Amnesty International claims Paraguay's abortion laws are too restrictive and "tantamount to torture" after a woman was denied an abortion for her 10-year-old daughter who was reportedly raped by her stepfather.
The mother, whose daughter showed up at a hospital six months pregnant complaining of stomach pains, is being charged as an accomplice in her daughter's rape. more >>
I was 23 when I found out I was pregnant. I was on drugs. I was sick, my stomach was giving out; I didn't know what was going on till I knew the little one was in there.
It was scary. When they told me at the hospital I was pregnant, I was like, "No, I'm not, you gotta take that test over again." I went into the waiting room and was like, this cannot be happening.
It took me back to when I was first pregnant. I had no backbone, nowhere to go. As a 15 year-old, I thought: My daddy's sure gonna kill the father, and if they don't kill me they sure may slap me and injure the baby. more >>
Pointing to celebrities who have come forward about their abortions, such as Jemima Kirk, from HBO's "Girls," Richards makes a sort of plea:
In the current political environment and with so much shaming in popular culture, women get the message early and often that, while they may have the legal right to get an abortion, there's still something wrong with that choice. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out a ruling against a Catholic organization that was being compelled to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives at the threat of being fined by the Internal Revenue Service.
On Monday the highest court in the nation granted the Michigan Catholic Conference their request for an exemption for religious reasons against the Health and Human Services contraception mandate.
In the Supreme Court's order, the Justices invoked last year's landmark Hobby Lobby decision, which concluded that "closely-held businesses" could be exempted from the HHS mandate due to religious objections. more >>
On January 22, just days after the swearing in of what some called the most pro-life Congress in history, the House of Representatives was poised to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill would limit abortions after 5 months of pregnancy (20-weeks) based on evidence that fetuses can feel pain at that point in pregnancy.
But the long-scheduled vote was abruptly cancelled when several Republican congresswomen protested the inclusion of a provision requiring rape victims to report the crime to police before obtaining late-term abortions.
Republican leaders seemed not to have anticipated objections from within their caucus over the bill's language, perhaps because a similar version had passed the House two years earlier. more >>
A school district in North Dakota has denied discriminating against students from two high schools attempting to form Students for Life chapters.
Fargo Public School District No. 1 released a statement earlier this month arguing against a demand from the legal group the Thomas More Society, which demanded Fargo Public Schools recognize two pro-life student groups at Davies High School and North High School.
In a statement emailed to The Christian Post, Fargo Public Schools denied any wrongdoing in not allowing the pro-life student groups. more >>