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The Catholic Church’s Abortion Trump Card

In the Philippines, women’s health advocates and legislators are working to create access to family planning and contraception for women but the Catholic Church is stuck on abortion and has its own agenda.

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Roundup: Taking Back the Reproductive Health Debate

How the Dems can take back the reproductive health debate and win, The opening salvo of the Right’s War on Contraception,A former priest recalls his banishment from the church because of his stance on contraception, Pelosi on ab-only.

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Roundup: Catholics Campaign Against Contraception Ban

Catholics for Choice launches campaign against birth control ban, Planned Parenthood ad gets Bill O’Reilly all wound up, Baby dead in Chicago after mother apparently gives herself abortion, Catching up on sex education.

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Roundup: More on Obama and Abortion, McCain Adviser Slips on Birth Control

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.

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Reflections of an Ex-Catholic

We are all looking for a sense of community and somewhere to belong, but I won’t belong to a church that believes that I have no rights.

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Roundup: McCain Rejects Pastors, Sex Ed in the City

McCain rejects two extremist pastors, Better sex ed in NY, Humanae vitae’s legacy, Beginning of end of Dem race?

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Roundup: Ferraro Says Too Late to Worry About Supreme Court

Ferraro on women coming out for Obama, Pope on contraception, Lack of condom use in Britain.

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Almost All Sex Is Sin?

With a very limited and negative view of sexuality, the Catholic Church’s attention always seems inordinately focused on what it views as “unnatural sex acts” — and it doesn’t bother distinguishing between consensual acts and abuse.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

In 1968, Catholic Church doctrine forbade the use of contraception. Forty years later, the Church’s teachings are irrelevant at best to American Catholics, but outright dangerous for those living in the developing world.

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Cardinal Was Principal Defender on Abortion

At the funeral mass for the Colombian Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo this Wednesday, Pope Benedict will likely commemorate the Cardinal’s work to prevent women from accessing abortion and laud his efforts to eliminate contraceptives.

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