In a rare act of dissent, five circuit judges have denounced a ruling by a federal court against a group of nuns trying to get an exemption from the federal government's birth control mandate, calling the decision "clearly and gravely wrong."
In July, a three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor, arguing that the Catholic order cannot be exempted from the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control mandate.
In the dissent published Thursday, five circuit judges argued that the panel decision against the nuns was "clearly and gravely wrong — on an issue that has little to do with contraception and a great deal to do with religious liberty." more >>
After initially arguing pro-choice students would feel left out, a Nevada school district changed its position and will allow an on-campus pro-life student club.
Angelique Clark of West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas can now start a pro-life club, according to a decision rendered by the Clark County School District earlier this week.
When her request was first denied, a vice principal told Angelique Clark that a "pro-life club would make pro-choice people feel left out." more >>
March for Life, the organizers of the largest pro-life event in the U.S., won a historic victory Monday when a federal judge stopped the Obama administration from forcing the group to pay for drugs that could cause an abortion.
The lawsuit, March for Life v. Burwell, was filed in July of 2014 through the Alliance Defending Freedom after the healthcare mandate forced non-religious employers to provide coverage for contraception, including drugs that could induce an abortion, and planned to financially penalize any who didn't.
Jeanne Monaghan Mancini, the president of March for Life, told The Christian Post that it felt "incredible" to resist the mandate and that "justice was served" when their small organization prevailed. more >>
Following the nationwide Planned Parenthood protests two Saturdays ago, I looked over as many photos of the events as I could find. Most images were from protesters themselves, published on social media. Some were from friends of mine; most were not.
Each of the protests pictured — from east coast to west coast, north to south, and cities in between — had this in common: they were attended overwhelmingly by White people. A rough estimate would be 95 percent. It might be low.
The Whiteness was glaring. A friend noted the same disparity at the Nashville protest even though the clinic sits in a predominantly Black residential area. (Even the photos in Mollie Hemingway's piece at The Federalist, clearly attempting to show diversity in the protesters, are predominantly White folks.) more >>
Anti-abortion outfit The Center for Medical Progress released a ninth video Tuesday on the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal focusing on the organization's relationship with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a company that has reportedly harvested and sold fetal body parts at Planned Parenthood clinics longer than any other entity.
The undercover video shows paid actors posing as a new human biologics company in conversation with Dr. Katharine Sheehan, a long-time medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest who left her position in 2013; Perrin Larton, procurement manager for ABR; and Cate Dyer, CEO of rival fetal tissue procurement company StemExpress.
"We have already a relationship with ABR," Sheehan explains in the video. "We've been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, just kind of renegotiated the contract. They're doing the big collections for government-level collections and things like that." more >>
Folks, it's a lie. Defunding Planned Parenthood won't increase abortions like many are saying. In fact, the truth is quite the opposite.
In the wake of the revelations concerning Planned Parenthood's selling of fetal body parts, and the subsequent calls to defund the organization on the federal level, many of its defenders argue that, notwithstanding everything we know, we need Planned Parenthood.
And by "we," the people making this argument include some who call themselves pro-lifers. They argue that without Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, there would be even more abortions and that the organization provides vital health services to poor women. more >>