Abortion Debate

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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

Children conceived through rape open new front in abortion culture wars

WASHINGTON — Standing before the throngs at the March for Life on Jan. 25, Ryan Bomberger admitted that he was … Continued

I am the rape exception

AP Candidates for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat Democrat Joe Donnelly, left, Libertarian Andrew Horning, center, and Republican Richard Mourdock participate … Continued

The roots of Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate” rape remarks

ST. LOUIS — “The question of rape always stirs the emotions whenever it is introduced into the abortion debate,” Dr. … 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

Why my faith calls me to defend women’s reproductive rights

View Photo Gallery: The Catholic Church in particular is credited with organizing and driving the anti-abortion movement for decades, but religious … Continued

One Psalm, two causes, two meanings

NEW YORK — Saralee Howard remembers the woman who walked into the Shared Pregnancy Women’s Center in Lansing, Mich., last … Continued

Abortion as a cover war

The abortion debate, newly rekindled by opportunistic politicians, reminds me of marital strife where one or both sides declare lifelong … Continued

Personal tragedy becomes political pawn

Haunting the political landscape is the ghost (or soul or spirit or memory or image, depending on how you see … Continued

The 11 most important religion and politics findings of 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, it’s hard to pick just a few highlights from a year full of exciting … Continued

Why the Mississippi personhood amendment self-imploded

Bruce Newman AP Amendment 26 supporter Joyce Haskins, with her grandchild Landry Bruce, waves to passersby outside the voting booths … Continued

Vote: Should personhood start at fertilization?

Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS This microscopic photo shows eight cloned embryos that are currently in the eight-cell stage each, released by … Continued

Newt is right: values matter most

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was correct when he told people gathered at the Conservative Principles Conference that … Continued

No Easy Decision, indeed

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life Watching “No Easy Decision” was very much like watching a typical day … Continued

Life in the 112th: no money for abortion

While focus on the ObamaCare repeal vote is sure to dominate political news next month, there is significant pro-life legislation … Continued

Is there common ground in abortion debate?

By Charles C. Camosy Religious pro-life voices in the public debate are often marginalized. First, the arguments they make are … Continued

Faith, feminism, and fundamentalism

Religious denominations in America have a vast diversity of views on abortion, ranging from the very narrow to the very … Continued

Pro-life feminism is the future

Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and support … Continued

Fathers Berrigan meet Joe McCarthy

The effort to torpedo the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the withdrawal from government financed foster care and the … Continued

Abortion Battle Getting Entangled in Health Care Reform

By William Wan As congress gears up to tackle health care reform, opposition from Christian conservatives is heating up over … Continued