LOOP: Massachusetts Democrats push for abortion bill

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
ANOTHER STATE PUSHES ABORTION  Massachusetts Democrats are pushing legislation to allow late-term abortions in the Bay State, similar to New York. READ
FIGHTING INFANTICIDE  House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA, and Rep. Ann Wagner, R-MO, are trying to force a floor vote on legislation to require medical attention to infants who survive an abortion. With 199 Republicans in the House, Scalise and Wagner will need to win over at least 19 Democrats to get the necessary 218 House lawmakers to force a floor vote. READ
REACTION TO STATE OF THE UNION   Here are five reasons why President Trump’s speech might be the most “Catholic” State of the Union address ever, according to Brian Burch of CatholicVote. READ
ABORTION AND TRUMP   The Washington Post claims “Abortion legislation in New York wouldn’t do what Trump said.” But Ramesh Ponnuru says that Trump was right about New York’s new abortion law.  READ
LET US KNOW  Did you watch or listen to the State of the Union address?
A WIN FOR RELIGIOUS GROUP   A federal court says the University of Iowa can’t remove an on-campus Christian group of its status as a student organization simply because they require student leaders to follow a statement of faith.  READ
THE STATE OF OUR COMMUNITIES  “Americans’ fond feelings for our local communities and harsh feelings toward Washington may flow from a fundamental misalignment. We may expect too little from our communities and too much from the nation,” said Timothy Carney.  READ
VIRGINIA DEBACLE  Three separate scandals are embroiling the top three statewide officials in Virginia. And it’s causing headaches for Democratic presidential candidates. READ
NEW FEAST DAY  Pope St. Paul VI’s feast will be celebrated May 29.  READ
VOCATIONS DROUGHT  Last year at least 240 Catholic men and women professed perpetual religious vows in the United States. Who are they and where do they come from? READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Colette is known as a reformer of the Poor Clares. Known as the Colettine Poor Clares, these nuns follow a more primitive rule of Saint Clare and are known for their austerity. READ
DAILY READINGS  “O God, we ponder your mercy within your temple.” (Ps 48:2  READ
TRUTH    
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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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