Analysis: Some abortion foes are aghast at Mitt Romney's new position on abortion, but they say it isn't personal -- it's just politics.
The outcome of the race for the 4th U.S. congressional district seat of Tennessee is now a “priority for the pro-life movement,” according to a leading Democratic pro-life group.
In two press releases, Democrats for Life of America has focused their efforts on defeating Republican incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais after news broke that the pro-life candidate had pressured a woman to have an abortion.
Despite the political party difference, both candidates said they support access to contraceptives for women, but not how to get it to them.
As Mitt Romney has moved to the center in an effort to overtake President Barack Obama in the campaign’s homestretch, he has by necessity muted – or even muddied – his previous opposition to abortion rights, a shift that has left some abortion foes aghast.
Distinctly Catholic My colleague David Gibson has a story at Religion News Service detailing how pro-life activists are dealing with the return of "Moderate Mitt."
In a rare public rebuke, Catholic bishops chided Vice President Joe Biden for saying during Thursday's vice-presidential debate that Catholic hospitals and institutions will not be forced to provide contraception coverage to employees.
Without mentioning Biden by name, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the "inaccurate" statement "made during the Vice Presidential debate" was "not a fact."
Biden and GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan are both Catholic.
The two vice presidential candidates, who for the first time in U.S. history are both Catholics, have spoken to the Jesuit-run America magazine about how their faith informs their views on war, poverty, and vocation.
In an interview posted to the magazine's website today, Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Congressman Paul Ryan each answer the same five questions posed to their campaigns by America's editors. A rundown of key quotes:
A Seattle pastor urged his parishioners to use their consciences when it comes to voting for a same-sex marriage referendum Nov. 6.
When Joe Biden and Paul Ryan face off in the vice-presidential debate Thursday night, it will mark the first showdown of its kind between the first Catholics ever to oppose each other on the major party tickets.
A "Catholic Thrilla in Manila," as a Washington Post headline put it, recalling the famous 1975 Ali-Frazier heavyweight bout in the Philippines. Store window signs in the host city of Danville, Ky., prefer the "Thrill in the Ville."
Whatever it is called, expectations among Catholics are as high as the stakes for both campaigns.
Sen. Ed Murray has made it his life's work to represent the vulnerable and marginalized. But as a devout Catholic, his position on same-sex marriage has invited scrutiny.