Religious Groups Irked by Contraception Mandate

(RNS) The Obama administration is taking heat from religious groups, particularly Catholic leaders, upset that new federal health regulations may force them to pay for employees’ birth control, a violation of church tenets. Proposed religious exemptions to the new...

Seminary First Lady Compares Pill to Abortion

The wife of a Southern Baptist seminary president says women who oppose abortion should think twice before using birth control pills. Dorothy Patterson, professor of theology in woman’s studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and wife of President...

Playing God at the Beginning of Life

No aspect of medical practice has stirred more vigorous debate than interventions at the beginning of life. The vigor of the debate has stirred intellect, emotion, violence and prayer. People taking diametrically opposing positions have evoked God on: how to prevent...