Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Setback for Baltimore Ordinance Requiring Truth from Crisis Pregnancy Centers

In November 2009, we wrote about a Baltimore, MD, ordinance requiring crisis pregnancy centers to provide a disclaimer to potential customers stating the services provided at the center as well as services the center did not provide, such as abortion … Continue reading

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Patients Are Denied Health Care on Ideological Grounds

A recent study by the National Health Law Program reveals that an increasing number of patients are being denied medical care because of the religious, ideological, or personal views of the treating medical personnel or hospital. The kinds of care … Continue reading

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Nun Excommunicated from Catholic Church for Saving Woman’s Life

Last week, Sister Margaret McBride was excommunicated from the Catholic Church after allowing doctors to perform an abortion in order to save the life of a woman. In her capacity as on-call member of the Hospital Ethics committee, Sister McBride … Continue reading

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Abortion Debate Reignites in Brazil

The New York Times recently reported on the flare-up of the abortion debate in Brazil after a nine-year-old girl obtained an abortion after being raped by her stepfather. Immediately after the abortion hit the news, A Brazilian archbishop summarily excommunicated … Continue reading

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