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Roe v. Wade

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an incrementalist, not a revolutionary, once questioned Roe v. Wade

By Thomas Reese — September 23, 2020

(RNS) — As we honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we may take to heart her advice on maintaining stability and faith in our institutions. 

‘AKA Jane Roe’ and the humiliation of the pro-life movement

By Karen Swallow Prior — May 26, 2020

(RNS) — The FX documentary about the Roe v. Wade case is another humiliation of pro-lifers in the media. But humility is what it takes to be truly in favor of the protection of the unborn child.

Faith groups react to claims famed anti-abortion activist was paid to switch sides

By Jack Jenkins — May 21, 2020

(RNS) — ‘It was all an act. I did it well, too. I am a good actress,’ said Norma McCorvey, anti-abortion activist also known as ‘Jane Roe’ from the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.

State-level abortion laws push compromise toward the impossible

By Jacob Lupfer — May 17, 2019

(RNS) — Even as we get a clearer view of what each side is ultimately advocating for, it’s not likely that our divided political climate will allow either side to prevail decisively and indefinitely.

To end abortion, don’t ban it. Support families instead.

By Katelyn Beaty — August 24, 2018

(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.

How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women

By Constance Shehan — July 5, 2018

(RNS) — Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade. Roughly two generations after the landmark decision on abortion, how would overturning Roe change women’s lives?

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

By Steve Peoples — June 30, 2018

(AP) — “The left is going to try very hard to say this is all about overturning Roe,” said Johnnie Moore, a Southern Baptist minister who was a co-chairman of the Trump campaign’s evangelical advisory board

Irish vote shows need for new pro-life strategy

By Thomas Reese — May 27, 2018

(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.

Catholic bishops side with labor unions in Supreme Court case

By Jack Jenkins — January 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops equated the effect of a potential ruling against public sector unions’ rights to collect fees from nonmembers to landmark decisions that legalized abortion and same-sex marriage.

Delaware governor to sign first abortion rights bill under Trump

By Reuters — June 7, 2017

(Reuters) As early as the end of this week, Gov. John Carney Jr. could sign the bill that supporters said codifies at the state level provisions of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that protects a woman’s right to abortion.

Is Trump’s Supreme Court nominee an abortion foe’s dream – or nightmare?

By David Gibson — March 29, 2017

(RNS) Neil Gorsuch was expected to fulfill the president’s promise to name a justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade. But after Gorsuch’s Senate testimony, some abortion foes are worried.

The dangerous perversion of religion and politics I warned about

By Jerome Socolovsky — February 27, 2017

(RNS) A decade ago, a critic said a book I wrote about the threat from the religious right was a ‘paranoid rant’ while another detractor wrote my ‘alarmist’ views were ‘exaggerated and implausible.’

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

By Reuters — February 18, 2017

(Reuters) McCorvey died on Saturday (Feb. 18) of heart failure at an assisted living home in Katy, Texas.

March for Life buoyant over Trump’s anti-abortion promises

By Adelle M. Banks — January 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) In a break from previous marches, top White House officials appeared in person at this year’s March for Life.

Why Nat Hentoff matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 8, 2017

Nat Hentoff — jazz writer, First Amendment activist — had the profound ability to change his mind.

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