The roots of Rep. Todd Akin’s rape remarks

Tim Townsend and Blythe Bernhard / The St. Louis Post-Dispatch |

ST. LOUIS (RNS) Two pages from a 1972 article have influenced two generations of anti-abortion activists hoping to build a medical case to ban all abortions without exception. By Tim Townsend and Blythe Bernhard.

COGIC reinstates bishop after criminal charges dropped

Bruce Nolan |

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) The Church of God in Christ has lifted the suspension of a New Orleans bishop after a judge ruled that the charges of forcible rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior brought against him were too old to prosecute. By Bruce Nolan.