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Anti-Abortion Movie Opens to Double Its Estimates

'Unplanned' makes $6M

(Newser) - It's an R-rated feature film from a faith-based distributor, and it just had a huge opening weekend: Unplanned, an anti-abortion drama, made $6.1 million, which is notable for a couple reasons. First, tracking estimates suggested it would bring in only $3 million. Second, it opened in just 1,...

Vote by US Bishops Seen as Call to Resist Pope Francis

Conference picks conservative archbishop, rejecting Francis ally

(Newser) - In a move seen as pushback against Pope Francis' agenda for the church, US Catholic bishops broke with tradition and elected a conservative archbishop to lead a top committee. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 96 to 82 Tuesday to name Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann chief of anti-abortion...

Pence to Marchers: 'Life Is Winning'

Kellyanne Conway promises 'new dawn for life' at March for Life

(Newser) - For the first time in the 43-year-long history of DC's annual March for Life, White House officials attended the event . Vice President Mike Pence promised the crowd Friday that "life is winning again in America," and noted that there is a "pro-life [majority]" in Congress. He...

How a Pro-Life Film Hooked Pro-Choice Groups

Sital Kalantry explores 'It's a Girl'

(Newser) - Pro-choice and feminist groups are flocking to It's a Girl, a documentary about sex-selective abortions in China and India. But the film's director actually worked for a pro-life ministry, a fact that appears to have been carefully hidden, writes Sital Kalantry on Slate . Kalantry details how she became...

Mitt Hailed Doctor Behind 'Legit Rape' Theory in 2007

He praised Jack Willke in last campaign

(Newser) - Though Mitt Romney is giving Rep. Todd Akin grief for his " legitimate rape" birth control theory , he once hailed the doctor who cooked up the idea in the first place. Dr. Jack C. Willke, considered the father of the anti-abortion movement, believes the trauma that occurs during a "...

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