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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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