Margaret Sanger, far left, at the Zurich Birth Control Conference in September 1930 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)
Politics & SocietyLast Take
John J. Conley, S.J.
Even Planned Parenthood now seems embarrassed by Sanger’s support for forced sterilization, writes John J. Conley. Her targeting of the black population to reduce birth rates is equally troubling.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
In 2013, religious groups and houses of worship were granted a religious exemption by the Supreme Court from the government's mandate in the Affordable Care Act to include coverage of contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.
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Catholic News Service
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco heard oral arguments Oct. 19 in a lawsuit that aims to overturn a 2017 federal regulation expanding the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to include the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.
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FaithDispatches
Allyson Escobar
Though most Catholics say they use artificial contraception, the church is finding a receptive audience for Natural Family Planning programs.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a "myth" that Blessed Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing "Humanae Vitae," the 1968 encyclical on married love and the regulation of births.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News Service
The encyclical is notably known for upholding church renouncement of contraception.