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The Toll of Foster Care

Carrying the burden of childhood abuse and neglect, these girls and women present a greater, specific challenge to those who work to prevent teen pregnancy.

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Catholic Hierarchy Forgets What “Catholic” Means

The recent trend of refusing Communion to pro-choice politicians is a prime example of how flawed leadership is weakening the Catholic Church.

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HIV-Positive Inmates: The Neglected Population

There’s a sense—not always spoken, but implied—that a person in prison deserves to be there, and therefore doesn’t deserve health care, preventative or otherwise.

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International Aid, Made Local

By using the peer-to-peer model, the Minnesota International Health Volunteers program avoids, or at least reduces, public health obstacles that arise when there’s a culture clash.

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How to Bring the Virgin Mary Into Your (Sex) Life

There’s a lot to laugh about in the Catholic sex prayer, but there’s also something serious here.

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Bishops Abandon “a Fundamental Issue of Human Life and Dignity”

While some Catholics have strongly supported health care reform, others are more interested in fighting for their own interests than in fighting for people’s lives.

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Terry v. Newman

The dispute between Randall Terry and Troy Newman sheds light on the way that activism can satisfy a person’s hunger for attention and influence—how it can become a power trip.

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Family Planning in the New Afghanistan

If the United States is serious about paving the way for a modern state, we need to invest in women’s empowerment.

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Witnessing Abortion

Merely to be in the clinic — in the waiting room or procedure room — is not to understand the choice a woman makes.

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Clinton’s Plan for Women, and the People Who Hope it Fails

Concern for women’s rights among many conservatives extends only as far as it can be used against our enemies.

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