There is growing dissatisfaction with current abortion laws in the United States, according to a Gallup survey, and of those who are dissatisfied, twice as many want stricter laws as those who want less strict laws.
Only 34 percent of Americans, the lowest since Gallup began asking the question, are satisfied with current abortion policies.
Almost half, 48 percent, answered that they are dissatisfied with the current policies. Of those, 24 percent said they want stricter abortion laws and 12 percent said current laws should be less strict. The remaining want the laws to stay the same even though they are dissatisfied with those laws. more >>
Potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke with The Christian Post about abortion, Common Core, a Supreme Court gay marriage case, and how her religious views influence her public policy views.
Fiorina has worked most of her life as a business executive. She's probably best known as the first woman to head a Fortune 20 company. From 1999 to 2005, she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a large information technology company based in California.
In 2008 she served as an advisor on Republican presidential nominee John McCain's campaign. And in 2010 she ran for a U.S. Senate seat in California. more >>
An Alabama-based Catholic television station brought its lawsuit before an appeals court in the hopes of getting an exemption from the Barack Obama Administration's birth control mandate for employers.
Oral arguments were heard Wednesday by the Eleventh Circuit Court regarding Eternal Word Television Network of Irondale's lawsuit against the Health and Human Services Department.
EWTN is being represented by the Washington, D.C.-based Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a law firm that has overseen dozens of suits against HHS over its contraception mandate. more >>
A so-called "emergency contraceptive" that has been central to recent court battles due to its mandated coverage by the Obama administration works most often by causing an abortion, according to a review of medical data published this month in the journal The Linacre Quarterly.
After studying the most recent scientific and medical evidence on levonorgestrel emergency contraception, which goes by the brand name Plan B, the researchers concluded that the women who take it do not get pregnant because it "quite often" causes an abortion if taken before ovulation.
Plan B was first approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999. After passage of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," the Health and Human Services Administration required most employers to cover Plan B and other FDA-approved emergency contraceptives in their employee's health insurance plans. more >>
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, R-North Carolina, accused pro-life groups who criticized her for leading an effort to stall a vote on a pro-life bill of "abhorrent and childish behaviors."
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives had planned to vote on a 20-week abortion ban, called the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, on the same day as the March for Life. Republican leaders decided to delay that vote after some Republican congresswomen objected to a provision requiring women seeking the rape exemption to report her rapist to the police.
The same provision was in a 20-week ban that passed the House in 2013. Ellmers voted in favor of that bill and did not object to the rape provision at that time. more >>
Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Texas, recently preached against abortion from the pulpit, doing what many U.S. pastors apparently avoid like the plague, according to a survey's findings and the observation of some Christian leaders.
Chandler, married father of three, president of the church-planting Acts 29 Network, and co-author of such books as The Explicit Gospel and the upcoming The Mingling of Souls, took on the subject of abortion late last month as part of an on-going sermon series.
It was just in December when Chandler shared a stage with respected theologian and former pastor John Piper, who stated his belief that "there are cowards in the pulpit who won't touch the subject of abortion with a 10-foot pole." more >>