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The journey to adoption

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Anne Stein was joyfully crafting an email to her school families, to let them know she was going to become an adoptive mother in a few weeks The teacher at St. James the Greater had barely hit send when she got a text from a friend of the birth mother:

She's gone into labor. Could you come?

Stein and her husband, Andy, quickly packed their things and took off for the UC Irvine Medical Center, in Orange County, Calif. They arrived just two hours after their son, Andrew, was born.

Editorial | City’s pro-abortion law only strengthens our resolve

The city named in honor of a saint and nicknamed "Rome of the West" is now a so-called "sanctuary" city for the right to choose abortion, the horrific act of killing innocent, unborn babies.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Our proud city, St. Louis ... it's shameful, embarrassing and disgusting.

"This is not what our city should stand for," Archbishop Robert J. Carlson wrote about Board Bill 203.

Young women use the power of one to build a culture of life

From left to right: Molly Judd, Rachel Leininger, Tori Long

The stakes are high. The dynamic is changing. These are bold statements about the pro-life movement, but so are the women you're about to meet. Each one of them shows what it's like to take the Power of One — the theme from this year's March for Life — and reframe the discussion on life issues. Can abortion become unthinkable in our lifetime? Can we create a culture that supports life in all of its stages? Here are their stories:

Molly Judd — The power of a woman's voice

Age: 24

Role: Events and programs coordinator, Office of Laity and Family Life; single

Editorial | Life issues intertwined

Human life is sacred. The dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.

But at times, society operates contrary to that foundation.

We continue to see human life under attack through abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is threatened by embryonic stem-cell research, the death penalty and hybridization — last month scientists announced a successful human/pig chimera: an organism containing cells of two species.

The Church upholds the value of respecting life, from conception to natural death.

Pro-life groups felt welcomed by participants in Women’s March

Participants in the Women’s March on Washington made their way down Independence Avenue Jan. 21.

WASHINGTON — After being removed from a list of partner organizations for the Women's March on Washington, members of a pro-life group based in Texas decided they still would take to the streets Jan. 21 to participate in the historic and massive event. And they said it was a good decision.

"Overall, it was an amazing experience," said Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, of New Wave Feminists, one of the groups removed as a march sponsor.

"We were prepared for confrontation and instead were supported by so many women," Herndon-De La Rosa said.

Seventh-grader skips school to get a civics lesson in D.C.

Robert LeMaster, a seventh-grader at St. Gabriel the Archangel School in south St. Louis, enjoyed the traditions surrounding a presidential inauguration and the peaceful transition of power that it represented.

Seeing the peaceful transition of the U.S. presidency from about 100 yards away is a memory that Robert LeMaster always will treasure.

The seventh-grader at St. Gabriel the Archangel School in south St. Louis attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump Jan. 20 with his mom, Sarah LeMaster. They earlier requested tickets from Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt's office.

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