The pope's action is significant: It encourages priests to be more sensitive to the context of the lives of their laity.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
A popular protest forced the government back down on its proposed ban, but Poland still has savagely restrictive abortion laws.
One in five vice presidents becomes president. So we had scholars watching Tuesday night. Here's what they heard.
Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.
Though separated by time and place, there are surprising similarities in the the social issues raised by the rubella outbreak of 1964-65 and the recent Zika outbreak in South America.
The fourth annual march for life was bigger than in previous years – but it still seems fragmented.
Providing women with a range of reproductive health options – from abortions to IUDs – is not only essential for their financial security but good for the economy as well.
What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
A growing street movement is fighting back as the new government clamps down on all kinds of freedoms.
Belfast court inflicts three-month suspended jail term for acquiring abortion pills online in first criminal prosecution for a decade.
Better access to birth control and safe, legal abortions in Latin America could save lives. But carving out Zika-related exceptions in existing restrictions might not go far enough to achieve this.
Reactions to the thalidomiders' difference contributed – and continue to contribute – to their negative well-being and deteriorating health.
Women should not be blamed for getting pregnant accidentally, because factors outside their control are frequently at play.
Abortion is now legal in cases of rape, incest and serious abnormality. But will local politicians drag their heels?
Victoria has had a huge victory for the rights of women to exercise their choice to access a legal medical service free of intimidation and harassment.
Women can still be sent to prison for life for getting a termination. It's high time this archaic law was overturned.
Abortion is a safe medical procedure, yet half of Australian women may have difficulty accessing a termination because they live in states and territories that designate it a crime.
By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
After years of liberal laws, terminations are now almost completely out of bounds.