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Catholic Hospitals Back Health Care; Bart Continues to Whine

A group representing America’s Catholic hospitals announced last week it would support the Senate health care bill, breaking rank with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Dark Ages Now: Robert George’s Plan for America

George argues that his view of “moral order” doesn’t have to be connected to “divine revelation or biblical Scripture”—but can simply be defended as the most reasonable order.

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Women, Listen to Your Mothers

Because of the tremendous work done in the 60s and 70s, my generation can sit around and have conversations about our feelings about abortion. But we need to remember that what matters politically is the legal right to have an abortion, without which these conversations are moot.

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Religious Tyranny Shames Religion

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has debased itself by turning into a lobbying group of the most aggressive and inappropriate sort.

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The “Born Alive” Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

The myth of the born-alive fetus has long been a weapon in the pro-life arsenal, one “kept alive” by misleading language, and by efforts to pass laws that further obfuscate and mislead.

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Live from Iowa: Latina Empowerment

A radio drama written and directed by an MFA student at the University of Iowa aims to empower Latina women about sexual health. The program, called “La Noche Te De Sorpresas,” or “The Night Gives You Surprises,” is broadcast in Spanish and is one of two culturally-specific radio shows being launched by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies.

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Is Natural Family Planning Really Holier Than Contraception?

To me, NFP seems, like annulment, to be a loophole created when the Catholic Church recognized that even its very faithful could not possibly live according to every aspect of the Church’s vision.

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Survey of Catholics: Strong Support For Health Reform and Women’s Rights

Many Catholic bishops have voiced unconditional opposition to any health reform bill that “funds” abortion–though no current bill does. Catholics, many of whom self-identify as “pro-life,” would support health reform even with abortion coverage.

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Cardinal Rigali, Republican Lobbyist

Cardinal Rigali manipulates Catholic morality to bring it perfectly in line with Republican policy, though it doesn’t reflect the “Catholic” line on war, poverty, and health care. But listen: those issues are just not that important.

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Generic EC: Sleeper Story of the Summer

However contentious the EC debate remains, emergency contraception itself must not be ignored.

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