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Pope Benedict and Condoms: a Touchy Subject

The payoff for getting into debates with today’s Catholic hierarchy seems pretty low.

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Raped? An Immigrant or Woman of Color? Lesson of the DSK Case: Don’t Bother

When the next housekeeper is assaulted, she can look to the way the DSK case has played out for guidance.

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Catholics Still Waiting for Justice in Sex Abuse Scandal

There may have been an official change in policy regarding clergy sex abuse, but practice and culture appear to be lagging. In practice, the leadership of the Catholic Church has plenty of tolerance for the sexual abuse of children.

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Stacey Campfield’s Tennessee Gag Order on Gays

Tennessee’s proposed ban on discussing homosexuality is, of course, more about the “homo” than the “sexuality.”

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Planned Parenthood: Not Goldman Sachs

Foes are painting Planned Parenthood as an inflated corporation, dangerously powerful and drunk on profits. So the true kingpin of American corporate power is a group of community health clinics providing free and low-cost care?

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Pro-Lifers Stand Up for… Murder?

Is murder a right-to-life issue?

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USCCB Passes Over “Obama-Lover and Homosexualist” for “Strict Defender of Church Orthodoxy”

The USCCB elects the conservative Archbishop of New York, a “defender of church orthodoxy,” over its current vice president, who was subject to a smear campaign.

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UPDATED: Christine O’Donnell’s Crusade Against Masturbation

Christine O’Donnell’s campaign against masturbation was only the beginning of a lifelong assault on human well-being.

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A Pioneering Effort to Increase Rural Women’s Access to Safe Abortion in Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland deserves a medal for seeking to address the geographic (and often economic) disparity in access to abortion in a smart and safe way.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Plague Canada, Too

Crisis pregnancy centers are an especially reprehensible tool of the pro-life movement, and an investigative piece in the Toronto Star reminds us why.

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