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?
A year since the law was changed, women were still not getting access to abortion services.
Divisions among Catholics have created doubts about the moral acceptability of one of the COVID-19 vaccines. An expert explains why there isn't one 'Catholic view' on the issue.
Though initial reactions towards abortion were negative, there were displays of understanding and empathy when discussing why women have abortions.
Hundreds of Salvadoran women have been prosecuted for homicide for having abortions, miscarriages or stillbirths since 1997. Now an international court must decide: Is that legal?
South Australia this week has passed a bill to decriminalise abortion, the last Australian jurisdiction to do so. Yet people seeking an abortion still face a variety of challenges.
English and Welsh governments are consulting the public about whether they should revoke temporary abortion rules.
Trump's expanded global gag rule weakened national health systems and created barriers to women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare access.
As Mike Pence prepares for life after the vice presidency, a scholar of religion looks back at the political and religious conversions that informed the politician's worldview.
Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
Tens of thousands of people have defied bans on gatherings to protest abortion restrictions. A scholar of democracy says the policy push during a pandemic has echoes elsewhere.
Protestors in Poland have forced the government to pause plans to effectively ban terminations.
The women’s movement in Poland faces a powerful and as yet unchallenged adversary in the Catholic Church.The protesters have correctly shone a spotlight on the church for its hold on Polish politics.
The ruling will not end the demand for abortion. It will instead accelerate the trends for abortion travel abroad and self-managed abortion with pills.
The Global Gag Rule transcends abortion and exacerbates weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Kenyan health system.
A more conservative court could choose cases that incrementally erode abortion rights, or they could push for reconsideration of the constitutional issues at the very heart of Roe v. Wade.
How some evangelicals use spiritual warfare to interpret the presidency of Donald Trump.
Church leaders have raised concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine produced using cells derived from aborted foetuses. But the Vatican has already ruled such vaccines 'morally separate' from the abortions.
People who object to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion have fought it for years. A recent Supreme Court decision makes the fight much easier.
The proposed bill demonstrates the political will to address these preventable and avoidable morbidities and deaths.