- Jan 23, 2021
Argentina’s new abortion law goes into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups.
Pro-life leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their highest-profile annual event, the March for Life held every January.
The mood is more sober now — a mix of disappointment over Trump’s defeat and hope that his legacy of judicial appointments will lead to future court victories limiting abortion rights.
When they vote, Catholics must weigh many issues of very grave moral consequence “in good conscience,” but “no Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion,” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said Jan. 21.
Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League in Chicago and one of the towering figures of the pro-life movement for decades, died of pneumonia Jan. 18 surrounded by his family at his home on Chicago’s Northwest Side. He was 93.
Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the “9 Days for Life” novena Jan. 21-29 for the protection of human life.
Abortion opponents are moving with unusual speed to put a proposed pro-life amendment to the state constitution on the ballot, fearing a COVID-19 outbreak could thwart them if they delay action even for a few weeks.