Abortion

Unbalanced

The new documentary film 12th & Delaware, which will air on HBO this summer, was shot on a corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, where there’s an abortion clinic on...

Listen to the Sisters

One of the tragedies of the viciously politicized battle over health-care reform is the defection of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops from a cause they have...

Crying Wolf

By the time you see this, the fate of the Democrats' health-care legislation will probably have been decided. The House of Representatives plans to vote on the...

Prolife, Yes, & Pro-reform

If there’s an issue big enough to stall health-care reform, surely it’s abortion policy. Unlike other obstacles to reform (distrust of big government, new taxes, or...

Converts to a Cause

A doctor best known for performing late-term abortions is gunned down while he and his wife are faithfully ministering in their Lutheran church on a Sunday morning...

Feeding the Hungry

Whenever I read an article that advocates refusing the Eucharist to people whose public politics conflict with church teachings, it worries me. I find I have a lot...

'Abortion Neutral'?

Catholic social teaching, as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has tirelessly reminded our elected officials, has long regarded access to decent health care...

The Right to Refuse

Do health-care providers have a right to refuse to be involved in medical procedures that they believe to be immoral? If so, how broad is that right? These are the...

Bad Law

In the prolife community, worries about the Freedom of Choice Act reached a fever pitch during the 2008 presidential election. These worries crystallized initially...

‘I Don't Want It'

It was 4:15 p.m. when my nurse gave me a “heads up” about the next patient. With a weary expression, she showed me a note affixed to the chart. “Mother is in...

Our Community, Our Choice

Thirty-five years after Roe v. Wade, many Catholics wonder why the country still does not protect the life of every unborn person. The case against abortion seems...

Bishops & the Election

It is hard to know what is more exasperating, the ill-informed statements of Catholic prochoice politicians about the church’s teaching on abortion, or the response...
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Book Reviews

Plot Twists

July 1, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Fetal Positions

March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Single-issue Church?

January 7, 2011 | 0 comments

Converts to a Cause

December 14, 2009 | 0 comments