The decision to drop elective abortion coverage from the Santa Clara University health insurance plan surprised some faculty, who say the move goes against the school’s tradition of openness.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.
Signaling 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.
A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.
A bill that would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion is one step away from the governor.
Women could go to a medical professional other than a doctor to end some pregnancies under a bill advancing through the state Legislature.
A federal court in San Francisco Tuesday struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
A proposal to create a 25-foot buffer zone around entrances to reproductive health clinics in San Francisco was passed onto the full Board of Supervisors after a committee hearing at City Hall Thursday.
Bergoglio is known to be conservative on spiritual issues. He opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and supports celibacy. However, according to the National Cathedral Reporter’s John Allen, “he’s no defender of clerical privilege, or insensitive to pastoral realities.”
Two California fathers returned to the United State last week have pleaded not guilty to having sex with their young daughters.