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Contraception Wars and Woes

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Religion may no longer be the opiate of the people, but it is certainly the father -- not the mother -- of all political wedge issues.

Religious Liberty vs. Reproductive Liberty: A New Political Minefield Pits Women Against the Church

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Reproductive liberty for American women should be as important as any other right. At the end of the day, what women ultimately decide to do with our bodies should remain between us, our partners, our doctors, our God. This is the religious freedom we want.

Keep Your Leeches for Yourself

Emily Spitzer | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

This decision is not about the administration siding with or against different interest groups. It is about siding with science, and with the right of all people to access health care that meets modern standards of appropriate care.

God Didn't Keep the Apple from Adam: Catholic Bishops Need to Stop Playing Politics With Choice

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Catholic institutions have been mandated by states to provide the access to contraception for years, without any backlash. So why are things different now?

Palin Speaks Out Against Obama, Contraception Rule

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin gave her two cents Tuesday regarding a religiously-charged piece of the Affordable Care Act's contraception rule. On Jan. 20, the Obama...

Catholic Bishops Trying To Find Relevance In Health Insurance Debate

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

It was the Catholic Hospital Association, following its conscience and in opposition to the bishops, which supported the health care bill.

Laura Bassett

Catholic Clergy Raises False Alarms About Birth Control Mandate | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

The Catholic clergy has aggressively lobbied against the Obama administration's proposed rules for contraception coverage for the past few months, arg...

Laura Bassett

Catholic Bishops Behind The War On Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

A group of men with no real background in law or medicine, but blessed with a strong personal interest in women’s bodies, have quietly influenced al...

'Vatican Wars' Tackles Controversial Catholic Issues

Posted 10.11.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca c. 2011 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Italians have an expression, "every death of a pope," to describe rare events...