Pope Francis told a huge crowd in St. Peter's Square that there should be a one-year moratorium on the death penalty, with the goal of its eventual abolition. Is this now official Catholic doctrine?

Pro-life legislators in several states have proposed bills that would prohibit abortions that would involve extracting a living unborn baby in pieces from the uterus, typically done using instruments such as clamps and forceps, described by some as "dismemberment abortion."

The pro-abortion NARAL Pro-Choice America was not amused by a humorous Doritos Super Bowl ad showing an ultrasound of an unborn baby reaching for a Doritos chip.

The recently released 2016 World Watch list compiled by Open Doors — a nondenominational Christian mission organization dedicated to supporting persecuted Christians around the world — found that 2015 was the worst year for persecuted Christians than any other time in modern history.

 

While the nation's capital was preparing to shut down due to the inclement weather predicted, thousands of pro-life activists and proponents for human life from around the country were gearing up to brave the freezing weather and possible snowstorm. Friday, January 22, marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and on that day the March for Life celebrated its 42rd march in peaceful protest.

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