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Mama Knows Best, So Let Her Decide

We can’t let simplistic, self-focused narratives about family planning keep us from helping women.

Bishops rebuke critics of Catholic Relief Services

WASHINGTON — U.S. Catholic bishops rebuked conservative critics of Catholic Relief Services, flatly denying charges the group has wavered in … Continued

Bans on abortion by telemedicine growing

RNS () — The war over abortion is going digital. Missouri last month joined six other states that have enacted … Continued

Former charity head confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Vatican

RNS () — The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Catholic Relief Services head Ken Hackett to be the next ambassador … Continued

Donations recover at controversial Catholic charity

Fundraising for the flagship anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops is slowly recovering after being battered by the recession … Continued

Doctors warn against’reproductive coercion’

When a husband hides a wife’s birth control pills or a boyfriend takes off a condom in the middle of … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI tightens church control over Catholic charities

VATICAN CITY — Bishops must exercise closer supervision over Catholic charities and ensure that their activities do not contradict church … Continued

Cizik: It is time to act

The comment earlier this summer by Senate candidate Todd Aiken (R-Mo.) about “legitimate rape” was not just astonishing to pro-life … Continued

Evangelical coalition rallies behind family planning

WASHINGTON — A coalition of evangelicals is calling on fellow Christians to support access to family planning across the world, … Continued

‘Legitimate rape’ remark fuels women’s increasing skepticism about religion

AP Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri taking questions on Aug. 10, 2012 after speaking at the … Continued

Amid political battle, Catholic bishops promote ‘natural’ family planning

Amid a battle with President Obama over a new contraception mandate, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are promoting “natural” family … Continued

Faith-based organizations to make new commitments at London Family Planning Summit

When the British government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation bring together governments, donors, civil society, the private sector … Continued

Melinda Gates: There’s ‘no controversy’ around birth control, but Catholic officials disagree

ANTHONY BOLANTE REUTERS Melinda Gates speaks to the media while her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) and his father … Continued

Forced abortion in China prompts outrage, calls for reform

Chinese Government forces women to abort their second child in order to tame the ever-growing population. Should the government have any authority in family planning?

On Mother’s Day, the gift of family planning

One of the defining characteristic of mothers with the good fortune of living in developed nations is having the means … Continued

Catholic bishops to scrutinize Girl Scouts

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are reviewing the church’s long-standing ties to the Girl Scouts of the USA after complaints … 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

A new Catholic conversation on sex?

Cardinal Timothy Dolan recently gave a wide ranging interview about the HHS mandate that touched upon the challenges faced by … Continued

Lutherans find common cause with Catholics on Obama mandate

ST. LOUIS — Lutherans and Catholics are not historically known for their theological sympathy, but earlier this month the president … Continued

The faux birth control debate

According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, while most U.S. Catholics support both the new federal directive that … Continued