NEWARK, N.J. – Asked if he realized he was committing a crime by having sex with a 15-year-old boy when he was 40, the priest said, “I just came fr (sic) my country and really in Ecuador a person at 15 years old is not consider (sic) so innocent.”
Articles tagged “rape”
ASUNCION (Reuters) An 11-year-old rape victim gave birth in Paraguay on Thursday after being denied termination of her pregnancy by doctors and judicial officials, stoking the debate over abortion in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.
(RNS) An interfaith group is pushing the Obama administration to allow U.S. aid to pay for abortions for women raped by Boko Haram and other militants.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal’s comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India’s Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.
NEW DELHI (RNS) High-profile rapes continue to occur, suggesting men’s behavior isn’t changing and marring the country’s image abroad. Last year, the number of female tourists to India dropped 10 percent, according to industry experts.
(RNS) Forty years after the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion, children who were conceived through rape — and women who were raped and chose to end the pregnancy — are speaking out, opening a new front in the often-fraught discussions of a decades-old culture war.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Each January in the four decades since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Nellie Gray gathered tens of thousands for the annual March for Life protest rally. After the octogenarian died last August, a woman less than half her age will lead the march to mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. By Adelle M. Banks.
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.
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.