Abortion

The March for Life, the annual march in Washington to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women's suffrage movement for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
British bishops have made the right to life a priority for Catholics ahead of a general election in which two major political parties have promised to liberalize abortion laws.
Elizabeth Koroma protests in the Rhode Island Statehouse on May 14 against state legislation aimed at expanding legal abortion. (CNS photo/Brian Fraga, Rhode Island Catholic)
Steven P. Millies November 21, 2019
Steven P. Millies: A half-century of the U.S. bishops calling abortion the ‘preeminent issue’ in politics leaves Catholics unprepared for a post-Roe landscape.
Alexandra DeSanctis November 20, 2019
Alexandra DeSanctis: We are called to defend the least among us, and there is no more weak and defenseless population than unborn human beings.
Sam Sawyer, S.J. November 13, 2019
Even as we debate the moral duties of faithful voters, we as a Catholic community have not succeeded in forming faithful candidates.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president-elect of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, responds to a question during a news conference at the fall general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore Nov. 12, 2019. Also pictured are: Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., and Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford, Conn. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Michael J. O’Loughlin November 12, 2019
U.S. bishops: “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself.... At the same time, we cannot dismiss or ignore other serious threats to human life and dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty and the death penalty.”