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Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

By Sudhin Thanawala — November 25, 2022
ATLANTA (AP) — The justices put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while they consider an appeal. Doctors who had resumed providing abortions after six weeks had to immediately stop.

Evangelical Christians’ abortion strategy may have cost them more than an election

By Valerie Cooper — November 21, 2022
(RNS) — Having lost their children as voters, they look likely to lose their young people as co-religionists.

Catholic bishops punt again on ‘Faithful Citizenship,’ reflecting divisions on politics

By Thomas Reese — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Nothing said at the bishops’ meeting indicated that they know how to deal with the post-Dobbs, post-election reality other than to say, 'more of the same.'

US Catholic bishops worry about abortion views in the pews

By Peter Smith — November 17, 2022
BALTIMORE (AP) — Even as they signaled a continued hardline stance on opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, the nation’s Catholic bishops acknowledged Wednesday that they’re struggling to reach a key audience: their own flock. The members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops rounded out their leadership bench during the last day of public sessions […]

A doctor decides mother and child are both his patients

By Charles C. Camosy — November 15, 2022
(RNS) — An OB/GYN who once provided abortions has a conversion.

US Catholic bishops elect Archbishop Timothy Broglio as conference president

By Jack Jenkins — November 15, 2022
(RNS) — Broglio’s election does not appear to be a radical ideological departure from his predecessor.

Candidates to lead the Catholic bishops — and what their election would mean

By Jack Jenkins — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — At the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall meeting, the prelates will elect a new president to replace Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez, who has served since 2019.

Bishops need to acknowledge collateral damage from Dobbs win

By Thomas Reese — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — To the extent that the bishops helped the Republicans gain power, they must accept responsibility for what the Republicans did with that power.

Americans who aren’t sure about God are a fast-growing force in politics – and they’re typically even more politically active than white evangelicals

By Ryan Burge — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — Winning elections isn’t just a matter of how many players you have. It’s how engaged they are.

Californians overwhelmingly support abortion rights over Catholic bishops’ objections

By Alejandra Molina — November 9, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — California will codify the right to abortion in the state’s constitution after voters on Tuesday (Nov. 8) overwhelmingly approved a measure that Catholic bishops and other Christian leaders rallied against.

Why abortion was a dud for Democrats

By Jacob Lupfer — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — In politics, the faith card is always a wild card.

We got here because too many good people put their head in the sand

By Karen Swallow Prior — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — Negligence is not only a vice — sometimes it’s a crime.

In Indiana, a legal victory for religious liberty over fetal personhood

By Mark Silk — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court will soon have to reckon with its majority's expansive interpretation of free exercise of religion.

Democrats, it’s not enough to talk about abortion. Let’s talk about criminalization.

By Ross M. Allen — November 2, 2022
(RNS) — We need to be telling the stories of the women who have been prosecuted for lost pregnancies.

How the threat of ‘taxpayer-funded abortion’ is being used to mobilize conservative religious voters

By Ruth Braunstein — October 26, 2022
(The Conversation) — In the midterms, some religious voters may be motivated by the argument that if abortion is funded with tax dollars, it makes them personally complicit in sin.
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