As October begins, the Supreme Court opens its new term.
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The big case is about abortion, but there are other very important issues before the Supreme Court – including gun rights and government funding for religious schools.
Two women hold mock pro-life signs in what they call an ‘Abortrait room’ at the Satanic Temple’s headquarters to protest abortion laws.
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The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic group, is invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to challenge Texas’ new anti-abortion law.
Banning abortion can have health consequences for pregnant people.
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Carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that effectively bans abortion in the state.
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Texas lawmakers resurrected a Jim Crow-era legal maneuver, used to deny Black people the right to vote, in their new law banning most abortions.
People protest in Texas after the governor signed a bill to outlaw abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.
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‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
Science can observe these various phases of fetal development but cannot determine when human life begins.
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Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media in Fredericton, N.B.
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Legislating a woman’s right to timely access to abortions, rather than simply ensuring she’s not punished for having one, is the first step to striking the balance between physician and women’s rights.
Telemedical consultations can make abortion more accessible, more comfortable, and less expensive for users.
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Telemedical abortions are safe and ensure access for all those who may need treatment.
Time for a new slogan?
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The abortion rights debate has moved on from freedom to choose – it is now about having available options, a bioethicist writes.
The pandemic has demonstrated the need for self-managed medical abortions carried out at home.
The story of Walatta Petros, a 17th-century Ethiopian noblewoman who was later made a saint, shows that Christianity has a complex history with abortion and contraception.
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Abortion and contraception were quite common among premodern Christians, who also celebrated women’s celibacy as superior to marriage and childbearing.
Many prominent Christians believe in inerrancy, or that the Bible is without error.
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The doctrine of inerrancy likely took shape during the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States, in response to the rise of liberalism within Christianity.
Worries about the potential repercussions of providing legal and accurate abortion care are endangering people’s health and lives
When Pope John Paul II was beatified, Zimbabwe’s ruler, Robert Mugabe, was in attendance and given Communion.
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Biden is not the first public figure to whom the Catholic Church wants to deny Communion. Over the centuries, the Church has often come under criticism for either denying or giving Communion.
Raise your hands if you think this year’s Southern Baptist Convention meeting could be feisty.
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A religion data analyst scraped the texts of all Southern Baptist resolutions over the last 150 years. Here’s what he found.
Protesters took to the streets in Poland to protest the country’s crackdown on abortion access.
Some countries made abortion access easier during the pandemic. Others used it as an excuse for a crackdown.
A young Kenyan mother holds her baby bump.
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Comprehensive sexuality education is needed to equip young girls and boys with pregnancy prevention knowledge before they have sex.
Rosie was told that her baby would not survive and to seek an abortion in another part of the UK.
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Despite a new legal framework for abortion services, many women still travel to other parts of the UK to have an abortion.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Mississippi abortion case that challenges Roe v. Wade.
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Over the past 48 years, women in the US have married later, attained higher education and joined the workforce in record numbers. Could a conservative Supreme Court turn it all back?
President Joe Biden’s progressive values jar with the conservatism of some Catholic bishops.
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Communion is the central act of Catholic worship. So why are some US bishops trying to stop President Joe Biden – a devout Catholic – from partaking?