The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts Nov. 17 urged the state Senate to reject a budget amendment that would allow girls as young as 16 to get an abortion with the consent of a guardian or a court. It would remove the current requirement in the law for girls under 18 to get parental consent for an abortion.
Abortion is on the ballot in two states Nov. 3: Colorado and Louisiana. In Colorado, Proposition 115 would ban abortion beginning at 22 weeks of pregnancy. The measure includes exceptions to save the life of the pregnant woman but not for instances of rape or incest.
A court order allowing a 10-year-old to get an abortion in Brazil was “a heinous crime,” according to the president of the country’s bishops’ conference.
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled against a proposal that could have paved the way for the decriminalization of abortion across the country.
In a 5-4 decision June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals could not stand.
Planned Parenthood announced on Oct. 2 a new 18,000-square-foot mega-abortion clinic in southern lllinois near St. Louis, a project it had previously kept secret, according to reports.
Health officials have accused the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM) of violating the civil rights of a Catholic nurse, after she was reportedly coerced into helping with an abortion procedure in 2017.
A 9-year-old Catholic boy is going beyond “thoughts and prayers” to take action against legal abortion in New York.
Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature “who promoted or voted for extreme abortion legislation” cannot receive Communion in churches in his diocese.
A St. Louis judge issued a preliminary injunction on June 10, allowing Missouri’s last remaining abortion clinic to remain open as the state decides whether to renew the clinic’s license to perform abortions.