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Catholic Church Contraception

The Catholic Church's Game With Women's Health

Madeline Walsh | Posted 04.11.2012 | College
Madeline Walsh

In my 15th year of Catholic education, I am very familiar with the Catholic Church's opposition to birth control despite the fact that 98 percent of Catholic women have used contraception. This underscores the huge gap between the views of the Church and practicing Catholics.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Catholic Students Split From Church In Key Debate | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Single, 18-year-old female, likes having control over her own body, looking for affordable birth control. That's Keely Monroe's summ...

Contraception Isn't a PR Game; It's a Woman's Right

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

This is about the notion that some religiously affiliated hospitals and schools receive federal money and therefore cannot deny a woman a federal guarantee. This is real 'class warfare' and this time the victims are the most vulnerable -- women from lower-income neighborhoods.

I'm Outraged - Why Aren't You?

Jen Psaki | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jen Psaki

For full disclosure, I am a Catholic, I am a Democrat and I am a woman. I am also someone who if push came to shove can afford to pay over the counter for birth control. But the false outcry this week over the need to cover birth control has made me raving mad.

Conservative Religious Groups Rally Against Contraception Mandate

AP | By RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

-- The Obama administration's decision requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control was bound to cause an uproar among Roman Catholic...

On Catholic Colleges And Contraception

Michele Somerville | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Making contraception available prevents abortions.

Why President Obama Is Right to Ensure Access to Contraception for America's Families

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

I was stunned to read E.J. Dionne's column in the Washington Post today denouncing a decision that should instead be lauded, especially by those of us who care about religious freedom, women's health, and economic fairness.

Laura Bassett

Free Birth Control Religious Exemption Coverage Sparks Controversy | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued official guidelines Monday that will force nearly all health insurance plans to fully cover the cost of ...

The Vatican's Unsupportable Logic

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Edward Flattau

There is strained logic, to put it mildly, in the statement that condom use will increase rather than reduce the spread of AIDS

Translation Error Indicating Catholic Church Okays Contraception Fixed In Catholic Book

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

VATICAN CITY -- The Italian publisher of a new book on Catholic Church teaching fixed a translation error that implied the Vatican approved of contrac...

Sex and the City of God, Part 1: The Catholic Church's Treatment of Women

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The pimping of children and the readiness to sacrifice them on the altar of Vatican public relations, the fear and distrust of women, and the compulsory celibacy for priests -- are all interrelated.

The Catholic Church: Abusing, Endangering, And Intimidating Women

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Cantalamessa talked about the need to end violence against women, which is crucial, but he did so without any acknowledgment of the Church's own culpability in the abuse, endangerment, and intimidation of women.

Is Availability of Contraception a Pro-Life Issue?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

At the dawning of the 21st, Catholicism is still holding out on condoning birth control. Perhaps that is about to change.