It may sound like the start to...

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Calif. Court Drops 14 Charges Against Planned Parenthood Investigator

San Francisco, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A California court on Wednesday dismissed 14 of 15 criminal charges against an undercover journalist behind the video exposé of Planned Parenthood’s role in the fetal tissue trade. “This is a huge victory to have 14 criminal...