(RNS) The furor is, at root, an unwinnable war over “personhood,” the legality of abortion and the ethics of finding cures for life in the death of a fetus.
(RNS) “Everyone on the investigative team who worked with Dr. (Deborah) Nucatola really liked her; she was always very personable,” he says, adding, “I hope she decides to get out and stop doing abortions.”
(RNS) The unusual event is being seen as both a major effort by Bush to reach out to Christian conservatives — a key constituency Bush has sometimes struggled to win over — and by evangelicals to reassert their political influence during a time of landmark social change.
(Reuters) Republican presidential candidates and lawmakers are calling for Planned Parenthood to be investigated and its federal funding eliminated after two videos that critics said showed the reproductive health care group is involved in the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue.
The 33-count indictment charges Roof, who authorities said opened nine people at a Bible study at the black church, with singling out victims for their race and to “interfere with their exercise of their religion.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Among the 10 U.S. mayors to sign the declaration: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu.
Kim Davis said she prayed and fasted over her decision to refuse marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
(RNS) Growing conservative disaffection with Pope Francis appears to be taking a toll on his once Teflon-grade popularity in the U.S.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Protesters have called for tactics ranging from throwing rotten eggs at the president to encouraging prostitutes to march naked in the streets during his visit.