(RNS) Decades ago it never occurred to me nor to many evangelicals in United Methodism that our church's membership decline and theological liberalism in America would be reversed by dramatic growth in Africa.
EDMOND, Okla. (RNS) In a state where appeals to traditional values have long resonated with voters, the public is angry and willing to boot incumbents over underfunded schools, crumbling infrastructure and failing health and prison systems.
Courts have been more favorable toward tightened rules for clinics providing abortions. Four of the six laws similar to Texas', including measures in Missouri and Virginia, have been allowed, at least in part, to go into effect.
(Reuters) Republican presidential candidates and lawmakers are calling for Planned Parenthood to be investigated and its federal funding eliminated after two videos that critics said showed the reproductive health care group is involved in the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.
(Reuters) More than 95 percent of women surveyed in a new U.S. study said they didn't regret having an abortion and felt that the procedure was the right decision for them.
(RNS) A favorite talking point among conservative opponents is that the gay marriage ruling is akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. But there are several obstacles to that scenario. Here are six of them ...
(RNS) When was the last time a reporter asked a candidate why he or she supports unrestricted abortion access in the second and third trimester, when upwards of 70 percent of Americans do not?
(RNS) The sudden reversal stunned abortion foes who had expected to celebrate House passage of the bill as they gathered for their annual demonstration against the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing abortion.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The absolutism of polarized abortion activists on both sides betrays the more ambivalent views of rank-and-file Americans.
(RNS) Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho is hosting "Celebrate Roe" parties throughout the region to commemorate "reproductive justice.” It's a tradition started by Mary Wissink 41 years ago.
(RNS) "We march because 56 million Americans never had a chance to experience snow," the March for Life's Twitter account posted Tuesday, referring to the estimated number of abortions since the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal nationwide.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Justices won't reconsider decisions striking down Oklahoma laws on mandatory ultrasound and abortion-inducing drugs, but more states are seeking to defend their laws.
(RNS) When rogue abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of delivering and then killing late-term infants, abortion opponents were convinced they had a case that could finally reshape a static abortion debate. Yet for a variety of reasons, those prayers for a game-changing impact may go unanswered.
Throngs of anti-abortion activists gathered on the National Mall Friday (Jan. 25) for a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. After speeches by new March for Life President Jeanne Monahan and political and religious leaders, they marched to the steps of the high court.
(RNS) When thousands of abortion opponents gather Friday to protest 40 years of Roe v. Wade, they will be divided in how to stir people to join their cause: shock them with graphic images of aborted fetuses, or convince them with affecting ultrasounds and reasonable arguments.