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Phoenix Controversy Highlights Rift Between Catholic Hospitals And Church Leadership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service An umbrella group of Catholic hospitals is backing a Phoenix hospital that was stripped of its church affiliati...

Abortion Rights Expected To Come Under Attack When Republicans Are In Charge In The House

The New York Times | Robert Pear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading Congressional opponent of abortion rights, who is in line to take charge of an influential House panel, plans to press for much stricter lim...

Memo To Catholic Conservatives: Two Great Saints Stand Behind the Pope's Statement On Condoms

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
James Heffernan

When conservative Catholics idolize the golden calf of moral absolutism, they forsake the teachings of the saints.

Filmmakers Document Late-Term Abortion

Catherine Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Catherine Epstein

Young women and girls who are victims of sexual abuse sometimes don't recognize their own pregnancy--or may feel too ashamed to tell others--before the second or third trimester.

Catholic Bishops Defend Opposition To Health Care Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) The outgoing head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vigorously defended the bishops' o...

Choice Still a Winning Issue With Women Voters

Sue Dunlap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sue Dunlap

Candidates can't pretend that they're engaging women voters without discussing health care -- and they can't pretend that they're discussing health care without addressing reproductive health.

The Abortion Debate: Open Hearts, Open Minds And Tragedy As A Fair-Minded Word

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Abortion is a tragedy in and of itself, regardless of whether or not we, as individuals or as a society, feel that it is so.

Abortion: The View From Both Sides of the Street

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

12th and Delaware is a film about two clinics across the street from each other -- one run by pro-choice advocates and one run by a Christian group opposed to abortion.

Evangelicals In U.S. Team Up With Chinese Officials To Push Abstinence Program

The Washington Post | William Wan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If all goes according to plan, this fall a girl somewhere in China's Yunnan province will tell her boyfriend she can't have sex with him. And he'll ha...

Health Care Reform Produces Win For Abortion Foes

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion foes have won a round in the first test of how President Barack Obama's health care law will be applied to the politically...

NPR Bans 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Choice' Phrases

DailyFinance | JEFF BERCOVICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're like most people, you talk about the abortion debate using a couple of simple, concise terms whose meaning we can all pretty much agree on (...

A Bond of Death

Brianne Kraus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brianne Kraus

What I realize is that though we don't agree on much, we do agree on the most important thing. Choice. Recognition. Dignity. For all women.

Roeder Convicted, Testimony by Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline Ruled Out

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Scott Roeder convicted himself of a calculated first degree murder. Otherwise, the major events in the courtroom were the ones that did not happen.

Abortion Debate Divides Mexico

globalpost.com | Lauren Villagran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The first time the couple had sex, the condom tore and the woman became pregnant....

Stupak: Win Or Lose, We Need Culture Change

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

We must recognize that we are a nation deep in conflict, and instead of trying to win with politics, we must work towards building peace. We need to change the conversation about abortion.

Stupak Amendment Supported By Many Previously Pro-Choice Democrats

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I first learned that the Stupak Amendment, which would prevent abortion from being covered under health care plans included in the health care in...

Late-Term Abortion Battle Erupts In Nebraska

The New York Times | Monica Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The national battle over abortion, for decades firmly planted outside the Kansas clinic of Dr. George R. Tiller, has erupted here in suburban Omaha, w...

Abortion Rights Supporters In Congress Request Talks With Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights supporters in Congress are asking President Barack Obama for a meeting next week on abortion restrictions included ...

Anti-Abortion Group To Protest Sarah Palin

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When she was running for governor of Alaska in 2006, Sarah Palin reportedly said that even if her then-14-year-old daughter were raped, she would "cho...

Alabama GOP Candidates Want Jail Time For Abortion Doctors

Alabama Live | George Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doctors who perform abortions on demand would face time in prison if most Republicans running for governor in Alabama had their way. All seven GOP c...

Pearlstein: Restore Majority Rule To The Senate

The Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By now most people have heard the story of the frog that's put in a pot of cold water on a hot stove and doesn't notice as it is gradually boiled to d...

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.

Note to O'Reilly: Women Deserve Protections -- Not Fetuses

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leonce Gaiter

Women deserve legal protection, and as long as a fetus is part of a woman's body, it has protections through her.

Anti-Abortion Group Interested In Buying George Tiller's Clinic

AP | MARGERY GIBBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska doctor said Wednesday that he will perform third-term abortions in Kansas after the slaying of abortion provider George...

Bringing Women's Stories Into The Abortion Debate

Huffington Post | Katie Saddlemire | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Since Dr. George Tiller was killed on Sunday, the abortion debate has returned to the limelight. Pundits and public officials discussed when life r...