Parliamentary Network E-News

Volume 14
No. 2
April, 2020

To valued friends of PNCI, 

We hope that you are staying well during the coronavirus pandemic and all the changes implemented to save lives.

As governments around the world address the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to stop the spread of the coronavirus and save lives PNCI recommends the U.S. government’s Center for Disease Control’s coronavirus website with valuable resources and information The World Health Organization has a COVID-19 dedicated website that includes country and technical guidance, daily situation reports, and general advice.

Recently Pope Francis recognized the critical responsibility of those serving in public office during this crisis. After the announcement by the Italian government of latest measures it deemed necessary to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis stated that government authorities "must make decisions and many times they have to decide on measures that the people do not like. But it is for our own good."

He urged, “Let us keep praying together for the ill, their relatives, for parents with children at home, but most of all I would ask that you pray for authorities.”

Recognizing that government authorities can "feel alone, not understood" Pope Francis prayed, "Let us pray for our governing leaders who have to make decisions on these measures, that they feel accompanied by people's prayers."

At this time we join in this prayer and remember especially all elected and appointed government officials, lawmakers, staff, religious leaders, and organizations who consistently work to protect life at all stages of life from conception to natural death as they face new challenges to the protection of the innate dignity of life.

These challenges have increased exponentially during the COVID-19, exacerbated by pro-death activists who view the pandemic as an “opportunity” to advance access to abortion and euthanasia and to even make judgments as to whose life has greater value if medical treatment has to be rationed.


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In This Issue


Defending Life

Abortion Funding Kept Out of Coronavirus Aid Act

Pandemic Concerns Halts Some Abortions

Physicians Declare: Abortion is Not Essential Healthcare

Pro-Life Leaders Seek Abortion Clinic Compliance

Disability Community Must be Protected

International Pressure for Abortion

Pandemic Viewed by Pro-Abortionists as an Opportunity

Attorneys General Seek Mail Order Abortion Drugs

Northern Ireland: UK Enacts Abortion on Demand amid Pandemic

Northern Ireland: Struggle to Stop DIY Abortion

UK: DIY Abortions No Longer Banned

Telemedicine for Abortion

South Australia: Abortion Activists Seek Telemedicine Abortion


Focus on the United Nations

CSW Declaration Disappoints Pro-Abortion Activists

Legislative News

Democratic Pro-Life Leader Loses Primary

UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier

Canada: New Bill Would Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

India: Lower House Votes to Extend Abortion Limit to 24 Weeks

New Zealand: Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortion


Executive News

Argentina: Plans to Legalize Abortion on Hold Due to COVID-19


Judicial News

EU: Court of Human Rights Denies Conscience Rights
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