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Pope Okays Use of Condoms in “Some Situations”

In a reversal of long standing teachings, the Pope has reversed the Vatican’s prohibition of condoms for HIV prevention in “some situations.” Birth control remains banned.

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Roundup: Would You Like Your Abortion Regular, or Decaf? A “He Said What?” Roundup

People say really amazing things when it comes to reproductive rights. Here are just a few recent statements that are making news.

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Catholic School Kicks Pre-Schooler Out of Class for Crime of Having Lesbian Parents

God Bless the Child.  Unless of course her parents are lesbian.  A Catholic School kicks a pre-schooler out of class for the crime of having gay parents.

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The Church and Gays: Can’t Decide Whether to “”Love” ‘Em” or Leave ‘Em?”

Could it be divine intervention? Just days after Catholic Charities cut off spousal benefits for DC employees to protect itself from the scourge of gay marriage, the Vatican is caught in a gay sex scandal.

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Urgent Appeal: More Important than Stupak

The Vatican is at it again, but now it’s searching for life on other planets. Can progressives lead while the Vatican researches?

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Obama and the Pope: Symbolism, Not Substance

Pope Benedict recently claimed that the church does not "interfere in any way in the politics of States."  However, recent evidence suggests that the pope’s claims that church does not "interfere…in the politics of States" are more than a little disingenuous.

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Contraception and Catholics: Quiet Disobedience

Catholics are assimilated into American culture, and Americans have an unequivocal relationship with contraception: we want it, we need it, we use it.

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Brazil Pushes Back Against Catholic Church

The President of Brazil’s Catholics for Choice talks about the impact of the Church’s excommunication (and later retraction) of the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old girl who sought an abortion.

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The Down and Dirty Politics of Sex

The focus of this Congress, along with the presidential administration, must be on creating down-to-earth reproductive health care policy, instead of being swayed by battles over who holds the higher moral ground.

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Roundup: There’s One Every Minute, CPCs Say No to Standards, National Health Insurance Now!

Every minute a young woman dies from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, someone finally tells the Vatican nine year old rape victims deserve compassion, crisis pregnancy centers fight standards of care in Texas.

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