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Ted Kennedy: A Death in the Family

Catholic tradition influenced Ted Kennedy the Senator and the man. But he did not wear his religion on his sleeve, instead grounding his commitment in the experiences of the poor, immigrants, women, LGBT persons and others.

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What’s Wrong With the New Pro-Lifers

Amid proclamations that common ground has been reached on abortion, a new set of anti-abortion actors has claimed leadership of the movement. These good and decent people nonetheless lack understanding of women’s nature and identity.

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Dems, Religion, Common Ground: Response to Korzen

In a recent article, Chris Korzen criticized those wary of “common ground” efforts and claims Democrats had abandoned Catholics. But good facts are critical to good ethics and Korzen fails to provide evidence for his claims.

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Democrats, Religion, Common Ground: A Response to Korzen

In a recent article, Chris Korzen criticizes those wary of his and others’ roles in “common ground” efforts and claims the Democrats had abandoned Catholics. But good facts are critical to good ethics and Korzen fails to provide evidence for his claims.

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Common Ground: Are We Expecting Too Much?

When moral absolutes collide, claiming you can end the cultural divide with a public policy prescription may actually be an obstacle to achieving more modest, but valuable, objectives.

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Alexia Kelley: Obama’s Poor Choice for “Common Ground” Post at HHS

Can pro-family-planning religious groups expect a fair deal from Alexia Kelley, a director who believes that birth control, even for married couples, is immoral?

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Common Ground? The Evidence, Please

Can we truly say we have found common ground on family planning when all we have done is found a few people who disagree with us on reproductive rights as human rights are able to support a bill that provides family planning funding?

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Choice and Ethics: Discuss Amongst Yourselves

Opinions about the expression of ethical obligations as part of choice discourse are highly varied in the movement. Can we not rationally discuss these opposing views, fleshing out the pros and cons?

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This is What Religious Objection to Abortion Looks Like?

A Catholic bishop in Brazil says the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl, pregnant as a result of incest and who had an abortion, should be excommunicated.

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Faith-Based Initiatives Office to “Address” Teen Pregnancy? Let’s Reduce It

If President Obama’s Office for Faith-Based Partnerships wants to address teen pregnancy and abortion, his next 10 appointments to the council should include experts on women’s health and reproductive health care.

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