October is Respect Life Month in the Church. To see the informational materials from the U.S. bishops, go to www.USCCB.org/RespectLife.
NCHLA, the U.S. bishops' pro-life arm, is asking us to take action to support those states that choose to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood or other abortion providers. Please take a moment right now to click here to contact your Repres.... The "Women's Public Health and Safety Act" (H.R. 3495) will allow states to refuse Medicaid funding for providers that perform elective abortions such as Planned Parenthood clinics.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban) failed to advance from the U.S. Senate. While receiving a majority of votes on Sept. 23, 54-42, the measure required 60 votes to advance. The U.S. House had passed the bill on May 13.
Save the date for Saturday, Jan. 16 for the Midwest March for Life. All of Iowa's Catholic bishops are expected to participate in the event in Des Moines, including a Mass that morning.