Mitch McConnell offered up a bill on Tuesday that would fund the government, but defund Planned Parenthood. The bill is expected to receive a vote on Thursday.
“The reality is, the official policy of the Vatican dating back to 1986 is that any group that does not adhere to official Catholic teaching on homosexuality cannot use church space,” said the group’s executive director.
CNN’s latest poll has the same problem as so many before it: It’s not measuring attitudes about abortion so much as attitudes about female autonomy. By not being more exacting, the poll may do more to confuse than illuminate.
The Pope has made it easier for women to get forgiveness for abortions. But it’s he who should be asking forgiveness, for implying that women who get abortions don’t know what they are doing or why.
With his latest comments, Pope Francis has built a shiny new smokescreen to distract from the grave and immoral harms caused by the Vatican’s opposition to abortion and women’s equality.
The founders of Reproaction, a new reproductive rights direct action group, talked with RH Reality Check at Netroots Nation about protest, justice, and holding your allies accountable.
Sadly, the more Pope Francis speaks, the more things stay the same.
The Pope drew attention to natural family planning methods when he suggested there are ways for Catholic women to limit the number of children they have without violating the Church’s teachings on contraception. But just how do these methods work? And how good are they?
While his off-the-cuff comments may have garnered chuckles from some people, many others are offended and point to the Church’s central role in denying women access to birth control.
The two-week meeting in the Vatican inspired optimism about the Catholic Church’s future teachings, but in the end, it was “much ado about nothing.”