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Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid increasing calls for legalization of abortion in Africa, botched cases among young women are on the … Continued

Questioning the Abortion Worldview

How can scholars agree on the science surrounding abortion but not its moral responsibility?

Will the Kermit Gosnell verdict change the abortion debate?

Even before rogue abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia on Monday (May 13) of delivering and then killing late-term … Continued

Mercy for Kermit Gosnell

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is escorted to a waiting police van upon leaving the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, Monday, May … Continued

Kermit Gosnell and the abortion movement: In defense of the defenseless

Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post As abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial is in the hands of the jury, … Continued

Even if they don’t follow its rules, Catholics stick with their church

American Catholics are famously indifferent to the directives of their leaders. They don’t follow the rule book on much of … Continued

Is secularism making a comeback?

Connie Yang Connie Yang Georgetown University hosts a conference on secularism in February. When it comes to not making optimistic, … Continued

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

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, most under 30 don’t know case was about abortion

J. Scott Applewhite AP Roe v. Wade: decided on Jan. 22, 1973. Found that a Texas law that criminalized assisting … 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

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

EPA An ultra-Orthodox Jewish voter, right, and a friend fill out write-in ballots in booths set up in a building … Continued

ANALYSIS: As Mitt Romney moves to the middle, anti-abortion activists try to cover his right flank

As Mitt Romney has moved to the center in an effort to overtake President Barack Obama in the campaign’s homestretch, … Continued

A woman’s life is a human life: a theological error in the GOP platform?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Delegates show their support for Mitt Romney during roll call for nomination of president of the United States … Continued

Is Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng pro-life?

NEW YORK — When blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng made a daring escape from house arrest this spring and found … Continued

Pro-choice and pro-life? On abortion, Americans say ‘it’s complicated.’

Brendan Hoffman A pro-life activist stands in front of pro-choice activists with the National Organization For Women at a Jan. … Continued

Opposition to gay marriage lower

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the … Continued

Opposition to marriage lower in 2012 campaign

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

Rick Santorum: The evangelical’s Catholic candidate?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES MANCHESTER, NH – JANUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (C) pats a … Continued