Thursday Religion News Roundup: Women warriors * Abortion march * Awestruck

Judith beheading Holofernes by Lucas Cranach

Judith beheading Holofernes by Lucas Cranach

Brush up on your Bible: Now that women can serve in combat, Christianity Today reminds readers of three courageous women warriors: Deborah, Jael and Judith, she who beheaded Holofernes in the book of Judith.

Friday is the annual March for Life and activists are more divided than ever on how best to rally people to join their cause. At issue —whether graphic images help or hurt the movement.

One thing is clear. Forty years after Roe v. Wade, there are more limits on abortion procedures than ever before.

USA Today raises a less talked about issue: reproductive coercion — when a man manipulates a woman into conceiving, by, say, hiding birth control. The nation’s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists says women should be screened for it.

Young Catholics who gather in Rio in July for World Youth Day will find in their backpacks a “bioethics survival kit,” which explains the church’s moral teachings on abortion, among other things.


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One Response to “Thursday Religion News Roundup: Women warriors * Abortion march * Awestruck”

  1. Ferg

    If there is one thing I am 100% sure about it is the right to life for all human beings, in the womb or not. I am actually a prety liberal christian who tries to keep an open mind about most things but this is one thing where I cannot even understand how there is a debate about it.

    Life is beautiful, charish all life!!

    All the best,

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