FoxNews reported yesterday that the US House voted Tuesday to award 80-year-old Cardinal John O’Connor, a staunch defender of life and family, the Congressional Gold Medal, the body’s highest civilian honor. In 1990, he wrote that anyone “advocating legislation supporting abortion, or by making public funds available for abortion … must be warned that they are at risk of excommunication.” 

Idaho has overwhelmingly passed legislation requiring parental consent for abortions for minors.