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  • US appeals court blocks Trump birth control coverage rules

    12/13/2018 1:19:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sudhin Thanawala
    A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law were made without required notice and public comment, a divided, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The panel upheld a preliminary injunction against the rules issued by a lower court judge last year. An email to the Justice Department seeking comment was not immediately returned. Obama’s health care law required most companies to...
  • [Cath Cauc] Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family

    12/07/2018 9:23:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 3, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family On the very same day on which the Pontifical Urban University was opening an exhibit (see photo) dedicated to the heroic Ulma family of Poland - “this big family,” Pope Francis said, “shot by Nazi Germans during the second world war for having hidden and given aid to Jews” - in Italy the National Institute of Statistics released the figures on births and marriages in the year 2017.Anything but “big” families, like that of those Polish martyrs or like many in Italy a century ago. The collapse...
  • Kavanaugh Doesn’t Think Birth Control Is Abortion. He Thinks Gov't Has An Interest In Providing It

    09/10/2018 12:49:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    The media aided abortion activists’ misrepresentation. CNN said Brett Kavanaugh referred to contraceptives as ‘abortion-inducing drugs.’ While he didn’t, some of them in fact are. Following a week of theater billed as confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, desperate Democrats turned to the media for help peddling yet another unwarranted attack on the Supreme Court nominee: that Kavanaugh believes birth control is abortion.The charge followed an exchange during Thursday’s hearing when Sen. Ted Cruz asked Kavanaugh, who has served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006, to explain his dissent in the Priests for Life case. That case, as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Birth of Humanae Vitae: Woe to Those Who Mishandle It*

    07/20/2018 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Settimo Cielo/Espresso ^ | July 19, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    *Original Title: "Humamae vitae: cosi le nata e guai a chi le tocca" Google translation, lightly copy-edited for clarity The demolition project aimed at "Humanae Vitae" --- Paul VI's 1968 encyclical that said no to artificial contraceptives --- now faces an unexpected stumbling block in a book that reconstructs the genesis of that text, thanks to the access, for the first time, to the secret documents concerning it, authorized by Pope Francis in person: Gilfredo Marengo, "The birth of an encyclical, 'Humanae vitae' in the light of the Vatican archives", Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City, 2018. The stumbling block is...
  • Change Teaching on Contraception, British Minister Tells [Catholic} Church

    07/18/2018 6:55:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/16/18 | Nick Hallett
    Penny Mordaunt spoke after meeting the President of the Pontifical Academy for LifeA British minister has called on the Church to permit artificial contraception after a meeting with senior Vatican officials last week. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, said 800 girls and women lose their lives every day due to pregnancy and childbirth complications, and claimed that wider access to contraception would help alleviate the problem. Faith leaders should help change “deeply held beliefs and attitudes” in order to allow women greater access to “reproductive healthcare”, she said. Ms Mordaunt disclosed her words to the Daily Telegraph after meeting...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Humanae vitae”, Paul VI’s secret survey

    07/10/2018 7:50:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 10, 2018 | andrea tornielli
    Paul VI, in October 1967, during the first Synod of Bishops held in the Vatican, had the Cardinal Secretary of State ask for an opinion on contraception in view of the publication of the encyclical. Only 26 of the 200 bishops present produced a written response. Of these, most said they were in favor of some opening to the pill, while 7 were against. But Pope Montini, who had already removed the subject from the Council discussion and had listened to the opinions of a commission of experts (the majority of whom were in favor), did not believe that there...
  • Pro-Abortion Women Go on Sex Strike to Save Roe v. Wade

    07/08/2018 10:40:01 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 50 replies
    RUSH: This is The Daily Wire. “Pro-Abortion Women Start ‘Sex Strike’ To Save ‘Roe v. Wade.” My question is this: Will anybody notice if these babes stop having sex? Will anybody notice? Maybe Harvey Weinstein, but beyond that, would anybody notice that these women are having a sex strike? And what is this? A sex strike to save Roe v. Wade? I’m trying to figure out how this actually works. Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin have offered a tremendous sacrifice. A 24-hour food strike to protest Trump’s immigration policy. Twenty-four hour food strike. Martin Sheen is the guy that used...
  • Study: teen pregnancies fall after cuts to birth control budgets

    07/02/2018 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | June 1, 2017 | Simon Caldwell
    The rate of teenage pregnancies in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1969 Evidence suggests pregnancy rates fell sharply in those areas where budgets were most aggressively cut Government cuts to the funding of sex education and contraceptive services have contributed to a drop in the rates of teenage pregnancies to their lowest level since 1969, a new study has found. The findings by two academics have added to a growing body of research which is exposing the failings of decades of sex education policies. Family planning gurus have argued since the 1970s that teenage pregnancies could be...
  • A lowered probability of pregnancy in females in the USA aged 25–29 who received a HPV vaccine...

    06/13/2018 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 47 replies
    ABSTRACT Birth rates in the United States have recently fallen. Birth rates per 1000 females aged 25–29 fell from 118 in 2007 to 105 in 2015. One factor may involve the vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Shortly after the vaccine was licensed, several reports of recipients experiencing primary ovarian failure emerged. This study analyzed information gathered in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which represented 8 million 25-to-29-year-old women residing in the United States between 2007 and 2014. Approximately 60% of women who did not receive the HPV vaccine had been pregnant at least once, whereas only 35% of...
  • Christian Colleges Don't Have to Violate Faith, Provide Birth Control Coverage, Oklahoma Court Rules

    05/18/2018 8:09:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A federal court has ruled that four Christian universities based in Oklahoma will not be penalized for refusing to provide health care coverage for the birth control services they consider contrary to their religious beliefs. In 2013, Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Southern Nazarene University filed suit against the Obama administration over their mandate that forced most employers, regardless of religious convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and contraception. A decision released Tuesday by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma granted relief for the four universities, in large part...
  • [Cath Cauc} Money Was the Reason Why Francis Disavowed Grand Master of Order of Malta

    04/07/2018 11:54:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 7, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Henry Sire, the author of the bestselling book “The Dictator Pope” told Gloria.tv the “real reason” why the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, was disavowed by the Holy See. The Order was about to receive a large donation for which the controversial German Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager was the go-between. But Boeselager was suspended by Festing for his role in distributing condoms and abortive hormones. Now, this donation promised to bring benefits also to the Vatican and at least to one high ecclesiastic, “That was more important to them than a question of...
  • Will Germany Still Belong To Germans In The Near-Future?

    03/27/2018 5:39:33 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Free Real Time ^ | 3-27-3018
    The speed with which the German population is shrinking seems to be even too much for the statisticians of Destatis, the official German bureau of statistics, who posit that by 2060, with a zero level of net immigration, the German population will have declined to 60.2 million. However, our research team has found out that this number is far too optimistic: in 40 years Germany will have a population of 52.6 million people, a considerable 34% drop from the current 81 million inhabitants, and by the end of the century the native German population, the indigenous people without a migration...
  • Consensus on sexual morality eludes youth advising bishops

    03/23/2018 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Crux ^ | March 23, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    Some 300 young people from all over the world from different backgrounds and even different religions, gathered this week in Rome to provide advice to an upcoming summit of Catholic bishops on youth, have discussed a wide array of topics, and among other points plan to offer the bishops a frank admission that they simply couldn’t reach consensus on hot-button issues of sexual morality.On Thursday, they debated over a first draft of the document they’re going to present to Pope Francis, who will then pass it on to a Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment that will take place...
  • Study Of 1.8 Million Women Links Birth Control And Breast Cancer

    12/12/2017 10:03:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Federalist.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    Danish researchers have found there are approximately 13 additional breast cancer cases for every 100,000 women who use hormonal contraception for one year. Women who use hormonal birth control pills and other forms of contraceptives have a small but increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study from Denmark has found — the latest in a string of dangerous side-effects researchers have discovered about the risks of hormonal contraceptives. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed 1.8 million Danish women for an average of more than 10 years. Of those women, researchers identified 11,517 cases...
  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

    11/18/2017 8:07:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November, 18, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Notre Dame employees keeping free birth control coverage

    11/07/2017 5:56:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    AP via Crux News ^ | November 8, 2017 | AP
    <p>Reversing a decision made last week to end contraceptive coverage for staff and students, Notre Dame said on Tuesday that although it follows Catholic teaching against the use of birth control, the school won't interfere with the contraception coverage maintained by the insurance company because of the "plurality of religious and other convictions among its employees."</p>
  • Pro-Life Women Don’t Loathe Their Own Womanhood

    10/08/2017 2:22:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | October 6, 2017 | Jane Scharl
    And they celebrate President Trump’s decision to roll back the contraception mandate. If we believe the social elites, it’s truly a trying time to be a woman in America. Just last November, millions of us were coerced by our own deeply embedded (very deeply, in my case) loathing of our womanhood to vote against Hillary Clinton. And now, just as we’ve really started getting our voices back — albeit through the trope of silent protests based on a television show not exactly representative of American society — that nefarious squad in the White House has turned the screw and ended...
  • Mr. Trump’s Attack on Birth Control(Barf Alert)

    10/07/2017 8:36:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6th 201 | The Editorial Board
    Under the guise of protecting religious freedom and moral sensibilities, the Trump administration is making it harder for women to get access to birth control. On Friday, it rolled back an Obama-era rule requiring most employers to provide their employees with birth control coverage without co-payments. The mandate, established under the Affordable Care Act, has helped millions of women avoid unwanted pregnancy by eliminating out-of-pockets costs for contraception. Under new rules, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor will make it easier for employers to deny contraception coverage if they have a “religious or moral objection” to...
  • Three Stories That Will Excite the Trump Base

    10/06/2017 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There are three stories out there that are literally going to excite Trump’s base going into the weekend. Let me give you the headlines. Number one. “Trump to Announce He Will Decertify the Iranian Nuclear Deal.” This is the U.K. Independent. You know what’s interesting about that? All week long we have been hearing the opposite. We have been hearing that Trump is regretfully going to certify it a second time and that Trump really doesn’t want to but the generals and others in his administration are forcing him, influencing him to do it. Folks, if you don’t instinctively...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Theologian predicts how Pope's teaching could be used to allow contraception

    09/16/2017 10:08:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 15, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Re-interpreting the Church’s teaching against contraception in light of Pope Francis’s teaching on marriage and family “would cause massive doctrinal and pastoral damage” to the Church, a moral theologian in Rome is warning.  Father George Woodall, who teaches moral theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, outlined what he called “grave” concerns about a papal commission recently set up by Pope Francis that will, he says, “re-examine Humanae vitae (HV) in the light of Amoris laetitia.” The article was published on the National Catholic Register September 12.  Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae taught that “each and...