A Mississippi judge has denied a pro-life group's request for a restraining order against police officers whom they claim have repeatedly harassed them when they protest outside the state's sole abortion clinic.
Judge Carlton Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi Jackson Division, denied the Life Legal Defense Foundation's request for an injunction on behalf of Pro-Life Mississippi and other protesters against the Jackson Police Department.
Dana Cody, attorney and executive director of the foundation, told The Christian Post that she believes the rejection of the injunction request was "wrongly decided." more >>
A federal court in Florida granted a Catholic academic institution injunctive relief from having to pay fines for refusing to comply with the federal government's birth control mandate.
The U.S. District Court Fort Myers Division ruled Tuesday that Ave Maria University will be granted a motion to be temporarily exempted from the Health and Human Services Department's mandate.
"Upon consideration of the record, the submissions of the parties, and the relevant law, it is the Court's conclusion that Ave Maria's motion for preliminary injunction should be granted," read the Court's ruling. more >>
In late summer, the California Department of Managed Health Care sent a chilling letter to all private health care insurers in the state, ordering them to cover all elective abortions - immediately. Naturally, many California churches insure their staff members under these policies.
According to an October complaint filed by Alliance Defending Freedom and Life Legal Defense Foundation on behalf of several California churches, "the insurers were instructed to…remove any limitations on health coverage for abortions." The insurance companies could not, for any reason, deny coverage to a woman for her abortion.
As the complaint states, "DMHC ordered elective abortion coverage into these churches' health insurance plans." more >>
Pro-life groups have written to the City Council of the District of Columbia to protest a proposed bill that would violate federal law by forcing them to provide elective abortion coverage through their insurance plans as well as employ those who do not believe in their pro-life mission.
The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 (Bill 20-790) "would appear to prohibit employers in the District of Columbia from declining to hire any person or otherwise take any employment-related action concerning an employee because the individual had an abortion or makes any other 'reproductive health decision,'" says a letter sent to the Council by Alliance Defending Freedom and six other groups.
The chief aim of this bill is to force objecting employers to provide insurance coverage of all "reproductive health decisions," adds the letter, signed also by March for Life, Susan B. Anthony List, Charlotte Lozier Institute, Concerned Women for America, National Right to Life Committee and Family Research Council. more >>
An atheist organization has launched a social media campaign in the hopes of creating awareness for the secular electorate.
The New Jersey-based American Atheists launched the #AtheistVoter campaign on Tuesday as the midterm congressional elections draw near.
The award-winning short film "Crescendo" was released on YouTube Tuesday and its producer said that he hopes the pro-life themed video becomes "the most watched film in history over the next 12 months."
"Our short film Crescendo has already accomplished far more than we could have ever hoped — it won 15 awards at industry film festivals, and has raised more than $5 million for vulnerable women with crisis pregnancies across the country," film producer and Movie to Movement founder Jason Jones said. "Now the film is ready for the wider world. After hundreds of showings at fundraisers across the country, Crescendo is now available on YouTube."
In addition to Jones, the groundbreaking short film (BELOW) is produced by Eduardo Verastegui, Leo Severino, and executive producer Pattie Mallette, the mother of Justin Bieber. more >>