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From Cameroun to the Pope: Reality Check Please

If the Catholic Church wants to stem new HIV/AIDS infections in Africa, they must recognize that women and girls are more vulnerable to new infections than their male peers because the “liberation of women” has not yet been fully realized.

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A World in Which Women Are Cartoons, Not People

If you can’t grasp the basics — women have minds and feelings, just like men — it’s a short jump to dehumanizing women and girls in other ways.

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Abortion More Serious Crime than Rape, Says Vatican

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva has chastised the Catholic Church for excommunicating the doctors and family of the nine-year-old girl who had an abortion.

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The New, Progressive Spain

Legalized abortion in Catholic Spain?  Maybe the times really are changing.

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Vatican Condemns Violence, Still Opposes Gay Rights

The Vatican refused to support a recent U.N. declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity, calling it ill-defined and overly broad.

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The Vatican’s “F” Word: It’s All Feminism’s Fault

While visiting Manila-Philippines, Vatican official Paul Josef Cordes declared yesterday that “feminism” is not only eroding manhood but causing “a crisis in fatherhood.”

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Roundup: White House Wants Contraceptive Funding Dropped from Stimulus Plan

Obama wants family planning out of the stimulus; Pill inventor sets the record straight on demographic shifts; Vatican condemns repeal of the global gag rule; economic downturn drives interest in egg donation.

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Vatican: Choosing to Lie Rather Than Respect Women

Why, when it comes to reproductive rights, does the Vatican turns its back on millennia of teaching about the satanic nature of lying?

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The Vatican’s Misleading Birth Control Story

While there is evidence that estrogenic contaminants are impacting the environment, there is no evidence that oral contraceptives are the main culprit. And what about the benefits of contraception to the environment?

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Vatican Strongly Opposes In Vitro Fertilization

Will the Catholic Church’s recent document opposing in vitro fertilization affect a Polish bioethics law addressing the method?

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