The Pope’s remarks on condoms have created an opening for a debate that up to now the church has wanted to avoid. Let’s take up the Pope’s remarks about sexuality as well as the basis of the opposition to contraception and kickstart that long overdue debate.
I’m a Catholic Latina who is pro-choice. I fall into that 96 percent of Latinas who approve of family planning and the 85 percent of Latinas who support taking the birth control pill.
We all may not agree about abortion, but we can agree that hospitals that serve the general public should not be permitted, under any circumstances, to violate federal law and deny a pregnant woman life-saving care.
Things we’re not supposed to say about the Catholic Church.
Why does the religious right demand government interference in matters of sexuality and yet eagerly block government involvement in matters of welfare? By eliminating government assistance, they hope to force the public to turn to the church.
Catholics have often been urged by their clergy to be single-issue voters when it comes to abortion. But this year a much broader social justice agenda is guiding these voters.
Described as a leading Catholic establishment figure who remains staunchly pro-life, Nicholas Cafardi is adding his voice to those who believe Obama’s pro-education, pro-prevention policies to reduce unintended pregnancies make sense.
Catholics have a tough choice to make in the presidential election; Can social spending reduce the abortion rate?; Tackling that age old question, When does life begin?; Abortion opponent Bob Casey speaks at the Democratic National Convention.
Over 70% of Catholics think the church’s ban on contraception should be lifted or revised; If Black America were a country by itself it would rank 16th in the world in HIV/AIDS prevalence.
Obama answers tough questions on abortion, McCain adviser Carly Fiorina advocates better insurance coverage for birth control, Microbicides and HIV drug resistance, PA refuses ab-only funds.