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Inter-American Court Approves Access to IVF in Costa Rica

In Vitro trial at the Inter-American Court of Human Rigts. Photo: Ticotimes.net.

Last month, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a final ruling in favor of the right to access in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica. This is a win for women and Catholics and a blow to the bishops and conservatives who want to deny individuals the right to decide whether and when to have children.

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Now You Can’t Be Catholic and Support Planned Parenthood?

One Nebraska Bishop wants to deny communion to politicians who support Planned Parenthood.

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Launches today! Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women http://oursilverribbon.org/

What do People For the American Way, National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, Catholics for Choice, Religious Coalition for Reproductive rights and Choice have in common? the Silver Ribbon campaign to Trust Women. Join us now!

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STOKING FIRE: Sisters of Life

Sisters of Life take an oath to work “to enhance the sacredness of human life,” a vow making them the world’s only religious order to make opposition to abortion their sole raison d’être.

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Roundup: More on the Pope and Condoms

Reactions from around the world on the Pope’s statement on condoms, plus why a supermodel got involved in maternal health activism.

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5 Myths About the Catholic Vote And How to Counter Them

Think you know how Catholic voters feel about the issues and how they’ll vote in the elections? Think again.

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Roundup: Protesting the Pope in the UK

Pope Benedict is in the United Kingdom for a four-day visit, and will be met with a “Protest the Pope” campaign by activists opposed to the Vatican’s stance on the child sex abuse scandal, contraception, women, and homosexuality.

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(VIDEO) Listen to the Lives of Ordinary Catholics

The president of Catholics for Choice, explores the political power and hierarchy of the Catholic Church, pointing to three questions on which to evaluate the Bishops’ lobbying efforts and policy recommendations.

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Pro-Choice Catholics Welcome Liberalization of Abortion Laws in Spain

This week, Spain’s senate voted to ease the country’s restrictions on abortion. In doing so, they rejected the opposition of the Catholic bishops and the Vatican over access to safe and legal abortion in that country.

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The Bishops’ “Dixi”-Land Ban

Public policy on sex, sexuality and reproduction in a pluralistic society must be based on evidence, science, justice, reason and civil discourse. So when the Catholic Bishops or others throw a political tantrum, we must never reward them.

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