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Was Kansas a wake-up moment for pro-lifers? Indiana shows they’re still dreaming.

By Mark Silk — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — To judge from Indiana's new abortion legislation, the pro-life movement is still in a Roe-era mode.

In Kansas abortion vote, a blow to Catholic bishops’ political strategy

By Jack Jenkins — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — ‘If this is what the bishops are going to do, if this was their plan for a ‘post-Roe’ world, then Catholics are going to be very disappointed,’ said one observer of the Catholic hierarchy.

Could Republicans be softening on same-sex marriage? Don’t bet on it.

By Jacob Lupfer — August 1, 2022
(RNS) — There is very little up-side to forcing Republicans in moderate areas to fall on their swords in a battle that cannot be won.

Kansas nuns oppose abortion-related state amendment, challenging archbishop

By Jack Jenkins — July 27, 2022
(RNS) — “A church sign said, ‘Jesus trusted women. We do too,’” reads the nuns’ letter.

These adoptees refuse to be Christian pro-life poster kids

By Kathryn Post — July 25, 2022
(RNS) — They're challenging the often-religious argument that adoption is a simple, sacred and mutually beneficial solution to abortion.

What the Bible actually says about abortion may surprise you

By Melanie A. Howard — July 25, 2022
(The Conversation) — Faith can inform opinions about abortion on both sides of the political debate, but the Bible itself says nothing directly about the topic, a biblical scholar explains.

Abortion opponents have won. But they risk losing it all.

By Jacob Lupfer — July 18, 2022
(RNS) — Don’t be surprised when national Republican candidates take a soft line on abortion.

A new survey found Latino Catholics overwhelmingly support abortion rights. Here’s why.

By Alejandra Molina — July 18, 2022
(RNS) — With Roe v. Wade overturned, new data from the Washington, D.C.-based Public Religion Research Institute found that among Latino Catholics, 75% say abortion should be legal in most or all cases. That’s a big jump from the 51% who said so in 2010.

Gen Z mixes abortion politics — like all their politics — with spirituality

By Josh Packard — July 15, 2022
(RNS) — College-age Americans resist fixed definitions for what it means to be religious.

Abortion ruling cramps welcoming spirit at Wild Goose Festival

By Patrick O'Neill — July 15, 2022
(RNS) — Consistent Life Network has sponsored a table at the progressive Christian festival since 2013 but was nearly deprived of its spot this year.

As states ban abortion, a new spotlight on an old battle over sex education

By Riley Farrell — July 14, 2022
(RNS) — Half of the states set to ban abortion have no mandate that schools teach sex education. Only four require curricula to address contraception.

Abortion is not a ‘Jewish value’ for all Jews

By Avi Shafran — July 13, 2022
(RNS) — The media has deposited in the public sphere that all of Judaism embraces ‘abortion rights.’

Abortion doulas look to spiritual rituals as they brace for increased demand

By Kathryn Post — July 12, 2022
(RNS) — Abortion doulas who draw on spirituality challenge the abortion debate’s religious/secular divide.

What does it mean to be a ‘person’? Different cultures have different answers

By Robert Launay — July 12, 2022
(The Conversation) — The fundamental issue at stake in abortion debates is personhood, which is viewed differently around the world, an anthropologist writes.

Pope Francis addresses abortion, mass shootings and resignation rumors

By Claire Giangravé — July 12, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a new wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said it never occurred to him to resign so far but laid out his vision for a possible retirement.
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