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2009-10-01 13:40:00

Issue Ranks Lower in Importance WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that fewer Americans express support for abortion than in previous years. In Pew Research Center polls in 2007 and 2008, supporters of legal abortion clearly outnumbered opponents. Now Americans are evenly divided on the question, and there have been modest...

2009-10-01 09:04:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new poll of Catholic voters carried out by Belden Russonello and Stewart for Catholics for Choice, Catholics support both a public option in healthcare reform and a plan that would include funding for abortion. The results show that the views of Catholics have been seriously misrepresented by the US bishops and by conservative Catholics in the debate over healthcare reform. A large majority of those polled, 84 percent, attend...

2009-07-22 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Tony Perkins said today that U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's (D-OH) measure to "reduce the need for abortion" in reality would increase federal funding for Title X family planning and thereby increase the amount of money given by the taxpayers to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) "You don't reduce something by subsidizing it," said Perkins. "The Ryan bill...

2009-07-10 11:26:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American people continue to move to the pro-life perspective on abortion according to the latest Moral Compass survey by the Knights of Columbus and Marist Poll. The poll mirrored findings of other recent surveys, showing that more Americans identify as pro-life than as pro-choice, and that the vast majority of Americans favor restricting abortion. Among the key findings: 86% of Americans would significantly restrict abortion. 60%...

2009-03-01 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend President Obama decided on Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) to be his pick to be the new Secretary of Health and Human Services. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) Tony Perkins, President of FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council, had this to say: "President Obama is now zero for two in attempting to pick qualified people to head up his Health and Human Services Department...

2009-02-04 18:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judie Brown, president of American Life League, issued a statement today in response to an interview in which Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court, stated:   (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO)   "There's not a question that a Catholic who publicly, and after admonition, supports pro-abortion legislation is not to receive Holy Communion and is not to be...

2009-02-03 08:36:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New hidden-camera footage from Tucson, AZ, implicates a third Planned Parenthood clinic in a multi-state child abuse scandal. In the video, UCLA student Lila Rose and her friend Jackie Stollar enter a Tucson Planned Parenthood clinic where Rose tells the nurse that Stollar, posing as a 15-year-old, is pregnant by her 27-year-old boyfriend. The nurse disregards the age difference and even cautions Stollar not to bring her "boyfriend" before the...

2009-01-26 17:48:00

Calls For Needed Enforcement of Canon 915; Withholding Eucharist From Pro-Abortion Catholic Pelosi WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Life League executive director Shaun Kenney issued the following statement today regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's interview with ABC News on Sunday. Rep. Pelosi stated that the millions of dollars slated for contraception in the economic stimulus package would "reduce costs to the states and to the federal government." (Logo:...

2009-01-23 18:06:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama issued an executive order repealing the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, that restricted U.S. funding to organizations that provide basic health care and family planning services to the poorest families in the world. "The executive order by President Obama repealing the global gag rule is welcome news to the poorest women and families in...

2009-01-23 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement of Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice was released today: After eight years of a policy that contributed to the suffering of women and children worldwide, President Obama has put the United States back on the path of charity, hope and compassion by overturning the Bush administration's global gag rule. Although some political conservatives publicly implored...