Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich praised Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson for ruling Sept. 23 that a state law prohibiting nearly all abortions can take effect.
Angela Franey, executive director of Abria Pregnancy Resources, said recent vandalism at the organization’s St. Paul location and dozens of similar attacks on pregnancy centers around the country reflect recent anger and misunderstanding around the issue of abortion.
The Idaho Supreme Court Aug. 12 upheld a state law that bans abortion except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. The law will take effect Aug. 25.
Decrying President Joe Biden’s new executive order on abortion, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said that “continued promotion of abortion takes lives and irreparably harms vulnerable pregnant mothers, their families and society.”
Although speakers at the annual summer conference of the Napa Institute found much to celebrate with the Supreme Court ruling that ended abortion as a constitutional right, they acknowledged the path forward is fraught with challenges.
Georgia’s “heartbeat law” is now in effect after a July 20 ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that reversed a lower court decision and said the law should be permitted to take effect immediately.
Gov. Kathy Hochul appears to be taking action as if she has more power than the U.S. Supreme Court. Hochul — who is Catholic — chastised the Supreme Court because it overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
For the first time in some 50 years, states have an unprecedented opportunity to explore anew ways to regulate abortion services and at a time when some employer health insurance plans have already entered the fray.
In response to the Biden Administration’s latest federal health care directive that allows providers to perform abortions in emergency situations, the national Catholic Medical Association (CMA) stated its members are “dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to both the mother and her unborn child without directly compromising either one in the process.”
U.S. President Joe Biden should consult with his bishop or parish priest about his stance on abortion, Pope Francis said, adding that the primary concern of bishops should be pastoral care.