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Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court building.

Brazil’s Supreme Court rejects effort to legalize abortion in Zika cases

Apr 27, 2020

A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal has voted against an intervention seeking to decriminalize abortion for expectant mothers diagnosed... Read more

Brazilian Supreme Court to consider legalizing abortion in Zika cases

Apr 20, 2020

On Friday, Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court will hold a virtual hearing to consider whether to decriminalize abortion for pregnant women... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

How the Church is fighting Zika virus in the US

Sep 1, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

With Zika virus reaching the continental U.S. in recent weeks, scientists are scrambling to find a cure and a vaccine.... Read more

Majority in Brazil reject abortion for babies with microcephaly

Mar 4, 2016

The majority of Brazilians are opposed to abortion in cases where the baby exhibits microcephaly, a new survey finds.  Read more

Pope Francis speaks with journalists on the papal plane on the return flight to Rome from Africa, Nov. 30, 2015.

Paul VI, nuns and contraception: did Pope Francis get it right?

Feb 24, 2016

If Vatican watcher Sandro Magister is right, Pope Francis cited an urban legend about Blessed Paul VI’s alleged approval of... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal flight from Mexico to Rome on Feb. 17, 2016.

Pope Francis: Abortion is evil, not the solution to Zika virus

Feb 18, 2016

On his return flight from Mexico, Pope Francis strongly rejected abortion as a response to the fears surrounding the Zika... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Congressman: Zika virus should inspire care, not fear

Feb 17, 2016

Fears of the Zika virus outbreak’s possible effects on the health of women and unborn children should be a motivation... Read more