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Frank Pavone, a priest for the age of Trump

By Jacob Lupfer — January 27, 2023
(RNS) — The former priest is a symbol of how the pro-life movement has been deformed by its totalizing tendencies.

A half-century after Roe, faith groups need to reexamine theology behind abortion politics

By Jacob Lupfer — January 20, 2023
(RNS) — The last time we had religious innovation on the question of abortion came in the 1970s.

At March for Life, a jubilant crowd prepares for state-level fights

By Jack Jenkins — January 20, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'It's really going to move more towards a local level,' said a priest and university president from Ohio, who attended the march.

Clergy file suit over Missouri abortion ban, arguing it establishes a religion

By Jack Jenkins — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Our elected officials have violated their oath to uphold that constitution by weaponizing religious beliefs,’ said the Rev. Traci Blackmon.

50 years after Roe, many ethics questions shape the abortion debate: 4 essential reads

By Molly Jackson — January 19, 2023
(The Conversation) — Looking at the underlying philosophical and moral questions involved in abortion debates can help explain why it’s such an intensely divisive issue.

White Christian nationalism isn’t pro-life. It’s pro-order.

By Andrew Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — In the Christian nationalist vision, abortion is not a choice but a violation of a collective moral fabric.

The most significant religion stories of 2022

By RNS staff — December 29, 2022
(RNS) — Faith communities and organizations were at the center of some of the year's most indelible moments.

State lawsuits defend abortion access with religious freedom

By Arleigh Rodgers — December 29, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Since Dobbs, lower courts in at least five states have issued rulings in abortion-related religious freedom lawsuits.

Reasons for despair — and hope — for traditional religious views’ place on campus

By Charles C. Camosy — December 28, 2022
(RNS) — Examples of toleration by secular orthodox institutions create room for optimism.

Frank Pavone, Leonard Feeney and the long story of Catholic fundamentalism

By Mark Silk — December 27, 2022
(RNS) — The defrocking of the anti-abortion crusader is the latest chapter in an old story.

Indiana judge backs a religious right to abort

By Mark Silk — December 7, 2022
(RNS) — And poses a serious challenge to the Supreme Court’s religious liberty jurisprudence.

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 […]
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