As a young twenty-something, I welcomed two very wanted, well-loved babies into the world. Once things began to deteriorate between their father and I, I knew without a doubt that any future pregnancy we faced would be terminated. In October 2010, I had an abortion.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) discusses why he confronts elementary, middle and high school students with the question: Where do you stand on the issue of abortion?
Bishop Thomas Olmstead offically revokes St. Joseph’s Hospital of its status as a Catholic hospital because it dared to save the life of a young mother of four – with an emergency abortion.
In November 2009, a young mother of four was given a life saving, emergency abortion from doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Bishop Thomas Olmstead of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix called it “immoral” and is now threatening the hospital president in an effort to make sure they never save a pregnant woman’s life again.
A Catholic high school in Seattle censors a student-written article on religion, sex-ed and Catholicism.
The Archdiocese misrepresents church law to defend the excommunication of a nun who helped save a woman’s life by helping her access an abortion. Catholics for Choice calls out the inaccuracies with some clarification of canon law.
As the recession gets worse, more Catholics are shifting their political opinions, or becoming more open to compromise and dialogue about that and other issues.
The implication that political power lies in the Catholic hierarchy rather than in Catholics will only alienate the faithful.
Progressive Catholic electoral activity is yet another example of the dangers of mixing politics and faith.
Editorials around the country call for common sense on both contraception and sex ed; policies for women are explored; advocacy groups enjoy Palin fundraising bounce; Joe Biden’s Catholicism and the inconsistent Bishops.