- Apr 17, 2021
With abortion and assisted suicide front and center in the New Mexico Legislature, “I wonder, what have we become?” Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester said in a March 3 statement.
Over a dozen nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities USA, praised the American Rescue Plan passed by the U.S. House early Feb. 27 for including “several provisions of importance to the charitable nonprofit sector.”
Conservative legislators, still smarting over actions Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly took early in the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Monday to prevent the state from restricting religious gatherings or keeping abortion providers open during emergencies.
Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday signed a bill to shore up abortion access laws in New Mexico, saying a woman has the right to make decisions about her own body.
About 60 pro-life leaders signed a letter objecting to confirmation of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Saying “there are a lot of happy hearts beating right now,” Republican Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina signed a bill into law Feb. 18 that would prohibit most abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected on ultrasound.
Citing leading experts in the field of fetal pain, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, said the proposed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would end the “excruciating suffering and physical pain of unborn babies” by barring most abortions after 20 weeks gestation.
A leader of the Polish Women’s Strike, the movement that has led mass nationwide protests against a near total abortion ban in Poland, has been charged with criminal felonies.