Abortion

The Unwanted

I’ve changed my mind about the outcry against sex-selective abortion. Since the 1980s, when the issue emerged here in India and neighboring China, I’ve been...

A Pattern of Missteps

Compromise is not a dirty word in democratic politics, nor is the balancing of conflicting goods foreign to the church’s tradition of casuistic moral reasoning. So...

Episcopal Oversight

On May 20, 2010, the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement supporting H.R. 5111, sponsored by...

No Coward

Making health-care reform “abortion neutral” was never going to be easy. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) was the first to demonstrate that it was possible, practically...

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...
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

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