The war on contraception seeks to replace bedrock values–equality, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience, democracy–with blind obedience to authority and second class status for women.
The Catholic Church inadvertently pushed women toward sterilization rather than risk committing a continuous offense against the Church.
Whose rights are being protected when Catholic hospitals halt second trimester abortions for women who come in with anti-choice activists seeking care?
A MUST SEE video with UNFPA views and the Catholic Church’s views on family planning in the Philippines.
From health care reform to the life-saving abortion for a young mother in Phoenix, the Catholic Church hierachy has been deeply divided with nuns on one side and bishops on the other.
In a victory for Irish women, and to some degree women everywhere, thetoday ruled that Ireland’s strict law forbidding abortions even in dire circumstances violated the right to life of a pregnant woman suffering from cancer.
The media’s and the public’s treatment of Elizabeth Edward’s decisions mirrors our society’s treatment of women’s decisions writ large: Do they really know what they’re doing?
Ross always seems eager (like, weirdly eager) to opine on women’s sexual choices and the inevitable deviance of those choices. Like usual, he’s reluctant to come right out and say that he thinks that birth control is only for bad, bad women, but that seems to be the bottom line.
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.
In 2008 the Mexican Supreme Court upheld the law permitting voluntary abortion up to twelve weeks in Mexico City. A backlash began immediately and 17 Mexican states have now reformed their state constitutions to define life as beginning at conception. The following testimonial was written by a pro-choice attorney who was in the legislative chamber on the day that the constitutional reform was passed in the conservative state of Jalisco.