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40 years after Roe, abortion remains legal – but restricted

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming … Continued

Blood on the hands of both sides in culture wars

Thank you, Family Research Council, for now conceding what conservative groups have been loath to acknowledge in recent years: the … Continued

Conservatives rally across U.S. for ‘religious freedom’

WASHINGTON — Hundreds gathered on Capitol Hill and at rallies across the nation on Friday (June 8) in a double-barreled … Continued

A prayer for abortion?

Pro-life advocates have long complained that Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider, worships at the altar of abortion, but … Continued

Hope for middle ground

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

What Disease Does Abortion Cure?

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Blaming “incendiary language” is a tool of ideologues

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Terrorism, fear and political correctness

What to call terrorists? In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam … Continued

Terrorists who falsely claim justification in Islam

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

When bishops play politics

They see themselves as crusaders for human rights–protectors of the innocent, the voiceless, and the powerless. After years of enduring … Continued

Does Tiller Signal a New Wave of Violence Against Abortion Clinics?

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Some abortion-rights advocates say they’re concerned that the George Tiller murder is the beginning of a … Continued

George Tiller’s Murder a Human Tragedy

The murder of Dr. George Tiller is a human tragedy. If the perpetrator of this violence proves to be someone … Continued

The Killing of George Tiller: A “Pro-life” Murder?

“Pro-life” as the self-description of the anti-abortion movement has a fundamental flaw at its heart. The moral absolute of “life” … Continued

Consciences in Conflict

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Most Americans believe that they should follow their consciences as the ultimate … Continued

Sebelius vs. Archbishop Naumann

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who is Catholic, was on the hot seat yesterday at a Senate … Continued

Abortion: Rhetoric or Results

Abortion has been one of the most divisive and polarizing issues in American politics for the past 35 years. Despite … Continued

Pro-life Crowd Happy to See Spitzer Go

Eliot Spitzer’s predicament and resignation are viewed as well-deserved by the pro-life, traditional values crowd. Like the stock brokers on … Continued