(RNS) — Besides giving women hope of affording an unintended child, paid family leave is 'associated with drops in perinatal, neonatal, post-neonatal, infant, and child mortality.' Hard to get more pro-life than that.
(RNS) — The worry that Barr might impose his private religious views on federal matters has apparently been overblown.
(RNS) — The suggestion that 'ecology, economy, and politics' have nothing to do with the mission and mandate of the church is totally inconsistent with nearly 130 years of Catholic social doctrine.
(RNS) — The British case shows that the sacredness of letting patients or their surrogates make decisions based on their own values can be discarded when the decision is about abortion.
(RNS) — Despite a public space rigged against their version of the good, traditional Christians do manage to convince people with very different views of the truth of their claims.
(RNS) — When it comes to talking about abortion, restricting people to a simplistic 'pro-life' or 'pro-choice' identity creates the mother of all antagonistic binaries.
(RNS) — The church’s Consistent Life Ethic, rightly understood, could challenge our impoverished and incoherent political imagination and let a new generation begin the hard work of laying out the foundational principles for what comes next.
(RNS) — The evisceration of pro-life Democrats from Congress is all but complete, but on the local level Democratic parties are increasingly committed to a diversity of opinion on abortion.
(RNS) — Legislation can't force an unwilling public to make the dramatic adjustments needed to save the planet. Instead, we should heed the pope's call for a fundamental change of life, like that of the saint he is named after.
(RNS) — Pope Francis knows our primary focus on climate change must be to change human hearts — not unserious new deals or widely ignored climate accords.
(RNS) — Trump's secular critics need to pause and think about what grounds their outrage.
(RNS) — If Twitter really wants to be a neutral space for debate, it can't choose between Silicon Valley's progressive ideology and the religious commitments of Pope Francis.
(RNS) — The GOP’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was defeated in the Senate 53-44 — precisely the result the Republicans were looking for, and precisely the problem with our politics.
(RNS) — Common ground on abortion is substantial, if we only took time to look.
(RNS) — Do Democratic reformers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really believe in an existential threat from climate change or is a 10-week limit on abortion the real end of the world for them?