The Latest in Pro-Life News

In a new feature at EdBoston.com we will be taking a weekly look at the latest in Pro-Life news, and soon to follow – a weekly podcast featuring commentary from our own Amy Boston. More details on the weekly podcast to come soon, but for now – take a look at these stories snippets and the full stories are at links provided. 

Repealing Ireland’s pro-life amendment could have dire consequences, bishop warns

Ireland’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize abortion is “a vital issue of life or death” that threatens to change the country forever, Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe told his diocese.

“I, along with many others find it almost beyond belief and profoundly sad that we are being asked to abolish the basic right to life of the unborn child from our constitution, a most fundamental and basic right,” he said.

Trump Will Be Keynote Speaker at Major Pro-life Group’s Event

President Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for Life Gala on May 22. Trump will talk about his administration’s pro-life efforts at the event, which will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

“President Trump has diligently and successfully gone about fulfilling his promises to the pro-life voters who worked so hard to elect him, and it has been a privilege to stand with him to defend the innocent unborn,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

YouTube suspends abortion pill reversal videos, silencing women who chose life

YouTube suspended the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) account for “repeated or severe violations of [the] Community Guidelines.” Four videos were posted to the account. The “offending” videos included one webinar explaining APR in scientific and medical terms. The remaining three told the stories of women who chose life for their babies using the APR protocol.

High school apologizes for ‘life has a purpose’ presentation after approving it

 Ryan Bomberger posted an update to this situation on his Facebook page:

After receiving a Cease and Desist letter from our attorney, the Vicksburg Community Schools District responded with a draft apology within 24 hours to the charges of defamation made in regard to The Radiance Foundation‘s life-affirming assembly at Vicksburg High School on May 1, 2018. We’ve received tremendous positive feedback from students, parents and teachers about the ‘Life Has Purpose’ multimedia presentation.

Judge overturns law legalizing assisted suicide in California

In 2015, California officially legalized assisted suicide. Despite intense opposition from both religious and disability rights groups, as well as doctors, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law, claiming he considered what he would want, saying, “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death.” But now, almost two years after it took effect, a Riverside judge has overturned the law.

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