Leading Bishops Seem to Reject Statement of Catholic Democrats in Congress

Three senior prelates in the American Catholic Church have responded to a recent statement on abortion issued by 55 Catholic Democrats in Congress. In part, the statement said, "We also need to reaffirm the Catholic Church's constant teaching that abortion is a grave violation of the most fundamental human right, the right to life that is inherent in all human beings, and that grounds every other right we possess." Read

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Catholic Democrats Issue Letter Defending Pro-Abortion Stance

Apparently responding to Catholic bishops who spoke out in 2004 about the obligations of Catholics in public life to oppose legal abortion, 55 Catholic Democratic members of Congress have released a "Statement of Principles." Though the letter attempts to declare the signatories strong support for the dignity of life the document refuses to call for outlawing abortion and instead declares that "we acknowledge and accept the tension that comes with being in disagreement with the Church in some areas."

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High Court to Hear Challenge to Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will hear a case on the constitutionality of a federal law prohibiting partial birth abortion. The high court will likely have to decide whether or not to uphold a previous decision that struck down a Nebraska ban on partial birth abortion because the law did not contain an exception for the health of the mother. Read

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Congressional Letter Calls on NIH to Address Abortion, Depression Link

A recent letter from a House subcommittee to the National Institutes of Health reveals a new strategy in the fight to get the scientific community to address the question of abortion and depression. The letter presents the findings of a recent study out of New Zealand recently reported in Culture & Cosmos that shows a strong link between abortion and poor mental health and asks the director of the NIH to address the study's findings with US research. Read

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Marriage and the Federal Marriage Ammendment: Answering the Toughest Questions

Strong majorities of Americans oppose gay marriage. Supporters of SSM (Same Sex Marriage) therefore seek to change the subject to just about anything: our sacred constitution, federalism, discrimination, benefits, homosexuality, gay rights. Our goal is simple: Shift the conversation rapidly back to marriage. Don’t get sidetracked. Marriage is the issue. Marriage is what we care about. Marriage really matters. It’s just common sense. Read

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