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Stoking Fire: American Life League Escalates Anti-Planned Parenthood Campaign

Michael Hitchborn, director of ALL’s Defend the Faith Program, narrates the group's five-minute video, "Planned Parenthood’s Corporate Carnage."

The American Life League has released the anti-Planned Parenthood equivalent of Reefer Madness, covering the themes of birth control and comprehensive sex education.

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We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks at TEDxEuston in April of this year about her journey through feminism and why we should all be feminists too.

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The Friendly Face of Pope Francis: Does the Rhetoric Match the Reality?

In a BBC interview, Catholics for Choice President Jon O’Brien discusses Pope Francis’ recent remarks about women and gay men in the Catholic church.

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Young Brazilians Hope New Pope Will ‘Modernize’ Church on Social Justice Issues

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during World Youth Day 2013.

At World Youth Day in Brazil this year, I set out to get to know the audience Pope Francis would be addressing to find out their views on the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding sexuality, contraception, abortion, and homosexuality.

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Welcome to Brazil, Pope Francis! Can We Please Talk About Contraception?

Pope Francis I at the installation Mass on March 19, 2013 in Vatican City.

Many who attend events during the pope’s visit would welcome an announcement that the Vatican will end its opposition to family planning. It might be too much to hope for, but some of us still believe in miracles.

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The Bishops v. Birth Control: It’s Not About the Money

In a scathing report released yesterday on the Holy See’s adherence to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an aggressive UN committee knocked the Holy See off the high ground.

How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it?

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The Bishops Do Not Speak for All Catholics

The U.S. Catholic bishops want to be known as the champions of the poor and struggling. But they're happy to block services to the needy to further their anti-contraception agenda.

I do not believe that people—especially Catholics—in either the Philippines or Ireland want our elected officials to bend a knee to the will of the bishops when it comes to reproductive health.

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Exodus International, and Studying Narrow-Mindedness Among Some Christians

Alan Manning Chambers gives his opening address at the 38th Annual Exodus Freedom Conference.

When “reparative therapy” organization Exodus International folded in mid-June, the group’s president, Alan Chambers, issued an apology to those the organization had hurt. His words seemed tailor-made to illustrate a recent report that likened many of today’s Christians to Pharisees.

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‘Moral Monday’ Protests Grow in North Carolina, With Support for Women’s Rights Advocates

Each week's Moral Monday protest has a theme, and this Monday activists will focus on labor and economic justice. A key factor will no doubt be the economic impact the GOP's new regressive policies would have on women.

Each week’s Moral Monday protest has a theme, and this Monday activists will focus on labor and economic justice. A key factor will no doubt be the economic impact the GOP’s new regressive policies would have on women.

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‘Something Better Is Coming': Alan Chambers Gives His Last Speech to Gay Reparative Therapy Ministry Exodus International

Alan Chambers has been president of Exodus International, a gay reparative therapy ministry, for 12 years. In this speech, which marks a beautiful moment in history for LGBTQ people and Christians in the United States, he apologizes for spreading the message he has spread through Exodus for all these years, and instills hope for a brighter future and reconciliation for and within the church.

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