Pick of the Web, week of 6/21/13

Important news from New York state today: the state senate just stopped an effort by Gov. Cuomo to expand abortion availability and to deny conscience protection to health care workers who choose not to participate in abortion. Read more about this encouraging news from New Yorkers for Life and Americans United for Life.

Fortnight for Freedom is underway. Leaven will be covering this project throughout the next two weeks. While the Fortnight was a project originating with the U.S. Catholic bishops, this is a time of unity and action for all Americans, regardless of faith. It’s time to remind our politicians that the First Amendment includes protections on religious liberty. http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/index.cfm

How do you cope with being pro-life in a family that supports abortion? http://liveactionnews.org/my-coming-out-story/

Sandra Cano was “Mary Doe” in Doe v. Bolton, the companion case to Roe v. Wade. She never sought an abortion. How could this have happened? Read her story from Silent No More Awareness.