Category Archive: Abortion

Nov 07

Will Bishops Lose Their Tax Exempt Status for Pushing for Romney?

From the Religion News Service: A public watchdog group is charging the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with openly politicking on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and it wants the Internal Revenue Service to explore revoking the hierarchy’s tax-exempt status. “In completely unqualified terms, the IRS should immediately tell the Conference of Catholic …

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Aug 22

Pro-Lifers Might Want to Try Being Nicer

Michael Sean Winters has a great article on Congressman Akin’s comments regarding rape and the pro-life movement. A snip: Those of us who wish to claim the pro-life mantle must first don the garment of empathetic humanity if our witness is to be effective, and not just effective, but true to our own vocation as …

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May 14

Voices of Hope and Doom


E.J. Dionne has a great column today in the Washington Post and he rightly points out that the voices of doom seem to be all around us. First he points to the voices of doom on the left. Recently, a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) ran a full-page ad in The Washington …

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May 10

This Was Pretty Inspiring

It’s not often that I bring up abortion but this video reminded me of something. I was born in February of 1970 and abortion was about to become legal in New York in April long before the landmark Roe v. Wade case in 1973, so many people assume that my mother had no choice but …

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Apr 26

Supporting Sisters

So I know a lot of Sisters. I think it’s important to note that the recent investigation that has been in the headlines this week is an investigation not of every single religious women’s communities. That investigation did occur and the results have not yet been released. Rumors state there is much positive news coming …

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Feb 15

Gibson: Can Any of Us Avoid Cooperating with Evil?

David Gibson has an interesting take on the HHS debate which is tough to argue with. It’s similar to what I’ve been struggling with when I’ve said things like “Aren’t we already cooperating with evil just by dealing with the healthcare companies in general?” It seems, in general, it would be hard not to. A …

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Feb 10

UPDATE: An Accommodation Expected from the Obama Administration

Looks like the long national nightmare will soon be over. President Obama’s Administration is ready to offer an accommodation on the birth control law that would require Catholic employees and hospitals to provide birth control to their employees and patients. Just in from the Washington Post: Women will be guaranteed coverage for contraceptive services, but …

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Feb 10

Is the Contraception Controversy a Political Election Ploy?

The Washington Post suggests that perhaps it is: Arron Blake offers this tidbit: The White House’s decision to force Catholic hospitals to dispense emergency contraception was a hot topic at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. And that’s probably AOK with the Obama campaign. For a White House that has often been accused of …

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Jan 22

Will Health and Human Services Really Force Catholics to Cooperate With Evil?

The Department of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration will soon require all employers to include “contraception and sterilization coverage in their health-insurance plans, including those provided to employees of religious institutions.” The USCCB is complaining that this violates religious liberty and requires Catholics to purchase a health care plan that violates their …

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Sep 13

Breaking: Fr Pavone of Priests for Life Removed by Bishop


A scandal has hit the pro-life movement. CNS has the story. Father Frank Pavone, one of the country’s most visible and vocal opponents of abortion, has been suspended from active ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, over financial questions about the priest’s operation of Priests for Life. The suspension was made public in a …

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