right to life

The Abortion Exception to the Practice of Discrimination

United States Supreme Court

In most political and cultural circles, for decades, there has been much talk, passionate action and legal success in the fight against unjust discrimination. Persons are created equal in dignity and most people naturally rebel when someone suffers prejudice or injustice on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, handicap or other reasons. But one area that generally gets […]

What the Pro-Life Movement Needs to Remember

Today, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life. The crowds will be larger and younger than the media will portray, and the atmosphere will be like that of a family reunion. I remember my first (of many) Marches when I was in high school. I was shocked by the joy I […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta on the Right to Life

“Human rights are not a privelige conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Amicus brief filed before U.S. Supreme Court, February […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

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“Every civil right rests on the recognition of the first and fundamental right, that of life, which is not subordinate to any condition, be it quantitative, economic or, least of all, ideological.” (Pope Francis, April 11, 2014) Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta; National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C, February 5, 1994) Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

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“Parents are called to teach their children to defend life, beginning with life in the womb, recognizing that life is a gift from God and an assurance for the future of humanity.” (Pope Francis, Message for National Week of the Family in Brazil; attributed by Vatican Radio) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Francis

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“The right to life is the first among human rights. To abort a child is to kill someone who cannot defend himself.” (Pope Francis, On Heaven and Earth – 2011) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you […]