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‘Forward Together, Not One Step Back': Moral March Brings Out Tens of Thousands of Progressives

North Carolina NAACP President William Barber delivering the keynote speech at Saturday's Moral March.

The crowd, and the speakers, reflected a commitment to environmental and economic justice, to labor rights and immigrants’ rights, to public education. One hand-made sign summed up the spirit of the march: “I stand with so many groups here, I couldn’t pick just one.”

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Fortnight for Freedom – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Religious freedom means that the government should not privilege the teachings of one religion over another or deny individual religious freedom. Individuals must have the right to accept or reject the principles of their own faith without legal restrictions.

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Catholics Support Health Care; LifeSiteNews Incensed

We shouldn’t be surprised when LifeSiteNews takes offense to a nun who claims that social and economic justice, including affordable health care, are part of God’s vision.

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Roundup: Study Finds Young Women Can Understand EC As Well as Adults

NYU study examines young women’s understanding of EC; ultrasound bill moves forward in Nebraska, and maybe in Florida; reproductive health care a concern of the clergy.

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Religious Voices Weigh in on Conscience

While some religious groups do oppose rescinding the conscience rule, many support it because of their concern that it could be harmful to health care and counter-productive to efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies.

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Hallelujah! Obama Speaks as “Person of Faith” on Stem Cell Research

Rather than elevating science above all when rescinding the stem cell funding ban, Obama was clear that using stem cells from existing embryos that are slated to be destroyed is consistent with respect for human life.

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Where Are The Women in Obama’s Faith-Based Advisory Council?

“Addressing teen pregnancy” does not automatically translate into effective strategies to reduce teen pregnancy. Young women and men need comprehensive sexuality education and contraception.

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Family Planning, Economics, and Our Beliefs

Bargaining away expanded Medicaid eligibility for 2.3 million additional poor and low-income uninsured women put political expedience before empathy and sound fiscal policy.

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CatholicVote.org Ad Morally Exploits Obama’s Life Story

A new anti-choice ad uses President Obama’s life story to vilify women and men struggling to make a decision about an unwanted pregnancy.

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Disappointed by Obama’s Rick Warren Pick, But Not Discouraged

Rick Warren has never been as far from traditional Religious Right leaders as his carefully cultivated public personality would suggest.

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