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Democratic, Republican bills on IVF voted down in U.S. Senate

Jun 13, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Right to IVF Act, introduced by Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, failed 48-47 on Thursday, needing 60 votes... Read more

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, speaks during a news conference on the Right to Contraception Act outside the U.S. Capitol on June 5, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Senate rejects ‘Trojan horse’ Right to Contraception Act

Jun 5, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The legislation failed to reach the 60 votes it needed to move forward, in a 51 to 39 vote. Most... Read more


Why do so many Catholics use contraception? Experts weigh in

May 14, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Large majorities of Catholics use birth control, which experts say is “a crisis of catechesis within the Church.” Read more


Virginia Catholic bishops urge Gov. Youngkin to veto contraception mandate bills

May 1, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Both Roman Catholic dioceses in Virginia are urging Gov. Glenn Youngkin to veto bills that would establish a “right to... Read more


FDA approves first nonprescription oral contraceptive ‘Opill’ 

Jul 13, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Opill will be available to all ages, available at retail drug stores, without the consultation or guidance of a doctor. Read more


Biden signs contraception, abortion executive order before Dobbs anniversary 

Jun 23, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The order is intended to increase access to contraceptives over the counter, reduce the cost of contraceptives, and increase access... Read more


Lawsuit: CVS wrongly fired Christian employee for objections to abortifacients, contraception

Jan 17, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian nurse practitioner claims that a CVS pharmacy wrongly fired her from her job after it ended her accommodation... Read more

Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, a nurse and professor of nursing education from Botswana, has played a leading role in HIV/AIDS prevention and other health causes. Her appointment to the Pontifical Academy for Life was announced on Oct. 15, 2022.

Is new Pontifical Academy of Life appointee pro-abortion? She won’t say

Oct 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Sheila Dinotshe Tlou is an outspoken advocate of artificial birth control, which the Catholic Church says is morally unacceptable. Read more


Church and contraception: Experts expose errors in Pontifical Academy for Life book

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nine international experts have pointed out in an open letter the serious errors contained in a book published a few... Read more


Religious freedom objections to mandatory health care coverage part of broader lawsuit

Aug 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Religious freedom violations are among the claims of a federal lawsuit challenging mandatory “preventive care” coverage in employee health plans.... Read more


What is the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life?

Aug 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A controversy over a book and statements made on Twitter has recently drawn increased attention to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy... Read more

St. Paul VI

Reacting to pontifical academy, theologian says teaching of Humanae vitae can't change

Aug 8, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Even if a specific encyclical such as Humanae vitae is not infallible, "the teaching that it presents is in fact... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Malta, April 3, 2022.

Pope Francis on birth control: Can the teaching of the Church on contraception change?

Jul 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Can the Church’s teaching on birth control change? During Pope Francis’ return flight from Canada, a journalist asked him about... Read more


Fired nurse practitioner charges CVS Pharmacy with religious discrimination

Feb 8, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian nurse practitioner formerly employed at a CVS Pharmacy in Texas has filed a discrimination complaint, saying that the... Read more


Ireland to follow France in offering free contraception to women under 25

Jan 4, 2022

By Luke Coppen

The move underlines the rapid social changes in Ireland in recent years. Read more

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

By CNA Staff

“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 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