- British government dissuaded from accommodating pro-abortion amendments via the HFE bill, such as extending the Abortion Act to Northern Ireland.
- defeat of the Joffe bill to allow assisted suicide and of Diane Pretty's legal challenge
- the Republic of Ireland's rejection of the Lisbon Treaty and the 2002 abortion referendum
- total ban on abortion in Nicaragua
- various laws and policies passed under former US president George W Bush (e.g. partial-birth abortion ban, defunding of international pro-abortion groups, protection for children surviving abortion, etc.)
"our responsibility as citizens to work tirelessly to change unjust programs, policies and laws ... In the present situation of our nation, a serious question has arisen about the moral obligation...to work for the overturning of the Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. There are those who would tell us that such work is futile and, therefore, is to be abandoned, so that we can devote ourselves to help prevent individuals from choosing abortion. [W]e can never cease to work for the correction of gravely unjust laws. Law is a fundamental expression of our culture and implicitly teaches citizens what is morally acceptable. Our efforts to assist those who are tempted to do what is always and everywhere wrong or are suffering from the effects of having committed a gravely immoral act, which are essential expressions of the charity which unites us as citizens of the nation, ultimately make little sense, if we remain idle regarding unjust laws and decisions of the courts regarding the same intrinsic evils. We are never justified in abandoning the work of changing legislation and of reversing decisions of the courts which are anti-life and anti-family."So we have proof, hope and duty to spur us to daily pro-life action.