May 1, 2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam chose to observe Good Friday by signing into law a radical expansion of abortion on demand, gutting hard-won protections for unborn children and the health and safety of their mothers. The new law not only repeals key informed consent provisions, but for the first time, it permits non-physicians (such as nurse practitioners) to carry out abortions. Religious leaders called Mr. Northam’s choice of timing a “particular affront to all who profess …
March 17, 2020
Forty-eight pro-life organizations from across Latin America and Spain including PRI Latin America, have signed a letter thanking U.S. President Donald Trump for his pro-life leadership and for his administration’s commitment to defending the right to life on the international stage. The letter was signed by 49 pro-life leaders representing organizations in 16 countries including Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Spain.
January 31, 2020
On the heels of the most successful March for Life in recent memory, pro-lifers were in a celebratory mood. After all, for the first time in history, a sitting American president had addressed the assembled throng. His presence spoke even louder than his words, and his words were among the most powerful ever spoken on behalf of life.
January 22, 2020
With the new year already in full swing, state legislatures across the country are now reconvening. And in many state capitals, pro-life bills are already on the legislative docket. Last year saw a flurry of states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Ohio, pass pro-life heartbeat bills banning abortion from the moment a heartbeat can be detected via ultrasound.
December 3, 2019
Editor’s Note: PRI researcher Jonathan Abbamonte traveled with the PRI delegation to the pro-life and pro-family side event to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 organized by KCPF, KCCB, NCCK, CUEA, and EAK. At the pro-life side event, he presented on the facts on population and development to help counter the narrative promoted by population alarmists. He also spoke on how abortion is being promoted at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 and how pro-life advocates can …
June 6, 2019
For decades, Americans have not been having enough births to replace themselves. Fertility in the U.S. has been below the replacement rate—roughly 2.1 births woman—since 1972. The reasons for America’s perennial low birth rate are many. But among the biggest reasons are the rising costs of childrearing.
May 21, 2019
A growing number of states are passing legislation aimed specifically at challenging Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion in all fifty states. With two new conservative justices having been added to the Supreme Court under President Donald Trump, pro-lifers are optimistic that the Supreme Court, with its new conservative majority, may scale back or overturn Roe if presented with the opportunity.
March 27, 2019
With a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, several states this year have seized on the opportunity to advance pro-life legislation aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade. One type of pro-life legislation in particular is increasingly gaining momentum on the state level—heartbeat bills which ban abortion from the moment an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.