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Missionary Oblates Join Supreme Court Filing in Argentina/NML Capital Case March 25th, 2014

Jubilee USA Network, a religious anti-poverty coalition, along with 78 other religious and development groups filed with the US Supreme Court in the case between Argentina and NML Capital. The Amicus Curiae brief takes the side of Argentina because the precedent of the case impacts predatory behavior on vulnerable populations. The friend-of-the-court brief argues that the case will have a detrimental impact on the poor, undo bipartisan United States debt policy and cause global financial instability. Filers joining Jubilee USA include: American Jewish World Service, Church World Service, Action Aid USA, numerous synagogues and churches across the US and a large number of Catholic religious orders of nuns and priests, including the Missionary Oblates. Read the full list of the 79 groups and Jubilee USA’s Amicus Curiae.

“At the end of the day, this case is about a precedent that could expose developing economies to extreme predatory behavior,” noted Kent Spriggs the attorney representing the 79 groups “The Supreme Court’s decision will affirm or harm current bipartisan US debt policy.”

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Peace & Life Connections: November 20, 2012 December 1st, 2012

We are now reproducing the Consistent Life “Peace & Life Connections” weekly newsletter on our website. If you are interested in more information, or in subscribing to the e-newsletter, please visit www.consistent-life.org/

2009: U.S. Abortion Rate Drops 5%

In the largest single-year drop since legalization, the Centers for Disease Control report the U.S. abortion rate dropped 5% in 2009, the latest year for which it has figures.

The number of abortion clinics plummeted more in the 8 years when Bill Clinton was president than during any other 8-year period. Now the first year of Barack Obama’s term has offered another steep decline of another kind. But unlike that in the Clinton years, this decline can’t be attributed to relative economic prosperity; 2009 was the worst year of the Great Recession.

There are many ideas on why the abortion rate fell. One is that grassroots pro-life people take more action when not relying on presidential lip service.

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Arizona Bishops’ Statement on Immigration law SB 1070 June 29th, 2012

On Monday, June 25, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Arizona Immigration law SB1070. The Arizona Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement signed by five bishops in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on SB1070.

Read the statement here…

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