- Jun 14, 2021
A new law that protects adoption agencies and foster groups that cite religious reasons for denying services has been approved by the South Dakota House. Religious adoption agencies would no longer be forced to place children in the care of same-sex couples or single parents.
A New Jersey law allowing adopted persons to obtain birth records was a compromise with New Jersey Right to Life and the New Jersey Catholic Conference, who worry about more abortions, and the ACLU of New Jersey and the N.J. Bar Association, who argue birth parents expected anonymity.
Mother Teresa was a tireless proponent of adoption as an alternative to abortion, but in India the order she founded there, the Missionaries of Charity, has suspended its adoption services for more than a year, insisting that new government guidelines violate Mother Teresa’s vision.
Reflecting a national trend, the Catholic diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, is closing its adoption and pregnancy counseling services, as low teen pregnancy rates and greater acceptance of single parenting means less demands for adoption agencies.
Two decades ago, Mother Teresa enlisted then-First Lady Hillary Clinton to help open a center for infants and children in Washington, D.C., with Clinton saying the two women found common ground in seeing adoption as a better choice than abortion. The question is, could Clinton revive that conviction today?
ROME — A vast crowd of Italians gathered in Rome’s Circus Maximus Saturday to “defend the family and children,” protesting a proposed law that would establish civil unions for gay couples and grant those couples full adoption rights. Called “Family Day,” the rally was organized in response to a bill
As more Americans than ever before turn to in vitro fertilization to create families, a surprising ethical question — what to do with thousands of embryos stuck in a sort of frozen limbo — is dividing US Catholics who call themselves pro-life, with some calling for the embryos to be adopted, while
I’m 35 and unmarried, with a good job and a loving, extended family. I haven’t had a romantic partner for several years, and the future outlook isn’t much better. I’d love to have kids, and I fear that time is running out — so I am considering becoming pregnant without