- Jun 5, 2020
Rwanda’s Catholic Church said it hopes to reach agreement with the government of President Paul Kagame after senior officials accused the church of hampering birth control policy by refusing contraception and abortion at its hospitals and clinics.
An official Chinese state media outlet has denied any imminent change to the country’s national two-child policy.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said he did not like the “creeping influence” of the Catholic Church, a day after the presidential spokesman accused the Church of working with Communist rebels to overthrow the government.
The controversy over ‘Humanae Vitae,’ the papal encyclical that reaffirmed Catholic teaching on contraception 50 years ago, cannot be understood apart from the context of a well-funded advocacy network for population control after the Second World War.
As the federal government and other states are seeking restrictions on abortion, Oregon lawmakers passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient for virtually any reason, at any time, including sex-selective and late-term abortions.