Francis has been dubbed the “cold-call pope” due to his penchant for picking up the phone and calling all sorts of folks. But his habit can also encourage hoaxes and pranksters, and the Vatican this week had to deny two reports of alleged papal phone calls.
Articles tagged “abortion”
(RNS) More than 6 million unsafe abortions take place each year in Africa, resulting in 29,000 maternal deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
(RNS) Irish Catholic politicians and Parliament members who voted for a controversial law that allows abortion under certain circumstances will not be excommunicated or denied Communion, Archbishop Eamon Martin said.
(RNS) The practice of telemedicine abortion, available to women in their first nine weeks of pregnancy, is now prohibited in 11 states, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
(RNS) The new rules do not apply to private businesses whose owners have religious or moral obligations to contraception — and that issue has already been a major battleground in federal courts.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Abortion remains a delicate topic for Republicans after a tough 2012 election season, when high-profile missteps caused the GOP to lose two Senate contests.
(RNS) Once the appeal period is over, the city will follow normal procedures and cremate and bury the remains of 47 bodies aborted by Kermit Gosnell, despite pleas from the Philadelphia archdiocese to give them a religious burial.
(RNS) A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia district attorney said several people have called and tweeted requests for the bodies of babies killed by abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, but the ultimate decision will come from the medical examiner’s office.
(RNS) Prosecutors had asked for the death penalty because Dr. Kermitt Gosnell was accused of killing more than one person and because his victims were particularly vulnerable. But Gosnell’s advanced age made his execution unlikely before his appeals were exhausted.
(RNS) When rogue abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of delivering and then killing late-term infants, abortion opponents were convinced they had a case that could finally reshape a static abortion debate. Yet for a variety of reasons, those prayers for a game-changing impact may go unanswered.