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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Catholic teaching challenges award for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s two-child limit

Jul 20, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Catholic leaders challenge an environmental award to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for limiting their family to two children.  Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers a virtual address to the Generation Equality Forum, June 30, 2021

White House promotes abortion funding, ‘reproductive healthcare’ at international gathering on women

Jun 30, 2021

The White House on Wednesday promoted its push for taxpayer-funded abortion as it made commitments on “gender equity” to an... Read more

University of California regents advance proposal to pressure hospital partners’ Catholic ethics

Jun 26, 2021

The regents of the University of California have advanced a proposal that could end longtime partnerships with Catholic hospitals, as... Read more

‘Reproductive rights are human rights,’ U.S. Secretary of State says

Mar 31, 2021

“Reproductive rights” are “human rights,” the U.S. Secretary of State emphasized on Tuesday upon the release of the State Department’s... Read more

Bayer.

Bayer to pay $1.6 billion in contraception injury settlement

Aug 23, 2020

The pharmaceutical company Bayer has agreed on a $1.6 billion settlement payout for women who were injured by its now-discontinued... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, London. Editorial

UK court order requiring contraceptive device for disabled woman is ‘deeply problematic’, says bioethicist

Apr 23, 2020

A British judge’s order requiring a contraceptive device be implanted in a woman with learning disabilities against her will is... Read more

The Golden Dome atop the Main Building at the University of Notre Dame.

Judge allows student group’s abortion lawsuit to progress against Notre Dame

Jan 28, 2020

The University of Notre Dame’s refusal to pay for drugs that can cause early abortions will face further litigation in... Read more

CDC confirms US fertility rate fell to 'all-time low' in 2018

Jul 25, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that the US fertility rate continued to fall in 2018, to... Read more

Appeals court upholds injunction against contraception mandate exemption

Jul 15, 2019

A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously blocked Department of Health and Human Services rules that would have exempted employers... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 19, 2019

The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los... Read more

Americans split on morality of abortion; birth control remains widely accepted

Jun 4, 2019

A narrow majority of Americans now consider abortion “morally unacceptable,” while less than 10% disapprove of birth control, a new... Read more

Empty wooden crib. Image via Shutterstock

Lowest-ever fertility rates have complicated causes, no easy solutions, experts say

May 16, 2019

By Ed Condon

Fertility rates in the United States have fallen to an all-time low, according to provisional figures released by the Centers... Read more

Federal judge in Oregon blocks Title X abortion rule

Apr 30, 2019

A federal judge in Oregon has issued a temporary nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s requirement that recipients of Title... Read more

Has the birth control pill increased childbearing outside marriage?

Feb 7, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Access to the birth control pill in the U.S. has increased the births of children outside of marriage, especially among... Read more

What went wrong in the Sexual Revolution? This documentary takes a look

Dec 23, 2018

The story of a donor-conceived woman. The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. The development of birth control. And a papal... Read more

Woman on phone.

'Natural cycles' fertility app gets FDA approval to prevent pregnancy

Aug 21, 2018

The FDA has approved a fertility-tracking app that boasts a lower unintended pregnancy rate than the pill, without the side... Read more

On 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, reasons for hope

Jul 25, 2018

Fifty years after Pope Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae, the landmark encyclical reaffirming Church teaching against contraception, many Catholics still... Read more

Have questions on Humanae Vitae? Social media discussion offers answers

Jul 3, 2018

A month-long social media conversation on Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae kicked off this week, facilitated by the Diocese of... Read more

Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

UN contraception campaign 'undermines' Rohingya refugees

Jun 4, 2018

A United Nations-led campaign to provide contraception to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps fails to show respect for the views... Read more

Report promoting abortion in developing nations denounced as 'grotesque'

May 14, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A report calling for access to contraception and abortion in the developing world is an example of ideological colonization and... Read more