Posts Tagged:life

Parents Push Back for Their Children: Education Issue Key to Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia

Parents in Virginia weren’t thinking about starting a movement when they went to school board meetings to push for the reopening of their children’s classrooms after the COVID-19 lockdowns. But as they lobbied for in-person learning, they learned more about what their children were being taught and started asking questions, rousing other parents to action…Read More

New York Times: Abortions Dropped by Half After Texas Heartbeat Law

The New York Times published a report that Texas has reduced abortions by half since the passage of the state’s Heartbeat Law, which bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. “In September, after Texas enacted the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation, the number of legal abortions performed there dropped 50 percent from…Read More

Archbishop Coakley of Oklahoma City: A culture of life means an end to the death penalty

If we mean to build a culture of life, we must commit anew to emptying death row and abolishing capital punishment. We are at a crossroads in the United States as we wrestle with the question of inherent human dignity—born and unborn, innocent and guilty, young and old, well and infirm. Amid the perennial debate…Read More

Reactions to State of Oklahoma’s execution of John Grant by lethal injection, the first since 2015

The Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of Oklahoma City, issued the following statement, sharply criticizing Gov. Kevin Stitt and Attorney General John O’Connor for hurrying to resume executions. “The unnecessary rush to restart executions in Oklahoma by the governor and attorney general is concerning and disappointing. Throughout our nation’s history we have justified the killing…Read More

Judge denies execution stays for Julius Jones, 4 other inmates

An Oklahoma City federal judge on Monday denied Julius Jones and four other inmates execution stays. The decision came just three days before the first execution is scheduled to be carried out. The inmates immediately appealed. “The Supreme Court has made it clear that the state’s interest in timely enforcement of its judgments cannot be ignored,” U.S.…Read More

Statement from Oklahoma Catholic Bishops on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Texas’ Heartbeat Abortion Ban to Go Into Effect

OKLAHOMA CITY — Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal to block a Texas law that will ban abortion upon the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, and the Most Rev. David A. Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, issued the following joint statement: “This…Read More

Utah to Require Fathers to Pay for Half of Prenatal Care amd Pregnancy Costs

A new law in Utah will require fathers to pay for half of the mother’s cost of pregnancy, making Utah the first state to mandate prenatal child support from the father. HB 113, sponsored by Rep. Brady Brammer, stipulates that the baby’s biological father must pay half of the mother’s insurance premiums while she is…Read More

Planned Parenthood abandons lawsuit challenging Arizona pro-life laws

Planned Parenthood on Tuesday dropped a lawsuit challenging several abortion restrictions in Arizona, including a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, laws that bar non-physicians from carrying out abortions, and state laws against telemedicine abortions. In a notice dated Nov. 3, Planned Parenthood Arizona voluntarily and without explanation dismissed its lawsuit against Arizona attorney…Read More