WASHINGTON - Iceland is on its way to "eliminate" people with Down syndrome, a report from CBS News explained, causing uproar in the pro-life community over the high numbers of abortions following prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A federal judge has struck down an Alabama law requiring more scrutiny for minors who seek an abortion without parental consent.

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Pro-lifers lauded a bill that will restrict abortion access in Missouri, granting the state attorney general more power to prosecute violations, and requiring both stricter health codes and proper fetal tissue disposal.

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HAMBURG, Germany – French President Emmanuel Macron has been under attack for identifying Africa’s development issue as a problem of overpopulation, ignoring the effects of France’s imperialism.

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Calling state lawmakers "intolerant of widely held opposing views" and religious beliefs, the Oregon Catholic Conference is denouncing a Legislature-approved bill that requires health insurers to cover abortion on demand.

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MANCHESTER, England – Western governments are "spitting in the face" of African democracy by trying to impose legal abortion against the wishes of most of the people in such countries, said a Nigerian-born pro-life campaigner.

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OTTAWA – Canada’s bishops conference has denounced a speech by Canada’s foreign minister as “erroneous, confusing and misguided” for suggesting that sexual reproductive rights have become a cornerstone of the nation’s foreign policy.

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OTTAWA – As the summer barbecue season begins, the Liberal government received mixed reviews near the midway point of its electoral mandate.

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MANCHESTER, England – British doctors have put their support behind a campaign to strip criminal sanctions from the country's abortion laws, prompting warnings from Catholic bishops that liberalization might "put more vulnerable women at risk."

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John of the Cross teaches that within spirituality and morality there are no exempt areas. Simply put, you cannot be a saint or a highly moral person if you allow yourself a moral exemption or two.

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OTTAWA – An Ontario Superior Court judge has struck down a section of an Ontario law censoring the release of abortion statistics.

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DOVER, Del. – In Delaware, lawmakers’ vote to pass a bill that would strike down almost all remaining abortion restrictions drew strong criticism from pro-life advocates, who warned it would provide safe harbor for Kermit Gosnell-style abortionists

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In the May 21 issue of The Catholic Register Peter Stockland wrote a sincere Comment piece about the need for renewal within organizations. I agree with him on this point.

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WASHINGTON –  True to its word, the Trump administration is moving to reverse Obamacare's requirement that most employers provide free coverage of birth control to their employees

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DUBLIN – Bronagh Matthews, an office manager in her 30s, lives on the rural edge of North County Dublin. She attended an all-girls Catholic high school and a Catholic college and still identifies as Roman Catholic.

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