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Family planning

Pope insists conscience, not dogma, must lead faithful on sex, marriage

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences more than Vatican rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift its emphasis from doctrine to mercy in confronting some of the thorniest...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Nation & World


Resource centers can help take desperation out of pregnancy concerns

Paula Andrews was there to help when the newborn cried.

Date: 03/30/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


After Texas cuts, poor women have more babies

The state of Texas’ sustained campaign against Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics affiliated with abortion providers appears to have led to an increase in births among low-income women who lost access to affordable and effective birth control, a new study says.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Nation & World


In a Japan seemingly obsessed with sex, few seem to indulge

TOKYO — Japan is well known for many things, and its obsession with sex is one of them. It has one of the most robust pornographic and adult-toy industries in the world and airs TV commercials for items as banal as candy that feature sexually suggestive themes. It even has an annual fertility...

Date: 01/24/2016 | Nation & World


Washington finds no evidence against Planned Parenthood

SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he has found no evidence to support allegations against Planned Parenthood in Washington.In July, the attorney general’s office received letters from state lawmakers requesting he investigate Planned Parenthood.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest


China to end 1-child policy, allow 2 children

BEIJING — China said Thursday it would allow all married couples to have two children, signaling the end after 35 years to its drastic and unpopular "one-child" policy that has been blamed for skewing the gender balance, forcing women into unwanted abortions and...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World


China to end 1-child policy, allow 2 children

BEIJING — China said Thursday it would allow all married couples to have two children, signaling the end after 35 years to its drastic and unpopular "one-child" policy that has been blamed for skewing the gender balance, forcing women into unwanted abortions and bringing about a...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Nation & World


Abortion's clash of values

Viewpoints: Should Planned Parenthood lose funding?

Date: 08/02/2015 | Commentary




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