(RNS) — As the Texas senator and the actress-activist face off on Twitter over whether the right to own a gun is found in Scripture, columnist Shane Claiborne points out that Cruz's interpretation lacks one thing: Jesus.
(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) — 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) — God is always working in ways we don’t often see. Evidently, so are his people.
(RNS) — No matter where you stand on the spectrum, we all agree that our country has a problem, a problem where children are unwanted and simply don’t have the provisions necessary to live a long, healthy and happy life. This should be unacceptable in a civilized society.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at the event, striding on stage with his wife, Karen.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — This year's March for Life is being cast as a victory party, but it's less than clear how long it may take to dismantle Roe v. Wade or what would happen afterward.
(RNS) — The Kavanaugh episode that re-energized the midterm elections will continue to imperil the Supreme Court's confirmation process unless the group in whose name it is being fought comes to the rescue.
(RNS) — In general, the anti-abortion movement should get over its aversion to federal social programs. Family-friendly public policies have a powerful effect on reducing demand for abortion services.
(The Conversation) — The Catholic Church’s response in the face of a groundswell of support from Argentine women seems to be a model for how it is responding to social issues worldwide.
(RNS) — Anyone who proclaims a consistent life ethic by opposing war, capital punishment and abortion while affirming migration, health care and social spending is going to be politically homeless in America.
(RNS) — While Cardinal Dolan and I agree that the bishops are consistently pro-life, other groups, including many Republican politicians, are only pro-life when it comes to restricting abortion, not when it comes to government programs to help women.
(RNS) — Pro-life advocates should strongly support programs that give women a real choice — increasing the minimum wage, free or affordable day care and health care, parental leave programs, education and job-training programs, and income and food supplements.
When HHS does get around to writing its rules, it would do well to listen to the Catholic Health Association in developing rules that protect individual consciences but do not discriminate.
(RNS) — While abortion is often portrayed as a binary issue, with religious people against it and secular people for it, the truth is much more complicated.