In this March 30, 2021, file photo, anti-abortion rights demonstrators gather in the rotunda at the Capitol while the Senate debated anti-abortion bills in Austin, Texas. Young people on social media have found a way to protest Texas' new law banning most abortions by focusing on a website established by the state's largest anti-abortion group that takes in tips on violations. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Ellen K. Boegel
The Texas Heartbeat Act is an extraordinary departure from legal norms. The law empowers “any person,” other than a government official, to sue everyone involved in performing an abortion after the detection of fetal “cardiac activity.”
FaithNews Analysis
Colleen Dulle
How did a Catholic TV station known for its prayer programs get involved in broadcasting attacks on the pope that he felt compelled to publicly denounce as “the work of the devil”?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Thousands of Haitian migrants have been arriving to Del Rio, Texas, as authorities attempt to close the border to stop the flow of migrants. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
With the likelihood that migration to the U.S. border will only increase in the near term, U.S. officials need to shore up existing structures and create new ones.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Zac DavisAshley McKinless
The hosts of “Jesuitical,” Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis, discuss Pope Francis’ advice to bishops deciding whether or not to deny Communion to politicians who support abortion.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops is not an end, but instead represents a new chapter in our entanglement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, agree several experts contacted by America magazine.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
America Staff
Twenty years after U.S. military action in Afghanistan began, a look back at America's coverage of our nation's longest war.