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.”
The March for Life, the yearly protest on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is a Catholic affair, supported by the bishops and the pope. And Republicans.
At the annual protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, anti-choice activists got a blessing from Pope Francis and a promise from the House majority leader.
Based on Thursday’s UN panel, we were given additional reasons to believe that the all-male hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church must not be entrusted to come up with a program that will resolve and redress sexual crimes within its flock.