Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, GaysSignaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.
Philly Abortion Murder Trial Makes National Impact For weeks, jurors in Philadelphia heard grim testimony about deaths and squalor at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's inner-city abortion clinic. While they listened, the murder case reverberated far beyond the courtroom, changing — at least for the moment — the tone of the national debate on abortion.
D.C. Abortion Bill Up For House Committee Vote AgainA House committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
House Committee To Vote On D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban Despite Claims Of Bullying By NortonA House committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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