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Nation Jul 18Clergy offer support to those vulnerable to immigration raids
The mere prospect of immigration raids has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants.
Nation Jul 16Planned Parenthood president forced out after 8 months
Dr. Leana Wen said the board ended her employment at a secret meeting.
Nation Jul 02Businesses urge Supreme Court to defend LGBTQ people from discrimination
The brief is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week ahead of oral arguments before the justices on Oct. 8 on three cases that may determine whether gays, lesbians and transgender people are protected from discrimination by existing federal…
Nation Jun 12Southern Baptists endorse steps to combat sex abuse
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.
Nation Jun 09Sex abuse at focus ahead of U.S. Catholic bishops convention in Baltimore
Roman Catholic bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their oversight failures and give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the church's sex abuse crisis.
Politics May 31Catholic Church reports number of sex-abuse allegations has doubled
During the period from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, 1,385 adults came forward with 1,455 allegations of abuse.
Nation May 21Activists across U.S. protest new wave of abortion bans
At the U.S. Supreme Court, statehouses and other sites across the nation, abortion rights supporters held rallies Tuesday in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states.
Nation Apr 23Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses financial threat to Boy Scouts
Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts' finances to the point where the organization is exploring "all available options," including Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Health Mar 05Trump’s family-planning rule challenged in lawsuit
The new rule, announced last week by the Department of Health and Human Services, would prohibit family planning clinics funded by the federal Title X program from making abortion referrals — a provision that critics denounce as a "gag rule."…
Nation Mar 033 of U.S.’s biggest religious denominations in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy
It has been a wrenching season for three of America’s largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches.